J. George Jiha, MD
Interventional Pain Management Physician
From the Doctor
When I was in high school, I was involved in a Christian youth organization that brought food and clothing to the poor. It was then I learned how helping people in need contributed to my own sense of self-worth. Upon graduation, I knew I wanted a career where I could have the satisfaction of being able to help people every day, so I decided I wanted to become a doctor.
After eight years of practicing medicine in Chicago, I moved to Baton Rouge to be near my family. I have now been practicing medicine for almost two decades, and I am double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and fellowship trained, as well.
In order to stay on top of the latest developments in interventional pain medicine, I complete many hours of continuing education each year and maintain membership in several prominent organizations.
Additionally, I am an attentive listener who is receptive to my patients’ needs. I explain to you what you are going through in terms that are easy to understand. My goal is to get you out of pain quickly by finding the source and blocking it with specific nonsurgical procedures. I love helping people on a daily basis and cannot possibly imagine having a more rewarding career.
Double Board Certified: Anesthesiology and Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology
Education & Training
Fellowship: Pain Management, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1997
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1996
Residency: Surgery, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992
Internship: Surgery, American University of Beirut School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
MD: American University of Beirut School of Medicine, 1989
BS: Biology, American University of Beirut, 1985
Member: International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society
Hospital Affiliations: Baton Rouge General Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital
Research/Publications: Jiha JG, Weinberg GL, Laurito CE, “Intraoperative Cardiac Tamponde After Central Venous Cannulation,” Anesthesia & Analgesia 1996:82:664-5; Jiha JG, Laurito CE, Rosenquist RW, “Subclavian Vein Compression & Thrombosis Presenting as Upper Extremity Pain,” Anesthesia & Analgesia 1997:85225-6
Dr. Jiha likes to canoe, fish, hike, and camp, especially with his wife, Chantal, and their three children.