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Our team members are committed to ongoing education and training, staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in pain management. 



Martin V. Thai, MD

Dr. Thai graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency at St. Louis University in 2005 and then went on to carry out fellowship training in pain management at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Upon finishing his fellowship and before relocating to Austin, Texas, he practiced pain management in Kansas City, Kansas, for over 3 years and was instrumental in starting two pain management clinics at hospitals in Kansas City. Dr. Thai has been practicing in Austin, TX for 10 years. He practices with the goal of always placing the patients’ safety first. He offers the latest, minimally invasive treatments available to improve and restore patients’ daily function. Dr. Thai is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology and practices comprehensive pain medicine on a full-time basis and has over 13 years of experience. When not practicing, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Tessa Gibbs, FNP-C

Tessa Gibbs is a certified family nurse practitioner, and she brings 8 years of experience in interventional pain management to the practice. She hails from Southeast Texas but moved to Austin in 2002 to attend The University of Texas at Austin. Tessa obtained both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees at UT Austin. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked for 4 years as a labor and delivery RN in a high-risk obstetric unit at a local hospital. It was at the bedside of laboring mothers that she realized the vital role a healthcare provider can play in comforting patients and helping to ease their physical as well as emotional pain. Tessa returned to UT in 2011, graduating with honors in her master's nursing program in 2014. Her daughter was born on her final day of classes in graduate school, and she is eternally grateful for her professors who excused her absence that day. On the weekends, she can be found on the sidelines of her daughter’s soccer games and exploring the outdoors with her daughter and husband. Tessa is a certified Advanced Open Water SCUBA diver and has logged more than 500 dives since obtaining her certification at age 17. She looks forward to introducing her daughter to snorkeling and SCUBA diving this summer.


Emily Bowden, FNP

Emily Bowden is a certified family nurse practitioner and has worked in the field of interventional pain management since 2015. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin.   Emily worked as a registered nurse at Seton Main from 2006-2014, primarily on an ICU step down unit. As a bedside nurse caring for patients with chronic diseases and/or post operative pain, she learned the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to adequate pain management.   As a family nurse practitioner, Emily continues to focus on a multidisciplinary approach with her patients’ care. Her goal is to restore function and improve quality of life in the safest manner for her patients.    When not at the office, Emily is spending quality time with her husband, daughter and the family dog, Reggie.

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