Ryan D. Burklund, M.D.

Dr. Ryan Burklund is an anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained pain medicine specialist. He specializes in all aspects of chronic pain management, including epidural steroid injections, facet denervation, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve blocks, and sympathetic nerve blocks. 

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Burklund went on to receive his medical degree at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. Following medical school, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Arizona. He then went on to complete his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. After his fellowship training, Dr. Burklund joined Anesis Spine and Pain Care in 2016 and established their Spokane Clinic. He was the sole physician at their clinic, where he supervised 1-2 advance level practitioners. He loves developing caring relationships with those he works with and with his patients. He quickly and effectively ensures patients feel at ease with individually-tailored care plans, and is passionate about teaching and educating his patients so they feel they are part of the treatment plan decision process. In September of 2021, Dr. Burklund joined Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists. He is dual board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Burklund enjoys fishing, fine woodworking, hiking, camping, and spending time with his wife and 4 children.




Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2003-2006

Medical School

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 2007-2011


Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2011-2012


Anesthesiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2012-2015


Pain Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
Lebanon, NH, 2015-2016


  • American Board of Anesthesiology—Certified in Anesthesiology, 2018
  • American Board of Anesthesiology—Certified in Pain Medicine, 2018

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • International Neuromodulation and North American Neuromodulation Societies

Surgery Center Affiliation

  • The Orthopaedic Surgery Center
  • MultiCare Valley Hospital

Medical Interests

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Post-Laminectomy Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Postoperative Pain


  • Fioravanti B, Kasasbeh A, Edelmayer R, Skinner DP Jr, Hartings JA, Burklund RD, De Felice M, French ED, Dussor GO, Dodick DW, Porreca F, Vanderah TW.: Evaluation of cutaneous allodynia following induction of cortical spreading depression in freely moving rats. Cephalagia 10:1090-100., 2011.


  • Ryan Burklund and Samata Paidy. An Interesting Case of a Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm. Western Anesthesiology Resident Conference, May 2013.
  • Ryan Burklund and Emil Annabi. Chronic Pain Management in a Patient with Brown-Sequard Syndrome. Western Anesthesiology Resident Conference, May 2014.
  • Ryan Burklund, Peter Lichtenthal, and Benjamin Record. Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Leigh’s Disease. Western Anesthesiology Resident Conference, May 2014.