Dr. Robert Bulger, a Midwest native, attended the prestigious Mayo Medical School College of Medicine. He trained in both Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at Emory University in Atlanta. Following his training, Dr. Bulger completed a Pain Management Fellowship at Penn State where he developed an interest in spinal catheter techniques for pain relief.
After fellowship, he implemented the first epidural infusion programs for postoperative pain in the United States. Ultimately, his protocols and techniques were adopted by numerous hospitals, including the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.
Other honors include an invitation to be an expert panelist and lecturer at the American Society of Anesthesiology national meeting, visiting professor for the UT Southwestern Medical Center residency and a former President of the Dallas County Anesthesia Society.
A co-author of a chapter on Pain Treatment options in a major surgical text, he is also a recognized expert in discography and treatments of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and has lectured locally and nationally on his refinement of this technique.
In private practice in Dallas for over 20 years, Dr. Bulger is called upon by many prominent spine surgeons in the Dallas Metroplex for assistance with the management and treatment of complex spinal pain, and utilizes state of the art technologies including placement of spinal catheters or neurostimulation of the spine or peripheral nerves.
Dr. Bulger is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, recognized by ABMS, and has been selected as one of D Magazine's Best Doctors in Dallas each of the past 6 years.