Dr. Seelbach, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained pain medicine specialist.

She earned her Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona in Tucson and medical degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Her graduate studies investigated the link between inflammatory pain and morphine delivery to the brain. Through her work, she showed that acute inflammatory pain causes molecular changes at the blood brain barrier in animal models. These changes limit the ability of pain medications from reaching target sites in the brain, making it harder to achieve pain relief. Following completion of her graduate degree she continued to perform basic science research as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Arizona and University of Kentucky, in Lexington Kentucky. During this time, she explored the effects of diet, nutrition, environmental toxins, and drugs of abuse on health and disease. Her desire to care for patients on an individual level, as well as the growing need for physicians well trained in pain management, prompted a career change to clinical medicine.

Dr. Seelbach completed her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky. She missed the sunny weather and climate of the desert southwest and and elected to move back with her husband and children for the final leg of her medical training. She completed a fellowship in interventional pain management at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and North American Neuromodulation Society.

Dr. Seelbach believes in a multimodal approach to pain management with the goal of improving active lifestyles. She is skilled in all areas and techniques of pain medicine, including spinal injections, sympathetic nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, facet injections, selective nerve root radio frequency ablation, trigger point injections and peripheral joint injections. She takes great pride in caring for the Tucson community.