Maria L. Torres, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Specialties: Anesthesiology
Pain Management
Location(s): John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
Department/Division: Anesthesiology
Faculty Rank: System Chair, Pain Management Services and Chair, Division of Pain Management
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine
American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Medical Education: Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic
Residency: Internal Medicine - Christ Medical Center; Anesthesiology - University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship: University of Illinois - additional training in pain management
Clinical Expertise: Perioperative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Acute and Chronic Pain, Medical Education
Research Interest: Pain medicine
Publications: <ol>
<li>Takieddine S, Penmetcha TW, Durrani Z, Torres ML: Herpes zoster presenting with motor weakness: Case Presentation. Family Medicine (submitted for publication)</li>
<li>Glusman S, Franco CD, Torres ML: Is nerve sprouting responsible for phantom sensation? Abstract. The Journal of Pain, 2005 (Suppl):6(3)</li>
<li>Torres ML, Sharma RK: Regional anesthesia for pain management. In: Simon RR, Bowman SH, Ross C, Wakim P (eds). The Cook County Hospital Manual of Emergency Procedures. Lippincott Williams &amp; Wilkins, 2011 (In Press)</li>
<li>Torres ML: A randomized placebo controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with lumbosacral radiculopathy, 2006</li>
<li>Torres ML: A randomized double-blind placebo controlled parallel group multi-center trial of pregabalin versus placebo in the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, 2006</li>