Tigran Kesayan, MD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Neurology and Clinical Anesthesiology

Dr. Tigran Kesayan is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine) and is board-certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine. He joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2020.

Dr. Kesayan attended the University of Florida, graduating magna cum laude in microbiology and cell science. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He completed his residency training at USF in Neurology, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year, and subsequently completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine. 

Dr. Kesayan sees patients with chronic pain conditions including chronic headaches, facial pain, neuralgias, as well as spine pain. He focuses on diagnosis and primarily interventional treatment options for intractable pain conditions, which often includes collaboration between neurologists, pain medicine physicians, spine/neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Kesayan also plays several roles in physician education, including medical student, resident education for anesthesiology and neurology residents, as well as the pain medicine fellows.

Dr. Kesayan’s research focuses primarily on novel diagnostic and treatment strategies for chronic headaches, trigeminal neuralgia and face pain, and neuropathic pain with a special interest in interventional approaches which include injections, nerve ablations, neuromodulation, and surgery.