“I chose to specialize in interventional pain medicine because it’s rewarding to help my patients find relief from their chronic pain. Many of them have been struggling to find the right treatment that will help restore their quality of life. I find great satisfaction in tackling that challenge and helping them get their lives back on track. I always treat my patients the way I would want to be treated and there is no greater reward than minimizing one’s pain while restoring quality of life.”

Dr. Bremer is a double Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist. He is committed to evidence-based medicine and is active in clinical research. He has served as the primary or as sub-investigator on multiple clinical trials and has published multiple textbook chapters on topics in pain medicine. He is dedicated to education and teaches advanced neuromodulation therapies at national courses for fellows and physicians in practice. He was recently invited to participate in an international think tank with global luminaries from around the world designed at shaping the future of neuromodulation.

CERTIFICATION AND APPOINTMENTS

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology
  • Board Subspecialty Certification in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Leadership Council, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (2019-current)
  • National faculty at the North American Neuromodulation Society (2017-current)
  • Vice President of West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (2018-2020)
  • Assistant Professor, WVU School of Medicine (2017-2019)
  • Department Head of Navy’s only overseas Aviation Medicine clinic in Japan (2011-2012)
  • U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon (2002-2012)
  • Chief Interventional Pain Medicine Fellow

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Pain and Neuroscience
  • Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • WV Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

EDUCATION

  • Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, NY (2016)
  • Anesthesiology Residency, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY (2015)
  • Naval Flight Surgeon Designation, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL (2008)
  • Internship, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California (2007)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2002)

WHY I CHOSE PAIN MANAGEMENT

“I take pride in liberating patients from daily medications, and strive to help patients resume an active lifestyle, achieve their individual goals, and improve functionality. I believe in compassionate, patient-centered care, which addresses the emotional impact of pain. Just as every flight plan in aviation, I believe each patient deserves his or her own tailor-made, custom treatment plan.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Dr. Bremer and his family returned to the First Coast after 15 years away living in Tokyo, Japan, and New York City. His interests include reading, lecturing, international travel, golf, scuba, soccer refereeing, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Bremer believes in service. In addition to his service in the U.S. Navy, he was among the first to raise his hand and volunteer at his home institution, NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, where he stayed for 4 months. He then volunteered to help in Atlanta where he practiced Critical Care Medicine in COVID-19 units for another four months.