Dr Aurel Neamtu has completed his MD followed by a PhD at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Later he completed an Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (SOM), Kentucky, and a Pain Medicine Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Aurel is double boarded in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, USA. Since 2004 he has served as faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville SOM, currently holding the position of Associate Professor. Aurel is also working at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Neamtu is Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director for the VAMC Site, University of Louisville SOM, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. His more recent interest is in ultrasound guided procedures, both for acute and chronic pain. Dr. Neamtu has published 68 peer reviewed papers and several book chapters.