Kenneth Candido, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology, Chairman and President

Dr. Candido, award winning physician, board certified in pain management, has led the pain management efforts at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical center since 2007.  A graduate and resident at New York Medical College, Dr. Candido completed his residency and pain management fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“A patient and a physician must establish a bond based on mutual respect, honesty and open communication.”

My Pain Chicago Success Stories:

Our son was treated by Dr. Candido for crippling pain caused by HSV1 (herpes simplex virus 1) with neuralgia involving his entire forehead. Everything about his condition was extremely rare and difficult to diagnose. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Candido and his staff for saving our son’s life and saving our family

– Parent of Teen Patient


WATCH  Dr. Candido’s Introduction Video

WATCH WGN Living Healthy Chicago host Jane Monzures as she & Dr. Candido discuss:  Anesthesia Service (Source: Link to Video)

Articles, Events & Publications

NEWS:  Dr. Candido Listed as 1 of the 3 BEST PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTORS in Chicago, IL!   


PUBLICATIONS: Dr. Candido Featured in American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine 40th Anniversary Article.  READ MORE

ARTICLE: Dr. Candido Teams with Hall of Famer Staubach! READ MORE


Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

The Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

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The MyPainChicago Physicians are experts in diagnosing chronic pain conditions & drug-free pain management treatments.



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850 W. Irving Park Rd,
Chicago, IL 60613

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