Derrick Wansom, MD

Fellowship Trained in Pain Management

Derrick Wansom, MD

Born and raised in the Detroit metro area, Dr. Derrick Wansom attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Honors program in biology. He was then awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and spent a year studying music and culture across East Asia.  

Dr. Wansom earned his medical degree and completed an internship in general surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He then completed his residency in anesthesia and a fellowship in pain medicine in Ann Arbor, at the University of Michigan.

Chronic pain can be difficult to live with as it affects mood, emotions, relationships, and quality of life. Dr. Wansom understands the importance of listening to patients, understanding their individual needs, and understanding their challenges dealing with chronic pain. He believes patient understanding of the complex conditions causing their pain and patient participation in the plan of care are essential. 

Dr. Wansom tailors customized multimodal approaches combining minimally invasive fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventions with targeted medical therapies and the involvement of other specialists to meet each patient's individual needs. He feels that the most gratifying aspect of pain management is facilitating functional restoration and a return to an active, fulfilling lifestyle.

In his free time Dr. Wansom enjoys wrenching on his own cars, listening to a diverse spectrum of music, traveling, cooking, and eating new foods.