Robert S. Marks, M.D.Dr. Marks graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin. Subsequently, he completed his medical school training at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, followed by two years of General Surgery residency and a three year residency in Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Marks culminated his formal medical training with a one-year Pain Management fellowship at the prestigious International Pain Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, one of the top Pain Management fellowships in the country where Dr. Marks was trained by the internationally renowned Dr. Gabor Racz and Dr. Miles Day. Dr. Marks is currently board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.
Prior to practicing in Austin, Dr. Marks was an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center who enjoyed teaching residents & medical students the fundamentals of Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Marks has presented at national and international meetings including the Texas Pain Society, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residency Research Conference. He continues to give guest lectures at outside institutions. Dr. Marks was twice the recipient of the University Medical Center Safe Surgeon Award.
As proud native Texans and Longhorns, Dr. Marks and his wife, Amanda, have followed their long-time dream of moving back to Austin. Childhood sweethearts, they enjoy playing with their three young children, running, and playing the piano.
Sauman A. Rafii, M.D.
Dr. Rafii is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He completed a combined 6 year B.S/M.D program through Kent State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He then went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at New York University, which has been consistently ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Furthermore, his Pain Medicine fellowship was completed at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain at New York University, which has been awarded the coveted Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society.
Dr. Rafii is a member of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). His interests with regards to the field of Pain Medicine include interventional spine procedures, neuromodulation and the benefits of mindfulness based meditation in the reduction of chronic pain. He is a firm believer in a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. In addition to treating pain, Dr. Rafii values the importance of improving function and quality of life.
In his spare time, Dr. Rafii enjoys being outdoors, playing soccer, and watching Ohio State football.
Our staff is compassionate and well-trained having many years of experience specifically with pain management.