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Srdjan Nedeljkovic

Lecturer: Public Health and Community Medicine
Programs: Pain Research Education and Policy

Srdjan Nedeljkovic

Lecturer: Public Health and Community Medicine
Programs: Pain Research Education and Policy

Phone 617-636-7000
Campus: Boston


​Dr. Nedeljkovic is anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist primarily based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is Fellowship Education Director in Pain Medicine. He is also on the staff in the Spine Unit at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nedeljkovic serves on the Pain Medicine examination committee at the American Board of Anesthesiology.


Research synopsis

Improving health outcomes in an ever-changing financial framework. Outcomes-based research on pain due to spinal stenosis. Establishment of a registry of older adults with low back pain. Assessment of novel treatments for postoperative and cancer-related pain.


Barreveld AM, Correll DJ, Liu X, Max B, McGowan JA, Shovel L, Wasan AD, Nedeljkovic SS. Ketamine decreases postoperative pain scores in patients taking opioids for chronic pain: results of a prospective, randomized, double-blind study. Pain Med. 2013 Jun;14(6):925-34. PMID: 23786558

Edwards RR, Dolman AJ, Michna E, Katz JN, Nedeljkovic SS, Janfaza D, Isaac Z, Martel MO, Jamison RN, Wasan AD. Changes in Pain Sensitivity and Pain Modulation During Oral Opioid Treatment: The Impact of Negative Affect. Pain Med. 2016 Oct; 17(10):1882-1891. PMID: 26933094.

Rundell SD, Goode AP, Suri P, Heagerty PJ, Comstock BA, Friedly JL, Gold LS, Bauer Z, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Kessler L, Jarvik JG. Effect of Comorbid Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis on Longitudinal Clinical and Health Care Use Outcomes in Older Adults With New Visits for Back Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jan; 98(1):43-50. PMID: 27519927.

Nedeljkovic SS, Correll DJ, Bao X, Zamor N, Zeballos JL, Zhang Y, Young MJ, Ledley J, Sorace J, Eng K, Hamsher CP, Maniam R, Chin JW, Tsui B, Cho S, Lee DH. Randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of VVZ-149 injections for postoperative pain following laparoscopic colorectal surgery. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 17; 7(2):e011035. PMID: 28213593.

Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Bauer Z, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Shi XR, Annaswamy T, Standaert CJ, Smuck M, Kennedy DJ, Akuthota V, Sibell D, Wasan AD, Diehn F, Suri P, Rundell SD, Kessler L, Chen AS, Jarvik JG. Long-term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Apr 8. PMID: 28396242.

Gold LS, Bryan M, Comstock BA, Bresnahan BW, Deyo RA, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Heagerty P, Jarvik JG. Associations Between Relative Value Units and Patient-Reported Back Pain and Disability. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2017 Jan 16. MPID: 28405596.