Sympathetic and proficient, Dr. Peter Kosek’s goal has always been to ensure that pain is treated as seriously as any other medical condition. In addition to working with patients to help them regain their quality of life, he is dedicated to improving the standard of care for chronic pain sufferers.
After receiving his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Kosek completed his residency in anesthesiology at Stanford, which included research in neurobiology. He then joined the faculty at Stanford as a cardiac anesthesiologist.
At Oregon Health & Science University, he was a member of the adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia faculty and was an interterm director of pain management.
In Eugene, he focused on pain management full time and founded Pain Consultants of Oregon in 1998. He joined Oregon Neurosurgery in 2017 after closing Pain Consultants of Oregon.
Board-certified by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and sub-specialty board-certified in pain management, Dr. Kosek lectures and instructs courses on pain management and has a courtesy professor appointment at the University of Oregon. An aspiring chemist and mathematician, he is a certified principle investigator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and has been involved in more than 25 pain-related clinical trials.
He has served on numerous boards and advisory committees, and was appointed by the governor to the Oregon Pain Management Commission, serving a seven-year term. A former president of the Lane County Medical Society, he remains a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon Medical Association. He is also the president of the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
An avid, if less-than-particularly skilled fisherman, beekeeper and gardener, Dr. Kosek enjoys being outdoors. In his free time, he can be found searching for ripe tomatoes and salad greens in his greenhouse. Although he hasn’t convinced his four children to join him, they do eat the vegetables he grows.