Howard Bromley, MD

Howard R. Bromley, MD, MBA received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami in 1981. He completed an Anesthesiology residency and Critical Care Medicine fellowship in 1985 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. During his ICU fellowship he actively assisted in the Pain Clinic and became interested in Pain Management.

In 1985 he started his medical career at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC as an Associate Professor and the Assistant Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care. He also assisted in the Acute and Chronic Pain Service and was the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy and the Nutritional Care Service.

In 1987, Dr. Bromley became the Chief of the Anesthesiology Service at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Charleston, SC. He also held the title of Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and opened the Chronic Pain Clinic in 1988. He served as the Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Clinic until he left the Charleston VAMC in 2000.

In May 2000, Dr. Bromley was chosen as the Chief of Staff at the Memphis VAMC. He continued his clinical duties in anesthesiology and assisted in opening and staffing the Chronic Pain Clinic at the Memphis VAMC.

He received his Master of Business Administration degree from City University in Bellevue, WA in 2003 via distance learning.

A retired Army Reservist, Dr. Bromley enlisted in the Army Medical Corps during Desert Shield and was commissioned as a Captain (Promotable). He was deployed to Ft. Stewart, GA in February 1991 where he served as the Chief, Intensive Care Service and was a staff anesthesiologist at Winn Army Community Hospital.

While deployed to Ft. Campbell in the summer of 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Colonel Bromley was asked to open a pain clinic to care for wounded soldiers. He became the Co-Director of the Pain Clinic at the Blanchfield Army Medical Center and also served as a staff anesthesiologist. He served as the Chief of Professional Services, 75th Combat Support Hospital, Company B-, at Millington, TN until he retired from the Army in August, 2016 after 26 years of service.

After nearly 30 years of serving in academia with multiple publications and presentations, Dr. Bromley went into private practice in October, 2013 as a Chronic Pain Management Interventionalist at the Memphis Pain Management Group (MPMG). Of all the hats that he has worn in three decades, Dr. Bromley enjoys Pain Management the most as he obtains great satisfaction in seeing his patients improve their overall quality of life. He left MPMG in September, 2014 to become the Medical Director of the Pain Management Group (PMG) Pain Clinic in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Dr. Bromley returned to Memphis to become the Medical Director of Health One, PLLC in October, 2015. He routinely performed invasive procedures including radiofrequency (RF) ablations and supervised two Nurse Practitioners. He resigned from this position in April, 2016 and became the Medical Director of Cordova Pain Specialists in May, 2016, now Northstar Pain Management. He continues to hold this position.

In late September, 2016, Dr. Bromley returned to Blytheville, Arkansas to be the Medical Director of the Great River Medical Center’s Pain Clinic. He held this position until mid-September 2018 when he left to join The Pain Treatment Centers of America. 

Dr. Bromley is Board Certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), with Special Qualifications in Critical Care. He previously held Special Qualifications in Pain Management (also from the ABA). He is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Pain Management (ABPM) and is a Fellow of the ABPM. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiology. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, and a staff physician at the Memphis VAMC until December 31, 2015.

Dr. Bromley is married to Victoria A. Kirschner-Bromley, an avid romance writer (AKA Victoria Houseman). They have two sons, Morgan and Gabriel, and three dogs. When he is not practicing medicine, he is an advanced woodworker building cabinets, and a certified Master Faceter cutting colored gemstones.