Dr. Robert Wills received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, graduating summa cum laude, before obtaining his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed a three-year surgical residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, followed by an anesthesiology residency at Virginia Mason medical Center in Seattle, Washington, a program widely recognized for pain management training and regional anesthesia. Dr. Wills served as the program’s Chief Resident during his third year at VM.
Dr. Wills began practicing pain management in Austin in 1996, and now joins Advanced Pain Care after founding Austin Pain Associates in May 2002. Dr. Wills looks forward to furthering his vision of treating patients suffering from chronic pain syndromes in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive setting.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Wills has focused his business expertise on developing and managing several ambulatory surgery centers, played a vital role in the successful development and operation of medical start-up ventures and continues to work aggressively in the medical venture arena in his roles as co-founder of Arise Healthcare, and member of the advisory board of an Austin-based medical device company.
Dr. Wills is raising four children with his wife Danielle, who owns and operates a local gymnastics and tumbling business. Two of his children are twins. He and his family enjoy boating on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Dr. Wills also enjoys fishing, travel, and golf.