The Top Doctors listing is compiled annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. — an established health care research company based in New York City. The organization also compiles Atlanta magazine’s list of Top Doctors annually. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process open to licensed physicians in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton and Gwinnett counties. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience.
Dr. Michael K. Schaufele
Dr. Michael K. Schaufele practices at the Pain Solutions Marietta, Cartersville and Woodstock offices.
He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as pain medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Frankfurt Medical School in Frankfurt, Germany. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass., followed by a fellowship in spine care and interventional pain management at the Spine Center Munich Harlaching in Munich, Germany.
After his training, he joined the Emory Spine Center, where he practiced as an associate professor for more than a decade. He joined Pain Solutions Treatment Centers in 2012.
This is Dr. Schaufele’s third consecutive Top Doctor honor.
Dr. David W. Gale
Dr. David W. Gale practices at the Pain Solutions Marietta and Cartersville offices.
He is board certified in anesthesiology and received a sub-specialty certificate in pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. After graduating with a medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1991, he completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1994 and a fellowship at University of Texas-San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas in 1995.
He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society and is the current president of the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
This is Dr. Gale’s first appearance on the Castle Connolly Top Doctors online listing.