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Aurelio A. Alonso

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
10207 Cerny Street, Box 3094, Durham, NC 27617


Dr. Alonso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University School of Medicine and Director of Orofacial Pain at  Duke Innovative Pain Therapies site located in the Brier Creek area of Raleigh, NC. Dr. Alonso is an internationally respected orofacial pain physician and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine,  and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. In addition, he is the only boarded Orofacial pain physician at Duke. 

Dr. Alonso provides patients with innovative pain therapies as a member of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM) team. The CTPM further expands Duke's existing clinical and research program in innovative pain therapies by bringing together leading basic scientists, clinicians, and clinical researchers. Dr. Alonso shares with the CTPM team the common core mission of unraveling the causes of painful conditions to better improve patient care. Dr. Alonso's focus area includes Orofacial pain, Temporomandibular disorders, headaches, Neuropathic Orofacial pain, and sleep disorder treatment.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology · 2022 - Present Anesthesiology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities · 2009 Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities · 2007 M.S.
University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto (Brazil) · 1997 D.D.S.