Dr. Gumbrecht grew up in the Midwest and was a practicing automotive engineer where his interest aligned in occupant safety. During this time, he worked alongside orthopedic surgeons and hospital scientists, which sparked his interest in medicine and led him to making a life changing decision to pursue medicine. Dr. Gumbrecht graduated his anesthesiology residency from the prestigious Loyola Medical Center of Chicago.
Following his mechanical background he pursed Interventional Pain Medicine and graduated from Rush University of Chicago where he trained with nationally recognized professors. Dr. Gumbrecht enjoys discovering new destinations and getting his passport stamped along with his wife. Paralleling travel, his interest includes learning foreign language and enriching life through new cultural experiences. He speaks elementary Korean and is learning mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Gumbrecht understands that each patient’s condition is unique and pain occurs for numerous reasons. This is why he practices a multi-faceted tailored approach when treating his patients. Dr.Gumbrecht takes pride in educating his patients on their conditions; this includes discussing treatment plans that encompass medications, procedures, therapies, and expectations.
Dr. Gumbrecht’s focus of treatment is not limited to the spine; he is well versed on treating conditions such as hip, knee, extremity pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and headache. Dr.Gumbrecht’s training encompasses fluency in epidural and facet joint injections, sympathetic nerve blocks, radio frequency nerve ablations, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal pump management.
- St.Matthews University – Doctor of Medicine
- Loyola University Medical Center – Anesthesiology Residency
- Rush University Medical Center – Pain Medicine Fellowship