Chronic Pain Management Physician
Education and Credentials
- MD, Kalinin State Medical Institute, Tver’, Russia
- New Jersey License # 25MA07903700
- Board Certified, Interventional Pain Medicine
- Board Certified, Anesthesiology
- Former Asst. Prof. of Anesthesiology, Wayne State University
- Former lead pain management specialist, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
- Medical pain management
- Stem cell therapy and plasma-rich protein (PRP) regenerative medicine treatments
- Nerve blocks
- Ablations, including radio-frequency ablation (GNRA) for chronic knee pain
- Cervical and lumbar epidural injections
- Facet joint injections
- Steroid injections
- Trigger point injections
- Tendon and bursa injections
Pain presents itself differently to every patient. Taking the time with each patient to listen completely allows me to fully understand the patient’s pain conditions and needs so I can offer dedicated care and guidance to get them feeling better as soon as possible.
You seem to care a great deal about why people hurt.
Yes. In my persistent desire to understand suffering and the human condition, I’ve participated in numerous programs, presentations and research, and have done extensive studies and research on a wide array of chronic pain treatments such as neuraxial analgesia for neuropathic and cancer pain. It turns out that pain presents itself differently in each patient. So we cannot assume all pain has the same cause or treat all pain in the same way.
It sounds like you share a philosophy with Dr. Simon and Dr. Curtis.
Definitely. I believe that taking time with each patient to listen completely allows me to fully understand their pain as well as their needs – is it to live with the pain while recovering as quickly as possible? Make it go away so they can get on with life? Each patient is different. Listening fully means I can offer dedicated care and guidance fit to each patient, to get them feeling better as soon as possible.