About Us

About the Medical Clinic

At Carolina Pain Associates, our board-certified pain specialist & staff specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of different types of chronic pain offer the most current diagnostics and therapies to help you overcome chronic pain. Our goal is to help you find a treatment designed to reduce pain and help achieve a reasonable quality of life and ability to function.

With sensitivity and compassion, we work with our patients to promote good health and wellness in a professional and caring environment.

Our focus on excellence, integrity, and quality health care means you will always be treated with respect and receive the personalized attention you deserve.

We know the best path toward wellness involves you. We look forward to working together in providing you with expert medical treatment, guidance and care.

Medical Director

Gerald M. Aronoff, MD

Past President:

  • Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine 

Certified by:

  • American Board of Pain Medicine

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners (IAIME)

  • American Board of Forensic Examiners

  • American Academy of Disability Physicians (AADEP)

Education & Accolades
  • Doctor of Medicine from the New Jersey College of Medicine

  • Residency at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital

  • Fellowship in Psychosomatic / Consultation,  Boston University Medical Center

  • Past Adjunct Associate Professor Duke University Medical School

  • Author / Editor of 8 books and 90+ Scientific Articles on Chronic Pain

  • Past Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of Pain

  • 2005 German Pain Award (for contributions to the field of Pain Medicine

  • Chairman, Dept. of Pain Medicine, Presbyterian / Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital (2002-2005)

  • Medical Director, Presbyterian Center for Pain Medicine (1996-2000)

  • Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine (1997-1998)

  • Past President, New England Pain Association, Eastern Pain Association, North Carolina Pain Society

  • Past Chairman of the American Pain Society's Committee on Pain Centers

  • Served on National Advisory Committees for Pain in 1982, 1987, and 1998

  • Chaired the AAPM Committee on Pain Care at the End of Life to establish guidelines for Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide and serves on the NC End of Life Task Force

  • Consultant to the Workers' Compensation NC I.A.B. Task Force

  • Pain Consultant to FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee (1988-1992)