Robert David Ball, D.O., M.S.
CEO - Southwest Florida Pain Center


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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., 2005
Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, M.S., 2000
Barry University, Graduate Medical Sciences
Miami Shores, Florida

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, B.A., 1998
Minors in Spanish and Chemistry
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina


Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York

Chief Resident
Department of Anesthesiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York

12/2007 & 4/2008
Obstetric and Gynecologic Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

2006 – 2009
Anesthesiology Residency
Department of Anesthesiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
University Hospital
Syracuse, New York

2005 – 2006
Rotating Internship
Department of Medical Education
NSUCOM/Tenet Health System-Palmetto General Hospital
Miami – Hialeah, Florida



Southwest Florida Pain Center
Interventional Pain Medicine Physician, May 2011-current
CEO and Director, Managing Partner
Lab Director
August 2017 - Present
Certificate in Business Administration
Member of American College of Healthcare Executives
Diagnostic Lab Director, August 2017- Current
On-Site Lab Supervisor, January 2015 - Current

19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit #3
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
T: 941-627-9095
F: 941-629-6993

1299 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice, FL 34275
T: 941-303-5504
F: 941-244-0065

Hospital Affiliations

Fawcett Memorial, Port Charlotte, FL
ShorePoint Health, Punta Gorda, FL
ShorePoint Health, Port Charlotte, FL
Venice Regional Med Center, Venice, FL
Murdock Surgery Center, Port Charlotte, FL
Advanced Surgery Center, Sarasota, FL 
Venice Healthpark Surgery Center, Venice, FL
Gulf Pointe Surgery Center, Port Charlotte, FL
Surgery Center at St. Andrews, Venice, FL

BOARD Certifications

Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology
Current Through 12/31/2032

Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology

Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Management Current Through 12/31/2032


Florida State License #OS11245 Active – Clear
New York State License #250413 Active – Clear
New Jersey State License #25MB08733400 Active – Clear
Connecticut State License #046929 Active – Clear
Utah State License #7080060-1204 Active – Clear


  • Relievant Intracept post-marketing study Targeted vs Standard BVN ablation– July 2022 - current
  • FSIPP and FSPMR Physician Faculty – Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Update, Tampa, Fl July 2022
  • Relievant Physician Co-Faculty – Intracept Physician training course. Tampa, FL,  April 2022
  • Spine Intervention Society, Winter Seminar, Maui, Hawaii, March 2022
  • Faculty Lecturer – FOMA 2022 Mid-Year Seminar – Emerging Treatments for Low Back Pain,February 2022
  • Faculty Lecturer - FOMA 2021 Mid-Year Seminar – Total Joint Arthroplasty in the ASC/Outpatient Setting – September 2021
  • Faculty Lecturer - FSIPP 2021 Lecturer – Basivertebral Nerve Ablation, Tampa, FL – August 2021
  • Inaugural Relievant Faculty/Speaker Training – Minneapolis, MN – June 2021
  • Spinal Simplicity Minuteman Interlaminar/Interspinous Fusion Device – April 2021
  • ReActiv8 Mainstay Medical Cadaver Training – San Diego, CA – April 2021
  • NALU nPower Post-Marketing Clinical Study – Principal Investigator
  • Vertiflex PRESS 2 Post-Marketing Study – Principal Investigator
  • Medidata Rave Certified Principal Investigator - 2021
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Education Committee Appointment 2020-2021
  • Vertiflex PRESS Registry – Investigator – 2018-2020
  • SI-Fix Clinical Training, Venice, FL – August 2020
  • NALU Neuromodulation, Austin, TX – February, 2020.
  • FOMA 2020 – Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Convention, Speaker and Faculty. Jupiter, FL, February 2020.
  • CornerLOC Si Joint Fusion Didactic and Cadaver Course. Venice, FL. November 2019.
  • Physician Faculty, Abbott Neuromodulation DRG and SCS course, Orlando, FL – November 2019
  • 3rd International Meeting on Weight-Bearing MRI, Naples, FL – October 2019
  • Stryker SpineJack system Vertebral Augmentation, FIVE Labs, Tampa, FL – September 2019
  • Intracept Procedure (Basivertebral Nerve Ablation) – Baylor University Medical Center,

Dallas, TX – June 2019

  • Charlotte County Medical Society, CME Faculty Presenter, Interventional Pain, - May 2019
  • PainTeq Stabilink Spine and SI Joint Fusion Training, Port Charlotte, FL – April 2019
  • Medtronic OsteoCool Extraspinal and Sacral Ablation Training, Atlanta, GA – April 6, 2019
  • FOMA 2019 – Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Annual Convention, Speaker and Faculty. Weston, FL.
  • Stryker Kyphoplasty/Vertebral Augmentation and Biologics Advanced Course, Pittsburgh, PA – 2018
  • Medtronic Targeted Drug Delivery Roundtable (Intrathecal Drug Delivery) – Chicago, Illinoins
  • Vertiflex – Patient Registry Lead Investigator – 2018
  • Nevro HF10 Therapy Hands-On Course, USF Health, Tampa, FL June 2018
  • Fawcett Hospital CME Faculty – Presenter Interventional Pain Management, Punta Gorda, FL June 2018
  • Proclaim DRG Neurostimulaiton System Education Program – Faculty, Dallas, Tx March 2018
  • FOMA 2018 – Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Convention, Faculty Presenter, Weston, FL., February 2018
  • Charlotte County Podiatrists and Urologists - Physician Dinner Presentation for Gulf Pointe Surgery Center: Interventional Pain Management: Spinal Diagnostics and Neuromodulation
  • Nevro, Consultant: HF10 Therapy Dinner: Outcomes & Evidence in SCS, Charlotte, NC, Aug 24, 2017
  • Charlotte County Nurse Practitioners, Physician Presentation on Interventional Pain Management: Spinal Diagnostics and Neuromodulation, Aug 14,2017
  • Abbott, Becoming an Expert Trainer: Presentation and Facilitation Workshop, Dallas, TX, Aug 4-5th,2017
  • Nuvectra, Physician Round Table: Next Generation User Symposium, Chicago, IL, Jun 23-24th 2017. Discussion regarding new and innovative SCS treatment.
  • Vertiflex®, Superion® Implantation, Carlsbad, CA
  • Interventional Headache Society, 1st AIHS Head and Neck Boot Camp, Aug 2016 Chicago, IL
  • Interventional Headache Society, Advanced Head and Neck Procedures, Chicago, IL, May 2016
  • Interventional Headache Society, Advanced Head and Neck Procedures, Mar 2016
  • Nevro, Consultant/Physician Trainer for Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement, Redwood, CA
  • Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical), Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulator Placement, Sylmar, CA
  • Napa Pain Conference Participant, Napa Valley, CA Aug 2015, Aug 2014
  • Cleveland Clinic, 17th Annual Pain Management Symposium, Sarasota, FL Mar 2015
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Comprehensive CME Course. Memphis, TN
  • Arthrex, Bone Marrow Aspiration Training, Naples, FL
  • Stryker Corporation, Discography Course. Millburn, NJ
  • Jude Medical, Physician-to Physician Education Program on the safe and effectice use of the EpiducerTM Lead Introduction System with an Anatomic Lab and Applications of Spinal Cord Stimulation Technology, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2015
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Healthcare Pain Symposium, Sarasota, FL, Feb 2014
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine Patients Live Injection Training, Aug 2012
  • Vertos Medical requirements for didactic, skills lab and cadaveric training in compliance with the product labeling, Instructions for Use and purchase of the Vertos Medical mild®, Jul 2012
  • International Spine Intervention Society, Discography Bio-Skills Lab, New Orleans, LA, Aug 2011.
  • International Spine Intervention Society, Cervical Radiofrequency Procedures Bio-Skills Lab, New Orleans, LA, Jul 2011.
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence,
  • Suboxone Certification completed, Oct 2010.  Suboxone Registration XB1600534.
  • Stryker Corporation, Vertebroplasty Augmentation Course and Stryker Spine Radiofrequency Procedure training, Mahwah, NJ, Aug 2010.
  • Preceptorship on Endoscopic Spine Surgery-Didactic Instruction and Hands-On Cadaveric Training, New York, 2010
  • Jude Medical, Spine Master’s Institute, North American Spine Society, Neuromodulation Course,Chicago, IL and Jupiter, FL, Aug 2011
  • Medtronic, Neurostimulation and Intrathecal Drug Delivery Therapy, Memphis, TN
  • Boston Scientific, Advanced Roundtable Participant, Neurostimulation Implantation, New York, NY


  1. Zackary, J. Thomas, PS., Ball, R., Singh, A., Thomas, DA, Lok, J., “Post-Operative Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia – Evaluation and Treatment” 63rd Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, New York, 2009.
  2. Ball, R., Caswell, J., Mak, K., “Cardiovascular Collapse Following Intercostal and Phrenic Nerve Blocks During Thoracic Surgery with Successful Lipid Emulsion Augmented Resuscitation” American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
  3. Smallman, B., Ball, R., Tatum, S., “A Novel Technique of Retrograde Nasal Intubation for the Pierre Robin Sequence Infant with a Known Difficult Airway” Pediatric Anesthesia, 2009:19(9), 919-921.
  4. Smallman, B., Ball, R., Tatum, S., “A Novel Technique of Retrograde Nasal Intubation for the Pierre Robin Sequence Infant with a Known Difficult Airway” Presented at Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, 2009.
  5. Ball, R., Thomas, PS., Chatterjee, D., “Continuous Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block in a 4-Year-Old Child After Traumatic Amputation of the Right Upper Extremity” Presented at 62nd Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, New York, 2008.
  6. Ball, R., Lunn, R., Maini, S., “Respiratory Arrest and Unresponsiveness after Retrobulbar Block” A Review of a Rare Complication. Presented at New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Conference for Residents and Fellows, Syracuse, New York, 2008.
  7. Ball, R. Superion L3-L4 and L4-L5 in Patient with pre-existing SCS and symptomatic neurogenic claudication. Under review.



• Voted Resident of the Year by the Anesthesiology Faculty 2008-2009
• Senior Presentation of the Year 2008-2009
• Chief Resident - Department of Anesthesiology 2008-2009
• Charlotte County Medical Association
• Sarasota County Medical Alliance
• Vitals Patient Choice Award 2012-2019


  • Dr. Ball is married and resides in Sarasota County with his wife and children.
  • Hobbies include biking, boating, outdoor sports, and travel.