John M. DeSio, MD


Meet Dr. DeSio

Board Certified Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Specialist

Dr. John M. DeSio is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management by The American Board of Anesthesiology and holds added qualifications in pain medicine. He is also certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine.

Dr. DeSio graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Wagner College followed by his medical degree from the American University School of Medicine. He completed two years of surgical residency At Monmouth Medical Center followed by an Anesthesiology residency at SUNY at Buffalo. He then went on to complete his fellowship training in pain management as a Harvard-Longwood pain management fellow at Harvard University Medical School. After relocating to New Jersey he started The DeSio Pain Institute in Toms River where he remained the medical director for the next two decades.

Dr. DeSio has co-authored numerous investigations and publications including contributing chapters to pain Management textbooks. He has also authored his own pretest review book for pain management board preparation.

Dr. DeSio relies on his many years of knowledge, experience and expertise to provide a variety of treatments, both invasive and noninvasive to alleviate both acute and chronic pain for patients who suffer from pain primarily of spinal and musculoskeletal origin.

    Training & Education
    • Fellowship: Harvard University Medical School
    • Residency: Monmouth Medical Center
      SUNY at Buffalo
    • MD, American University School of Medicine
    • BS – Biology, Wagner College
    Hospital Affiliations
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    1. The effect of Positive End Expiratory Pressure on Right to Left Shunting at the Strial level as documented by Transesophageal Echocardiography: Anesthesiology

    2. Complete Airway Obstruction caused by a Pseudomembranous cast with subsequent Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema: Anesthesia and Analgesia

    3. Intravenous Abuse of Transdermal Fentanyl Therapy in a Chronic Pain Patient: Anesthesiology

    4. Facial Flushing and/or Generalized Erythema after an Epidural Steroid Injection: Anesthesia and Analgesia

    5. Post Dural Puncture Headache following Lumbar Sympathetic Blockade for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Regional Anesthesia

    6. Transdermal Fentanyl in Postoperative Pain: Regional Anesthesia


    1. Chronic Benign Pain Syndromes (Chapter 41) In: Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia: Brown, D.L. (Editor) Saunders Phila PA

    2. Epidural Steroid Injections (Chapter 60) In: Principles and Practice of Pain Management: Warfield, C.A., Bajwa, Z.H. (Editors) McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

    3. Pain Management: Pretest Self Assessment and Review: Khan, C.H., DeSio, J.M. (Editors) McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

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