Dr. Gregory F. Paine was born at Bethesda, Maryland and raised in northern Virginia, although as a child he spent several years in the Pacific and in Europe. Upon graduating from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, he entered active duty with the U.S. Marines as a Second Lieutenant. After earning his wings as a Naval Flight Officer, he began flying as a Radar Intercept Officer(RIO) in the F-4 Phantom, a fighter-attack aircraft. He completed two WESTPAC deployments and distinguished himself in the aviation community by becoming an Air Combat Tactics Instructor, Instructor RIO, and graduating from the Navy Fighter Weapons School, TOPGUN.
After being selected for the U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program, CAPT Paine transferred from the Marines to the Navy and entered the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, graduating in 1992 with his Doctor of Medicine. Following a Transitional Internship at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia where he served as the Senior Intern, Dr. Paine returned to aviation. He completed the Naval Flight Surgeon Program and earned his second set of gold wings. Subsequently, he was chosen for the Marine Corps’ only special flight surgeon billet and served with the prestigious Marine Aviation Weapons and Training Squadron One. After this tour of duty, he returned to Portsmouth to complete his Anesthesiology Residency and remained there as a Staff Physician. He was awarded an Assistant Professorship with the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Paine was selected for the U.S. Navy’s only Pain Management Fellowship and upon completion became the program’s Assistant Director. During this time he deployed aboard the USNS COMFORT (T- AH-20) in support of combat operations for OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, taking care of coalition troops, enemy prisoners of war and civilian casualties.
Upon retiring from the military in February 2005, Dr. Paine joined Collier Anesthesia and Naples Day Surgery. He has been a Florida resident since 1993 and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. During his military career, he amassed over 2000 accident free hours in over a dozen different aircraft. He is a member of several Professional Organizations and has published several articles which can be found under Publications and Presentations. He is married and has two children.