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Graham E. Wagner
( out of 339 reviews )

Graham E. Wagner, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Clinical Neurosciences Center

Salt Lake City
801-585-7575

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • Graham E. Wagner, MD is a physiatrist with a focus on the care and treatment of painful spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He holds specialty board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subspecialty board certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Wagner works closely with patients to diagnose the source of their pain and to help them understand their treatment options. Treatment plans span the spectrum of conservative care with rehabilitation and exercise all the way through interventional spinal procedures and cutting-edge neuromodulation, with the overarching goal of restoring function and improving quality of life. He also collaborates closely with spine surgeons at the Department of Neurosurgery to ensure that patients have access to the full gamut of spine treatment options and are receiving the “right treatment at the right time for the right reason.”

    Dr. Wagner completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah where he served as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Dartmouth. He currently serves on the Health Policy Division of the International Spine Intervention Society and the Health Policy Council of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Wagner is also a mountain sports enthusiast and a community advocate for sustainable trail development as a means of promoting outdoor recreation and fostering active lifestyles.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 339 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    May 31, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Wonderful doctor. Very concerned about my wellbeing.

    May 30, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Although this procedure did not have the outcome we were hoping for I am looking forward to seeing Dr. Wagner in the future

    May 26, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Explained all options thoroughly.

    May 26, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Wagner is great, I have been seeing him since 2019 and have had great care. I would recommend him to anyone. He listens to you and treats like a human and not a number. I feel he honestly cares about his patients and works toward the best possible outcomes.

    May 25, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    This visit, where the RF ablation was finally done, he was very complete in telling me what had happened and what to expect. I felt fully informed.

    May 24, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Returned my message on MyChart after regular working hours when I had some increased pain temporarily after my injection.

    May 22, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He knew what he was doing and was on top of it.Very good doctor

    May 19, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Excellent listener, treated me with respect, and took the time to make additional appointments while in Utah

    May 09, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Wagner and all of the staff provided the attention that all patients deserve. They did not rush through the details. They ensured that all details regarding treatment and assessments were explained and understood.

  • Graham E. Wagner, MD is a physiatrist with a focus on the care and treatment of painful spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He holds specialty board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subspecialty board certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Wagner works closely with patients to diagnose the source of their pain and to help them understand their treatment options. Treatment plans span the spectrum of conservative care with rehabilitation and exercise all the way through interventional spinal procedures and cutting-edge neuromodulation, with the overarching goal of restoring function and improving quality of life. He also collaborates closely with spine surgeons at the Department of Neurosurgery to ensure that patients have access to the full gamut of spine treatment options and are receiving the “right treatment at the right time for the right reason.”

    Dr. Wagner completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah where he served as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Dartmouth. He currently serves on the Health Policy Division of the International Spine Intervention Society and the Health Policy Council of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Wagner is also a mountain sports enthusiast and a community advocate for sustainable trail development as a means of promoting outdoor recreation and fostering active lifestyles.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation -Primary
    Neurosurgery -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)

    Education history

    Fellowship Pain Medicine - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Fellow
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Chief Resident Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - University of Utah School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Internship Internal Medicine - Georgetown University Medstar Washington Hospital Center Intern
    Political Science - University of Rhode Island B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Joyce AA, Conger A, McCormick ZL, Kendall RW, Wagner G, Teramoto M, Cushman DM (2020). Changes in Interventional Pain Physician Decision-Making, Practice Patterns, and Mental Health During the Early Phase of the SARS-CoV-2 Global Pandemic. Pain Med, 21(12), 3585-3595. (Read full article)
    2. Conger A, Sperry BP, Cheney CW, Burnham TM, Mahan MA, Onofrei LV, Cushman DM, Wagner GE, Shipman H, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review with Narrative Synthesis. Pain Med, 21(11), 2699-2712. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Yang AJ, Wagner G, Burnham T, McCormick ZL, Schneider BJ (2021). Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain: A Comprehensive Review. [Review]. Pain Med, 22(Suppl 1), S9-S13. (Read full article)