About Dr. Riber

  Interview with Dr. Ezra Riber.

Dr. Ezra B. Riber is the founder and Medical Director of Palmetto Pain Management, LLC, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Columbia, SC. He has been evaluating and treating patients with pain in South Carolina for 25 years.

Previously, Dr. Riber was the founder and Director of the Pain Management Center at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, where he was also the director of the post-operative pain service. He was the first anesthesiologist to serve as Vice Chairman and Chair of the Department of Surgery at McLeod before relocating his family to Columbia in 2000.

  Dr. Riber at Palmetto Pain Management offers an “elegantly simple” way to handle chronic head pain. "The State."

Dr. Riber completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Marshall University Affiliated Hospitals, and both his residency and fellowship in Pain Management and Anesthesiology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with the American Board of Anesthesiologists.
A founding member of the Pain Society of the Carolinas, Dr. Riber is currently one of two board members representing South Carolina and also serves as cho-chair of the Advocacy Committee. He is a long-time member of ISIS (International Spinal Intervention Society) and was recently selected to present a newly developed technique to improve trials with spinal cord stimulation (Lilly's Loop) at the annual international meeting in 2011.

Dr. Riber is an assistant clinical professor in the department of medicine at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine.

Dr. Riber's family has a strong military background. His father was a World War II veteran stationed in the Pacific, and his older brother, also an MD, was a full colonel in the Army reserve. Dr. Riber is honored to have many patients who have served in the military, many of whom are stationed locally at Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base.

Certifications and Membership:

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology with added qualifications in Pain Medicine
  • Fellowship trained with 25 years of post-training experience
  • Founding and current board member, Pain Society of the Carolinas
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • International Spinal Intervention Society
  • South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists

Treatment Goals

  • Provide a comprehensive evaluation
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Address depression and anxiety
  • Improve daily activities and quality of life

Patient Praises

Pain Free for Months

I suffered a severe back injury and was in pain for months until I was able to see Dr. Riber. I immediately felt better after my procedure and have remained pain free for months. The staff is extremely professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend Dr. Riber to anyone in pain. -Matt McLain