Dr. Paterno is double board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, With Honors, and With Distinction. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree also from Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Paterno completed his residency training in Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He continued further specialization training with an Interventional Pain Management fellowship at Harvard's Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, recently recognized by the American Academy of Pain Medicine as one of the top pain management fellowships in the country.
Dr. Paterno has authored publications in clinical research and the basic sciences related to spinal fixation biomechanics as well as prolonged inflammatory responses in tissue injury. He has also authored textbook chapters on radiofrequency nerve ablation, facial pain, imaging of spinal pain generators, and neuromodulation implantable pain therapies.
Dr. Paterno has extensive experience treating all forms of chronic pain using the latest advances in comprehensive pain management. He has a special interest in Implantable Neuromodulation Pain Therapies, Spinal Pain, Cancer Related Pain, and Sports Injury/Musculoskeletal pain. Prior to joining Advanced Pain Care, Dr Paterno practiced in Seattle Washington where he was named a Top Doctor by Seattle Met Magazine from 2015-2017.