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D. Joseph Meyer, MD, PhD

Dr. D. Joseph Meyer has been practicing pain medicine in mid-Missouri since 2000. He is the founding partner of Columbia Interventional Pain Center, LLP, as well as the CEO and founding partner of Surgery Center of Columbia, LLP, a multispecialty freestanding outpatient surgery center in Columbia, Missouri.


As an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Meyer studied engineering and developed an interest in scientific inquiry. While studying medicine at the University of Missouri -Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Meyer also pursued research in the field of vascular physiology. He graduated with both a medical degree and a PhD.

Dr. Meyer’s interest in pain medicine began during his anesthesiology residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester, New York. After completing his residency, he served as assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Missouri - Columbia for 4 years, where he was director of the residency program, awarded teacher of the year, and simultaneously ran a grant-funded microvascular research laboratory.

Treating Chronic Pain

In 2000, Dr. Meyer redirected his clinical practice towards treatment of chronic pain disorders, sensing an unmet need for such treatment in his community. He quickly established himself as a leader in pain treatment not only in his community, but also in the multistate region surrounding Missouri.

Dr. Meyer’s expertise in the use of advanced implantable neurostimulation devices has established him as a peer-to-peer physician educator and lead to his roles as investigator in two separate national studies of the use of subcutaneous neurostimulation for relief of chronic back pain.


  • Board certified in anesthesiology through the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in pain medicine through the American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Diplomate, World Institute of Pain, Interventional Pain Practice Exam