Todd Lininger, M.D.


Dr. Lininger has been practicing his passion for pain management since 1988 and plays an integral role in the development of pain management treatments and practices. After graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine with honors and completing his Pain Management Fellowship at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, he has (since) participated in numerous programs with presentations, publications and research. His membership in pain related professional societies affords him the opportunity to learn from others and to share his experience and expertise. Dr. Lininger has a talent for teaching and is currently the Pain Management Fellowship Director at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Through the course of Dr. Lininger’s career he has developed special interests in complimentary medicine, complex regional pain syndrome and the pharmacological management of difficult pain problems. In his persistent desire to understand suffering and the human condition, Dr. Lininger completed his Master of Arts in Theology /Pastoral Ministry from Marygrove College, also in Detroit.

Dr. Lininger is on staff at the Doctors Hospital of Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center.


B.S. With Honors
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

M.D. With Honors
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Candidate, Master of Arts in Theology/Pastoral
Ministry Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

Post-Doctoral Training

1988 to 1989
Pain Management Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
Sinai Hospital, Detroit, MI

1986 to 1988
Resident in Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesia
Sinai Hospital, Detroit, MI

1985 to 1986
Resident in Surgery
Department of Surgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Board Certification

November 2003
Certificate of Added Qualification in Pain Management
American Board of Anesthesiologists

April 1990
American Board of Anesthesiologists