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.
Craig Flinders, MD (Interventional Pain Consultants Surgical Center, Lewiston, Idaho). Dr. Flinders 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 and serves as president and CEO of the Idaho Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Sackstein, MD (The Pain Management Center, Voorhees, N.J.). Dr. Sackstein is the founder and medical director of The Pain Management Center, which has 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.
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.
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.
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