Dr. Rodolfo Gari brings ten years of postgraduate education to his current position as President and CEO of Gari Enterprises and Gari Enterprises Investments. Dr. Gari enrolled in undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida in 1977, earning his Bachelor’s in Chemistry in 1981. He then embarked on four years of postgraduate studies in medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1985, and proceeded to complete an internship in internal medicine and a residency in anesthesiology. After practicing medicine for several years, Dr. Gari earned an MBA from the University of South Florida, where he graduated in the top one percent of his class. Dr. Rodolfo Gari has over 30 years of experience as a practicing physician and more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience. Dr. Gari founded his first business in 1996. Begun as a single office with one physician, the Tampa Pain Relief Center eventually grew to encompass several locations throughout Florida, becoming one of the largest centers for pain management in the State. Within the next five years, Dr. Gari launched two more medical practices, Anesthesiology Professional Services and Surgery Partners, serving as CEO of both companies in addition to the Tampa Pain Relief Center. Operated under the umbrella of parent company Surgery Partners Holdings, which he also led as President and CEO, the three companies were sold to HIG Capital, LLC, in 2009. He then joined Gari Enterprises and Gari Enterprises Investments in 2010. Dr. Rodolfo Gari supports a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Catholic Charities USA, and Habitat for Humanity International. He also contributes to the Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa. In his spare time, Dr. Gari enjoys boating, fishing, jogging, and biking. 

Work History

Work History
Dec 2015 - Present


Florida Pain Relief Group

Dr Rodolfo Gari is the Medical Director at Florida Pain Relief Group, a medical practice in Tampa that specializes in interventional Pain Management. Our Pain Management doctors offer minimally invasive procedures to treat chronic pain. These minimally invasive pain management procedures include Nerve Blocks, ESI, Epidural Steroid Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulation,Morphine Pump Implants, Radio Frequency Ablation Treatments, Stellate ganglion blocks, Lumbar sympathetic blocks, regenerative medicine. These minimally invasive procedures can provide pain relief without surgery. We offer a very unique approach in pain management, beginning with pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics involves testing your individual genetic make up to determine the right medication for you the first time around. This unique approach reduces medication side effects with more efficacious pain control. Our minimally invasive pain management physicians treat all pain conditions, including low back pain, post laminectomy pain syndromes, RSD, sciatica, shingles pain, diabetic neuropathy, post herpetic neuralgia, chronic abdominal pain, chronic pelvic pain, migraine headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, cancer pain, Neck pain, nerve root pain, pinched nerves, herniated discs, joint pain, foot pain, chronic pain, and other pain disorders. Our minimally invasive approach to our patients is compassionate pain management in a unique scientific approach. Most insurances are accepted, including workers compensation.


1994 - 1996


University of South Florida - College of Business Administration
1981 - 1985


University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
1977 - 1981


University of South Florida

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry Cum Laude