Meet the Physicians at Ramos Center in Bradenton, Sarasota, & Venice, FL

Meet our team of board-certified pain management physicians.

Fabian A. Ramos, M.D

Fabian A. Ramos, M.D.

FIPP, DABA, DABIPP, DABPM
Interventional Pain Medicine
Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice

Board Certified
American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Fabian A. Ramos, FIPP, DABA, DABIPP, DABPM is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. He completed his pre-Anesthesia and Pain Management internship at Emory University, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Following his time at Emory he completed his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine (Miami, FL) and received the top honor of “Best Graduate. Dr. Ramos is triple board certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology, where he ranked in the 99th Percentile Nationwide.

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Fabian A. Ramos, the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine opened its Bradenton, FL doors in January of 2000. Dr. Ramos and his team of skilled Providers and Staff have been successfully relieving those patients suffering from chronic pain, through a series of state-of-the-art, interventional treatment options. As Dr. Ramos continued to grow his comprehensive Pain Medicine practice in Bradenton, to include various disciplines such as Medical, Interventional, Behavioral and Physical Therapy, he saw the need to expand his multi-modality approach to treating chronic pain to Sarasota, FL residents alike. In 2005, the Ramos Center opened a second office location in Sarasota, FL, followed by a third office location in Venice, FL in January of 2019.

As the recipient of the 2018 Champion of Prevention in Healthcare Award by Drug Free Manatee and the 2018 Community Health Advocacy Award from the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation & Society, Dr. Fabian Ramos is recognized for his extraordinary impact in preventing and reducing substance abuse within our community over the past 20 years. Dr. Ramos continues to be recognized within the Bradenton and Sarasota communities for his willingness to share his knowledge and insight regarding controlled substance prescribing with local area physicians and pharmacists. By focusing on alternative strategies for patients to address their chronic pain, combined with his conservative view of pharmaceuticals, Dr. Ramos and the Ramos Center is a contributing factor in the reduction of opioid overdoses within our community.

In 2019, after being carefully reviewed by a physician-led research team and nominated by his local peers, Castle Connolly Ltd. has formally included Dr. Fabian A. Ramos in their prestigious Top Doctor Database.

This year the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce recognized Dr. Fabian A. Ramos as one of three finalists in the Innovation and Research category at their annual Champions of Healthcare Awards. Our practice, the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine was also recognized as a nominee.

2019 Continues to be a year of growth and expansion for Dr. Fabian Ramos and the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine. Dr. Ramos is committed to creating a safer and healthier environment for local, chronic pain residents. Through his steadfast focus, continued educational efforts, research advancements, utilization of cutting-edge equipment and performing innovative procedures, Dr. Ramos will continue to lead the specialty of Pain Medicine within our community.

John J. D’Auria, M.D.

John J. D’Auria, M.D.

FIPP, DABA, DABIPP, DABPM
Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice

Board Certified
American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. D’Auria completed his Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. As an Anesthesiology resident, Dr. D’Auria trained at the Harvard University program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. His Internship was at Harvard University at the Waltham Hospital. Dr. D’Auria attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and college at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Dr. D’Auria has been practicing Interventional Pain Medicine over the last 20 years. He received the Ten Years of Service Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs and was the Anesthesiology Section Chief in Cincinnati and Lake City VAMC’s. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude at Dartmouth College.

Robert F. Benson, M.D.

Robert F. Benson, M.D.

DABA
Pain Management Fellowship Trained

Board Certified
American Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Robert Benson earned his Bachelors of Science at Eastern Michigan University and his Medical Degree at Wayne State University focusing on General Surgery and Anesthesiology. From 1995 to 1996 he completed a Fellowship at Vanderbilt in Pain Management.

Dr. Benson also earned his Anesthesiology Board Certification from ABA. From 2002 to 2007 he served as Attending Anesthesiologist at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa. He also served in the same capacity at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

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

Abraham J. Fura, D.O.

Abraham J. Fura, D.O.

DABA, DABA-PM
Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship

Board Certified
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pain Medicine

Dr. Abraham J. Fura completed his fellowship in multidisciplinary Pain Management at the University of Rochester Medical Center. As an Anesthesiology Resident, he trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he was exposed to cutting edge technologies in Pain Management and fell in love with the field. He has Served on Active Duty in the United States Army for 8 years prior to becoming an Interventional Pain Physician. He very much enjoyed taking care of our nation’s active duty military and their families.

Dr. Fura is excited to bring his wife and two rescue dogs to beautiful Southwest Florida and establish himself in the community. He enjoys lifting weights and playing golf in his free time.

Samuel A. Amen, M.D.

Samuel A. Amen, M.D.

DABAM, FASAM
Fellow of American Society of Addiction Medicine

Board Certified
American Board of Addiction Medicine

Samuel Alan Amen, MD, DABAM, FASAM completed his undergraduate studies at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where he played a couple of years of intercollegiate football 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 found his calling and entered pre-medical studies at Arizona State University.

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

Dr. Amen went on to Fellowship training in Pain Management and Addiction Medicine. Upon completion of his Fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Dr. Amen found a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction in treating patients with chronic pain and opioid addiction. He helped to establish a successful private practice in Pain Management and Addiction Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma before relocating his Wife and their two children to Sarasota, FL.

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

Stephen G. Smith, M.D.

Stephen G. Smith, M.D.

DABA, DABPM, DABIPP
Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certified
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pain Management
American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians

Dr. Stephen Smith is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine and has been working as an Interventional Pain Specialist for over 20 years. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and later completed his Anesthesiology Residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center in Missouri and began his work there in anesthesiology and pain management as an attending physician in chronic and acute pain. He then spent most of his career in Missouri. Later he was recruited as Director of Pain Management at Christian Hospital Northeast and Northwest in St Louis for a decade. He then became owner and Director of Midwest Pain Center and Interventional Pain Center of Chesterfield surgery center for fifteen years while simultaneously serving as Medical Director of SSM DePaul Pain Care from 2010 to 2019. In 2019 he moved to Englewood where he opened Englewood Pain Management. He is excited to join the Ramos Center and to continue to treat chronic pain sufferers in the Englewood and surrounding communities.

Dr. Smith is a married father of four. In his free time, he can be found fishing, reading, and quoting his favorite movies.

Lindsay N. Shroyer, M.D.

Lindsay N. Shroyer, M.D.

DABPMR, DABPMR-PAIN MEDICINE
Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certified
Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Subspecialty of Pain Medicine

Dr. Lindsay Shroyer is mid-western native, originally from Cincinnati, OH. Her higher education began at the University of Cincinnati where she earned herBachelor of Sciencein Biology. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Shroyer received her Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine. From 2007-2011, She completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, where she was chief resident. After her fellowship in Kentucky, she made her way to the sunshine state where she then completed 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. After completing her training, she served three years as voluntary faculty at University of South Florida teaching fellows in the pain medicine program.

Dr. Shroyer uses a multidisciplinary approach to treat chronic pain conditions such as neck and back pain, arthritis, neuropathy, joint pain, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, vertebral compression fractures, and sacroilitis. Given her background as a physiatrist, Dr. Shroyer’s passion is to help patients regain function, whether it is return to work or return to play. Dr. Shroyer is committed to lifelong learning and attends many medical conferences each year to learn new techniques for treating chronic pain.

Since 2018, Dr. Shroyer has been working on the gulf coast of Florida, treating chronic pain patients. She is excited to bring her experience and expertise to the Ramos Center family of providers and continuing to care for the patients in our community. In her free time, Dr. Shroyer enjoys spending time on the water with her family.