Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.

Director, Inpatient Pain Service, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Halena	M. Gazelka, M.D.
Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.

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Dr. Halena Gazelka attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, then completed an anesthesiology residency and both pain and palliative medicine fellowships at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN. She practices medical and interventional pain management, serving as the Director of Mayo clinic inpatient pain service. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to palliative medicine and has served as one of the medical directors of the Mayo Hospice in Rochester. Dr. Gazelka chairs the Mayo Clinic Opioid Stewardship Program, dedicated to improving patient care and reducing opioid diversion and addiction. Further, Dr. Gazelka serves on the Mayo Ethics Subcommittee, teaches in the medical school and serves on the multiple committees with national pain organizations. By invitation of Alex Azar, Secretary of US Health and Human Services, she has been serving on the HHS Pain Management Task Force since its inception in 2018.