Dr. Rakic is double-board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. He was a professor at the University of Illinois, specializing in in general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and pain management. He published several papers on pain management in challenging clinical situations and also worked with the surgical and wound care staff on using pain control techniques normally used in the hospital for outpatient applications.
He is interested in spine and orthopedic pain, cancer pain, as well as neuropathic pain conditions. Most recently, Dr. Rakic helped found Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists. Along with his partners, he aspires to bring a university medical center quality of care to his patients in the setting of a private practice that offers a more personal and responsive service for his patients that larger institutions cannot provide. He is also fluent in both Spanish and Serbian, allowing him to treat a diverse patient population effectively. Finally, Dr. Rakic is an avid musician, finishing his undergraduate studies in music at DePaul University in Chicago. He also enjoys cooking and travels often to see his family in Serbia.