Steven R. Hanling, MD

Board-Certified Anesthesiology & Pain Management
CDR(ret), Marine Corps, United States Navy

Dr. Steven Hanling is an interventional pain management specialist at Augusta Back Neuroscience. Dr. Steven Hanling is board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Hanling believes in utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to facilitate the comprehensive management of chronic pain. His primary goals are functional restoration and improvement in the quality of life through the reduction and treatment of pain symptoms. His particular interests include acute and chronic pain of the back and neck, complex regional pain syndrome, musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, neuromodulation with the use of spinal cord stimulation, and cancer pain.

Dr. Hanling finished his Doctor of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD in 2001. He was awarded the AMSUS Award for Military Medical Excellence and also Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Surgery. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA in 2004. Dr. Hanling completed a Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship at Washington Hospital Center in 2005. He then finished a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA in 2007. In 2017, he was the Executive Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Division Chief Pain Services at Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta GA. From 2018, he has served as the Medical Director (CARF accredited) of Outpatient Interdisciplinary Pain Program (OIPP) at Columbia VA Health System, Columbia SC.

Dr. Steven Hanling military decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), Joint Unit Meritorious Service Medal (3)  Navy Commendation Medal, Navy “E” Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2),  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon w/ Silver E.