GLCT Welcomes Pain Specialist Kiran Chekka, MD To Our Research Team

Kiran Chekka, MD

In the spirit of Great Lakes Clinical Trials’ commitment to quality neuroscience research, we are proud to announce that Kiran Chekka, MD has joined our team to head up our Pain Research program. 

Kiran Chekka, MD, is a Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Physician and Double Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Chekka was accepted into the prestigious Pennsylvania State University-Thomas Jefferson University accelerated medical program directly from high school. After completing his medical education at Jefferson Medical College, he completed Anesthesia residency training at Northwestern University and then completed a pain medicine fellowship at Northwestern during which he served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Chekka then served as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University for four years. During this period, Dr. Chekka published original research and abstract publications in Acute Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesia, and Chronic Pain Medicine.  Dr. Chekka presented original research for four straight years at the prestigious American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesiology annual meetings.

As one of the first graduates of a multi-disciplinary pain fellowship, Dr. Chekka truly believes in a compassionate team approach to treating chronic pain. He focuses on functional restoration and improvement of quality of life as well as reduction of pain.

In addition to his research activities, Dr. Chekka maintains one of the largest pain management practices in the State of Illinois, with five partners across seven locations, Premier Pain Specialists.