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About Ankit Maheshwari, MD


About Dr. Ankit Maheshwari

Dr. Ankit Maheshwari is the founder of Texas Pain Intervention Clinic in McKinney, Texas, and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine. Dr. Maheshwari received his training in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.


Association and Organizations: (Active member of)

  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  • North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).
  • Scientific abstract review committee and regenerative medicine committees of ASRA and enjoys contributing to the development of science and teaching the next generation of pain physicians.

At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maheshwari was recognized for his distinguished research and has received numerous awards for his clinical research in anesthesiology and pain therapies. Dr. Maheshwari has authored book chapters on diagnosing and treating pain and has lectured extensively on the management of chronic pain. He has created pain management pathways for large hospital systems, including the Veterans Health Administration and University Hospitals. His impressive clinical expertise includes a broad spectrum of interventional pain treatments, including spine, joint, and tendon injections, minimally invasive implants for pain, and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Maheshwari is in the unique position of offering all evidence-based interventional pain treatments under one roof. He believes in a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and will include other disciplines in patient care to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr. Maheshwari is continuously exploring innovative treatment solutions for his patients that balance the traditional protocols with the latest therapies that embrace the body’s own healing abilities supplemented by evidence-based regenerative pain procedures. Dr. Maheshwari believes that each patient is unique and requires a detailed analysis based on a physical exam, medical diagnostics, mobility status, and lifestyle factors.

Community and Personal Interests

Serving the community and our veterans has always been a top priority for Dr. Maheshwari. In Cleveland, Dr. Maheshwari served at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center to help veterans with spinal cord injuries, nerve pain, and opioid misuse. Dr. Maheshwari has a strong reputation for compassion, medical excellence, and finding pain relief for complex patient cases.

In his spare time, Dr. Maheshwari enjoys travel, music, culture, and outdoor activities with his sons and wife.


The Art & Science of Pain Treatments


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. Singh A K, Maheshwari A, Sharma N, Anand K: Lifestyle associated risk factors in adolescents. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2006:73:10, 901-906.
2. Langham GE, Maheshwari A, Contrera K, You J, Mascha EJ, Sessler DI: Noninvasive Temperature Monitoring in Postanesthesia Care Units. Anesthesiology 2009 Jul; 111(1): 90-6
3. Maheshwari A, Dalton J, Yared JP, Mascha EJ, Kurz A, Sessler DI: Association between alcohol consumption and morbidity and mortality in patients having CABG surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2009 Nov 17
4. Abdelmalak B, Maheshwari A, Mascha EJ, Srivastava S, Marks T, Tang WH, Kurz A, Sessler DI: Design and Organization of the Dexamethasone, Light Anesthesia and Tight Glucose Control (DeLiT) Trial: A Factorial Trial Evaluating the Effects of Corticosteroids, Glucose Control, and Depth-of-Anesthesia on Perioperative Inflammation and Morbidity From Major Non-cardiac Surgery. BMC Anesthesiol 2010 Jun 30;10:11
5. Duncan A, El Sayed AA, Maheshwari A, Xu M, Soltezs E, Koch CG: The Role of intraoperative and postoperative blood glucose concentrations in predicting outcomes after cardiac surgery. Anesthesiology 2010 Apr;112(4):860-71.
6. Abdelmalak B, Maheshwari A, Kovaci B, Mascha EJ, Cywinski JB, Kurz A, Kashyap VS, Sessler DI: Validation of the DeLiT Trial intravenous insulin infusion algorithm for intraoperative glucose control in noncardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anesth 2011 Jul;58(7):606-16
7. Maheshwari A, George JE, Ali-Sakr W, Turan AE, Mounir LM: Severe Posterior thigh infection as a complication of Sciatic popliteal nerve cathter. Anesthesiology 118(4):955, April 2013
8. Maheshwari A, Sharma N, Mathur P: Successful placement of double lumen endotracheal tube using fluoroscopy. Journal of Anaesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology 29(1):130, Jan-March 2013
9. Abdelmalak B, Maheshwari A, Bonila A, Mascha EJ, Wilson Tang WH, Kirkova Y, Clair D, Walsh RM, Kurz A, Sessler DI: The Effect of Steroids, Depth of Anesthesia and Intensive Glucose control on patients having non cardiac surgery: A multifactorial, double blinded, single center, randomized controlled trial. Br J Anaesth 2013 Aug;111(2):209-21
10. Akça O, Kurz A, Fleischmann E, Buggy D, Herbst F, Stocchi L, Galandiuk S, Iscoe S, Fisher J, Apfel CC, Sessler DI: Hypercapnia Trial Investigators. Hypercapnia and surgical site infection: a randomized trial. Br J Anaesth 2013 Nov;111(5):759-67. (Member of trial group)
11. Khanna AK, Maheshwari A, Popovich MJ, Mathur P: Incidental discovery of a partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the surgical critical care unit. J Clin Anesth 2014 Dec;26(8):693-6
12. Kurz A, Fleischmann E, Sessler DI, Buggy DJ, Apfel C, Akça O; Factorial Trial Investigators. Effects of supplemental oxygen and dexamethasone on surgical site infection: a factorial randomized trial. Br J Anaesth 2015 Sep;115(3):434-43
13. Elsharkawy H, Maheshwari A, Farag E, Mariano ER, Rosenquist RW. Development of technologies for placement of perineural catheters. J Anesth. 2016 Feb;30(1):138-47
14. Elsharkawy H, Maheshwari A, Babazade R, Perlas A, Zaky S, Soliman LM. Real-time ultrasound guided spinal anesthesia for patients with predicted difficult anatomy. Minerva Anestesiol. 2017 May; 83(5):465-473
15. Maheshwari A, McCormick PJ, Sessler DI, Reich DL, You J, Mascha EJ, Castillo JG, Levin MA, Duncan AE. Prolonged concurrent hypotension and low bispectral index (“double low”) are associated with mortality, serious complications, and prolonged hospitalization after cardiac surgery. Br J Anaesth 2017 119 (1): 40–9 Accompanied by Editorial: MD Willingham and MS Avidan. Triple low, double low: It’s time to deal Achilles heel a single deadly blow. British Journal of Anaesthesia 119 (1): 1–4 (2017)
16. Maheshwari A MD, Pope JE MD, Deer TR MD, Falowski S MD. Advanced Methods of Spinal Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic pain: Pulse Trains, Waveforms, Frequencies, Targets and Feed Back Loops. Expert Review of Medical Devices 2019 Jan 9:1-12


Book Chapters

1. Maheshwari A, Cheng J. Chapter 16. Patient with thoracic spine pain: Case Studies in Pain Management. Alan Kaye and Rinoo Shah, eds. Cambridge University Press 2015, 1st edition
2. Maheshwari A, Urman R. Chapter 4. Pain assessment scales, clinical tools and techniques: Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized patient. Richard Rosenquist, Dmitri Souzdalnitski and Richard Urman, eds. Oxford University Press, 2016 1st edition
3. Maheshwari A, Urman R. Chapter 29. Criteria for discharge from the hospital from the pain perspective: Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized patient. Richard Rosenquist, Dmitri Souzdalnitski and Richard Urman, eds. Oxford University Press, 2016 1st edition
4. Maheshwari A, Veizi EI. Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Chronic Non-Cancer pain. Deer's Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. Timothy Deer, Jason Pope, Timothy Lamer, and David Provenzano eds., 2019 1st edition
5. Hom B, Mason S, Maheshwari A. Paravertebral blocks. Bedside Pain Management interventions. Kohan L, Souza D. Springer 2021, in review
6. Gotlib D, Maheshwari A. Injection for costochondral pain. Bedside Pain Management interventions. Kohan L, Souza D. Springer 2021, in review
7. Cosic A, Maheshwari A. Pudendal nerve block. Bedside Pain Management interventions. Kohan L, Souza D. Springer 2021, in review
8. Jones B, Maheshwari A. Clinical assessment of pain and assessment of outcomes after bedside procedures. Bedside Pain Management interventions. Kohan L, Souza D. Springer 2021, in review



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