John V. Prunskis, M.D. FIPP, is one of Illinois’ most esteemed physician specialists. Dr. Prunskis is an eight-time winner of the Castle Connolly Top Pain Doctor Award as voted by his peers (1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017), and has been honored as a US News and World Report Top Physician. Board certified in anesthesiology, pain management and achieving the highest distinction for an interventional pain physician as a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), Dr. Prunskis is founder and co-Medical Director of the Illinois Pain Institute as well as The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute and is a Clinical Professor at Chicago Medical School.

He earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College of Chicago and went on to complete his residency and fellowship training at the University of Chicago. He has been an examiner for the interventional pain certification examination.

Dr. Prunskis is passionate about diagnosing and fixing the source of a patient’s symptoms and not just masking the problem with drugs.
His hobbies include exercise, reading and anything with four wheels and an engine.

He was knighted for his Contributions to Society by Lithuanian President Grybauskaite. He serves as a representative (past commission chairman) of Lithuanians living in America in the Parliament of Lithuania.

A frequent lecturer, internationally and nationally, Dr. Prunskis is an active member and has held leadership positions in many medical societies including: Cell Surgical Network, the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, McHenry County Medical Society (president), the American Academy of Pain Management, the Spinal Intervention Society and the Illinois State Medical Society (Delegate).

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