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Faris Abusharif, M.D.

Faris Abusharif, M.D.

Pain Management Specialist

As a practitioner of Interventional Pain Management and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Endoscopic) my mission is to work diligently to control your pain rather than have the pain control you. A patient centered individual treatment plan is achieved through good communication and spending as much time as needed with each patient. Comprehensive and compassionate care, whether surgical or non-surgical treatment, will be delivered to exceed my patient’s expectations.

Faris Abusharif, M.D. is a native of Chicago, born and raised in the southwest suburbs. He completed undergraduate studies at DePaul University in Chicago. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. He completed 2 years of general surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. He then completed his Anesthesia residency at the University of Illinois and subsequently completed his Pain Management fellowship also at the university of Illinois. He has been practicing since 2005 and has developed an outstanding reputation among his patients and peers. He also has an academic appointment at Midwestern University Medical School.


  • Doctor of Medicine, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, June 1999
  • Bachelor Science – Biology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, October 1995


  • General Surgery, Categorical PGY-1 Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, June 1999- June 2000
  • General Surgery, PGY-2 St. Joseph’s Hospital Chicago, IL. June 2000-June 2001
  • Anesthesiology, PGY-2 to PGY-4 University of Illinois, Chicago, IL July 2001 – June 2004


  • Pain Management Fellow, PGY-5 University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    July 2004 – June 2005


  • American Board of Physicians Specialties


  • Preferred Surgery Center, Orland Park, IL
  • Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL
  • Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Mokena, IL


  • Midwestern University Medical School – June 2008 to Present
    • Clinical preceptor for third and fourth year medical students Guest lecturer Anesthesia/Pain Management


  • Laser spine Center of Chicago- Interventional Pain Management and Minimally invasive spine surgery 05/2019- present
  • Pain Treatment Centers of Illinois- Interventional Pain Management Partner and Medical Director, 04/2007-05/2019
  • Joliet Pain Care Center – Pain Management Physician, 08/2005- 03/2007


  • Vascular Research - University of Chicago, Investigating Intimal Hyperplasia following Endothelial injury, 9/98 – 1/99
  • A Dose Dependent Antinociception Follows The Intrathecal Transplantation of Bovine Adrenal Chromaffin Cells Into Monkey Models - Midwest Anesthesiology Resident’s Conference, Abstract Presentation, Omaha, Nebraska, 3/19/02
  • The Absence of Substance P and CGRP in Naked Mole-Rats Selectively Alters the Animal’s Response to C-Fiber Mediated Noxious Stimuli - Midwest Anesthesiology Resident’s Conference, Abstract Presentation, Chicago, Illinois, 3/16/03
  • Diamond Mark Educational Seminar – Presenter: Indications for Interventional Pain Management 7/29/10
  • Diamond Mark Educational Seminar – Presenter: Pain Anatomy & Sensitization 2/24/11
  • NANS 25TH Annual Meeting, January 13-15, 2022
    Presenter: Measuring Disc Height increase after interspinous fixation device in patients treated my Pain Management


  • John E. Furtunato, MD, Hrachya Kocharyan, MD, Ruo H. Song, MD, Faris Abusharif, BS, Hisham Bassiouny, MD, and Seymour Glagov, MD - Gene therapy enhances the antiproliferative effect of radiation in intimal hyperplasia, journal of surgical research April 2000
  • Journal of Orthopaedics September 2021
    Interspinous Bursitis and Heterotopic Bone Secondary to Extension Stop Device. Faris Abusharif, MD, Fabio J.R. Pencle, MBBS, Jason A. Seale, MBBS and Kingsley R. Chin, MD


  • 12th Annual Pain and Its Management, Palm Springs, California, 1/19/02 – 1/23/02
  • Medtronics Implantable Pain Therapies Workshop, Cleveland Clinic, August 2004
  • Percutaneous Discectomy and Vertebroplasty, Stryker Workshop, April 2005
  • Percutaneous Discectomy of Lumbar and cervical Disc, Arthrocare, June 2005
  • AAMP 23rd annual meeting, New Orleans, February 2007
  • ISIS Cervical Radiofrequency, Dallas Texas, June 2007
  • ISIS Phase 3 Cervical Spine Workshop, Charlotte, NC, August 4-5, 2007
  • Disc Biaculoplasty course, Kimberly Clarke, March 2008
  • TruFUSE Surgical Training, October 18, 2008
  • Medtronics Advanced Pain Therapies Workshop, Irvine CA, January 2009
  • Anesthesiology Review Course at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL on June 18, 2011 – June 24, 2011
  • St. Jude Neuromodulation Academy for workshop and cadaver lab, October 9, 2011, Rosement, IL
  • Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Symposium February 16-20, 2013 Sarasota, FL
  • Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Symposium February 15-19, 2014 Las Vegas, NV
  • Joimax: Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop Jan 27-28, 2017 Tampa, FL
  • Maxmore: Advanced Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop August 18-19th, 2017 Baltimore, MD
  • NASS 2017 (North American Spine Society) October 25-28th, 2017 Orlando, FL
  • Surgical Clinical instructor for INSPAN (intralaminar spacer) and SCREWS (SI joint fusion) October 11-12th, 2019 April 17-18th, 2020
  • Pain Week 2021: Pain Management Conference September 7-11, 2021
  • Surgentec: Surgical Training for lumbar inlay fusion with allograft December 4, 2021


  • American Medical Association
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine