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Adnan Khan, MD


University of Arkansas, College of Medicine, M.D.


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Residency, Tulane University School of Medicine

Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Adnan Khan, MD is an Interventional Pain Management specialist at UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Pain Management, and Affiliate Faculty in Dell Medical School’s Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Following an interventional pain fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Khan has been in practice for over a decade, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of pain through the use of minimally-invasive procedures, such as the Vertiflex implant. Using real-time image guidance such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy (x-ray), needles are placed with high precision near target nerves and joints. These techniques are used to deliver medications, radiofrequency energy, electrodes, or bone cement in the treatment of pain.

Dr. Khan’s areas of interest include cancer pain, geriatric pain, complex regional pain syndrome, degenerative spine-related pain, vertebral compression fractures, arthritic joint pain, neuropathic pain, and cervicogenic headaches. He enjoys working closely with specialists in physical therapy, behavioral health, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and other specialties to treat pain comprehensively. He also enjoys clinical teaching. Dr. Khan also serves as an expert for the Texas Medical Board.


  • Cervical/thoracic/lumbar facet injections and medial branch blocks
  • Cervical/thoracic/lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Cervical/thoracic/lumbar epidural steroid injections and selective nerve root blocks
  • Lumbar discography
  • Thoracic and lumbar vertebroplasty / balloon kyphoplasty
  • Sacroplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Fluoroscopically-guided and ultrasound-guided shoulder, knee, hip joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections and coccygeal nerve blocks
  • Intercostal nerve blocks
  • Occipital nerve blocks, botox, and radiofrequency neurotomy for headaches
  • Botox for headaches
  • Neurolytic celiac plexus/splanchnic nerve blocks for intra-abdominal cancers
  • Knee viscosupplementation
  • Trigger point injections for myofascial pain and spasms
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks (stellate ganglion, lumbar sympathetic, ganglion impar)

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Anesthesiology
  • ABA subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology Humanism Award, 2005
  • Chief Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2007-08
  • Texas Medical Board Expert Physician, 2018-Present
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