70 Pain Management Physicians to Know

The following pain management physicians were selected for this list based on the awards they received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and surgery centers. The surgeons are listed in alphabetical order by last name. All physicians placed on this list have undergone substantial review from our editorial staff. Physicians do not pay and cannot pay to be selected as a great leader to know. The list is not an endorsement of any individual's or organization's clinical abilities.

Salahadin Abdi, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston). Dr. Abdi is the director of the pain center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of anesthesiology of Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. He also serves as a professor of clinical anesthesiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine and director at large of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Abdi has authored several publications and served on the editorial boards of The Journal of The American Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Medicine and Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain. 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.

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 has been named one of Cincinnati Magazine's top physicians. 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.

Cyrus Bakhit, MD (Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.). Dr. Bakhit is a pain management physician at the Carilion Clinic board certified in anesthesiology, internal medicine and pain management. He has 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 is currently the 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.

Rasmin Benyamin, MD (Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, Ill.).
Dr. Benyamin is the founder and current president of Millennium Pain Center in Bloomington, Ill. 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 the 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.

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 Physicians. 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.

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 Physicians. During his career, Dr. Bryce has been a member of several professional organizations, including the North American Neuromodulation Society, International Spine Intervention Society and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 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. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Buenaventura is a fellow of the Interventional Pain Practice and a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. During his career, he has published extensively on topics related to spine pain management and has articles published in Pain Physicians. 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 time as a staff anesthesiologist and pain management physician at Wright-Patterson US Air Force Medical Center near Dayton, Ohio, and 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 (University of Texas, Houston). Dr. Burton is the section chief of cancer pain management and professor of anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has served as president of the Texas Pain Society and on the board of directors of the National Chronic Pain Society. He 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 the 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.

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. During his career, Dr. Cheng has received several research grants from the National Institute f Health, Department of Defense and other agencies to conduct research on neuropathic pain, spinal cord physiology and neuromoduation. 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 the 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.

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 the 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.

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 Physicians 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 and has published an article on cervical epidurals in Pain Physicians. 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 the 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.

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. In addition to his practice, Dr. Dar serves on the advisor board for Swarm Interactive, the developer of a web-based patient information system that helps medical professionals explain complex surgical topics. 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.

Sukdeb Datta, MD (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 Physicians 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 Day, MD (Texas Tech University, Lubbock).
Dr. Day is a professor of pain management and the pain management fellowship director in the department of anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. Dr. Day has served as president of the Texas Pain Society and as examiner for the World Institute of Pain. In addition to his practice, Dr. Day has served on the editorial advisory board of Pain Physicians. He is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and served on the board of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Day earned his medical degree at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College State/Temple, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His additional training includes a pain fellowship at Texas Tech.

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 in Daly City, Calif. He was one of the founding members of the International Spine Intervention Society and has received the Sofamor Danel 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 the 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.

Sudhir Diwan, MD (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City). Dr. Diawan has a professional interest in advanced interventional techniques, such as minimally invasive spinal procedures, radiofrequency neurolysis, neuroaugmentation techniques and intrathecal pain therapies. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Diwan serves on the editorial board for Pain Physicians 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 and has offered his expertise to several prominent publications, including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. 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 Ahmedabad 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.

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 the 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. He has authored several publications and lectured across the country on pain and spine disorders. Dr. Falco earned his medical degree at Temple University Medical School and received additional training in spine, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation fellowships at Southeastern Orthopedic Associates in Benbrook, Texas.

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. During her career, Dr. Fetzer has been named one of Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors. 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 Fleishhacker, DO (Union Anesthesia Associates, Union, N.J.).
Dr. Fleishhacker is the director of Union Spine and Pain Management. He has previously served as the chairman of anesthesiology and pain management at Union (N.J.) Hospital. Dr. Fleishhacker is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the 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. Fleishhacker 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.

Robin Fowler, MD (Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center, Conyers, Ga.). Dr. Fowler is the medical director of the Interventional Spine and Pain Management Center in Conyers, Ga., 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.

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 has published articles in several professional journals, including the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain and the Journal of Pain Symptom Management. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the 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.

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 the American Board of Electrodiagnositc Medicine. He is also a member of the International Spinal Injection Society, North American Spine Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain. Dr. Gruber earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas.

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 the Physician Advisory Committee for Medicaid. During his career, Dr. Hansen has also served on the editorial board for Pain Physicians. 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.

Marc A. Huntoon, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Huntoon serves 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 the 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 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 in Sterling Heights. He also serves as a 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 and medical director of Connecticut Pain Care in Danbury. He has previously served as the medical director of the Danbury Hospital anesthesia pain center and co-director of the hospital's acute pain management service. In addition to his practice, Dr. Kloth serves as the past-president and on the executive committee of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and director at large of the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. He has also served as the executive director of the Connecticut Pain Society and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Kloth earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed additional training in anesthesia at the University of Philadelphia.

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 in Chicago. 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.

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD (Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Ky.).
Dr. Manchikanti is the medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.). He is currently the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. Dr. Manchikanti is also the founder of the Pain Physicians, ABIPP and the ASIPP Foundation. Dr. Manchikanti has also 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, Ohio).
Dr. Makhai 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 neuroplathic pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Mekhai holds leadership positions in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Mekhai 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 the Cleveland Clinic.

Tim Metz, MD (Sioux Falls Surgical Hospital Pain Clinic, Sioux Falls, S.D.). Dr. Metz is a pain management physician who is able to perform kyphoplasty and spinal cord stimulation surgical procedures. He serves as the medical director of Sioux Falls Surgical Hospital and practices at the hospital's pain clinic. He is board certified in anesthesiology and perioperative ultrasound. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Metz serves 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.

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 the American Academy of Family Practice. He is also a member of the International Spine Interventional Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Nguyen is an assistant clinical professor at Georgetown University Medical Center 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 in Washington, D.C., 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.

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 the 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, La., 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.

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.

Ryan N. Potter, MD (CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas). Dr. Potter is a pain management specialist and anesthesiologist at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Chorpus Christi. His group practice, Comprehensive Pain Management, is also in Corpus Christi. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his residency and fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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 the International Spinal Injection Society. He earned his medical degree from 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.

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 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.

Xiulu Ruan, MD (Physicians' Pain Specialists of Alabama).
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 the 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 in Voorhees, N.J., 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.

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 Physicians. 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. Her additional training includes a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India.

Rinoo Shah, MD (Guthrie Health, New York). Dr. Shah is an interventional pain management physician at Guthrie Health in New York. 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 Physicians. 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.

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. Dr. Siegel 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 the 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 (Pain Diagnosis Associates, Niagara, Wis.).
Dr. Singh is the medical director of 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.

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 (Metzger Staats Pain Management, Shrewsbury, N.J.). Dr. Staats is a founding partner of Metzger Staats Pain Management in Shrewsbury, N.J. He helped found the division of pain management at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he practiced for ten 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 the 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 Medicine 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.

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 the American Neuromoduation Society. He also serves on the editorial boards for Neuromodulation Practice and Pain Physicians. 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 in Flowood, Miss. 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 in Jackson and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He also completed a 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.

Andrea Trescot, MD (University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.). Dr. Trescot is the director of the pain fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville and president-elect of the American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians. She is also 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 authored textbook chapters and participated in the writing of four national pain guidelines. She 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.

Ricardo Vallejo, MD (Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, Ill.). Dr. Vallejo is the director of research at Millennium Pain Center in Bloomington, Ill. 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 School of Medicine & Dentistry and completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego and 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. Dr. Waldman is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and a member of the International Association of the Study of Pain, American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American College of Sports Medicine. 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.

Way Yin, MD (Bellingham Spine Pain Specialists, Bellingham, Wash.). Dr. Yin is the founder of Bellingham (Wash.) Spine Pain Specialists and current 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 is on the editorial panel for the spine section of Pain Medicine. 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 (Interventional Spine Specialists, Kenner, La.).
Dr. Zimmerman is a pain management physician with Interventional Spine Specialists in Kenner, La. 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 the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Zimmerman also holds a law degree from Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

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