Dr. Daniel Burkhead earned his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Biology and Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He continued his training with a Medical Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Burkhead then went on to a Postgraduate Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Washington Pain Center in Seattle.
Board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Burkhead has been in practice in Las Vegas since 1999, and he opened Innovative Pain Care Center in 2001. He is also an active researcher and is currently the principal investigator for several clinical studies involving chronic pain. Dr. Burkhead serves on the Board of Managers for the Innovative Procedural & Surgical Center and is an active participant in DEA programs designed to curtail the prescription drug abuse problem in America.
Dr. Burkhead is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and International Association for the Study of Pain, among others. He has been recognized for his skill and knowledge throughout his career, receiving such accolades as Patient Choice Awards and selection as a Top Doctor in both Seven magazine and Las Vegas Life magazine.
The author of several articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Burkhead frequently lectures on pain topics in various medical settings around the country. In his free time, Dr. Burkhead enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing the saxophone, and participating in a range of outdoor activities.
Degrees | Certifications
Wayne State University School of Medicine-M.D. Degree obtained
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Management, September 2000, Recertification October 2010
Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, October 1999
Education: 1984-1988 University of Michigan- Undergraduate; Graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology
1990-1994 Wayne State University School of Medicine-M.D. Degree obtained: June 1994
1995-1998 Virginia Mason Medical Center-Residency in Anesthesiology
1998-1999 University of Washington Pain Center-Post-graduate Fellowship in Pain Management
Associations | Affiliations
2005-Present Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America
2002-Present American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FoundingMember and Secretary of Nevada Chapter)
2002-Present Clark County Medical Society
2001-Present International Spine Intervention Society
2001-Present North American Spine Society
2000-Present Cancer Committee Member, Summerlin Hospital
2000-Present Nevada State Medical Association
1999-Present Nevada State Society of Anesthesiologists
1998-Present International Association for the Study of Pain
1995-Present American Society of Anesthesiologists
1995-Present American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
1990-Present American Medical Association
Awards | Publications
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2021
Voted 2018 Top Doctors”, Vegas Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 20
Voted 2011-2020 Top Doctors”, Seven Magazine
Voted 2013 Top Doctors”, Las Vegas Life Magazine
Vegas, Inc. 2012
KLAS-TV- “Morning Blend”- Numerous appearances as Medical Expert, 2011-2012
Channel 8, Las Vegas local news, April 30, 2012
Burkhead DL. Doctors’ remedies for hot-weather woes. First for Women. P 93. Aug. 2011.
Pollock JE, Neal JM, Liu SS, Burkhead D, Polissar N. Sedation during spinal anesthesia. Anesthesiology 95(1):271, Jul 2001.
Pollock JE, Burkhead D, Neal JM, Liu SS, Friedman A, Stephenson C, Polissar NL. Spinal nerve function in five volunteers experiencing transient neurologic symptoms after lidocaine subarachnoid anesthesia. Anesth. Analg 93(3):728-34, Sep 2000.
Liu SS, Hodgson PS, Moore JM, Trautman WJ, and Burkhead DL. Dose response effects of spinal neostigmine added to bupivicaine spinal anesthesia in volunteers. Anesthesiology 90:710-717, Mar 1999.
Burkhead DL. Gunaratne PH, Pierre-Jerome M, Fernando AT, Choi K, Ronison IB, and Winter JN. Characterization of multidrug resistant subclones of the human lymphoma cell line SU-DHL-4. Proc AACR 31:2141, 1990.
Raghu G, Pierre-Jerome M, Burkhead DL, Noble CC, Dordal MS, Bauer KD, and Winter JN. Molecular and biological characteristics of a drug resistant subclone or the HL-60 human leukemia cell line. Blood 76:244a, 1990.
Innovative Pain Care Center
9065 S Pecos Rd #230
Henderson, Nevada 89074