Robert J. Baranello, Jr., MD, MS
Robert J. Baranello, Jr., MD, MS

Interventional Pain Management

Triangle Region


Dr. Robert J. Baranello is a board-certified anesthesiologist and Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship-trained interventional pain management doctor at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region. He is passionate about helping his patients regain function and quality of life through an accurate diagnosis and targeted pain treatment. During his academic career, Dr. Baranello has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and spoken at regional and national meetings about anesthesiology, pain medicine, and neuromodulation. Clinically, he is interested in using interventional techniques as part of a multimodal approach to pain management using precise and specific therapies.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Baranello attended the College of Charleston for his undergraduate education where he studied biology and chemistry. He then went on to pursue a master’s degree at the Medical University of South Carolina where he performed research in the department of neurosciences.

He then received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He subsequently underwent training in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was awarded “Resident Teacher of the Year” for his commitment to teaching medical students and junior residents.

To further his training as a pain management doctor, Dr. Baranello pursued additional ACGME-certified fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. During his fellowship, he gained specialized training in neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulation. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

As a board certified pain management physician, Dr. Baranello manages a range of spine-related acute and chronic pain complaints, including:

  • Axial neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Post-laminectomy pain syndrome
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Persistent post-surgical pain

Dr. Baranello uses many interventional approaches, including ultrasound and fluoroscopy, to perform minimally invasive procedures, such as:

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimally invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks (suprascapular, brachial plexus, femoral, sciatic, intercostal, ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric)
  • Interfascial Plane Blocks (Rectus sheath, transversus abdominis, quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, pectoralis, serratus anterior)
  • Intra-articular Joint Injections (shoulder, hip, knee)
  • Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks (Stellate, celiac, lumbar plexus, ganglion impar)
  • Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Blocks


  • Undergraduate: College of Charleston
  • Graduate: Medical College of South Carolina
  • Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Tennessee Medical Center


  • Pain Society of the Carolinas
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

If you are seeking an expert pain management specialist in the Durham area, you owe it to yourself to request a consultation with Dr. Baranello. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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