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Ferdinand F. Salvacion, MD

Dr. Ferdinand Salvacion is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, International Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists, and American Academy of Pain Medicine. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy and served as Medical Officer for the USS Savannah and Combat Logistics Squadron FOUR and was on active duty during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 

Dr. Salvacion received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from University of Chicago and completed his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his residency at United States Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia a year before becoming the Medical Officer with the USS Savannah. In 1991, Dr. Salvacion became the Squadron Medical Officer with Combat Logistics Squadron FOUR.  Dr. Salvacion finished his residency with the Department of Anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 

Dr. Salvacion began his medical career as Staff Anesthesiologist with Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Michigan followed by his position as Pain Medicine Consultant with Burns Clinic Medical Center in Petoskey, Michigan. In 1998, he joined Associated Anesthesiologists of Springfield, Illinois continuing his path as a Pain Medicine Consultant. Nine years later, Dr. Salvacion became the Medical Director of Spineworks Pain Management Program with Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois and treated patients for more than a decade before joining The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky Pain Center. 

Dr. Salvacion is married with three grown children and one grandchild. He is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys golf and woodworking.


Pain Management


University of Chicago – Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Chemistry

Washington University School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine

United States Naval Medical Center – Residency, Transitional Year (1989-1990)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Residency (1992-1995)

Memberships & Accreditations

International Association for the Study of Pain
American Pain Society
International Neuromodulation Society
American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists
American Academy of Pain Medicine

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