Michael Danko, MD

Dr. Michael Danko is an interventional pain medicine physician who is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008. Then, he completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati in 2013. Following training, Dr. Danko has worked in private practice in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas for Advanced Pain Treatment Center and Comprehensive Pain Specialists. He has also served as a sub-investigator for clinical research trials for lumbosacral radiculopathy, opioid-induced constipation, opioid dependence, and spinal cord stimulation. In 2016, Dr. Danko left CPS to open the Premier Pain Treatment Institute.

With multiple publications and presentations at national conferences, Dr. Danko brings cutting edge, evidence-based care for his patients. He is also known for his calming and compassionate demeanor while providing safe, patient-centered therapies. Dr. Danko's comprehensive treatment plans include focused medication management and clinically appropriate interventional pain procedures. Dr. Danko is committed to ensuring that patients and referring providers in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas have a high quality solution for pain management services.

Dr. Danko is an active member of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, North American Neuromodulation Society, and Internal Neuromodulation Society. He also holds hospital staff privileges at Anderson Mercy, Clermont Mercy, and Bethesda North Hospitals.


Vishal Patel, MD

Dr. Vishal Patel is an interventional pain medicine fellowship trained anesthesiologist. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science from Carnegie Mellon in 2009 and his Doctorate of Medicine from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2013. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology at Hahnemann University Hospital in 2017 and then completed his fellowship training in pain medicine at the University of Maryland in 2018.

Dr. Patel is an active member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society and American Medical Association. He has attended numerous national conferences to stay updated on the most modern advances to intrathecal drug delivery, neuromodulation and many other interventional techniques.

Dr. Patel joined Premier Pain Treatment in 2018 and looks forward to providing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management that focuses around individually tailored medication management, interventional procedures, physical therapy and integrative medicine.