Eliezer Soto, MD

Eliezer Soto, MD

Position Attending Physician, Center for Pain Management, Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Practicing since 2011
Joined staff in 2023

About Me

About Me

Eliezer Soto, MD, is an Attending Physician at the Center for Pain Management at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He is triple board-certified in Pain Medicine (ABPMR), Internal Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care (ABIM). He also holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Soto has been practicing interventional pain management for more than a decade. As part of an interdisciplinary treatment approach, Dr. Soto works closely with a team of therapists, psychologists and nurses to reduce symptoms, increase functionality and improve quality of life.

Dr. Soto also provides expert assessment and treatment to patients nationally and internationally with complex pain syndromes such as chronic pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic post-surgical, refractory cancer pain, spinal stenosis, vertebral compression fractures, and headache. He is fluent in Spanish.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2001 - 2006
    University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
    1998 - 2001
    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Bachelor in Science, General Sciences


    2006 - 2009
    Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    2009 - 2010
    Hospice & Palliative Care, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center
    2010 - 2012
    Pain Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Honors & Awards

  • Beatrice Renfield Circle of Excellence Award for Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration, Acute Pain Service Team
  • Magna cum laude
    University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, 2006
  • Community Mentorship Program Award
    University of Puerto Rico, 2003
  • Summa cum laude
    University of Puerto Rico, 2001


  • Member, American Society of Pain & Neuroscience (ASPN)
  • Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (AAPMU)
  • Member, North America Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  • Member, Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
  • Member, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
  • Member, World Institute of Pain (WIP)
  • Member, Sociedad Española del Dolor