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Mitchell Engle, MD, PhD
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Dr. Mitchell Engle

Interventional Pain Specialist 


In a world of assembly line medical care, Dr. Engle is markedly different; he is passionate about his patients and helping them achieve wellness. Since every patient comes with a unique life story, he places particular emphasis on knowing and evaluating the whole patient. As such, he firmly believes that each patient must be individually assessed and given a unique treatment plan. He and the The Institute of Precision Pain Medicine staff will all diligently work to identify and treat the causes of pain rather than just masking it with more pills.

Dr. Engle completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine which awarded him both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. It was during his Ph.D. training that he developed a passion for Pain Medicine studying the role of the spinal cord in processing pain related to nerve injuries. He subsequently completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he was selected as Chief Resident. Dr. Engle then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the prestigious M.D. Anderson Cancer. After his fellowship, he was asked to stay as an M.D. Anderson Cancer Center faculty, which he did for five years. During his last three years at M.D. Anderson, Dr. Engle served as the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director. In this role, he led an elite Pain Medicine Fellowship and developed the nations first year long course in Evidence Based Pain Medicine. Dr. Engle is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.


Through his involvement in national and state medical societies, Dr. Engle works to ensure that public policy and physician knowledge are aligned to provide optimal pain care. He is active in The Texas Pain Society (TPS), The Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA), and the American


Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). Importantly, he was a primary author of the Texas Pain Foundation’s Primer on Pain Medicine which is a document designed to educate Primary Care Physicians on the fundamentals of Pain Medicine. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the journal “Pain Physician” and as a section editor of the journal “Interventional Pain Medicine Reports.” In addition, he is regularly invited to lecture both nationally and internationally in the field of pain medicine. 

Professional Experience 

  • Fellowship trained and Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

  • Former Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director at MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Extensive experience with non-caner pain, cancer pain & cancer survivor pain.

  • Nationally invited instructor for Kyphoplasty and Spinal Cord Stimulation educational programs

  • Active in the Texas Pain Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Academy of Pain Medicine

  • Editorial board member for Pain Physicians and Interventional Pain Management Reports

  • Extensive publication history in the field of Pain Medicine

  • Comfortable with medically complex patients

Conditions Treated 

  • Neck and arm pain

  • Back and leg pain

  • Spine pain

  • Join pain

  • Persistent pain after surgery

  • Trigeminal neuralgia/facial pain

  • Headaches

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • Cancer pain

Services Offered

  • Comprehensive and Individualized Pain Medicine evaluation and plan

  • Excellent communication with referring physicians

  • Minimally invasive Pain Medicine procedures

  • Kyphoplasty opioid prescribing

  • Medication management

  • Most insurance accepted

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