Michael E. Harned, MD


  • Disorders of the spine (disc herniation, arthritis, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis)
  • Non-surgical arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder
  • Peripheral nerve injuries and neuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
  • Compression fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine
    • Myofascial and musculoskeletal pain

Procedures Performed

  • Spinal injections (epidurals and facets)
  • Radiofrequency ablation of the spine, knee and peripheral nerves
  • Neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Pain pump implantation and management
  • Vertebral augmentation procedures (kyphoplasty)
    • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
    • Ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided joint injections


Dr. Michael Harned is the Medical Director of UK Healthcare’s Interventional Pain Associates and the Program Director of the multi-disciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Harned joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky in 2008. In the intervening years, he has also spent time running a private pain clinic.

Currently the President of the Kentucky Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Harned also serves on various committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the International Neuromodulation Society.

Dr. Harned has active research projects on spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and education, and has published and spoken widely on these and other pain management topics.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Anesthesiology

Training & Education


University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington


Anesthesiology - Pain Management, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Management
American Board of Anesthesiology

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