Paul Lynch, MD – Scottsdale Pain Management Doctor

Dr-Paul-Lynch-profilePaul Lynch, M.D., double board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional pain physician, has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. He is passionate about treating the most complex pain cases in a comprehensive, integrative, and holistic approach, offering alternative medicine therapies and the most innovative, minimally-invasive procedures.

Dr. Lynch is the co-founder of Arizona Pain Specialists, Paindoctor.com, Holistic Pain, and Boost Medical.

He is currently launching the Arizona Pain Stem Cell Institute to conduct the latest research in regenerative medicine for pain patients. Dr. Lynch is known by his peers as not only an expert in pain medicine, but also as an expert in the business side of medicine, as his company Boost Medical offers practice management for various medical practices nationally. He teaches nationally on how to run an efficient medical practice. He is currently on the board of directors for the American Society of Pain Physicians’ Arizona chapter and a member of the International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Lynch studied at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, New York University, Texas Tech University, and was an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Lynch currently works in Scottsdale and Glendale Arizona at Arizona’s premier pain management clinic, Arizona Pain Specialists.

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Curriculum Vitae – Paul Lynch, MD

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Profile

  • Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Fellowship Trained
  • Patient Advocate
  • Neuromodulation Expert
  • Leadership Experience
  • Regenerative Medicine Specialist 
  • Research Leader 

Professional Development

2014Founder and Board of Directors, Pain Doctor, Inc.
2013Founder, Holistic Pain: Natural Pain Relief
2010 – CurrentFounder, PainDoctor.com
2010 – CurrentFounder, Boost Medical
2007 – CurrentFounder, Arizona Pain Specialists
2010 – CurrentPainDoctor.com, Clinical Editor
2010 – CurrentArizona Pain Monthly Magazine, Clinical Editor
2008 – CurrentA Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management (Online Pain Textbook) Clinical Editor
2007 – CurrentFounder, Arizona Pain Foundation
2007 – 2010Research Contributor and Consultant at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ
2007Co-Chief Fellow Texas Tech Pain Medicine
2005 – 2006Research Contributor at New York University Medical Center in New York, NY
2004 – 2005Research and Development Coordinator at Beth Israel Medical Center / Advanced Medical Technology Institute in New York, NY
2003 – 2004Research Associate and Research Coordinator for Medical Students at Beth Israel Medical Center / Advanced Medical Technology Institute in New York, NY
1999 – 2003Research Consultant at National Institute on Media and the Family in Minneapolis, MN
1999Research Contributor at University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK
1992 -1994Research Contributor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC

Honors And Awards

2014 M&A Advisors “Deal of the Year” in Health and Life Sciences category. Catterton Partners Investment in Pain Doctor, Inc.

2013 The Best of Arizona Businesses “Pain Management” by Ranking Arizona

2011 Top Doctors Award by Phoenix Magazine voted by Phoenix valley physicians

2010 Top Doctors Award by Phoenix Magazine voted by Phoenix valley physicians

1994-1998 Oral Roberts University Honor Society Summa Cum Laude

Research And Publications

McJunkin, T. L., Swing, E. L., Lynch, P. J. (in press). Amniotic tissue. Chapter 8 in T. Davis (Ed.), Atlas of Regenerative Medicine. New York, NY: Springer.

McJunkin, T. L., Swing, E. L., Walters, K., Lynch, P. J. (in press). Multidisciplinary management for chronic pain rehabilitation. In A. Carayannopoulos. (Ed.), Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient. New York, NY: Springer.

McJunkin, T. L., Maita, M., Swing, E. L., & Lynch, P. J. (in press). Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty: Treating painful vertebral compression fractures. In A. Carayannopoulos. (Ed.), Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient. New York, NY: Springer.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Deer, T. (2016). Peripheral nerve stimulation miniaturization. Chapter 31 in T. Deer & J. Pope (Eds.), Atlas of Implantable Pain Therapies, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer Science Media.

Deer, T., Krames, E., Leong, M., Stanton-Hicks, M., Golovac, S., Kapural, L., Alo, K., Foreman, R., Caraway, D., Narouze, S., Van Buyten, J. P., Linderoth, B., Prager, J., Feler, C., Pope, J., Poree, L., Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Staats, P., Liem, L., & Williams, K. (2014). The Appropriate Use of Neurostimulation: New and Evolving Neurostimulation Therapies and Applicable Treatment of Disease States for Chronic Pain. Neuromodulation,17, 599-615.

Deer, T., Thomson, S., Raso, L., Burton, A., DeAndres, J., North, R., Buvanendran, A., Liem, L., Pope, J., Kumar, K., Feler, C., Abejon, D., Eldabe, S., Kloth, D., Kim, P., Provenzano, D., Hayek, S., Staats, P., McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Kapural, L., Caraway, D., & Alo, K. (2014). The Appropriate Use of Neurostimulation: Avoidance and Treatment of Complications of Neurostimulation Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Neuromodulation,17, 571-598.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Tilghman, J., Hogan, P., Wuollet, A., Swing, E. L. (2014). Comprehensive management of chronic knee pain. Pain Medicine News, 12(6).

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Miravite, M., Swing, E. L. (in press). What to expect from ICD-10. Pain Medicine News, 11.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Micklos, L., & Swing, E. L. (2013). Patient opioid disengagement. Pain Medicine News, 11(9).

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Wallmann, A., & Swing, E. L. (2013). Neuromodulation for post-amputation pain. Pain Medicine News, 11(8).

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Anderson, J. K., Kanner, J., & Swing, E. L. (2013). Psychological screening of patients for spinal cord stimulator treatment. Pain Medicine News, 11(6).

Carlon, J., Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Filani, J., Swing, E. L. (2013). Growing Your Pain Practice Through Effective Marketing. Pain Medicine News, 11(5).

McJunkin, T. L., Carlon, J., Lynch, P. J., Swing, E. L. (2013). The No. 1 Key to Business Development. Pain Medicine News, 11(4).

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Deer, T. R., Anderson, J. K., Desai, R. (2012). Regenerative Medicine In Pain Management. Pain Medicine News, 10(12).

Bailey, B., McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Swing, E. L. (2012). HIPAA: Issues of Health Information Privacy and Security. Pain Medicine News, 10(11).

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Anderson, J. K., Swing, E. L. (2012). Responsible Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain. Pain Medicine News, 10(10).

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Swing, E. L. (2012). Exceeding Patient Expectations. Pain Medicine News, 10(9).

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Gentile, D. A., & Tapscott, R. L. (2012). Is It Time To Change the Way We Report Pain? Pain Medicine News, 10(8).

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Donley, K. M., Tapscott, R. L. (2012). Hiring an Office Manager: A Checklist. Pain Medicine News, 10(6).

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Tapscott, R. L., Madan, T., & Campbell, S. (2012). Discovering Medicine for Your Pain Practice Through Clinical Research, Part 2. Pain Medicine News, 10(5).

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T.L., Tapscott, R. L., Madan, T., & Campbell, S. (2012) Discovering Medicine for Your Pain Practice Through Clinical Research, Part 1. Pain Medicine News, 10(4), 23-24.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Srejic, E. (2012). Complications of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Open Technique, Percutaneous Technique, and Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation. In M. T. Ransom, J. E. Pope, & T. R. Deer (Eds.), Reducing risks and complications of interventional pain procedures, Vol 5 (pp. 11 – 18). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Inc.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Makas, C. (2012). Complications of Therapeutic Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Procedures. In M. T. Ransom, J. E. Pope, & T. R. Deer (Eds.), Reducing risks and complications of interventional pain procedures, Vol 5 (pp. 41 – 54). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Inc.

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., & Srejic, E. (2012). Complications of Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty. In M. T. Ransom, J. E. Pope, & T. R. Deer (Eds.), Reducing risks and complications of interventional pain procedures, Vol 5 (pp. 137 – 150). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Inc.

Carlon, J., McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Tapscott, R. L. (2012) Confronting the Brutal Facts: Patient and Employee Satisfaction. Pain Medicine News, 10(2), 30-31.

Hogan, P.W., McJunkin, T. L., & Lynch, P. J. (2012). Relationship Development Strategies for Your Pain Practice. Pain Medicine News, 10(1), 19-20.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Gondalia, S., & Tapscott, R. L. (2011). Guidelines to Determine ‘Incident To’ Billing. Pain Medicine News, 9(11),24-25.

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., & Braunm, R. (2011). What can IT do for your Growing Pain Practice? Pain Medicine News, 9(10), 44-45.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Gondalia, S., & Tapscott, R. L. (2011). Roll the DICE: Streamline the Workflow in your Pain Practice. Pain Medicine News, 9(9), 46-47.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Okagbare, O., & Tapscott, R. L. (2011). Top Five Employment Issues for Pain Management Centers. Pain Medicine News, 9(8), 24-25.

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Sebring, T., & Tapscott, R. L. (2011). Electronic Health Records: A Primer. Pain Medicine News, 9(7), 23-24.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., Tapscott, R. L., & Donley, K. (2011). To Tweet or Not To Tweet: Is Social Media Right for Your Practice? Pain Medicine News, 9(6), 18-19.

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Bailey, B., Tapscott, R. L., & Makas, C. (2011). Legal Implications in Pain Medicine: An Overview of the Federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. Pain Medicine News, 9(5), 21-22.

Lynch, P. J., McJunkin, T. L., Eross, E., Gooch, S. and Maloney, J. (2011). Case Report: Successful Epiradicular Peripheral Nerve Stimulation of the C2 Dorsal Root Ganglion for Postherpetic Neuralgia. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 14(1), 58–61.

Gentile, D. A., Woodhouse, J., Lynch, P. J., Maier, J., & McJunkin, T. L. (2011). Reliability and Validity of the Global Pain Scale with Chronic Pain Sufferers. Pain Physician, 14(1), 61-70.

McJunkin, T. L., Berardoni, N., Lynch, P. J. & Amrani, J. (2010). An Innovative Case Report Detailing the Successful Treatment of Post-Thoracotomy Syndrome with Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 13(4), 311–314.

McJunkin, T. L., Wuollet, A. L., & Lynch, P. J. (2009). Case Report: Sacral Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment Modality for Intractable Neuropathic Testicular Pain. Pain Physician, 12(6), 991-995.

McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Berardoni, N. (2009). Neurostimulation for Pain. Pain Medicine News, 7(12), 9-14.

Lynch, P.J., Rebecca, A., Currier, A. (2009, Under Review). Resolution of Pain via Stimulation of the Supraorbital, V3 and C2 Nerve root for Atypical facial pain.

Lynch, P.J., Berardoni, N.E. (2008). Special Edition Compendium of Clinical Reviews in Pain Management: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, An Effective Intervention for the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures. Pain Medicine News. (December)

Lynch, P.J., Berardoni, N.E. (2008). Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, An Effective Intervention for the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures. Pain Medicine News. (August)

Rosser, J.C.; Lynch, P.J.; Cuddihy, L.; Gentile, D.A.; Klonsky, J., Merrell, R. ( 2007). The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century. Archives of Surgery. 142: 181-186.

Rosser J.C. Jr, Colsant B.J., Lynch P.J., Herman B, Klonsky J, Young SM. (2006) The use of a “hybrid” trainer in an established laparoscopic skills program. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 10(1):4-10.

Gentile D.A., Lynch P.J., Linder J.R., Walsh D.A. (2004). The effects of violent video game habits on adolescent hostility, aggressive behaviors, and school performance; Journal of Adolescence.

Gentile, D.A., Anderson, C. (2003). Chapter 7, Violent Video Games: The Newest Media Violence Hazard. In Media Violence and Children: A Complete Guide for Parents and Professionals. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Walsh, D.A, Gentile, D.A., Lynch, P.J. (2000) Interactive Media Violence and Children: Testimony submitted to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate—March 21, 2000. Minnesota Medicine, Volume 83.

Lynch, P. J. (1999). Hostility, Type A behavior, and stress hormones at rest and after playing violent video games in teenagers. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61, 113.

Lynch, P. J. (1994). Type A behavior, hostility, and cardiovascular function at rest and after playing video games in teenagers. Psychosomatic Medicine, 56, 152.

Dashefsky, S. (1994) Zoology: High School Science Fair Experiments. Ridgefield, CT: McGraw-Hill.

Current Research Projects

Investigator: A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Trial Evaluating the VertiFlex® TotalisTM Direct Decompression System versus a Sham Surgical Procedure in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (data collection phase)

Investigator: A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a Single Injection of rexlemestrocel-L Alone or Combined with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in Subjects with Chronic Low Back Pain. (data collection phase)

Investigator: Outcomes of Single Injections of FloGraft Therapy, Autologous Stem Cells, or Platelet Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Pain in the Lumbar Facet Joints, Sacroiliac Joints, Upper Extremity Joints, and Lower Extremity Joints (data collection phase)

Investigator: Reliability and Validity of the Global Pain Scale Using a Clinical Population from a Large Inverventional Pain Practice (currently recruiting).

Investigator: Predictors of Successful Outcomes of Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Headaches (currently recruiting).

Investigator: Primary-Care Physicians Referral Patterns of Patients to Pain Specialists (currently recruiting).

Past Research Projects

Investigator: A Prospective, Multicenter, Double Blind, Controlled Study Evaluating Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of a Single Injection of Adult Allogenic Mesenchymal Precursor Cells Combined with Hyaluron in Subjects with Chronic Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain (2011-2015).

Investigator: SENSETM (Subcutaneous and Epidural Neuromodulation System Evaluation) Study for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain (2013-2015)

Investigator: Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Partial Crossover Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of the Bioness® Stimrouter™ Neuromodulation System in the Treatment for Patients with Chronic Pain of Peripheral Nerve Origin (2012-2015)

Investigator: A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Parallel Group Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Pregabalin (BID) in Subjects with Post-Traumatic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain (2013-2014)

Investigator: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double blind, Controlled, Comparative Study of SI6603 in Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation (Phase III) (2013-2014)

Investigator: A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel-Group Study Of Cardiovascular Safety In Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With or at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Comparing Celecoxib With Naproxen and Ibuprofen (2012-2014)

Investigator: A Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of MRX-7EAT Etodolac-  Lidocaine Topical Patch in the Treatment of Pain due to recent onset Supraspinatous Subacromial Tendonitis and/or Subdeltoid Bursitis of the Shoulder (2011-2012)

Investigator: Qualitative Interviews with Patients Diagnosed with Radicular Pain (2012-2013).

Investigator: Multi-Site Study: Partnership for Advancements in Neuromodulation (PAIN): A Prospective Clinical Outcomes Registry (2010-2013).

Investigator: A Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of MRX-7EAT Etodolac-  Lidocaine Topical Patch in the Treatment of Pain due to recent onset Supraspinatous Subacromial Tendonitis and/or Subdeltoid Bursitis of the Shoulder (2011-2012)

 Investigator: Multi-Site Prospective Study: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Efficacy of the SJM Eon-Mini (2006-2007).

Investigator: Phase III Drug Trial for CRPS Pain (2006-2007).

Investigator: Phase II Drug Trial for Lumbar Radiculopathy Pain (2006-2007).

Investigator: Phase I Intrathecal Drug Trial for Refractive Cancer Pain (2006-2007).

Professional Presentations

Lynch, P.J., McJunkin T.L., Barrett, S., Maloney, J.A., (March, 2011) A New Surgical Approach to Peripheral Nerve Stimulation of the Deep and Superficial Peroneal Nerves for Peroneal Nerve Pain, presented at the 2011 meeting of AAPM, National Harbor, MD

Gentile, D. A., Woodhouse, J., Lynch, P. J., Maier, J. A., & McJunkin, T.L., (November, 2010) Reliability and Validity of the Global Pain Scale with Chronic Pain Sufferers, presented at the 2010 meeting of ASRA, Phoenix, AZ

McJunkin, T.L., Wullott, A, Lynch, P.J. (December, 2010) Sacral Stimulation as a Treatment Modality for Intractable Neuropathic Testicular Pain, presented at North American Neuromodulation Society 2009, Las Vegas, NV

McJunkin, T.L., Berardoni, N.E., Lynch, P.J., Amrani, J. (December, 2009). Treatment of Post Thoracotomy Syndrome with Peripheral Subcutaneous Field Stimulation, presented at the 2009 North American Neuromodulation Society, Las Vegas, NV

Lynch, P.J. (December, 2009) Multi-Site Prospective Study: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Efficacy of the St. Jude Medical Eon-Mini, presented at North American Neuromodulation Society 2008, Las Vegas, NV

Lynch, P.J., Woodhouse, J., Park, J., Dubois, M., Lebovits, A., Gentile, D.A. (February, 2006). The Use of Computer-Mediated Biofeedback in the Management of Acute Post-Operative Pain, presented at The American Academy of Pain Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Lebovits, A.,Lynch, P.J., Woodhouse, J., Park, J., Dubois, M. (July, 2006) Acute Postoperative Pain: Is there a role for biofeedback? Presented at the International Pain Congress, Torino, Italy

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Lynch, P.J.; Ryan, M; Herman, B. (January, 2005) Cognitive Skill Acquisition as a Marker of Success in Laparoscopic Surgery, presented at the 14th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Lynch, P.J.; A; Herman, B. (January, 2005). The Use of Handheld Ultrasound in Pre-Participation Athletic Screening, presented at the 14th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Lynch, P.J.; Colsant, B. (January, 2005) The Use of CD-ROM Tutorials for Patient Consent, presented at the 14th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Lynch, P.J.; Haskamp, L; Gentile, DA;. (January, 2005) The Effect of Warming Up with Video Games on Performance in Laparoscopic Surgery, presented at the 14th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Lynch, P.J; Haskamp, L; Gentile, DA; Yalif, A; Herman, B. (January, 2004) Video Games and Laparoscopic Surgery, presented at the 13th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Colsant, B.; Lynch, P.J; Herman, B. (April, 2004) Hybrid Trainers: The future of laparoscopic surgery? Presented at The Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Houston, TX

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Ryan, M; Herman, B; Lynch, P.J. (September, 2004). The Validation of the Internal Guidance Capability of the Gabriel-Rosser Inanimate Proctor for Acquisition of Laparoscopic Surgical Skills, presented at The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons annual meeting, New York, NY

Rosser, J.C. Jr.; Lynch, P.J.; Haskamp, L; Gentile, DA; Yalif, A; Herman, B. (September, 2004). The Effects of Video Game Play on Time and Errors During Laparoscopic Skill Development, presented at The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons annual meeting, New York, NY

Lynch, P.J., Gentile, D.A., Walsh, D.A. (April, 2011). The effects of violent video games on adolescent aggressive attitudes and behavior, presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Child Development Society, Minneapolis, MN

Lynch, P.J.(March, 1999). Hostility, Type A behavior and stress hormones at rest and after playing violent video games in teenagers, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Vancouver, BC

Lynch, P.J. (April, 1994). Type A behavior, hostility, and cardiovascular function at rest and after playing video games in teenagers, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Boston, MA

Extensive Teaching Experience

  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Vertebroplasty/Vertebral Balloon Augmentation
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Practice Management
  • Advanced Topics in Neuromodulation
  • Future Leaders in Neuromodulation
  • NANS Convention
  • ISIS Convention
  • WVSIPP Pain Symposium
  • Opioid Use, Misuse and Abuse

Professional Affiliations

2012: American Academy of Pain Management

2011 – Current: Arizona Medical Association

2010 – Current: Arizona Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (AZIPP)

2008 – Current: International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)

2008 – Current: Maricopa County Medical Society

2007 – Current: American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA)

2007 – Current: North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

2007 – Current: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)

Education

Post-Graduate Training

2006 – 2007 Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

  • Emphasis on interventional procedures including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation techniques, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal pumps, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, nucleoplasty, discography, neurolytic blocks for cancer pain, and head and neck injections

2003 – 2006 Anesthesiology: New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

  • Significant experience in all aspects of anesthesiology including cardiac, pediatric, regional, neuro, obstetric, transplant, trauma, and ICU care
  • Performed over 150 peripheral regional blocks, including cervical plexus, interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary, femoral, popliteal, sciatic, ankle, and intercostal with a significant emphasis on ultrasound use

2002 – 2003 Surgical Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

  • Performed 200 surgical cases as a primary surgeon or first assist

Medical Doctorate

1998-2002 University of Oklahoma College of Medicine: Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK.

Bachelor of Science

1994-1998 Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. Summa Cum Laude.

Certifications

2007 – 2018 Subspecialty Board-Certification: Pain Medicine #40966

2007 – 2017 Board Certification and Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology #40966

2006 – Current Active Medical Licenses in Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada

2001 – Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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