Fabian A. Ramos, M.D.

Founder & Medical Director
Dr. Fabian A. Ramos, FIPP, DABA, DABIPP, DABPM, is a highly accomplished pain management specialist with an impressive background. He completed his pre-Anesthesia and Pain Management internship at Emory University’s Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Atlanta, GA, and went on to complete his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL, where he was recognized as the “Best Graduate.”

Dr. Ramos holds triple board certifications from the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Board of Pain Medicine, and American Board of Anesthesiology, ranking in the 99th percentile nationwide. He founded the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine in Bradenton, FL, in 2000, where he and his team provide state-of-the-art interventional treatment options for chronic pain sufferers. In recognition of his significant contributions to the field, he was included in Castle Connolly Ltd.’s prestigious Top Doctor Database in 2019.

Dr. Ramos is committed to creating a safer and healthier environment for local chronic pain residents by focusing on alternative strategies to address chronic pain and taking a conservative approach to pharmaceuticals. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his efforts, including the 2018 Champion of Prevention in Healthcare Award from Drug Free Manatee and the 2018 Community Health Advocacy Award from the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation & Society.

In addition to expanding his practice to Sarasota and Venice, FL, Dr. Ramos has been recognized for his willingness to share his knowledge and insight regarding controlled substance prescribing with local physicians and pharmacists. His efforts have contributed to the reduction of opioid overdoses in the community. Dr. Ramos continues to lead the specialty of Pain Medicine within the community through his steadfast focus, continued educational efforts, research advancements, utilization of cutting-edge equipment, and innovative procedures.

Stephen G. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Stephen Smith is a highly experienced Interventional Pain Specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He is board certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before completing his Anesthesiology Residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center in Missouri. As an attending physician, he specialized in chronic and acute pain management.

Dr. Smith spent most of his career in Missouri, where he was Director of Pain Management at Christian Hospital Northeast and Northwest in St. Louis for a decade. He then owned and directed the Midwest Pain Center and Interventional Pain Center of Chesterfield surgery center for 15 years while also serving as Medical Director of SSM DePaul Pain Care from 2010 to 2019. In 2019, he relocated to Englewood, FL, where he opened Englewood Pain Management. Dr. Smith is excited to join the Ramos Center and continue treating chronic pain sufferers in Englewood and the surrounding communities.

Dr. Smith is a devoted family man, married with four children. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, reading, and quoting his favorite movies. His experience and dedication make him a valuable addition to the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine.

Lindsay N. Shroyer, M.D.

Dr. Lindsay Shroyer is originally from Cincinnati, OH, and completed her higher education at the University of Cincinnati, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Shroyer completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, where she was chief resident from 2007-2011. After her residency, she pursued an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she was the chief fellow. Dr. Shroyer is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Following her training, she served as voluntary faculty at the University of South Florida, teaching fellows in the pain medicine program for three years.

Dr. Shroyer utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treat various chronic pain conditions, including neck and back pain, arthritis, neuropathy, joint pain, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, vertebral compression fractures, and sacroilitis. Her background as a physiatrist makes her passionate about helping patients regain function, whether it’s returning to work or returning to play. Dr. Shroyer is committed to lifelong learning and regularly attends medical conferences to learn new techniques for treating chronic pain.

Since 2018, Dr. Shroyer has been practicing on the gulf coast of Florida, providing comprehensive care to chronic pain patients. She is excited to join the Ramos Center family of providers, bringing her experience and expertise to continue providing quality care to patients in the community. In her free time, Dr. Shroyer enjoys spending time on the water with her family.

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Robert F. Benson, M.D.

Dr. Robert Benson, ABPS received his Bachelors of Science from Eastern Michigan University and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University, specializing in General Surgery and Anesthesiology. In 1995-1996, he completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Benson is also board certified in Anesthesiology by the ABA. From 2002-2007, he worked as an Attending Anesthesiologist at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa and also at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

In 2007, Dr. Benson became the Medical Director of St. Andrews Surgical Center in Venice. He has successfully published studies in the IASP Journal and Pain Digest.

Samuel A. Amen, M.D.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Dr. Samuel Alan Amen, MD, DABAM, FASAM, played intercollegiate football for a couple of years and completed Officers Candidate School with the US Marine Corps in Quantico VA. After serving on medical missions in the Ecuadorian jungle and Galapagos Islands, he decided to enter pre-medical studies at Arizona State University, where he found his calling.

Dr. Amen completed his medical studies at the University of Oklahoma, where he also completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine. He began his one-year Residency in Anesthesia at the University of Southern California, but family circumstances led him back to Michigan, where he started practicing men’s health and became licensed in nine states, providing medical services at various clinics across the country. Dr. Amen then returned to the University of Oklahoma to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine.

He continued his training with Fellowship training in Pain Management and Addiction Medicine, and then joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Dr. Amen found great satisfaction in treating patients with chronic pain and opioid addiction. He helped establish a successful private practice in Pain Management and Addiction Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before relocating with his wife and two children to Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Amen is excited to join the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine and to bring his unique and much-needed skill set to serve patients within our community.

John J. D’Auria, M.D.

Dr. D’Auria is a highly experienced Interventional Pain Medicine specialist with an impressive educational background. He completed his medical school education at the University of Pennsylvania and his Anesthesiology residency at the Harvard University program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, as well as the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. He also completed his Internship at Harvard University at the Waltham Hospital.

Dr. D’Auria completed his Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. With over 20 years of experience in the field of Interventional Pain Medicine, Dr. D’Auria has received multiple accolades for his work. He was recognized with the Ten Years of Service Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs and served as the Anesthesiology Section Chief in Cincinnati and Lake City VAMC’s.

Dr. D’Auria graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, where he completed his undergraduate studies. He holds board certifications from the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Board of Pain Medicine, and American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. D’Auria’s extensive education and experience make him a valuable asset to the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine.

Carl Tandatnick, M.D.

Dr. Tandatnick is the ninth physician to join the comprehensive team at the Ramos Center and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dr. Tandatnick will be treating Ramos Center patients in their Sarasota and Charlotte County offices with a focus in Port Charlotte.

Double Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology, Dr. Tandatnick has an extensive background in the field of Pain Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2001 and did his residency at Westchester Medical Center in New York.

Dr. T., as his patients call him, is a talented interventionalist physician with over 20 years of experience in the Pain Medicine field. It’s his compassion for those living with chronic pain that inspired Dr. T. to specialize in the field of pain medicine. When asked about this new transition, Dr. Tandatnick stated, “I believe in treating each patient with dignity, professionalism and respect. I believe in carefully, listening to my patients and seeing them as a whole person and not just as an isolated pain complaint. I strive to the best of my ability to improve my patient’s quality of life.

Erol Jahja, D.O.

Dr. Jahja is the tenth physician to join the comprehensive team at the Ramos Center and will be treating patients in our Sarasota and Bradenton offices.

A Florida native, Dr. Jahja grew up in Bradenton, FL and attended the University of South Florida for his undergraduate degree before returning to complete his Fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2023. Prior to completing his Fellowship, Dr. Jahja received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton. He then went on to do his Internship at St. Petersburg General Hospital and a Residency at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jahja then went on to complete a second Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Before returning to USF for his Pain Medicine Fellowship.

When asked about his new role, Dr. Jahja stated, “I am excited to start my professional career at the Ramos Center, alongside this comprehensive and robust team of skilled physicians. Most importantly, I’m glad to bring my experiences and knowledge to my home community.”

Dr. Ryan Budwany

Dr. Ryan Budwany is a board-certified physician with a focus on interventional pain and functional medicine. He completed his medical specialty training at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital and completed his Medical Degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Budwany has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Emory University, a Master of Public Health in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Budwany worked under the mentorship of the world-renowned interventional pain and minimally spine physician, Dr. Tim R. Deer at the Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias prior to locating to SW Florida to be closer to family. Dr. Budwany continues to work on the development of innovations in minimally invasive spine and pain devices and is dedicated to advancing the field by teaching other physicians and presenting at national conferences.

Dr. Budwany has served as the Young Innovators Chair for the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience for the past 3 years where he continues to work on innovations in interventional pain care and healthcare policy to advocate for improving patient access to integrative pain care.Dr. Budwany is also the Executive Director of Medical Diplomats International, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes in rural mountain communities. Recently he participated in a research project with NASA, at the Johnson Space Center, studying the effects of microgravity and long-duration space travel on spine and back pain. Dr. Budwany has a passion for evidence-based medicine and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and has presented nationally on his research.

His philosophy in pain management is to individualize the care plan to each patient’s specific goals for functional improvement. His additional specialized board certification training in Occupational Medicine further defines his commitment to his patients, who rely on him to help repair their injuries and to reduce the risk of disability as they seek to preserve their careers and to optimize their performance. Dr. Budwany offers his patients comprehensive pain management with a focus on minimally invasive procedures and regenerative medicine to help improve their function and quality-of-life.