Ioannis Skaribas, MD

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Ioannis Skaribas, MD

Ioannis Skaribas, MD

Pain Doctor


  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified in Pain Medicine
  • Fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine

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Dr. Ioannis Skaribas is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology a board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). He provides cutting-edge treatments to patients in the Houston area at the Pain Doctor Houston clinic.

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas – Education and Experience

Dr. Skaribas completed a four-year anesthesia residency, as well as an ACGME-accredited interventional pain management fellowship, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served as an Assistant Professor of the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Skaribas has participated in the ABA’s maintenance of certification in Anesthesiology and has obtained board re-certification in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He currently serves as the Medical Director and head physician of Pain Doctor Houston. He is also a clinical assistant professor with the department of Anesthesiology of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston Texas.

Dear Dr. Skaribas,

My name is Gary, I was a patient of yours in 2009-2010. This is a note to thank you again for being there and truly caring about my pain after a failed laminectomy/fusion. It has been a long time since I left Texas, but I have never forgotten the quality of your care and genuine concern. It was my privilege to have known you.

Gary S

Although he treats all types of pain, Dr. Skaribas’ focus is on complex cases and pain-suffering patients who require advanced treatments and interventions. Dr. Skaribas sees a lot of patients who other clinicians cannot diagnose or treat. He is one of the leaders in Neuromodulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation in the U.S.

Dr. Skaribas’ special interest areas are:

  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • CRPS 1/CRPS 2 and dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Occipital neuralgia and occipital headaches and occipital nerve interventional treatments
  • Axial neck and low back pain diagnostics and interventional treatments (RFA)
  • Discogenic pain and intradiscal diagnostics (discograms)


Dr. Ioannis Skaribas’ work in the community

Dr. Skaribas is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and has served for the past four years on two ASA committees: Patient Safety & Public Education and the Anesthesia Assistant Education Committee.

He is an active member of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA), where he has served as an alternate delegate, as well as a member of the:

  • TSA Educational Committee
  • International and North American Neuromodulation Society
  • SJM Neuromodulation Academy
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA)
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
  • World Institute of Pain (WIP)

Dr. Skaribas is also a member of the Texas Pain Society and has served in the past as the secretary of the Texas Pain Society in Houston, Texas. He is the chair of a specially-appointed committee of the Texas Pain Foundation.

skaribas-MRIDr. Skaribas is a member of the Medical Quality Review Committee and an arbitrator for the Texas Department of Insurance – DWC. He is also a reviewer and serves as an expert witness for the Texas Medical Board.

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas has also been honored with the following awards:

  • Patients’ Choice Award (2011 – 2012, 2015)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 – 2012)
  • Top 10 Doctor – Texas/Anesthesiologist (2014)
  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014 – 2015)

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DRG Patient Comments

It’s like a miracle for me. Solved all situations. Dr. Skaribas really gave me my life back!
John G

Very happy with the device. I’m so grateful that this technology is available for me!
Elva M

Now I can sleep at night. It has helped a lot, the reps were very nice. Dr. Skaribas was great!
Carol T

I’m very satisfied with the system. I couldn’t walk well before, now I’m more active and able to do things. Dr. Skaribas is a wonderful doctor and very funny!
Delwin B

Love my implant and that the app is on the iPod. I was on a walker and codeine. Dropped 50lbs, no walker, no cane. I’m feeling so great, I’m going to Disney Land!
Kathryn C

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas: Research and thought leadership

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas has authored a number of textbook chapters and numerous journal manuscripts. Recent publications include those that were found in the journal Neuromodulation on the topic of spinal cord stimulation. He is a distinguished lecturer in the topics of spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation, and ultrasound guidance in regional anesthesia and chronic pain management. Dr. Skaribas’s special interests are in spinal cord stimulation and neuroaugmentation, as well as in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic low back and extremity pain.


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Dr. Ioannis Skaribas’s publications include:

  1. Ioannis Skaribas: Preoperative Sedation after Nasal Sufentanyl Administration. Acta Anesthesiologica Hellenica. 1992; (26) 284-89
  2. Ioannis Skaribas: Clinical Experience from Subarachnoid administration of Bupivacaine-Clonidine Mix. Acta Anaesthesiologica Hellenica. 1992; (26) 284-89
  3. Ioannis Skaribas: The use of Ondasendron in the treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Acta Anaesthesiologica Hellenica.1992 (26) 290-93
  4. Skaribas, I.; Golding, E. M.; Robertson, C. S.; Bryan, R. M. L-Arginine Restores the Reduced Hypercapnic Response Following Mild Head Injury. Anesthesiology, 1999, 91, 3; B6
  5. Octavio Calvillo, Ioannis M. Skaribas, and Carl Rocket: Computed tomography—guided pudendal nerve block. A new diagnostic approach to long-term anoperineal pain: a report of two cases. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2000 Jul-Aug; 25 (4): 420-3.
  6. Calvillo O, Skaribas I, Anatomy and pathophysiology of the sacroiliac joint. J. Curr Rev Pain. 2000; 4 (5): 356-61. Review.
  7. Skaribas IM, Khaladkar B. Modification of the Sitting Position for Posterior Brachial Plexus Block by Utilizing an eye Surgery Stretcher. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007 May-Jun;32(3):272-3.
  8. I.M. Skaribas, S. Boutsi, M. Hermoso, F. Giannaka. Full patient recovery after prolonged intraoperative Cardiopulmonary resuscitation following a Bispectral index based decision Acta Anaesthesiol.Hell: 2009; 42: 37-41
  9. Skaribas IM, Washburn SN. Successful Treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Chronic Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation: a Case Study. Neuromodulation. 2010 Jul; 13(3): 224-8
  10. Skaribas I, Aló K. Ultrasound imaging and occipital nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2010 Apr; 13(2): 126-30.
  11. Skaribas I, Calvillo O, Delikanaki-Skaribas E. Occipital peripheral nerve stimulation in the management of chronic intractable occipital neuralgia in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2011 May 10; 5:174.
  12. Skaribas I, Alo` K. Technical note: optimizing treatment for holocephalic neuralgia with combined bilateral supraorbital and occipital Neurostimulation electrodes and an internal pulse generator. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pain 1(1):5-10, 2013.
  13. Deer, T. R., Skaribas, I. M., Haider, N., Salmon, J., Kim, C., Nelson, C., Tracy, J., Espinet, A., Lininger, T. E., Tiso, R., Archacki, M. A. and Washburn, S. N. (2013), Effectiveness of Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Management of Chronic Pain. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013.DOI: 10.1111/ner.12119
  14. IM Skaribas, CA Durst – US Patent App. 13/875,865, 2013 External, head-worn electrical stimulator for treating headache conditions
  15. Deer, T., Skaribas, I., Nelson, C., Tracy, J., Meloy, S., Darnule, A., Salmon, J., Pahapill, P. A., McJunkin, T., Sanapati, M., Lininger, T. E., Russo, M., Haider, N., Kim, C. H., Tiso, R. L., Gomezese, O. F., Braswell, J., Espinet, A., Daudt, D. and Washburn, S. N. (2014), Interim Results From the Partnership for Advancement in Neuromodulation Pain Registry. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. doi: 10.1111/ner.12154

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Ioannis Skaribas, MD


777 S. Fry Rd., Ste. 208
Katy, TX 77450

Phone: 713-458-4530

Hours: Mon-Fri | 7am-5pm

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