Halena Gazelka, MD
Dr. Gazelka practices Pain Medicine and Palliative Medicine in Rochester, MN. She treats patients in the Pain Clinic and performs a wide array of interventional procedures related to pain. In the hospital setting, Dr. Gazelka sees patients in consultation for both the Pain Medicine Service and the Palliative Medicine Service.
She served for multiple years as a Mayo Clinic Associate Hospice Medical Director.
Dr. Gazelka particularly enjoys and is active in education of medical students, residents, and fellows as well as Co-Directing the annual Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference.
Dr. Gazelka chairs the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Opioid Stewardship Program and speaks and works nationally on opioid related topics. Much of her research is focused on opioids and their management. She has served on the HHS Pain Management Task Force and currently serves on the Minnesota Opioid Epidemic Response Team.
She enjoys her role as the Medical Director for the Department of Public Affairs and serves on the Mayo Clinic Executive Operations Team.