Pain Management

Comprehensive Pain Management for Enhanced Well-being


Meet the Pain Management Team.

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Daniel J. Leizman, MD

Spine Care, Pain Management, Sports Medicine

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Dr. Daniel J. Leizman is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation with expertise in musculoskeletal and spine care, pain management, sports medicine, and wellness. He previously ran a private musculoskeletal practice in Cleveland, Ohio. After it was acquired he went on to become a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic in the Pain Management Department, and assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. At the Main Campus he practiced clinically, taught resident and fellow physicians, and performed pharmaceutical and medical device research. Dr. Leizman has also served as a clinical consultant in the skilled nursing facility, SNF, industry establishing and managing patients’ post-acute care rehabilitation treatment plans and working to effectively transition their care to the home environment.

Dr. Leizman has a deep understanding of both the private practice and institutional/academic medical delivery settings as well as the healthcare industry. He has extensive experience serving as an independent medical examiner, reviewing cases, assessing physical capacity and rating impairment and disability for patients, third party payors, government entities, and the legal community.

Dr. Leizman has led numerous presentations and lectures to nurse practitioners, resident physicians, pain management fellows, as well as to colleagues locally and nationally. He has published and presented peer-reviewed research on topics related to musculoskeletal rehabilitation and pain management. His publications include abstracts, posters, editorials, and articles. Dr. Leizman obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in biophysics and English. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and his specialty training at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Leizman is a Diplomate of both the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of numerous national and state medical societies including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Leizman holds active medical licenses in Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

He is married with three children. Dr. Leizman is an avid amateur athlete and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Specialty Interests:
Spine care, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, sports medicine, exercise prescription, complimentary and alternative medicine, wellness, electrodiagnostic (NCS/EMG) testing, interventional pain management for neck and back pain, work related injuries, impairment and disability evaluation.


  • Strauss RH, Lanese RR, Leizman DJ: Illness and absence among wrestlers, swimmers, and gymnasts at a large university. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 16 (6), 653-655, 1988.

  • Lanese RR, Strauss RH, Leizman DJ, Rotondi AM: Injury and disability in matched men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. American Journal of Public Health, 80 (12), 1459-1462, December 1990.

  • Mosley GM, Leizman DJ, Byrd JC: Frontal astrocytoma: A cause of external syncope. The Physician and Sports Medicine, 20 (3), 181-186, March 1992.

  • Malarkey WB, Strauss RH, Leizman DJ et al: Endocrine effects in women weight lifters self­administering testosterone and anabolic steroids. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165 (5), 1385-1390, November 1991.

  • Turan A, Sarwar S, Atim A, Deogaonkar A, Yousef HF, Katyal S, Liu J, You J, Leizman D, Mekhail N, Sessler DI. Nitrous Oxide for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain. Anesth Analg. 2015 Nov;121(5):1350-9. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000951. PMID: 26484463.



  • Leizman DJ: The Medical Clerkship. New England Journal of Medicine, 318 (17) 1133, April 1988.

  • Strauss RH, Leizman DJ et al: Abrasive shirts may contribute to herpes gladiatorum among wrestlers. New England Journal of Medicine, 320 (9), 589-99, March 2, 1989.



  • Poncz L, Klinger J, Leizman D: Measurement of free serine and metallo proteinase activities in sputum from cystic fibrosis patients. National Cystic Fibrosis Club Abstract, 1983.

  • Leizman DJ, Maiman DJ: Hysterical Paralysis in a High School Gymnast. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 73:962, October 1992.

  • Leizman DJ, Saltzstein R, Aprahamian C, Melvin JL: Acute Medical Care Provision in Free-Standing Rehabilitation Facilities Compared to Hospital Units. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 73:964, October 1992.

  • Miller JP, Leizman D. Combined spinal cord and subcutaneous neurostimulation for back and leg pain due to failed back surgery syndrome. Neurosurgery. 2010; 67 (2):550.



  • Combined Spinal Cord and Subcutaneous Neurostimulation for Back and Leg Pain due to Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Miller JP, Leizman DJ, Congress of Neurological Surgery – October 18, 2010

  • Hdeib A, Leizman D, Miller JP: Combined spinal cord and subcutaneous neurostimilation for back and leg pain due to failed back surgery syndrome: One year follow up. North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting – December 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Leizman DJ. Functional Capacity Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Spinal, Cord Stimulation Therapy for Chronic Lumbar Radicular Pain. – North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting, December 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada



Opioids: An Overview. Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient,
Oxford University Press, 2016. Leizman DJ, Turan A, Qavi S. Chapter 5, page 39-54.


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