Margaret A. Riso, MD

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Pain Management Specialist
Adrenal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Appendix Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Ocular Melanoma
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Uterine Cancer


Margaret A. Riso, MD, is assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine. A pain management physician, Dr. Riso collaborates with oncologists at Winship to treat patients with cancer suffering from chronic pain symptoms.

Dr. Riso holds professional memberships with American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, International Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, International Anesthesia Research Society, and Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists.


Dr. Riso received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her fellowship in pain medicine at Emory University, and completed her anesthesiology residency at University of California Irvine.


Dr. Riso's research is centered in the promotion of gender and ethnic diversity within pain medicine. She has an ongoing project to investigate perceived barriers for entering the specialty for pain management.


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