Dr. Ronald DeMeo

One of the first fellowship trained interventional pain management physicians in the US. After completing his training at the Baylor College of Medicine, he remained as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. DeMeo has trained numerous physicians, lectures nationally, been awarded many research grants, published numerous papers, and continues to conduct leading edge research in the field of spinal surgery.


Interventional Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology


Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Neurology and Headache Medicine

Areas Of Expertise

  • Disorders of the spine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine

Medical Licensure

Texas, Florida, and New Jersey

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor, Fellowship Director, and Co-Director Department of Pain MedicineBaylor College of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor (joint appointment)Baylor College of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

InstructorUniversity of Texas, Houston

Department of Anesthesiology

Adjunct Clinical FacultyBarry University

Department of Physician Assistant Program

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology

American Academy of Pain Medicine

Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine

Certification of additional qualification in Pain Management

Re-Certification of additional qualification in Pain Management

American Academy of Neurology

Medical Education

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Biochemistry with Physics Minor
Magna Cum Laude
Golden Key Honor Society,
Presidential Honors,
Outboard Marine Corporation full academic scholarship

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD)University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida

Comprehensive Medicine and Research Award


Specialization in Health Care Administration

Postgraduate Training

Internship, INTERNAL MEDICINEMount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Florida

Residency, PATHOLOGYUniversity of Miami, Miami, Florida

Residency, ANESTHESIOLOGYUniversity of Miami, Miami, Florida

Fellowship, INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, HEADACHE, AND PAIN MEDICINEBaylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas

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Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.

— Hippocrates

Dr. DeMeo's Featured Publications

  • DeMeo R, Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems, Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Informa Health Care, NY, NY, Volume 166, pg 41, 2007
  • DeMeo, R. Diagnosing Source of Chronic Pain is Key to Outcomes, The Voice of Florida Newspaper, August 29, 2008
  • DeMeo RD Scuderi, G.J., Brusovanik GV, Anderson DG, Dunham C, , Vaccaro A.R ,Hallab, N:Cytokine Assay of Epidural Space Lavage in Patients with Lumbar Intervertebral Disk Herniation and Radiculopathy, J Spinal Disorders Tech. 2006 June; 19(4): 266-9
  • DeMeo RD Brusovanik GV, Scuderi, G.J.,., Vaccaro AR. Symptomatic Pseudarthrosis of a Traumatically Disrupted Congenital Lumbar Transverse Process- Ileum Fusion (Richards Disease) Treated Successfully With Steroid Injections: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009 March 1(3):281-3.
  • DeMeo, et al. A Critical Evaluation of Discography in Patients with Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Disease.  Spine J. 2008. Jul-Aug; 8(4):624-9.
  • DeMeo R. Hayes D., Bikhazi G and Foldes F. “The Analgesic and Respiratory Effects of Intrathecal Dezocine In Rats”.  Anesthesiology, 1993.
  • DeMeo R., Hayes D., Bikhazi G.: “Comparing Efficacy and Intradermal Toxicity of Lecithin-Coated Microcrystal Dexocine”.  Anesthesiology, 1993.
  • DeMeo R. and Krishnaprasad D.: “Use of Transesophageal Echocardiogram for Intracardiac Thrombus Related to Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation”.  Anesthesia and Analgesia 75:868, 1993.
  • DeMeo R. and Laipus P.: “Polymorphisms in Mitochondrial DNA”.  Thesis, Department of Biochemistry, Univ. Florida, 1984

Dr. DeMeo's Patents

  • DeMeo, R Topical Medications for Burns | United States Patent 10,653,738 | May 19, 2020
  • DeMeo, R. Topical Medications for Bruises | United States Patent 10,052,356 | August 2018
  • DeMeo, R. Double Loop Physical Therapy Exercise Strap | United States Patent 8,858,408 | October 2014
  • DeMeo, et al. Metal Nanoparticles | United States Patent | August 2014
  • DeMeo, et al. Radiation Detectable and Protective Devices | United States Patent | December 2012
  • DeMeo et al.Multiple Radiation Detectable and Protective Articles | United States Patent # 7,476,889 | January 2009
  • DeMeo et al.Multiple hazard protection articles and methods for making them | United States Patent # 6,841,791 | January 2005
  • DeMeo et al. | Lightweight radiation protective articles and methods for making them
  • United States Patent # 6,828,578 | December 2004
  • DeMeo et al. | Lightweight Radiation Protective Garments | United States Patent # 6,281,515  | October 2002
  • DeMeo et al. | Lightweight Radiation Protective Garments | United States Patent # 6,459,091 | August 2001

Dr. DeMeo's Awards

  • Product of the Year 2011. Entrepreneur Awards | South Florida Business Journal and EO | September 2011
  • Florida Top Doctor for 2020 | Fl Top Docs | April 2020
  • Health Care Hero of the Year 2011 | Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce  May 2011
  • Technology Innovator of the Year 2011 | Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce | April 2011
  • Manufacturer of the Year | South Florida Manufacturer’s Association |April 2011
  • Proclamation, Dade County School Board | For his commitment to the health and | Well-being of school students. | January 2011
  • Health Care Innovator of the year finalist, 2009 | South Florida Business Journal Excellence in Health Care for Health Care Innovator, | October 2009
  • Technology of the year finalist, 2008 | South Florida Business Journal annual awards,| November 2008
  • Simpson R. and DeMeo R. “Intrathecal Glycine Levels during Spinal Cord Stimulation”.  National Institute of Health Grant.  Awarded | Feb, 1995.

Dr. DeMeo's Speaking Engagements (Truncated)

  • “Ethics in Pain Management; When Enough is Enough” National Speaker, 74th Annual Works’ Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando August 14, 2019
  • Radiation Safety” presented to FSIIP-Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Orlando, FL May, 2016
  • Occupational Hazards for Nurses, Security Screeners and Airline” workers presented to FSARN – Florida State Association of Rehab Nurses Orlando, FL May, 2016
  • Cutting Edge Advances to Aid Healthcare Workers Newest Threat-Ebola” presented to BARN-Broward Association of Rehab Nurses Plantation, FL October, 2015
  • “Over Radiation”, webinar presented nationally for Medrisk June, 2015
  • Over Radiation” presented to BARN-Broward Association of Rehab Nurses June, 2014
  • The Aging Workforce” presented to Publix Lakeland, FL March, 2014
  • Soft Tissue Injuries” presented to Allstate St. Petersburg, FL January, 2014
  • Best Practices : Workers Comp Strategies “Over Radiation-Risks and Occupational Hazards for Nurses, Airline and Security Employees” Plantation, FL January, 2014
  • Workers’ Comp Symposium: “When Enough Is Enough, Pain” Plantation, FL September, 2013
  • The Aging Workforce” presented to Florida State Association Occupational Health Nurses FSAOHN Orlando, FL September, 2013
  • Over Radiation” presented to Publix Lakeland, FL August, 2013
  • The Aging Workforce” presented to BARN-Broward Association of Rehab Nurses Plantation, FL May, 2013
  • Cutting Edge Medical Treatment for Backs and Neck”s presented to  ASC(Alternative Service Concepts) Orlando, FL February, 2013
  • Packard Insurance, Holiday, FL “Cutting Edge Medical Treatments for Backs and Necks” October, 2012
  • Florida State Association of Occupational Health Nurses State Conference Orlando, FL  “Occupational Hazards for Nurses, Security Screeners,  and Airline Workers” September, 2012
  • Cancelled: Risk Enterprise Management, Lake Mary (July) & Broadspire, Plantation, FL August, 2012
  • Work Comp Symposium Coral Gables, FL “The Aging Workforce” June, 2012
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Chicago, IL November 2011
  • Panelist, Dade County School Office of Superintendent Improving the Health Delivery of Students June 2011
  • Panelist, Town Hall Meeting on Improving Education Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce April 2011
  • Fukushima, Mitigating Japan’s Nuclear Crisis CBRN-E Asia Pacific Conference Singapore April 2011
  • Nuclear Threats, Physiological Effects, and Countermeasures NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Hotel Le Méridien Lav, Split (Room: Grand Dalmatia 2) Grljevacka 2A | 21312 Podstrana, Croatia April 09, 2010
  • 7th Annual International Safety and Protective Fabrics Conference Emerging Technologies for Extreme Conditions Orlando, FL October 2010
  • 12th Annual NATO Conference Nuclear Threats and Physiological Effects and Countermeasures October 2010 Brno, Czech Republic
  • Chairman, CBRNE Conference, Jan 19-21, 2010 5th Annual Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive Conference, Atlanta Ga.
  • Breast Cancer Prevention with the Demron Bra.  CNN, November 14, 2009 Innovations in Medical Non-Woven Fabrics.  INTC 2009 (International Non Wovens and Textiles Conference) Denver, CO.  September 2009
  • Medical Uses for Botox, South Florida Today, NBC, Channel 6, November 21, 2009
  • Ethics in Interventional Pain Medicine. Workers Compensation CME Lecture Series for Case Managers.  Multiple presentations given to Intracorp, AmComp, Associated Industries, and others. 2008, 2009
  • The Aging Worker, Strategies for Workers Compensation Claims.  Workers Compensation CME Lecture Series for Case Managers.  Multiple presentations given to Intracorp, AmComp, Associated Industries, and others. 2008, 2009
  • Innovations in X Ray Protection for Patients and Medical Personnel. FIME (Florida International Medical Equipment Symposium). Miami Beach, Florida June 2009
  • Demron Nanometal HZMAT Protection. CBS WFOR , Channel 4, Miami, June 01, 2009
  • The 2009 Radiological Threat Summit, by the Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (R-TAC), Panelist, Washington DC, Feb. 25, 2009
  • Advances in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Univision. Miami, Fla September 17, 2008
  • Demron Medical, a Non Woven disposable for Radiation Protection. RSNA, Chicago Ill, December 01, 2008
  • Finalist, 2008 South Florida Business Journal for Innovative Technology. Fort Lauderdale, Fla  May 28, 2008
  • Nuclear Countermeasures, NBC International Conference, Brno Czech, and Oct 2008
  • Nuclear Countermeasures, US Joint Chiefs, Washington DC September 2008
  • Demron Protection, WSVN News Channel 7, Miami, Florida.  August 10, 2008
  • Radiation Shield Technologies.  World City Magazine.  Quarterly Panelist, 2007 through present
  • Radiation Protection, Fox Business News, New York, New York July 10, 2008
  • Protection Against Radiation, WTVT Fox 13, Tampa Florida. June 30, 2008
  • Protection Against Radiation, WTVJ South Florida Tonight, Miami, Florida. May 14, 2008
  • Nuclear Countermeasures, National Institute of Justice’s Personal Protective Equipment, December 2008

Dr. DeMeo's Media Engagements

Over 300,000 on line articles and over 100,000,000 television viewers in the US and International press.  Notable outlets include ABC, CBS, NBC,  CNN, FOX, MSNBC, FUJI TV,  New York Times, LA Times, AP, UPI, Reuters, Miami Herald, Scientific American, and New Scientist.