Dr. Dahlberg is a native of Rockford, Illinois and a graduate of Guilford high school. He returned to Rockford in 1995 after completing his Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a clinical Professor of surgery at the University of Illinois School of Medicine Chicago/Rockford and is involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Dahlberg also served for 16 years in the United States Army Reserve medical corps as a physician achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was transferred to active duty status during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He served as active staff physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC and was appointed Clinical Professor of surgery and visiting lecturer for the Uniformed Services University medical school in Bethesda, Maryland where he taught and mentored some of the nation’s most elite medical students, residents and fellows.
Dr. Dahlberg is a nationally recognized lecturer in the specialty of pain medicine having given 100’s of lectures throughout the United States and is a recognized thought leader in the field of spinal cord stimulation/neuromodulation and spinal implant surgical technique.
Upon completing his training Dr. Dahlberg returned to provide medical care and improve the lives of the citizens of Rockford and Northern Illinois through the diagnosis and treatment of their life altering painful conditions. He feels a special bond with his patients aspiring to treat them as he would a member of his own family.