University of Michigan, MD

Johns Hopkins University, Residency & Fellowship

National Board of Medical Examiners

American Board of Pain Medicine

American Board of Anesthesiology

Adjunct Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

World Institute of Pain

North American Neuromodulation Society

America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report

New Jersey’s Top Doctors from New Jersey Monthly

Consultations available in the following centers:


Monday 1:30PM-6:30PM

East Brunswick

Wednesday 8:30AM- 6:30PM


Thursday 8:30AM- 6:30PM

Old Bridge 

Friday 8:30AM- 6:30PM

Toms River 

Tuesday 8:30AM- 6:30PM


Monday 8:30AM-12PM

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, Pain Management Physician

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA is a board-certified physician specializing in pain medicine.  Dr. Staats received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland.

Currently, Dr. Staats is seeing patients at Premier Pain Centers, a pain management practice with seven locations throughout New Jersey.  Dr. Staats’ philosophy in treating patients is in an atmosphere of warmth, professionalism and integrity.  He and his practice specialize in obtaining dramatic results in pain management without the need for major surgery.

He has been consistently recognized as one of the country’s foremost pain management doctors.  This includes being named one of America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report for the last decade, noted as being among the top 1% of pain management physicians in the country.  He has been acknowledged as one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors from New Jersey Monthly magazine for the past seven years. Dr. Staats was also the recipient of the Outstanding Pain Physician award, a national recognition as selected by his peers in the interventional pain medicine community.

Dr. Staats is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a fellow of the World Institute of Pain and the North American Neuromodulation Society. He is the author of over 200 articles, abstracts and chapters regarding pain management, and has written several books on the science of pain medicine.