Asokumar Buvanendran, MD

Clinical Area:
Pain Management Services
Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
English, Tamil

About Me

We try to decrease the utilization of opioids in chronic pain patients, but still strive to make sure their quality of life is improved. We want to make sure that they are able to do simple activities of daily living. Seeing that improvement in quality of life is what drives me to take care of these patients.


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
University Anesthesiologists, S.C. - Chicago (POB)
University Anesthesiologists, S.C. - Chicago (POB)
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6631
(312) 563-3992
University Anesthesiologists, S.C. - Oak Park
University Anesthesiologists, S.C. - Oak Park
520 S Maple Ave
Suite 1500
Oak Park, IL, 60304

(708) 383-9300
(708) 660-6658



Pain Medicine

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Anesthesiology
Rush University Medical Center - Pain Medicine
Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine, Nigeria

Clinical Expertise

Brachial plexopathies
Cancer pain
Complex regional pain syndrome
Diabetic neuropathy
Epidural steroid injections
Facet joint injections
Nerve blocks
Pain management
Pre-emptive analgesia
Spinal cord stimulation

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.


Aetna Better Health-Medicaid
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Family Health Network (Inactive)
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Chicago Health Plans (Inactive)
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Private Provider Disclaimer

As an independent practitioner, this provider is not an agent or employee of RUSH or any of its affiliated entities. This provider has chosen RUSH as a place to treat and care for patients.