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Southern Pain Specialists
7191 Cahaba Valley Road,
Suite 204
Birmingham, Al 35242
Phone: (205) 995-9967


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Kenneth G. Varley, M.D., F.R.C.P.C

Dr. Kenneth G. Varley received his medical education at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. After training in Internal Medicine, he completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida..

He is a Certified Consultant in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He has obtained subspecialty certification in both critical care medicine as well as pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine.

Dr. Varley has previously served as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Manitoba and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Varley is nationally recognized as a leading expert on Spinal Endoscopy and various Minimally Invasive Interventional Pain Medicine procedures. He is in high demand in national workshops that are offered to physicians who want to develop expertise and skills in these diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Dr. Varley specializes in a variety of procedures including radiofrequency neuroablation, spinal endoscopy, laser discectomy, spinal cord stimulation and narcotic infusion pump implant.

Dr. Varley is a founding member and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also President and Executive Director of the Alabama Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is licensed to practice medicine in Alabama, South Carolina and Arizona.


Andrew J. Rózsa, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew J. Rózsa, is a licensed psychologist with specialty in medical psychology. His services include the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pain and pain-re-lated illnesses.

Dr. Rózsa's credentials include a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Florida State University Psychobiology Research Center and a (re-specialization) doctorate from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology. He had postdoctoral training in the neurobiology of pain at Stanford University School of Medicine and clinical psychology training at UAB School of Medicine. He served as an Associate Professor of Medicine at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Rózsa is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and he has two dozen scientific publications in the area of the neurobiology and psychology of pain.

He has been in clinical practice for over 22 years.

Dr. Rózsa has developed state-of-the-art pain treatment programs at Lakeshore, Tricare Rehabilitation Centers, and at Brookwood Medical Center.

He joined Dr. Kenneth G. Varley at Southern Pain Specialists in 1997. His experience with thousands of pain patients is used to assist physicians and patients in pinpointing the best options for the management of a person's pain. Dr. Rózsa's Behavioral Cognitive therapy complements the minimally invasive interventional techniques of the physicians at Southern Pain Specialists.