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  Interview with Dr. Ezra Riber.

About Dr. Riber

Dr. Ezra B. Riber is the founder and Medical Director of Palmetto Pain Management, LLC, a comprehensive interventional Pain Management program located in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been evaluating and treating patients with pain in South Carolina for more than 25 years. Previously, Dr. Riber was the founder and Director of the Pain Management Center at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, where he was also the director of the post-operative pain service. He was the first anesthesiologist to serve as Chair of the Department of Surgery at McLeod before relocating his family to Columbia in 1999.

DrRiber2016Dr. Riber completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Marshall University Affiliated Hospitals, and both his residency and fellowship in Anesthesiology and Pain at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently president of the SC state society for ASIPP (American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians).

A founding member and President Elect of the Pain Society of the Carolinas, Dr. Riber is one of two board members representing South Carolina and also serves as chair of the Advocacy Committee. He is a long-time member of the Spine Intervention Society and has developed a widely used technique to improve trials with spinal cord stimulation (Lilly's Loop). Dr. Riber is an assistant clinical professor in the department of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Riber's family has a strong military background. His father was a World War II veteran stationed in the Pacific, and his older brother, also an MD, was a full colonel in the Army reserve. Dr. Riber is honored to have many patients who have served in the military, many of whom are stationed locally at Fort Jackson, Shaw and McIntire.


  Dr. Riber at Palmetto Pain Management offers an “elegantly simple” way to handle chronic head pain. "The State."

Certifications and Membership:

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology with added qualifications in Pain Medicine
  • Fellowship trained with 25 years of post-training experience
  • Founding and current board member, Pain Society of the Carolinas
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • International Spinal Intervention Society
  • South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists

Treatment Goals:

  • Provide a comprehensive evaluation
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Address depression and anxiety
  • Improve daily activities and quality of life

About Dr. Stanislaus

  Dr. Jennifer D. Stanislaus

Dr. Jennifer D. Stanislaus received her medical degree with an academic scholarship from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2009 after graduating with honors with her B.A. from Duke University. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology in 2013 at Wake Forest University of Medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Stanislaus completed her fellowship in Pain Medicine at Carolinas Pain Institute affiliated with Wake Forest School of Medicine. The competitive fellowship program is directed by Dr. Richard Rauck, an internationally known pain physician.

Dr. Stanislaus has a special interest in global health completing a health policy certificate at Duke University, a study abroad program at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and an extension program at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. She was also awarded the Pennel Pro Humanitate Vitae Scholarship in 2012 to fund a mission trip to Ghana in 2013.

In addition, Dr. Stanislaus has also been assistant principal investigator for several research studies in pain. In 2006, she was an author for a pain article which made the front page for the leading journal in Anesthesiology.

Dr. Stanislaus is a member of ASIPP and treasurer of the South Carolina state society (SCIPP). She is also a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist and the Pain Society of the Carolinas and has been invited as an expert speaker at workers compensation related programs.


Palmetto Pain Management
2611 Forest Dr Suite 200 
Columbia SC 29204
803-779-3263 Phone
803-779-3207 Fax