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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.

    April 27, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Explained everything clearly, and was very professional, I felt he really cared.

    April 27, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Great Dr. had not seen me in nearly a year but remembered me before he saw my file.

    April 24, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Wagner is fantastic. He takes time to explain each step in my care, listens to and acknowledges my concerns, and is responsive with the most appropriate course of care for my personal circumstances. He answers my questions and ensures I understand what will come next before ending an appointment. I love my U of U care team, and trust Dr. Wagner and each member implicitly.

    April 11, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Wagner was very polite with exceptional bed side mannors. He explained every aspect of the procedure and the outcome of what I may except. I felt very confident in his ability and highly skilled training and experience.

    April 07, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    I was so appalled by Wagners response to my injuries, and the way he treated me. Dont go if you have a sensitive subject. Very insensitive

    April 06, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He talked with me to make sure my questions were answered.

    April 03, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr Wagner clearly explained the procedure for the steroid epidural before hand. He also prepared me before each needle stick. He has very good aim, I'm happy to say. I gladly recommend Dr Wagner for his professionalism, skill and kindness.

    April 03, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Wagner is very good at his job. However his job is extremely painful for the patients.

    April 03, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr Wagner is very intelligent and puts this to good outcomes he plans for. I am eternally grateful that he is reducing the pain I am currently in 24/7.

  • 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)