Minnesota
Louis Saeger, M.D.
Board-Certified Physician
Medical Training

Medical School
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Internship
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College, Internal Medicine

Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Fellowship
University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology and Multidisciplinary Pain Center

Affiliations:
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives
American Medical Association
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
International Spine Intervention Society
Certification in Evidence-based Medicine, 2013
Pain Medicine journal referee, 2013-present
Institute for Clinical Systems Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
North American Neuromodulation Society
North American Spine Society
Puget Sound Spine Interest Group
Washington State Cancer Pain Initiative

Licensures:
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
Michigan Medical License
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Minnesota Medical License
American Board of Anesthesiology

Board-certified and fellowship-trained in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology, Dr. Saeger was initially a student of Speech Communication and Political Science at Northeastern State University, OK before changing tracks and studying Biology and Psychology at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. In 1981, he received his medical doctorate from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

In addition to his three decades of clinical work in pain management and anesthesiology, Dr. Saeger has worked in a variety of clinical settings. After completing his fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, he spent four years working as a Clinical Research Faculty in the Pain and Toxicity Research Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Dr. Saeger and his wife, Tessy, have known each other since the 7th grade, were friends over the years, and eventually got married when they were both 50. They have a “blended” family that includes Dr. Saeger’s three daughters, and Tessy’s two daughters and a son, all of whom are grown, and living in other states. There are three grandchildren so far, and another one on the way. Dr. Saeger is an avid amateur chef, and he and his wife enjoy hiking and cycling.

Awards and Accomplishments:

1971-1973: Full Scholarship for intercollegiate debate; President’s and Dean’s lists, Northeastern State University
1973: Final Eliminations, American Forensic Association-Ford Foundation National Debate Tournament
1976: President’s List, Miami University of Ohio
1977: All-College Honors, Earlham College

“My philosophy of patient care is that you treat every patient like they’re one of your family. I take a lot of pride in being meticulous and compulsive in a manner that is designed to make sure that when I do a procedure, it’s the most appropriate procedure, done precisely and correctly, to obtain the best outcome for that patient. What I find rewarding personally is knowing that someone’s quality of life has been improved.” – Dr. Saeger