150 Pain Management Physicians to Know

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Here is a list of 150 pain management physicians to know.

Salahadin Abdi, MD (Arnold Pain Management Center, Brookline, Mass.). Dr. Abdi is the vice chair of pain medicine and chief of the Arnold Pain Management Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, Mass., as well as associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also serves as a professor of clinical anesthesiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Previously, he was the director of the pain center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Abdi earned his medical degree at the University of Muenster in Germany, where he also completed a residency in anesthesiology and intensive care. His additional training includes a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at Harvard.

Donald Adams, MD (OSSO Healthcare Network, Oklahoma City).
Dr. Adams is a pain management physician with OSSO Healthcare Network. He has a special interest in sports science and orthopedics, and his practice focuses on non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Adams is the treasurer of the Oklahoma Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Adams earned his medical degree at Loma Linda (Calif.) University and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Houston.

Rajive K. Adlaka, MD (Pain Control Associates, Crown Point, Ind.).
Dr. Adlaka is the medical director of Pain Control Associates in Crown Point, Ind. He has a professional interest in treating several conditions, including spinal disorders, chronic and acute pain, osteoarthritis and neck pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Adlaka has served as an instructor for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and helped develop the society's chronic narcotic guidelines. He is also affiliated with the International Spine Intervention Society. During his career, Dr. Adlaka has published several articles in professional journals, such as the Journal of Pain Physicians, and a textbook on pain management. Dr. Adlaka earned his medical degree at Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana, India, and completed his residency training in transitional medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and in anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at SUNY at Buffalo.

Sairam Atluri, MD (Tri-State Spine Care, Cincinnati).
Dr. Atluri is the director of the Tri-State Spine Care Institute in Cincinnati and has served as vice president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He was the primary author of the ASIPP guidelines for opioid use in chronic pain and a secondary author of the guidelines for interventional therapy for low back pain. He is also a fellow of Interventional Pain Practice from the World Institute of Pain and author of a pain management textbook. In addition to his practice, Dr. Atluri has published on the screening for opioid abuse in chronic pain and presented his research at the annual meeting for the American Pain Society. Dr. Atluri earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India and completed his residency at Cincinnati's University Hospital in anesthesia and pain management.

Donald D. Bacon, MD (Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio).
Dr. Bacon practices at the Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio. He is a diplomat with the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty certification in pain management. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and treasurer of the Texas Society for Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Bacon earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas System.

Cyrus Bakhit, MD (Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.).
Dr. Bakhit is a pain management physician at the Carilion Clinic and board certified in anesthesiology, internal medicine and pain management. He also served as the medical director of the Pain Management Center of Roanoke. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bakhit has participated in researching and publishing several articles on topics such as removing a torn racz catheter from the lumbar epidural space. Dr. Bakhit is a lifetime director of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University's Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Ray Baker, MD (Washington Interventional Spine Associates, Bellevue, Wash.).
Dr. Baker is the president of Washington Interventional Spine Associates in Bellevue and has served as the director of interventional pain management at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been president of the North American Spine Society, vice president of the International Spine Intervention Society and the second vice president of the National Association of Spine Specialists. His areas of interest include healthcare policy, medical professionalism and treatment outcomes. During his career, Dr. Baker has held positions with the CMS Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee and served on the boards of Puget Sound Health Alliance and United Healthcare. Dr. Baker earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he also completed his residency training in anesthesiology.

Carl C. Balog, MD (Oregon Pain Associates, Portland).
Dr. Balog is an interventional pain management physician with board certification in both pain medicine and anesthesiology. He has a special interest in working with patients who have chronic and acute pain and is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He also serves as secretary of the Oregon Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Balog earned his medical degree at Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, Hungary, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Steven Barna, MD (Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa). Dr. Barna is a board certified interventional pain physician with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He has a professional interest in conservative and non-surgical minimally invasive spine care for patients with chronic spinal conditions. He also works with patients who have non-spinal conditions such as RSD/CRPS. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Barna is an assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where he also does clinical research. During his career, Dr. Barna has been the secretary of the Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee Representative for New England and editorial board consultant for the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Pain Physician journals. Dr. Barna earned his medical degree at Case Western School of Medicine in Cleveland and completed his residency in internal medicine and anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Sanghamitra Basu, MD (Sans Pain Clinic, Las Vegas).
Dr. Basu is board-certified in anesthesiology and practices with Sans Pain Clinic. She has training in the management of spinal pain, headaches, neuropathic pain and CRPS pain, and performs spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal infusion systems. Dr. Basu currently serves as the vice president of the Nevada Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. She earned her medical degree at the University of Arizona and completed anesthesiology training at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. Her additional training includes a pain management fellowship at Rush.

Rasmin Benyamin, MD (Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, Ill.).
Dr. Benyamin is the founder and current president of Millennium Pain Center. He has previously served as president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Benyamin has held editorial appointments in journals such as Pain Practice, Pain Physician and Journal of Opioid Management. He also serves on the faculty at the college of medicine at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and in the department of biological sciences at Illinois State University. Dr. Benyamin earned his medical degree at Tehran University School of Medicine in Iran and completed his residency at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. His additional training includes an internship at the Chicago Medical School hospital.

Uday Bhatt, MD (NJ Spine and Pain Center, Hamilton Square, N.J.).
Dr. Bhatt is the founder of the NJ Spine and Pain Center. He has a professional interest in minimally invasive techniques and is board-certified in pain medicine. Dr. Uday is currently the treasurer of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and belongs to the International Spinal Injection Society. Dr. Bhatt earned his medical degree at the University of Ahmedabad in India and completed a residency and fellowship in interventional pain management at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pamela O. Black, MD (Quadra Health Institute, Albuquerque).
Dr. Black is the medical director of Quandra Health Institute. She also serves as the president and executive director of the New Mexico Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Black earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison and completed her internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison.

Louis Bojrab, MD (Michigan Pain Specialists, Ann Arbor).
Dr. Bojrab is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology and serves as the vice president of the Michigan Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Bojrab was among the first pain physicians in the state to perform percutaneous discectomy in the lumbar spine as well as among the first to perform LASER discectomy of the spine. He has a professional interest in performing vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation and discography. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Indiana University School Of Medicine in Indianapolis. His additional training includes a pain fellowship at Wake Forest University and North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mark Boswell, MD (University of Louisville, Ky.).
Dr. Boswell is the chairman of the department of anesthesiology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and a director at large at of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He also serves as the executive director of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. In the past, Dr. Boswell has served as the director of the surgical center for pain management at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. During his career, Dr. Boswell has published more than 100 scientific writings and served as the editor of Pain Physician. His publications are on topics including cancer pain management, bioethics, palliative care and hospice. Dr. Boswell earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he also completed his residency and fellowship in pain management.

Kaylea Boutwell, MD (Pain and Rehabilitation Specialists of St. Louis)
. Dr. Boutwell is an interventional pain management and non-operative spine specialist with Pain and Rehabilitation Specialists of St. Louis. She is also board-certified in anesthesiology and surgical intensive care. Currently, she serves as treasurer of the Missouri Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in general surgery, anesthesiology and surgical critical care at Saint Louis University Hospital. Her additional training includes a fellowship in pain medicine and interventional pain management therapy at Cleveland Clinic.

Lora Brown, MD (Coastal Orthopedics & Pain Management, Bradenton, Fla.).
Dr. Brown is a pain management physician at Coastal Orthopedics & Pain Management in Bradenton, Fla., where she has a professional interest in performing spinal injections, facet injections and implantable nerve stimulators. She has also served as the president of the Florida Chapter of the American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians as well as on the organization's board of directors. During her career, Dr. Brown has also served on the Florida Governor's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Implantation and Oversight Task Force. She is certified in both pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Brown earned her medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio and completed a fellowship in pain management at Cleveland Clinic.

David Bryce, MD (Advanced Pain Management, Greenfield, Wis.).
Dr Bryce is a pain management physician at Advanced Pain Management in Greenfield, Wis., and has a professional interest in neuromodulation techniques for the treatment of pain and the treatment of pain secondary to cancer. He is certified in pain management, anesthesiology and internal medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bryce has served as treasurer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and on the medical task force for Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Department. He has also served on the editorial board for Pain Physician. Dr. Bryce earned his medical degree at St. Louis University and completed his residency in anesthesia at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. His additional training includes a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a fellowship in pain management at Mayo.

Thomas N. Bryce, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City).
Dr. Bryce is the medical director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program and the Rehabilitation Ambulatory Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He also serves as an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bryce is involved in research related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and pain. He has authored several articles that are printed in professional journals and is a member of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Dr. Bryce has been a research grant reviewer for the European Science Foundation and The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. His additional training includes a residency in rehabilitation medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Ricardo Buenaventura, MD (Pain Relief of Dayton, Ohio).
Dr. Buenaventura is the founder and sole physician at Pain Relief of Dayton in Ohio. He has a professional interest in performing all types of pain management treatment, including implantable spinal technologies such as the spinal cord stimulator and implanted spinal drug administration systems. Dr. Buenaventura has experience in advanced pain injection techniques, radiofrequency techniques and percutaneous disc decompression. During his career, he has published extensively on topics related to spine pain management and has articles published in Pain Physician. Dr. Buenaventura earned his medical degree at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management from The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Allen Burton, MD (Houston Pain Associates).
Dr. Burton currently practices at Houston Pain Associates. Previously, he was a professor and chairman of the department of pain medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he practiced and led the pain program from 2000 to 2010. Dr. Burton is also affiliated with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and North American Neuromodulation Society. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Burton is the co-founder of Vapogenix, a company focused on developing non-opioid analgesics for acute and chronic pain management. He has also conducted research on several pain management topics and published in professional journals, such as Anesthesiology and Pain Practice. Dr. Burton earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Aaron Calodney, MD (Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Tyler).
In addition to his clinical work at Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Dr. Calodney serves as an assistant clinical professor in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. During his career, he also served as a pain management consultant in the department of neurooncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Calodney is a member of the American Academy of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Pain Society and International Spine Injection Society. Dr. Calodney has also published research on topics such as regional anesthesia for traumatized patients. He earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas at Houston, Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children's Hospital and MD Anderson Tumor Institute, all in Houston. His additional training includes fellowships in pain management and regional anesthesia at the University of Texas in Houston and in pediatric anesthesia at Denver Children's Hospital.

David Caraway, MD (St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W. Va.).
Dr. Caraway has a professional interest in treating cancer-related pain. He has served as the medical director of the center for pain relief at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W. Va. Dr. Caraway is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a board member for the North American Neuromodulation Society. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Caraway has participated in several studies focused on pain management, including the Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Clinical Trial, which was presented at a NANS annual meeting. He earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and anesthesiology as well as his fellowship in pain management.

Christopher J. Centeno, MD (Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Broomfield, Colo.).
Dr. Centeno is a founding member of the Centeno-Schultz Clinic; the director of Regenerative Sciences, a medical company pioneering the use of patient's own stem cells to treat orthopedic injuries; and president of the Colorado Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has chaired multiple international research-based conferences and is active in research. His research has appeared in Spine, Pain Physician and Brain Injury among other publications. Dr. Centeno has also served as editor-in-chief of a medical research journal dedicated to traumatic injury. He is a founding member of the International Cellular Medicine Society as well as the Spinal Injury Foundation. Dr. Centeno received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center and the Institute for Rehabilitation Research. He also completed an internship at St. Luke Hospitals in Denver. He is board-certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Jianguo Cheng, MD (Cleveland Clinic).
Dr. Cheng is the program director of the pain medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the principle investigator in the department of neurosciences at Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner Research Institute. Dr. Cheng has served on the editorial board of Pain Practice and invented a wheelchair powered by electrical stimulation for of paralyzed leg muscles for spinal cord injury patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, World Institute of Pain and Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Cheng earned his bachelor of medicine in Shandong, China, and completed residencies in neurology at the Qingdao Medical College in China and in anesthesiology at the University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management and anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Pradeep Chopra, MD (Pain Management Center, Pawtucket, R.I.).
Dr. Chopra is the director of the Pain Management Center in Pawtucket, R.I., and the president and executive director of the Rhode Island Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Chopra is also an assistant professor (clinical) at Brown Medical School. He is a member of the editorial board for Journal of Cancer Pain and Symptom Palliation and Pain Physician. Dr. Chopra completed his anesthesia residency and pain management fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of several awards including the John Hedley-Whyte Award in Critical Care Medicine and the Nancy E. Oriol Award in Obstetric Anesthesia. Dr. Chopra is double board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Paul Christo, MD (Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore).
Dr. Christo is the director of the multidisciplinary pain fellowship program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has a professional interest in treating patients with persistent spine pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, shingles pain and post surgical pain. He has experience performing pain pump and spinal cord stimulator implantations and has expertise in clinical anesthesia. During his career, Dr. Christo has served on advisory boards for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Association for the Study of Pain and American Pain Society. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Christo has conducted research in several areas, including the botulinum toxin for thoracic outlet syndrome, pain in older adults, spinal cord stimulation and the application of online education for pain patients. Dr. Christo earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Steven P. Cohen, MD (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine).
Dr. Cohen is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He is also the director of medical education for the pain management division at Johns Hopkins, and director of pain research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. He developed a new FDA-approved technique for treating sacroiliac joint pain. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine and Pain Physician, among others. Dr. Cohen has been on the organizing committees for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 American Academy of Pain Medicine annual meetings and is the chair-elect for the 2013 Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia Pain Meeting. Dr. Cohen obtained his medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, completed an anesthesiology residency at Columbia University and a pain management fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.  

Kevin A. Coleman, MD (Millennium Pain Management, St. Louis).
Dr. Coleman is an anesthesiologist with Millennium Pain Management and president of the Missouri Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and St. Johns Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.

Ann Conn, MD (Premier Pain Center, Covington, La.).
Dr. Conn has served on the board of directors as treasurer of the Louisiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. She has also served on the editorial board for Pain Physician and is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Conn is board certified in pain management and neurology and has a professional interest in spinal cord stimulation, radio frequency ablation and nonsurgical vertebroplasty. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Conn is a diplomate with the American Board of Psychiatry. Dr. Conn earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where she also completed her residency in the department of neurology. Her additional training includes a fellowship in interventional pain management at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Harold Cordner, MD (Florida Pain Management Associates, Sebastian).
Dr. Cordner is the founder and sole physician at Florida Pain Management Associates. He treats a variety of conditions, including arthritic back pain, cancer pain, arthritis, failed back surgery and diabetic neuropathy. He is certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Cordner is a member of several professional organizations, including American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Society of Pain Practice Management, International Neuromodulation Society and International Spinal Injection Society. He also has experience lecturing nationally and internationally on pain management subjects. Dr. Cordner earned his medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine in the West Indies and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

John Patrick Couch, MD (Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama, Mobile).
Dr. Couch founded the Physicians' Pain Specialists of Alabama in Mobile in 1997. He is also the adjunct assistant professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and serves as the current president of the Alabama chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Couch is also a member of several medical societies including the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and American Pain Society. He has contributed to the Journal of Opioid Management and Pain Physician. Dr. Couch earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in anesthesiology from the University of South Florida. He completed his fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Couch is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Nancy Cross, MD (Advanced Pain Centers of AK, Fairbanks)
. Dr. Cross currently practices at the Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska in Fairbanks and is the president and CEO of the Alaska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. She joined APCA in 2003. Her research focuses on peripheral nerve stimulation, IDET, interstitial cystitis and numerous other interventional procedures. Dr. Cross received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain management at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She served as the clinical coordinator of neuro-anesthesiology at the Maine Medical Center in Portland and the director of clinical anesthesiology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Dana Crovo, MD (Maine Medical Center, Portland).
Dr. Crovo is the director of pain services at Maine Medical Center. He also serves as the president of the Maine Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He also completed a fellowship in pain management at Beth Israel. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management.

Ray d'Amours, MD (Universal Pain Management, Palmdale, Calif.).
Dr. d'Amours is a pain management specialist who serves as the executive director of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He received his medical degree from University Of Miami School Of Medicine and completed his residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, both in Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with a special qualification in pain management by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and World Institute of Pain. Throughout his career he has traveled across the United States lecturing on various topics and authored several scientific papers on pain management.

Jonathan Daitch, MD (Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists, Fort Myers, Fla.).
Dr. Daitch founded Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists in Fort Myers, Fla., which is dedicated to treating patients with pain conditions. He is a fellow of the World Institute of Pain and an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Prior to opening APMSS, Dr. Daitch served as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. His additional training includes interventional pain management experience at Wright Patterson AFB and board certification in pain management and pain medicine.

Urfan Dar, MD (Interventional Pain Management, San Antonio).
Dr. Dar is in private practice in San Antonio and serves as manager and medical director of Theda Oaks Surgery Center, in San Antonio. Theda Oaks Surgery Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare and now performs nearly 10,000 cases per year. He regularly treats patients with all types of chronic and cancer pain and he focuses on employing latest, high tech pain control procedures. Dr. Dar is certified by the American Board of Pain Management and the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Dar earned his medical degree from the University of Kashmir, India, and completed his internship at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. He also completed a residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Satish Dasari, MD (Midwest Pain Management Centers, Munster, Ind.).
Dr. Dasari specializes in pain medicine and serves as vice president of the Indiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology and is a member of the International Spinal Intervention Society, North American Spine Society and American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians. He received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India.

Sukdeb Datta, MD (Reed Migraine Center, Dallas).
Dr. Datta is a partner physician at Reed Migraine Center in Dallas. Previously, he practiced at New Jersey Spine & Rehabilitation, Pompton Lake. Dr. Datta is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine and holds additional certification in pain management. He is a fellow of interventional pain practice by the World Institute of Pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Datta has served on the board of directors of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and in various leadership positions with the American Society of Anesthesiology. He has presented nationally and internationally on several topics, including cancer pain management and minimally invasive pain therapies. During his career, Dr. Datta has also served on the editorial boards of Pain Physician and Frontiers in Pain Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Datta earned his medical degree at Medical College in Calcutta, India, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in pain management at Cook County Hospital.

Miles R. Day, MD (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock).
Dr. Day is the pain fellowship program director and an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain management at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He also serves as an examiner for the World Institute of Pain. Previously, he served as the director and associate professor at the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He also served as associate professor and co-director of pain services at the International Pain Institute. He has served on the editorial boards of Pain Practice and Pain Physician. Dr. Day received his medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College Station and completed his general surgery internship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed his anesthesiology residency and pain fellowship at Texas Tech as well.

Timothy Deer, MD (The Center for Pain Relief, Charleston, W.Va.).
Dr. Deer has held leadership roles in several professional societies, including president of the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and president of the West Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists. He is currently the secretary of the International Neuromodulation Society and has chaired the pain management committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In addition to his practice, Dr. Deer has lectured extensively on spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug infusions. He has also been involved in studies approved by the FDA on stimulation for occipital induced migraine, stimulation for peripheral nerve disorders and stimulation for patients after strokes. Dr. Deer earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, where he also completed advanced training in internal medicine, anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Richard Derby, MD (Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Center, Daly City, Calif.).
Dr. Derby is the medical director of Spinal Diagnostics and treatment Center and CEO of Comprehensive Spine Diagnostics Medical Group. He was one of the founding members of the International Spine Intervention Society and has received the Sofamor Danek Poster Award from the society for his study of the lumbar spine. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is also a member of the Society of Anesthesiologists, North American Spine Society and International Intradiscal Therapy Society. In addition to his clinical practice, he serves on the editorial and review committees for publications including Pain Management and Spine. Dr. Derby earned his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine and completed his residency at the University of California San Francisco.

Viren Desai, MD (Fayetteville Pain Center, Fayetteville, N.C.).
Dr. Desai is an interventional pain physician with Fayetteville Pain Center and vice president of the North Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Desai is a fellow of the Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Government Medical College of South Gujarat University in India and completed his residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Sudhir Diwan, MD (The Spine & Pain Institute of New York, Staten Island).
Dr. Diwan is the executive director of the Spine & Pain Institute of New York in Staten Island. Previously, he served as the director of the Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship Program and division of pain medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University for 10 years. Dr. Diwan has served on the editorial board for Pain Physician and has lectured nationally for several organizations, including the American Cancer Society. He has authored many articles on pain management topics and is currently writing a text book on intrathecal drug therapies. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Diwan earned his masters of surgery from Sheth K.M. School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research at the Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital in India. His additional training includes a residency in anesthesiology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University in New York City and a pain medicine fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dennis Dobritt, DO (Tri-County Pain Consultants, Warren, Mich.).
Dr. Dobritt founded Tri-County Pain Consultants in 2001. He also serves as the president of the Michigan Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Dobritt received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and pain fellowship at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Mich. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management and pain medicine.

Damon Dozier, MD (Pain Management of Middle Tennessee, Clarksville, Tenn.).
Dr. Dozier is a board-certified anesthesiologists and pain management specialist.  He joined Pain Management of Middle Tennessee at its founding in 2009 and serves as vice president of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Dozier is also a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Society of Anesthesiologists. He earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain management at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Larry C. Driver, MD (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston).
Dr. Driver is a professor of pain management and deputy department chair of pain management at the University of Texas MD Cancer Center. He also serves as the fellowship program director in pain management at MD Anderson. Dr. Driver is board-certified in pain medicine, anesthesia and palliative medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Driver is the secretary of the Texas Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain and symptom management at MD Anderson and the Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Marc N. Dubick, MD (Prolotherapy Specialist Interventional Pain Management, Charleston, S.C.).
Dr. Dubick is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician. His particular expertise is in prolotherapy and regenerative injection therapy to treat muscular and skeletal components of chronic pain. During his career, he spent 17 years practicing anesthesiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., before focusing on chronic pain management. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dubick is the vice president of the South Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington and completed additional training at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore.

Frank J. E. Falco, MD (Mid Atlantic Spine, Bear, Del.).
Dr. Falco is the medical director of Mid Atlantic Spine and the executive vice president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. During his career, Dr. Falco has served as the president of the Delaware Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and on the editorial board of SpineUniverse. He serves as a faculty member in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of American Physiatrists, Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and American Academy of Pain Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Falco serves as an expert witness in physical medicine and rehabilitation for the National Association of State Jury. Dr. Falco earned his medical degree at Temple University Medical School and received additional training in spine, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation at Southeastern Orthopedic Associates in Benbrook, Texas.

Alicia B. Feldman, MD (Nebraska Spine Center, Omaha).
Dr. Feldman is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, with a special interest in interventional spine and electromyography. She is currently the treasurer of the Nebraska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of the North American Spine Society. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Feldman holds an academic appointment as clinical instructor at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. She earned her medical degree at Creighton University Medical Center and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

April Fetzer, DO (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago).
Dr. Fetzer is a pain management and physical medicine specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. She has a professional interest in treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders and performing electromyography and nerve conduction studies, fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections, trigger point injections in the management of myofascial pain and joint soft tissue injections of the extremities. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Fetzer is an assistant professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush University Medical Center. She is a member of the North American Spine Society, International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Fetzer earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at Des Monies (Iowa) University and completed her residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Her additional training includes an interventional spine fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Wayne Fleischhacker, DO (Union Spine and Pain Management, Union, N.J.).
Dr. Fleischhacker has served as the director of Union Spine and Pain Management for more than 15 years. He has previously served as the chairman of anesthesiology and pain management at Union (N.J.) Hospital. Dr. Fleischhacker is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians. He is a diplomate with the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Management and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He has also served as the director of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Fleischhacker earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at Massapequa General Hospital. He completed additional training at Philadelphia's Temple University in pain management.

Craig Flinders, MD (Interventional Pain Consultants, Lewiston, Idaho).
Dr. Flinders serves as president and CEO of the Idaho Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is a founder of Interventional Pain Consultants and IPC Surgical Center. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

Robin Fowler, MD (Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center, Conyers, Ga.).
Dr. Fowler is the medical director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Management Center and an active staff member at Newton and Rockdale Medical Centers. He is also the chairman and medical director of Interventional Management Services. Dr. Fowler has an interest in performing epidurals and staying abreast of the innovations in the pain management field. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Fowler has had more than 30 speaking engagements around the country and has served as an advisor for pain management to several private insurance carriers. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, National Pain Foundation, American Pain Society and American Society of Anesthesia. Dr. Fowler earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.  He also completed a fellowship with Emory University's interventional pain program.

Ira B. Fox, MD (Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants, Tamarac, Fla.).
Dr. Fox is the founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in Tamarac, Fla. He also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the World Institute of Pain Executive Board as well as on the finance committee. He chaired the local organizing committee for the 6th Annual Pain Congress which was held in Miami, Fla., in February 2012. He also serves as a governing board member and medical director of the Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Fox received his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his internship, anesthesiology residency and advanced training in pediatric anesthesia and critical care at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

Damean Freas, DO (Advanced Pain Management Specialists, Annapolis, Md.).
Currently the president and CEO of the Maryland Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Dr. Freas is board certified and fellowship trained in pain medicine. He has a professional interest in interventional therapies like epidural injections, joint injections and nerve blocks. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and preformed his medical residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His fellowship training was completed at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Eric D. Freeman, DO (Freeman Spine & Pain Institute, Edison, N.J).
Dr. Freeman is the founder and medical director of Freeman Pain Institute. He is certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Freeman serves as the secretary for the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of the International Spinal Injection Society. He has given presentations on several topics related to interventional pain management. Dr. Freeman earned his osteopathic medicine degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury.

David Gale, MD (Pain Solutions Treatment Centers, Marietta, Ga.).
Dr. Gale is a pain medicine specialist who serves as vice president of the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gale is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and International Society for Interventional Spine. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus and completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. His additional training includes a fellowship at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

John Gentile, MD (Indiana Spine Group, Indianapolis).
Dr. Gentile is a minimally invasive spine specialist with Indiana Spine Group in Indianapolis. He focuses on spinal diagnostics and therapeutics with an interest in interventional pain management and neuromodulation. He serves as the president and executive director of the Indiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Gentile earned his medical degree and completed his residency in anesthesiology and pain management at Indiana University's School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He also completed a fellowship in pain management there as well. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Gentile is a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Spine Intervention Society and the Neuromodulation Society.

Scott Glaser, MD (Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, Chicago).
Dr. Glaser is a director on the national board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, where he has also served as vice president. He has been the president of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a diplomate with the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his practice, Dr. Glaser has been one of the first physician instructors of the International Spinal Interventional Society, where he provided training in performing spinal injections. He also instructs other physicians in minimally invasive spinal procedures in national cadaver courses. During his career, Dr. Glaser has been involved in lobbying for the passage of the NASPER bill fighting prescription drug abuse. Dr. Glaser earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship in anesthesiology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati).
Dr. Goldschneider is the director of the division of pain management at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where he also oversaw the development and extension of acute, chronic, palliative care and procedural pain management programs. He also serves as an associate professor of clinical anesthesia and pediatrics. Under his directorship, the center received the Clinical Center of Excellence distinction from the American Pain Society. In addition to his practice, Dr. Goldschneider conducts research on pain treatment with a focus on outpatient chronic pain management. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and International Association for the Study of Pain. Dr. Goldschneider earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine in Farmington and completed his residency in pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. His additional training includes a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and in pain management at The Children's Hospital in Boston.

Mark Gostine, MD (Michigan Pain Consultants, Big Rapids).
Dr. Gostine is co-founder of Michigan Pain Consultants and Neuropathy Solutions. He is also a founding member of the Michigan Pain Society and serves as a consultant to Hospice of West Michigan, where he developed pain management protocols for cancer. Dr. Gostine's professional interests include treating immune system disorders. He has spoken extensively about the use of vitamin D. He is board certified in both pain management and anesthesiology. Dr. Gostine earned his medical degree at Wayne State University College of Medicine in Detroit and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Gostine's additional training includes a pain management fellowship at Kansas City Consortium in Missouri.

Eric Grahling, MD (Comprehensive Pain Management of Central Connecticut, Plainville, Conn.).
Dr. Grahling is the owner, founder and director of Comprehensive Pain Management of Central Connecticut in Bristol, Plainville and Southington, Connecticut. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He serves as the vice president for the Connecticut Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and on the Carrier Advisory Committee to Medicare. Dr. Grahling received his medical degree from the University Of California Los Angeles School Of Medicine, completed his internship in internal medicine at the former Cabrini Medical Center in New York City and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He completed a pain medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston.

Steven J. Granberg, MD (Millennium Pain Management, St. Louis).
Dr. Granberg is an anesthesiologist with Millennium Pain Management and vice president of the Missouri Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Granberg is also a diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. His additional training includes an internship at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.

Carmen R. Green, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
Dr. Green is a professor of health management and policy, anesthesiology, and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also the co-director of the Dissemination and Health Policy Initiative and the community liaison core and director of the Healthier Black Elders Center for the Michigan Center for Urban African-American Aging Research. She was named to the NIH's Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. She is founding chair of the American Pain Society's special interest group for pain and disparities. Dr. Green received her medical degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. She completed her residency in anesthesiology, subspecialty training in ambulatory and obstetrical anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Michigan.

Robert Gruber, DO (Laser Spine Institute, Tampa Bay).
Dr. Gruber is the director of spinal diagnostics and therapeutics at Laser Spine Institute in Tampa Bay, Fla. He has a professional interest the conventional spinal treatment as well as minimally invasive endoscopic spinal procedures. Dr. Gruber also serves as a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in North Miami, Fla. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Electrodiagnositc Medicine. He is also a member of the International Spinal Injection Society, North American Spine Society and American Society of Interventional Pain. Dr. Gruber earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Frank Hackl, MD (Tulsa Integrated Pain Services, Tulsa, Okla.).
Dr. Hackl practices with Tulsa Integrated Pain Services and serves as secretary of the Oklahoma Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Hackle spent 12 years in the United States Air Force as a software engineer. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his anesthesiology residency in Lubbock. His additional experience includes a pain management fellowship at Texas Tech University. Dr. Hackl is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management.

Nameer Haider, MD (Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, New York City).
Dr. Haider is a co-founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute and has a professional interest in minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of spine pain. He is the vice president of the New York State Society for Interventional Pain Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. During his career, he has been president of NYSSIPP and a member of North American Spine Society. Dr. Haider earned his medical degree at King Edward Medical University and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Northshore University/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. His additional training includes a fellowship in interventional pain management at the Spinal & Skeletal Pain Institute in New York.

Adrian Hamburger, MD (Westerly Hospital Healthcare, Westerly, R.I.).
Dr. Hamburger is an interventional pain management physician at Westerly Hospital Healthcare with a special interest in treating patients with chronic low back pain. He works with patients who have herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis, sports-related injuries and other nerve pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hamburger is the vice president of the Rhode Island Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa and completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

John J. Han, MD (Geisinger Medical Center, Woodbine, Pa.).
Dr. Han is the director of pain services at the Geisinger Medical Center in Woodbine, Pa., as well as the president of the Pennsylvania Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Pain Society, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, National Association of Spine Specialists and North American Spine Society. Dr. Han received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed an internship at Yale's New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. He also completed residencies at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Han also completed a fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital.

Hans Hansen, MD (The Pain Relief Centers, Conover, N.C.).
Dr. Hansen is the director of the Pain Relief Centers in Conover, N.C. He also serves as an executive member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a sitting member of the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and Physician Advisory Committee for Medicaid. During his career, Dr. Hansen has also served on the editorial board for Pain Physician. He remains active in educating and training other pain management physicians. Dr. Hansen earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center in Denver and completed his residency training in anesthesiology and chronic pain management at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

Staniford Helm II, MD (Pacific Coast Pain Management Center, Laguna Hills, Calif.).
Dr. Helm is the medical director of Pacific Coast Pain Management Center and the president-elect of the Association Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Helm has a professional interest in diagnosis, therapeutic nerve blocks, the placement of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps for the administration of pain and anti-spasm medications. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is the interventional pain management representative on the Carrier Advisory Committee for Medicare in California. Dr. Helm earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed additional training in anesthesiology at the University of California in Los Angeles. He also completed an internship in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital.

Graf Hilgenhurst, MD (Precision Pain Care, Smyrna, Tenn.).
Dr. Hilgenhurst is the chief physician and founder of Precision Pain Care. Most recently, he has served as the president of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Before coming to Tennessee, Dr. Hilgenhurst worked in Boston as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and practiced at the New England Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Hilgenhurst completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his internship at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's in Chicago. Dr. Hilgenhurst completed his residency in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in pain management at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Spinal Intervention Society and American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

Marc A. Huntoon, MD (Vanderbilt University, Nashville).
Dr. Huntoon is a professor and chief of the division of pain medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Previously, Dr. Huntoon served in the anesthesiology and pain management departments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He has a professional interest in treating cancer pain and novel spinal drug delivery. During his career, Dr. Huntoon has served as president-elect of the Association of Pain Program Directors and is a professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic. He has also published articles in professional journals such as Spine and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Huntoon earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his residency in anesthesia at Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at the Naval Hospital.

Scott Jahnke, DO (Grizzly Spine Pain & Rehab, Kalispell, Mont.).
Dr. Jahnke is the principal physician at Grizzly Spine Pain and Rehab and most recently served as the president of the Montana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky in Lexington as well as a fellowship in musculoskeletal, spine and pain management at Emory University in Marietta, Ga. Dr. Jahnke is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation as well as a member of the International Spinal Injection Society, North American Spine Society, American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and American Medical Association.

Benjamin W. Johnson, Jr., MD (Center for Spine Joint & NeuroMuscular Rehabilitation, Hermitage, Tenn.).
Dr. Johnson is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He is the co-medical director for the Center for Spine, Joint & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and secretary of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Johnson is also a fellow of the Interventional Pain Practice and diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Johnson has been a reviewer for several professional journals, including Clinical Journal of Pain and Journal of Spinal Disorders. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Naval Hospital in San Diego. His additional training includes dual fellowships of thoracic anesthesiology and regional anesthesiology and pain management at the University of California San Diego, Naval Hospital.

Rajni Jutla, MD (Mind Your Body Clinic, Seattle).
Dr. Jutla is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with the Mind Your Body Clinic. She is the treasurer of the Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Medicine. She has a special interest in treating patients with neuropathic pain and ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks. Dr. Jutla earned her medical degree at Cambridge Overseas Medical Training Programme and completed her surgery residency at the University of Washington in St. Louis. Her additional training includes a pain fellowship at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland.

Ronny Kafiluddi, MD (Advanced Pain Control Center, Davenport, Iowa).
Dr. Kafiluddi practices pain medicine and anesthesiology and serves as the CEO and vice president for the Iowa Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a fellow of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and member of the World Institute of Pain.  He received his medical degree from the University Of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in Canada, completed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and completed a fellowship at Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Solomon Kamson, MD (Spine Institute Northwest, Tacoma, Wash.).
Dr. Kamson is an interventional pain management physician with a special interest in minimally invasive spinal procedures. His clinical research interests include minimally invasive surgery of the thoracic, cervical and lumbar spines. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kamson is the vice president of the Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a fellow of the World Institute of Pain and American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Kamson earned his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His additional training includes an interventional pain fellowship in Perth, Australia, orthopedics fellowship in Germany and minimally invasive spine surgery fellowship at the California Spine Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Scott A. Kelly, MD (Resurgens Orthopaedics, Griffin, Ga.).
Dr. Kelly is the co-medical director of the Resurgens Spine Center in Griffin, Ga. He has a professional interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation, non-operative spine care, spinal injections and electrodiagnostic medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of its sports medicine and neurophysiology special interest groups. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his residency at the Emory University in Atlanta.

Pramod Kerkar, MD (Pain Clinic of Michigan, Sterling Heights).
Dr. Kerkar is the director of the Pain Clinic of Michigan and clinical associate professor in the department of anesthesiology at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Kerkar has a professional interest in nerve blocks, rhizotomy, intraspinal drug delivery, spinal cord stimulators and pain management therapy. In addition to his practice, Dr. Kerkar serves as a fellow with the Royal College of Anesthesiology in Ireland and a diplomate with the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Kerkar completed a residency in anesthesiology and pain management at Bombay University in India as well as a residency in anesthesia and fellowship in pain management at hospitals affiliated with Royal College of Anesthesia in England. His additional training includes a fellowship in research at Wayne State and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

David Kloth, MD (Connecticut Pain Care, Danbury).
Dr. Kloth is the founder, president and medical director of Connecticut Pain Care in Danbury. He was appointed chief of the interventional pain management section in 2004, where he served until 2011. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kloth has spent two years on the Connecticut Carrier Advisory Committee for Medicare and was appointed to the Connecticut Workers Compensation Medical Advisory Board. During his career, Dr. Kloth has been president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, where he continues to serve as an active member of the board of directors. He has been on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society for six years and currently serves as president-elect. Dr. Kloth earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed additional training in anesthesia at the University of Philadelphia.

Peter Kosek, MD (Pain Consultants of Oregon, Eugene). Dr. Kosek practices at Pain Consultants of Oregon. He most recently served as the president of the Oregon Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Appointed by the Governor of Oregon, he has served as a member of the Oregon Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Kosek is a certified principle investigator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and has been involved in more than 25 clinical trials of medication and device therapies for acute, chronic and cancer related pain. Dr. Kosek completed medical school at University of California, Los Angeles, and his residency at Stanford University where he joined the faculty. He then moved to Oregon and served on the faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland before setting up his private practice in Eugene. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.

Franco M. Lee, MD (Interventional Pain Medicine, Las Vegas).
Dr. Lee is a pain physician with Interventional Pain Medicine and treats patients with chronic pain disorders. He currently serves as the secretary of the Nevada Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at De La Salle University College of Medicine in Cavite, Philippines and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Marion O. Lee, MD (Centers for Pain Management, Tifton, Ga.).
Dr. Lee practices at the Centers for Pain Management in Tifton, Ga., and most recently served as the president of the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Lee was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners in 2008. He is also a Federation State Medical Board Bylaws committee member. Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his anesthesiology residency at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., as well as at the Medical College of Georgia.

Timothy Lubenow, MD (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago).
Dr. Lubenow is the medical director of the Rush Pain Center and director of the postoperative analgesia services at Rush University Medical Center. He also serves as the director of the pain management section and on the senior attending staff at Rush. He has a professional interest in complex regional pain syndrome, cancer pain, spinal cord stimulation and implantable drug fusion pumps. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lubenow is a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He also serves as a professor of anesthesiology at Rush. Dr. Lubenow earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his residency and fellowship in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center.

Sean Mackey, MD (Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.).
Dr. Mackey is the chief of the division of pain management and an associate professor in the department of anesthesia and neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. He also serves as director of the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab. He was recently named to the National Institute of Health's Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. Dr. Mackey is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine and International Association for the Study of Pain. He has served on the editorial boards of Pain Medicine and Current Pain and Headache Reports, holds two patents and has authored more than 200 journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and press pieces. Dr. Mackey received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and completed his residency and a pain management fellowship in the department of anesthesiology at the Stanford University Medical Center.

Edward Magaziner, MD (Dr. E. Magaziner, North Brunswick, N.J.).
Dr. Magaziner founded his practice in 1992 and has treated professional athletes, Olympic athletes and dancers. He is the CEO of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, past president of the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and delegate to the New Jersey Medical Society. He is also certified in minimally invasive spine surgery. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Magaziner is a clinical professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and associate professor at New York Medical College. Dr. Magaziner earned his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago and completed his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla.

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD (Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Ky.).
Dr. Manchikanti is the medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah. He is currently the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. Dr. Manchikanti is founder of the Pain Physician, ABIPP and the ASIPP Foundation. He has been instrumental in advocating for the passage of NASPER. He earned his medical degree at Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, where he also completed his residency. He completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Nagy Mekhail, MD (Cleveland Clinic).
Dr. Mekhail is the chairman of the department of pain management at the Cleveland Clinic and holds joint appointments at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Center and Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. Dr. Mekhail also serves as a professor of anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve. He has a professional interest in treating pain management, interventional spine pain management, cancer pain and neuropathic pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Mekhail holds leadership positions in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pain Medicine and World Institute of Pain. Dr. Mekhail earned his medical degree at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and cardiology. His additional training includes a residency and fellowship in anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic.

Tim Metz, MD (Anesthesiology Associates, Sioux Falls, S.D.).
Dr. Metz is a pain management physician who is able to perform kyphoplasty and spinal cord stimulation surgical procedures. He is a member of Anesthesiology Associates and previously served as the medical director of Sioux Falls Surgical Hospital. He is board certified in anesthesiology and perioperative ultrasound. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Metz has served on the Midwest Medical Edition magazine advisory board. Dr. Metz earned his medical degree at the University of South Dakota and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Rafael Miguel, MD (University of South Florida, Tampa).
Dr. Miguel practices pain medicine and anesthesiology and serves as vice president and executive chair for legislative affairs for the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Miguel trains pain management fellows through the University of South Florida Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and has an interest in academic research. Throughout his career, Dr. Miguel has lectured throughout Europe and Latin America on anesthesiology and pain management topics. He has also been vice chair of the Florida Board of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Universidad De Sevilla Facultad De Medicina in Spain and he then completed his internship and residency at Tulane University in New Orleans.  

James A. Mirazita, MD (Pain Solutions, Nashua, N.H.).
Dr. Mirazita is chief medical officer of Pain Solutions and board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. He also serves as vice president of the New Hampshire Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a fellow of the Interventional Pain Practice and World Institute of Pain. Previously, Dr. Mirazita served as medical director of anesthesia services at First Fighter Wing Hospital at the Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Dr. Mirazita earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston.

Gregory A. Moore, MD (NeuroSpine Institute, Eugene, Ore.).
Dr. Moore is a pain management and sports medicine specialist at NeuroSpine Institute. He is board-certified
in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. His special interest includes caring for injured runners and he serves as a team physician for local high school and college athletes. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Moore serves as vice president of the Oregon Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. His additional training includes a fellowship in interventional spine and pain management at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Dermot J. More-O'Ferral, MD (Advanced Pain Management, Waukesha, Wis.).
Dr. More-O'Ferral is a pain management physician with Advanced Pain Management. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He also serves as secretary for the Wisconsin Society of Interventional Pain Management Physicians. Previously, Dr. More-O'Ferral served as medical director of the comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He earned his medical degree at Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and completed his residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at Mid Atlantic Pain Institute in Newark, Delaware.

Gordon L. Mortensen, MD (Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee).
Dr. Mortensen is an anesthesiologist with Aurora Health Care and vice president of the Wisconsin Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has a professional interest in using the latest technology for interventional procedures for chronic pain management. He is also the medical director of the Associated Surgical and Medical Specialists Ambulatory Surgery Center in Franklin, Wis. Dr. Mortensen earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in Madison.

Thomas T. Nguyen, MD (Virginia Spine Institute, Reston).
Dr. Nguyen is a pain management physician at the Virginia Spine Institute in Reston. He has a professional interest in advanced minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for treating acute and chronic pain syndromes. During his career, Dr. Nguyen founded the Comprehensive Pain Management Center in Newport News, Va. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and American Academy of Family Practice. He is also a member of the International Spine Interventional Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Nguyen is an assistant clinical professor at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and is involved in several studies for the treatment of chronic back pain. Dr. Nguyen earned his medical degree from Easter Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., and completed his residency in anesthesiology at George Washington University, and in family practice at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Obi Onyewu, MD (Mid Atlantic Spine & Pain Physicians, Newark, Del.).
Dr. Onyewu is a principal and practicing pain specialist at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians in Newark, Del., as well as the most recent president of the Delaware Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also an instructor for the pain medicine fellowship program at Temple University in Philadelphia and a residency faculty member at the University of Delaware in Newark. Dr. Onyewu is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, National Medical Association and American College of Sports Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He completed a pain management fellowship at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians.

Jon Parks, MD (Advanced Pain Medicine Associates, Wichita, Kan.).
Dr. Parks is a board-certified anesthesiologist who serves as president and CEO of the Kansas Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and International Anesthesia Research Society. Previously, Dr. Parks was director of anesthesiology at Doctor's Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He later founded Advanced Anesthesiology and Pain Management, which is now called Advanced Pain Medicine Associates. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and completed both his internship and residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Allan T. Parr, MD (Premier Pain Center, Covington, La.).
Dr. Parr is the medical director of Premier Pain Center in Covington, La., and the president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a member of the American Pain Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Spinal Injection Society and American Academy of Pain Physicians. In addition to his practice, Dr. Parr conducts research on chronic pain issues and has published articles on topics such as cervical epidurals and managing lower back pain. Dr. Parr earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport and completed a residency in anesthesiology and pain management at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. His additional training includes an internship with an emphasis on pediatric and neonatal intensive care at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Ram Pasupuleti, MD (Center for Pain Management, Bowling Green, Ky.).
Dr. Pasupuleti practices at the Center for Pain Management in Bowling Green, Ky., and has served as the president of the Kentucky Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to KSIPP, he is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and World Institute of Pain. Dr. Pasupuleti received his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed a fellowship in interventional pain management at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock under the tutelage of Prithvi Raj, MD, and Gabor Racz, MD. He also completed a residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University.

Bharat Patel, MD (Deuk Spine Institute, Titusville, Fla.).
Dr. Patel is the director of interventional pain management at Deuk Spine Institute in Titusville, Fla. He has a professional interest in interventional pain management, physiatry, electrodiagnostic medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnosis and injections. During his career, Dr. Patel has been chosen as an examiner for the national American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians examinations and served as the chair of the Congress RPC's practice guideline committee. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Spine Intervention Society and the American Academy of Pain Management. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Patel has conducted research on several topics, including ultrasound-guided trigger point injections into the cervicothoracic musculature. He earned his medical degree at Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Patel's additional training includes a fellowship in pain management and rehabilitation at The Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater.

John Pier, MD (Maine Medical Partners, Scarborough).
Dr. Pier is board certified in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is the clinical director of the spine center with Maine Medical Partners and executive director of the Maine Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Pier travels with the United States Ski Team as a volunteer traveling physician. Dr. Pier received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. Dr. Pier completed his internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and his residency at the University of Colorado.

Peter N. Piperis, MD (Piperis Interventional Pain Care, Omaha).
Dr. Piperis is board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology. He established pain clinics at two hospitals in the Omaha area before founding Piperis Interventional Pain Care in 2006. He also serves as chief of anesthesia at Advanced Surgery Center in Omaha and is the secretary of the Nebraska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Piperis earned his medical degree at Creighton University in Omaha and completed his residency in anesthesia at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle.

Michael Poss, MD (Virginia Brain and Spine Center, Winchester).
Dr. Poss currently practices at the Virginia Brain and Spine Center in Winchester and most recently served as the president of the Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Poss received his medical degree and completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the Wake Forest University Baptist School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. After receiving his degree, Dr. Poss served as an intern and a medical officer with the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps. He earned the rank of Commander, Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserve.

John Prunskis, MD (Illinois Pain Institute, Elgin).
Dr. Prunskis is the owner and co-medical director of the Illinois Pain Institute, which has five locations in the Chicago area. He has a professional expertise in spinal pain diagnosis and interventional treatment. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Prunskis has been appointed to the Illinois State Medical Society Committee on Healthcare Economics. He has also served as the president of the McHenry County Medical Society and a past member of the Illinois State Medical Society Governmental Affairs Council. Dr. Prunskis is also a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Management and International Spinal Injection Society. He earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship training at the University of Chicago.

Gabor Racz, MD (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock).
Dr. Racz is the director of the pain center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He previously served as the chairman of the department of anesthesiology and director of pain services. He has a professional interest in nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, radiofrequency thermocoagulation as well as other pain management procedures. In addition to his practice, Dr. Racz has served as president of the World Institute of Pain and director emeritus of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a diplomate with the American College of Pain Management and the American Board of Anesthesiology. During his career, Dr. Racz has published several articles topics such as spinal cord and peripheral and stimulation. He earned his medical degree at the University of Liverpool Medical School in England and completed his residency in anesthesiology at State University of New York Medical Center in Syracuse.

Srinivasa N. Raja, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore).
Dr. Raja is the director of the division of pain management at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also serves as a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and neurology at Johns Hopkins. Previously, Dr. Raja served as the director-at-large of the American Pain Society. He has a professional interest in critical care medicine, neuropathy, neuralgia and pain management. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Raja conducts research in peripheral and central mechanisms of neuropathic pain. He has also served as a member of the World Congress on Pain and on the executive committee of the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group. During his career, Dr. Raja has earned the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society and has been a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Raja underwent his medical training at the Patna Medical College at Patna University in India, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Richard D. Ramos, MD (Greensboro Orthopaedics, Greensboro, N.C.).
Dr. Ramos is a pain management physician with Greensboro Orthopaedics with a special interest in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pain. He is the secretary of the North Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Charlotte (N.C.) Institute of Rehabilitation. His additional training includes a musculoskeletal and interventional spine fellowship at the Alabama Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Birmingham.

James P. Rathmell, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston).
Dr. Rathmell is the director of the Center for Pain Medicine and chief of the divisions of pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a professional interest in treating and investigating new treatments for spine pain. Dr. Rathmell holds additional expertise in treating patients with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain. He is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and serves as an assistant professor at Harvard University in Boston. During his career, Dr. Rathmell has published articles on several topics, including complications in regional anesthesia and pain medicine and image-guided interventions. He earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, both in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Richard L. Rauck, MD (Carolinas Pain Institute & The Center for Clinical Research, Winston-Salem, N.C.).
Dr. Rauck is the medical director of The Center for Clinical Research and serves as the president-elect of the World Institute of Pain. He also is the director of the pain management fellowship at Wake Forest University. The Center for Clinical Research is currently involved in more than 30 studies. Dr. Rauck earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a residency in anesthesia and a pain management fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Thaddeus A. Ray, DO (Four Corners Spine and Pain, Farmington, N.M.).
Dr. Ray is a physician with Four Corners Spine and Pain. He also serves as secretary of the New Mexico Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He previously founded a pain clinic with the Iowa Orthopedic Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ray is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society and North American Spine Society. He is board-certified in pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Ray earned his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas in San Antonio. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La.

Richard H. Rho, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Rho is the chair of pain management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He has a professional interest in treating spine pain and holds certification in anesthesiology and pain management. In addition to his practice, Dr. Rho has written and published several articles in professional journals on topics such as subcutaneous oxygen therapy and the implantation of spinal cord stimulators. Dr. Rho also holds an assistant professorship of in anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Francis Riegler, MD (Universal Pain Management, Palmdale, Calif.).
Dr. Francis Riegler is one of the founding physicians of Universal Pain Management in Palmdale, Calif. He also holds a faculty position at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine as an assistant professor of anesthesiology. He is also a lifetime member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and executive director of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Riegler earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He completed his residency training in anesthesia at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago.

Richard M. Rosenthal, MD (Nexus Pain Care, Provo, Utah).
Dr. Rosenthal is the medical director of Nexus Pain Care as well as the editor of the interventional pain section of the Practical Pain Management journal. He serves as the fellowship director at the Utah Center for Pain Management & Research in Provo and the president of the Utah Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Nexus Pain Care was one of four U.S. clinics to receive the Excellence in Multi-Disciplinary Pain Care award from the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Rosenthal received his medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, World Institute of Pain, American Medical Association and International Neuromodulation Society.

Xiulu Ruan, MD (Physicians' Pain Specialists of Alabama, Mobile)
. Dr. Ruan is the co-medical director and co-owner of Physicians' Pain Specialists of Alabama. He also serves as the director of the interventional pain management fellowship program at the practice and is the founder and executive director of the International Institute of Pain and Rehabilitation. In addition to his practice, Dr. Ruan serves as an adjunct assistant professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is also a fellow of the Interventional Pain Practice and the World Institute of Pain. He earned his medical degree at Shandong Medical University in China and completed his residency in rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His additional training includes an interventional pain management fellowship in the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Adam Sackstein, MD (The Pain Management Center, Voorhees, N.J.).
Dr. Sackstein is the founder and medical director of The Pain Management Center, which holds three locations in the state. He is certified in both pain management and anesthesiology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Management. Dr. Sackstein also serves as the director of The Pain Management Center at Hamilton (N.J), and Hamilton Surgical Center's chairman of the executive board. He has also served as a president of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a member of several other professional societies, including the International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Sackstein earned his medical degree from State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Yale University and New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.

Louis Saeger, MD (Midwest Spine Institute, Stillwater, Minn.).
Dr. Saeger is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology and serves as the president of the Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. During his career, Dr. Saeger has also been a director at large with the Western Pain Society and board member of the Washington State Cancer Pain Initiative. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and completed his residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. His additional training includes a fellowship at the University of Washington.

Manuel G. Sanchez, MD (Interventional Spine Medicine, Barrington, N.H.).
Dr. Sanchez is a physician with Interventional Spine Medicine. He currently serves as the president of the New Hampshire Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is board-certified in pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine. During his career, Dr. Sanchez has been a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Academy of Pain Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the National Autonomous University in Mexico City and completed his residency at the University of Toronto in Canada. His additional training includes a fellowship at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Stuart Schneiderman, MD (Interventional Pain Management Center of Rhode Island, Pawtucket).
Dr. Schneiderman is a board-certified anesthesiologist and president of the Pain Management Center. He has a professional interest in ambulatory surgery and anesthesia care, with the goal of providing clinical care in a non-hospital environment. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Schneiderman is the treasurer of the Rhode Island Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his anesthesiology residency at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

David Schultz, MD (Medical Advanced Pain Specialists, Minneapolis).
Dr. Schultz is the founder and president of Medical Advanced Pain Specialists, which operations five outpatient interventional pain centers. Dr. Schultz also serves as the president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the president and executive director of the Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. During his career, Dr. Schultz has also served as an active member of the Carrier Advisory Committee for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He also serves as a primary investigator for various research studies focused on the scientific study of pain management. Dr. Schultz earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Duluth, where he also completed his residency in anesthesiology.

Nalini Sehgal, MD (University of Wisconsin, Madison).
Dr. Sehgal is the medical director of the interventional pain program and an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her clinical and research interests include minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat complex pain disorders, chronic pain disorders, chronic pain of spinal origin and cancer pain. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Sehgal has published research in professional journals such as the Journal of Hospital Medicine and Pain Physician. She earned her medical degree at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College in India and completed her residency at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Her additional training includes a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India.

Rinoo Shah, MD (Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.).
Dr. Shah is an interventional pain management physician at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., a Guthrie Health hospital. He has a professional interest in performing spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pumps for cancer and minimally invasive disc procedures. He is certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation. During his career, Dr. Shah has served as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and the pain fellowship education director at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock. He has also served as a reviewer and on the editorial board for Pain Physician. He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed his residency at Cornell Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y., and at New York University Medical Center in New York City. His additional training includes a fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

Ashish G. Shanbhag, MD (Palmetto Pain & Rehabilitation Physicians, Spartanburg, S.C.).
Dr. Shanbhag is the principal physician of the Palmetto Pain and Rehabilitation Physicians as well as the president of the South Carolina Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has also served as the executive director of the South Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the chair of pain medicine at Spartanburg Regional Hospitals & Clinics and on the executive committee of the Spartanburg County Medical Society. Dr. Shanbhag received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a fellowship in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, interventional spine and pain management as well as a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He also completed a fellowship in neurodiagnostic medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Alan Siegel, MD (Interventional Pain Physicians of South Florida, Plantation).
Dr. Siegel is board certified in anesthesiology with a special certification in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology. He regularly treats chronic pain conditions and has a professional interest in diagnosis and treatment of spinal pain using minimally invasive techniques. He performs disc depression, discography, facet joint injections and epidural steroid injections. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Siegel serves as a clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Siegel is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Spine Intervention Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville and completed his residency in general surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Sanford Silverman, MD (Comprehensive Pain Medicine, Pompano Beach, Fla.).
Dr. Silverman is the director of Comprehensive Pain Medicine in Pompano Beach, Fla. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Silverman's additional memberships include the International Spine Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has a professional interest in interventional and medical treatment for chronic pain, opioid adaptation and complex chronic pain with hyperalgesia. During his career, Dr. Silverman has served as the chief of anesthesia and operative service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and the director of its pain clinic. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his anesthesiology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Vijay Singh, MD (Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates, Niagara, Wis.).
Dr. Singh is the medical director of Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates and a lifetime director of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a member of the International Spinal Injection Society and the North American Spine Society. During his career, Dr. Singh has published several professional articles on topics such as percutaneous disc decompression using Coblation. He has also traveled nationally and internationally to speak about pain management. Dr. Singh earned his medical degree from Motilal Nehru Medical College in Allahabad, India and completed additional training in anesthesia at the University of Florida in Tampa. He also spent time training in neurological surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Aneesh Singla, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.).
Dr. Singla is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology and serves as the treasurer for the Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Singla is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School in Boston and a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has a special interest in interventional pain management and minimally invasive spine care. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Todd Sitzman, MD (Advanced Pain Therapy, Hattiesburg, Miss.).
Dr. Sitzman is the medical director of Advanced Pain Therapy as well as the medical consultant for the pain management program at Forrest General Hospital, both in in Hattiesburg, Miss. He currently serves on the board of directors of the North American Neuromodulation Society, Southern Pain Society and Mississippi Pain Society as well as the past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Southern Pain Society. Dr. Sitzman has authored more than 65 scientific abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal Pain Medicine. Dr. Sitzman received his medical and master of public health degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he received anesthesiology and pain management specialty training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville.

Jan Slezak, MD (Interventional Spine Medicine, Barrington, N.H.).
Dr. Slezak is a pain management physician with Interventional Spine Medicine and was previously on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center in Boston. He is the medical director and principle investigator for the Northeast Pain Research Center and has published on several topics, including pain medicine. Currently, Dr. Slezak serves as secretary and treasurer of the New Hampshire Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Comenius University in Slovakia and completed his residency at the University Hospital in Bratislava. His additional training includes an internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and pain management fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Amol Soin, MD (Ohio Pain Clinic, Centerville).
Dr. Soin founded the Ohio Pain Clinic in Centerville in 2007 and serves as its medical director. He also has served as the president of the Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Wright State University Medical School in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Soin received his medical degree at the University of Akron, Ohio. While in medical school, he published the book Curing America: A Look Inside America's Failing Health Care System. He completed an anesthesiology residency at Rush University in Chicago. At Rush, he was elected to serve as vice chairman and then chairman of the Illinois State Medical Society's Residents and Fellows Section. After his residency, Dr. Soin completed a pain management fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Brad Sorosky, MD (Desert Spine and Sports Physicians, Phoenix).
Dr. Sorosky is a pain management and rehabilitation physician at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians in Phoenix. He is a member of the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and International Spine Intervention Society. In addition to his practice, Dr. Sorosky has published book chapters on several topics, including interventional spine. He has also published in professional journals, including the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. For the past two years, Dr. Sorosky has been named a top physician by Phoenix Magazine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he also completed a fellowship in spine and sports medicine rehabilitation.

Peter Staats, MD (Premier Pain Centers, Shrewsbury, N.J.). Dr. Staats is a founding partner of Premier Pain Centers in Shrewsbury, N.J. He helped found the division of pain management at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he practiced for 10 years. Dr. Staats has a professional interest in minimally invasive procedures for treating chronic pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Staats is a fellow of the World Institute of Pain and North American Neuromodulation Society, for which he also serves on the board of directors. He has authored several articles in journals such as the Journal of American Medical Association, Pain and Anesthesiology. Dr. Staats earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Steven B. Storick, MD (Columbia Neurosurgical Associates, Columbia, S.C.).
Dr. Storick is a physician with Columbia Neurosurgical Associates. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pain Medicine and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He currently serves as secretary and treasurer of the South Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Storick earned his medical degree at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD (Cleveland Clinic).
Dr. Stanton-Hicks is the vice-chairman of the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He has a professional interest in pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and regional anesthesia. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Stanton-Hicks has authored more than 130 articles, book chapters and textbooks. He is a leader in several national and international societies, including the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, American Academy of Pain Medicine and the International Association for the Study of Pain. He has been the president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Medical Infrared Imaging and American Neuromoduation Society. Dr. Stanton-Hicks earned his medical degree at the University of Adelaide Faculty of Medicine in Australia and completed residencies at Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide and Royal Melbourne Hospital in Sweden. His additional training includes a fellowship in anesthesia at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Jeffrey Summers, MD (NewSouth NeuroSpine, Flowood, Miss.).
Dr. Summers is the director of the interventional pain management division of NewSouth NeuroSpine. He is a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology and treasurer of the International Spine Intervention Society. During his career, Dr. Summers has served as the director of the pain management service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, medical director of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., and assistant professor in anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Summers earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He also completed fellowships in pain management at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio as well as the Pain Relief Institute and Walton Centre for Neurosurgical Sciences in Liverpool, England.

Edward Tavel, Jr., MD (Pain Specialists of Charleston, Charleston, Pa.).
Dr. Tavel is the founder and medical director of the Pain Specialists of Charleston. Outside of the clinical practice, he founded Pain Research of Charleston, an independent, multi-therapeutic clinical research site. Pain Research of Charleston conducts phase II, III and IV clinical trials and focuses on medical advances within the field of pain management. Dr. Tavel received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He completed internships at Roanoke (Va.) Hospital and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is double board certified in anesthesia and pain medicine and has been practicing pain management since 1993.  

Robert Tiso, MD (New York Spine & Wellness Center, North Syracuse).
Dr. Tiso is a board-certified anesthesiologist with an additional board certification in pain management. He practices at the New York Spine & Wellness Center and focuses on patients with aggressive nonoperative spine care. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Tiso has served as treasurer of the New York State Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., where he also completed his residency.

Andrea Trescot, MD (Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Fla.).
Dr. Trescot currently practices at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine. Previously, she served as the director for the pain fellowship programs at both the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is a founding director and past president of the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine and a member of the World Institute of Pain. During her career, Dr. Trescot has lectured nationally and internationally on topics such as cryoneuroablation, spinal endoscopy, opioids and peripheral nerve entrapments. Dr. Trescot earned her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed her residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Her additional training includes a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at National Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Robert Valentz, MD (Alaska Spine Institute, Anchorage, Ala).
Dr. Valentz is the director of anesthesiology at Alaska Spine Institute's surgery center and secretary of the Alaska Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and then went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Meridia Huron before leaving Cleveland to pursue a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Valentz continued his training with a fellowship in pain medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Ricardo Vallejo, MD (Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, Ill.).
Dr. Vallejo is the director of research at Millennium Pain Center. He also serves as the associate editor of Pain Practice and has appointments on editorial boards of Clinical Journal of Pain and Journal of Opioid Management. His research interests include management of chronic pain states such as failed back surgery and diagnostic lower back pain. During his career, Dr. Vallejo has served as an adjunct professor at Illinois State University. He is a member of the examination board for the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Vallejo earned his medical degree in Colombia and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Miami. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Philip Wagner, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City).
Dr. Wagner is the associate director of the acute pain service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has a professional interest in chronic pain management, postoperative pain control, failed back syndrome, spinal stenosis and pain management for limb lengthening/reconstruction. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the International Association for the Study of Pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Wagner is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine & Dentistry and completed a residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego, as well as a residency in anesthesiology at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at HSS, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

Seth A. Waldman, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City).
Dr. Waldman is the director of the division of pain management at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is also an attending anesthesiologist at the hospital. He has a professional interest in treating neuropathic pain syndromes, non-surgical treatment of spine pain, diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injection procedures and radiofrequency ablation-osteoid osteomas. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Waldman serves as director-at-large for the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and serves as a clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College of Union University and completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain medicine at Harvard.

Arthur S. Watanabe, MD (Spinal Diagnostics, Spokane, Wash.).
Dr. Watanabe is a principal physician at Spinal Diagnostics and the president of the Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is a member of the International Spinal Intervention Society, American Society of Spine Radiologists and Washington State Medical Association. Dr. Watanabe graduated from the University of California with a doctor of pharmacy degree and from the University of Cincinnati with a doctor of medicine degree. He completed an internal medicine internship and diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He completed a neuroradiology fellowship at Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center. He is sub-specialized in the practice of interventional pain management and has been practicing in this specialty since 1997.

Scott Woska, MD (Lakewood Surgery Center, Lakewood, N.J.).
Dr. Woska is the medical director of the Lakewood Surgery Center as well as the president of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Woska has authored a book titled The Rehab Pocket Survival Guide, a standard reference for rehabilitation residents. He has collaborated on a chapter in discography in an interventional radiology textbook and has participated in various research projects involving interventional pain procedures for pain of spinal origin. Dr. Woska received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital. After his residency, he spent a year in New Orleans completing a fellowship in interventional pain medicine and spine injections.

Robert Wright, MD (Denver Pain Management).
Dr. Wright is the founder of Denver Pain Management. He previously served as anesthesiologist for the USAF Academy Hospital in Colorado Springs. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Wright is involved in research and has given several presentations on advanced interventional pain management and non-surgical pain intervention. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, Interventional Spinal Injection Society and International Association for the Study of Pain. Dr. Wright earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. His additional training includes specialty training in chronic pain management at the University of Utah Medical Center.

Douglas Yeatman, MD (Aascend Pain Institute, Appleton, Wis.).
Dr. Yeatman is the director of the Aascend Pain Institute and the treasurer of the Wisconsin Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist, and has a professional interest in spinal cord nerve stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and cancer pain management. He is a member of the American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Yeatman completed his fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Way Yin, MD (Bellingham Spine Pain Specialists, Bellingham, Wash.).
Dr. Yin is the founder of Bellingham Spine Pain Specialists and has been president of the International Spine Intervention Society. He also serves on many committees for the North American Spine Society and serves on the Medical Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Yin has published several articles in professional journals on topics such as diagnostic and therapeutic spine interventions. He regularly lectures for scientific and educational societies on pain management. Dr. Yin earned his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City and completed training in general surgery and anesthesiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Peter Zimmerman, MD (Louisiana Health Solutions, Metairie, La.).
Dr. Zimmerman is a pain management physician with Louisiana Health Solutions, LA Medical Clinic, SHIPS Medical and Louisiana Specialty Institute. He is also a clinical assistant professor at LSU Health Sciences Center. He has had extensive training in spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators as well as other spine pain treatment options. In addition to his current practice, Dr. Zimmerman is the associate editor of the International Spine Intervention Society's scientific newsletter. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and Louisiana State University in New Orleans. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Ben Zolper, MD (Northeast Pain Management, Bangor, Maine).
Dr. Zolper is the founder and director of Northeast Pain Management and vice president for the Maine Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Board of Anesthesiology. His clinical interests include endoscopic discectomy, kyphoplasty and ultrasound guided injections. He received his medical degree from the University of Southampton in England and completed both his internship and residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse (N.Y.).

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