Dr. Anna Woodbury founded the Division for Pain Management at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS) in Atlanta and currently serves as the Associate Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University.  She is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and licensed to practice Acupuncture.  She is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Emory University School of Medicine and active in research at both Emory and VAHCS.  She has been a member of the national Committee on Pain Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesiologists and has served on institutional and federal grant review committees including NIH and VA study sections.  She has presented nationally and written book chapters, articles and clinical reviews on integrative medicine and neuromodulation, including applications for chronic pain management, anesthesia and neuroprotection. She has also edited a Pain Management Board Review book. Her clinical expertise and research interests include the use of non-pharmacologic therapies for the management of pain, and she has a specific interest in understanding and treating myofascial pain syndromes.

Research Interests:

Pain management, Complementary therapies

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/anna.woodbury.2/bibliography/public/ 

Phone: (404) 321-6111, x 206939

Fax: (404) 728-4837
Email: anna.woodbury@va.gov


  • Investigator, CVNR
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Associate Vice Chair for Research, Emory Department of Anesthesiology