Dr. Liane Donovan, Pain Relief Specialist

Dr. Liane Donovan

Dr. Liane Donovan has over 20 years of experience in treating pain patients in Nebraska. She excels in treating a wide variety of pain conditions in the spine and other areas.

Dr. Donovan helps patients get back to the life they were once living by performing treatments such as epidural steroid injections, radio-frequency neuroablation for spondylosis or migraine treatment, vertebral insufficiency fractures with kyphoplasty, and Botox injections.

As part of the treatment process, Dr. Donovan includes multiple modalities of treatment including physical therapy, chiropractic care, medication management strategies, and behavioral therapies, to treat a variety of chronic pain issues.

Outside of the exam room, she has held leadership roles throughout the state in the development of best practice treatments and works with third party payers to determine the best practice for radio-frequency neuroablation.

Dr. Donovan is involved in teaching other clinicians in didactic continuing medical education sessions. She is also a member of the task force with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that helps develop pain medication guidelines.

Liane is married to her husband Greg. They have the joy of watching their two children, Sara and Reid, grow and become successful adults. She enjoys sports, outdoor activities, art, gardening, and cooking. She also enjoys creating original, handmade fine jewelry.


Skills + Expertise

  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Fluoroscopically Guided Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Migraine Treatment with Botox or Radio-frequency


Education + Training

Undergraduate: Grinnell College
Graduate Medical School: Kansas University Medical School
Residency: University of Kansas Anesthesiology


Professional Memberships

Past President of the Nebraska chapter of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians