Scottsdale Pain Management Doctor, Co-Founder

Dr. Tory McJunkin - Pain Management DoctorDr. Tory McJunkin is a double-board certified interventional pain medicine physician. Dr. McJunkin was trained by the top experts in the field of pain medicine and teaches and lectures nationally to other pain physicians. Dr. McJunkin is a two-time winner of the Patient’s Choice Award and has been selected as a Top Doctor in Scottsdale. Aside from the acclaim, he is a compassionate physician who works daily to help his patients regain their lives and get back to doing the activities they love.

Dr. McJunkin completed his pain management fellowship at the prestigious Texas Tech University, one of the highest rated pain programs in the country. Once his fellowship was completed, Dr. McJunkin co-founded Arizona Pain Specialists with the hope of bringing expert comprehensive safe and effective pain care to as many people as possible.

Dr. McJunkin is educated and experienced in all aspects of pain management, but has specialized expertise in advanced interventional pain medicine including: Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS), Peripheral Nerve field Stimulation (PNfS), and fracture repair through vertebroplasty/verterbral augmentation. Dr. McJunkin teaches other physicians how to perform spinal cord stimulation and help patients with difficult and advanced debilitating pain conditions.

Pain Doctor CertifiedWith his knowledge and the use of advanced medicine, he has been able to help many patients who had little hope of a functional life. Dr. McJunkin teaches at conferences, leads several research studies, and is regularly published in medical journals to the benefit of other physicians who may not be aware of how advanced treatments and techniques can help their patients.

Dr. McJunkin believes that well-educated patients have the best chance for pain-free lifestyles, and consistently works to bring patients the education they need through programs at Arizona Pain Specialists. Dr. McJunkin is the editor of the Arizona Pain Monthly magazine that circulates to thousands. He also is an active member of the Board of Directors for PainDoctor.com, a national website educating patients and clinicians about pain conditions and interventional pain treatment options.

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A Scottsdale native, Dr. McJunkin is regularly involved in local and foreign mission work, and actively participates with the Arizona Pain Foundation, offering medical care and supplies to those in need. He has been to Africa, Nepal, Bolivia and Mexico on medical mission efforts. Dr. McJunkin is married to Jenny and has two young children with one on the way.

“…when pain is to be born, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.” — C.S. Lewis

Curriculum Vitae – Tory McJunkin, MD

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Profile

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

Professional Development

2015 – Current Editorial Board, Neuromodulation Journal for SJM
2015 – Current Editorial Reviewer, Current Neuropharmacology Journal
2014 – Current Medial Director, Pain Doctor, Inc.
2014 – Current Medical Board, Axonics Modulation Technologies
2013 Founder, Holistic Pain: Natural Pain Relief
2013 Medical Director, Surgery Center of Scottsdale.
2013 Inventor, Patent Pending Medical Device
2011 – Current Board of Directors, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Arizona Chapter.
2010 – Current Founder, Boost Medical Consulting and Practice Management. BoostMedical.com
2010 – Current Founder and Board of Directors, PainDoctor.com- The Global Pain Knowledge Base
2007 – Current Founder, Arizona Pain Specialists- The Pain Relief Experts
2012 – Current Fellowship Director, Arizona Pain Specialists and Boost Medical Advanced Pain Training
2009 – Current Faculty, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Academy
2009 – Current Faculty, St. Jude Medical Physician Peer-to-Peer Training. One of the premier sites in the country (most training visits in 2011 and 2012)
2008 – Current Clinical Editor, A Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management. Online Pain Textbook
2011 – Current Editorial Reviewer, Neuromodulation Journal: Technology at the Neural Interface.
2010 – Current Clinical Editor, PainDoctor.com
2010 – Current Clinical Editor, Arizona Pain Monthly Magazine
2010 – Current Preceptorship Director,St. Joseph’s Internal Medicine Resident Rotation
2008 – Current Founder, Arizona Pain Foundation
2011 – Current Laboratory Supervisor, Highly Complex Lab
2007 – 2010 Clinical Instructor, Mayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Rochester, MN
2007 Co-Chief Fellow, Texas Tech Pain Medicine.
1999 – 2000 Vice President, Oklahoma Chapter: Christian Medical & Dental Association.
March 2000 Team Leader, Medical Mission Trip to Bolivia.
June 1998 Team Leader, Medical and Dental Mission Trip to Nepal.
1997 – 1998 Regional Coordinator, ORU Missions Department: Organized Trips to Eight Countries in Africa.
June 1997 Team Leader, Medical Mission Trip to Cameroon.

Honors and Awards

Patient's Choice Award2014 Top 10 Doctor Award voted by patients (highest 1% of physicians nationwide recognized)
2013 The Best of Arizona Businesses “Pain Management” by Ranking Arizona
2012-2013 Healthgrades Honor Roll
2011 Leading Physicians of the World Award
2011 Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award voted by patients (highest 3% of physicians nationwide recognized)
2011 The Patients’ Choice Award recognition of excellence by patients (highest 5% of physicians nationwide recognized)
2010 Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award voted by patients (highest 3% of physicians nationwide recognized)
2009 Center of Excellence recognition by St. Jude Medical
2009 The Patients’ Choice Award recognition of excellence by patients (highest 5% of physicians nationwide recognized)
2009 – Current Consultant, St. Jude Medical
2008 The Patients’ Choice Award recognition of excellence by patients (highest 5% of physicians nationwide recognized)
2008 Consultant, Boston Scientific
2003 Clinic Intern of the Yearawarded by St. Joseph’s Internal Medicine Program’s staff
1994 – 1998 Honor Society at Oral Roberts University

Publications and Research

  • 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.
  • Deer, T., Skaribas, I., Nelson, C., Tracy, J., Meloy, S., Darnule, A., Salmon, J., Pahapill, P. A., McJunkin, T., et al. (2014), Interim Results From the Partnership for Advancement in Neuromodulation Pain Registry. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 17: 656–664.
  • Bae, H.W., Amirdelfan, K., Coric D., McJunkin, T.L., et al. (2014). A Phase II Study Demonstrating Efficacy and Safety of the Mesenchymal Precursor Cells in Low Back Pain Due to Disc Degeneration. The Spine Jouranal. 11, S31-32.
  • 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. (2013). What to expect from ICD-10. Pain Medicine News, 11(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., 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.

Publications Under Review

  • McJunkin, T. L., Lynch, P. J., & Deer, T. (in press). Peripheral nerve stimulation: New device and technology advances. Chapter in T. Deer (Ed.), Atlas of Implantable Pain Therapies, 2nd edition
  • Deer, T., McJunkin, T.L., et al. Results from the Partnership for Advancement in Neuromodulation (PAIN) Registry:  A 24-month Follow-up. Neuromodulation Journal.

Current Research Studies

Principal Investigator: Phase III Trial of Rexlemestrocel-L (MSC-06 Mesenchymal Stem Cells) for the Treatment of Discogenic Lower Back Pain.

Principal 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

Principal 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 (subject recruitment phase)

Principal Investigator: A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Neridronic Acid in Subjects with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CPRS-I)

Principal Investigator: A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Double-Blind Crossover Study Examining the Safety and Effectiveness of Using Spinal Cord Stimulation Incorporating Feedback to Treat patients with Chronic Pain of the Trunk and/or Limbs in an Extended Trial.  Saluda Medical.

Principal Investigator: A Comparative Study Evaluating the St. Jude Medical Invisible Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial System – INSTInCTS.

Principal Investigator: A Phase II 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 (data collection phase).

Principal Investigator: SENSETM (Subcutaneous and Epidural Neuromodulation System Evaluation) Study for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain (data collection phase)

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

Past Research Studies

Principal 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)

Principal 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)

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

Principal 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)

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

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

Principal 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).

Presentations and Lectures

2015                   Course Director, Stryker IVS Course.  Long Beach, CA.

2015                   Course Director, Stryker IVS Course, Denver, CO.

2015                   Course Director, St. Jude Medical Spinal Cord Stimualtion Course.  Scottsdale, AZ.

2015                   Course Director, Stryker Mayo Clinic Fellow’s Course.  Rochester, MN.

2015                   Faculty, Stryker IVS National Product Training Course.  Tampa, FL.

2014                   Faculty, St. Jude Medical, NANS Fellows Dinner.

2014                   Faculty, St. Jude Medical, NANS Expert in the Booth.

2014                   Faculty, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation- 201 Fellow’s Course.  Plano, TX.

2014                   Faculty, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation-101 Fellow’s Course, Los Angeles, CA.

2014                   Faculty, Stryker IVS National Lab. Burr Ridge, IL

2014                   Faculty, Medtronic Interventional Product Development Focus Meeting.  Sunnyvale, CA.

2014                   Course Director, Stryker Physician Laboratory Event.  Clevland Clinic, OH.

2014                   Faculty, Texas Pain Meeting.  Lubbock, TX.

2014                   Faculty, Stryker Physician Educational Event. Memphis, TN.

2014                   Faculty, Stryker Physician Educational Event. Tampa, FL.

2014                   Guest Lecturer, Arizona Science Center.  Lecture: “The Pain Fighter: Medical Innovations and Regenerative Medicine versus Chronic Pain.”

2014                   Faculty, Texas Pain Society.  Austin, TX. Lecture: “Preparing for ICD-10”

2014                   Faculty, Stryker National Sales Meeting.  Lecture: “Advanced Radiofrequency Ablation Treatments”

2014                   Neuromodulation Academy Physician Instructor for St. Jude Medical:  Physician-to-Physician Training; monthly

2013                   Faculty, Advancing Neuromodulation Course, San Diego.

2013                   Principal Investigator Meeting, SJM SENSE study, Dallas.

2013                   Consultant, SJM spinal cord stimulation electrical lead development and steering, Dallas and Phoenix.

2013                   Lecture: “Practice Management Pearls.” SAMBA national meeting.

2013                   Neuromodulation Academy Physician Instructor for St. Jude Medical:  Physician-to-Physician Training; Bimonthly

2013                   Lecture: “The Future of Pain Medicine.” SJM national meeting.

2013                   Lecture: “Risks of Opioid Medications.” University of Arizona College of Medicine.

2013                   Television Guest: “Stem Cells for Chronic Pain.”

2012                   Faculty, Neuromodulation Academy Fellows Course, San Francisco.

2012                   Neuromodulation Academy Physician Instructor for St. Jude Medical:  Physician-to-Physician Training; Bimonthly

2012                   Television Guest:  ABC 15.  “Back Pain Breakthrough.”  Discussion of ongoing stem cell research study.

2012                   Faculty Lecture, “Treating Neuropathic Extremity Pain.” National Podiatry Meeting, Phoenix.

2012                   AAPM Membership Task Force.

2011                   Presentation at North American Neuromodulation Society:

Assessing the Impact of Positional Changes and Movement in Spinal Cord Stimulation Patients.

2011                   Faculty, Neuromodulation Academy Fellows Course, Boston.

2011                   Faculty and Presentation at West Virginia Interventional Pain Meeting:  Live Procedure Demonstration.

2011                   Presentation at American Academy of Pain Management: Washington, D.C.: A Novel Placement of IPG for Lower Extremity PNS.

2011                   Neuromodulation Academy Physician Instructor for St. Jude Medical:  Physician-to-Physician Training; Bimonthly

2011                   Guest Appearance:  Arizona AM Radio and TV. Dealing with Chronic Pain.

2010                   Faculty Lecture, “Treating Neuropathic Extremity Pain.” National Podiatry Meeting

2010                   Neuromodulation Academy Physician Instructor for St. Jude Medical:  Physician-to-Physician Training; Bimonthly

2010                   Faculty, Neuromodulation Academy Fellows Course: Chicago, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Dallas.

2010                   St. Jude Medical:  Physician Webcast Teaching, quarterly.

2010                   By Invitation, Presentation to Noridian, Medicare: Vertebroplasty is Effective for Vertebral Compression Fractures.

2010                   North American Neuromodulation Society Presentation: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Brachial Plexus Avulsion.

2010                   Guest Lecture:  Advanced Chronic Pain Treatments. The Power of Pain Foundation.

2010                   Radio Show Guest:  KFNX Talk Radio 1100 AM.  “Interventional Pain Treatments.”

2010                   Television Guest:  Your Life from A to Z.  “Interventional Pain Treatments.”  Quarterly.

2009                   North American Neuromodulation Society Presentation: Neuromodulation for Testicular Pain.

2009                   North American Neuromodulation Society Presentation: Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for Post-thoracotomy Syndrome.

2009                   Electrical Stimulation of Pain Presentation:  TENS and Spinal Cord Stimulation.

2009                   Neuromodulation Academy Physician Instructor for St. Jude Medical:  Physician-to-Physician Training.

2009                   Television Guest:  Your Life from A to Z.  “Chronic Pain Treatments with Dr. McJunkin.”

2009                   Television Guest:  Your Life from A to Z.  “Vertebroplasty with Dr. McJunkin.”  

2009                   Television Guest:  Your Life from A to Z.  “Chiropractic Medicine and Alternative Treatments.” 

2008                   Physician Instructor for Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulation Course:  Henderson, NV.

2008                   Television Guest:  Your Life from A to Z.  “Radiofrequency Ablation with Dr. McJunkin.”

2008                   Television Guest:  Your Life from A to Z.  “Spinal Cord Stimulation with Dr. McJunkin.”

2007 – Current  Author Multiple Chapters:  A Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management.

2008                   North American Neuromodulation Society Presentation: Eon-Mini Stimulation Clinical Study.

2008                   Lecture:  Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks, Mayo Clinic.

2008                   Lecture:  Vertebroplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures.

2008                   Lecture:  Osteoporosis- Diagnosis and Treatment.

2008                   Lecture: Medial Branch Radiofrequency Efficacy.

2008                   Lecture: Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Podiatry Patient.

2007                   Grand Rounds:  Complementary and Alternative Pain.

2007                   Lecture:  Cervical Medial Branch Block.  

2006                   Lecture:  Intradiscal Procedures.

2006                   Grand Rounds:  Efficacy of Spinal Cord Stimulation.

2006                   Grand Rounds:  Massive Blood Loss in a Neonate.

2006                   Lecture:  E.X.I.T. Procedure for Neonate with Massive Head and Neck Teratoma

2005                   Lecture:  Mental Status Changes after Neurosurgery.

2004                   Grand Rounds:  Congestive Heart Failure.

1998                   Dissertation:  Leprosy: the Historical and Current Diagnosis and Treatments.

Volunteer Experience

2009 – Current Co-Founder, Arizona Pain Foundation.  Non-profit Christian organization to help poor and underserved.

2013                   Co-Sponsored, Stop the Traffic 5K Event for sex trafficking victims.

2011                   Relief support for Alabama tornado victims.

2010 – 2014      Sponsored and participated in Christmas Party for Immigrants and Children from Around the World.

2010                   Support mission trip to South America.

2009                   Sponsored and participated in Christmas Party for Immigrants and Children from Around the World.

2009                   Arizona Pain Foundation Volunteer, Sunshine Acres Children’s Home Circus Event

2009                   Arizona Pain Foundation Medical Mission Trip Volunteer to Nogales, AZ.

2009                   Catholic Charity Refugee Fundraiser

2008                   Sponsored Christmas Party for Burmese Immigrants.

2006 – 2007      Co-Director, Chi Alpha Campus Ministry at Texas Tech.

2002                   Member, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Spring Break Medical Mission Trips to Bolivia.

2001                   Member, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Spring Break Medical Mission Trips to Bolivia.

1998                   Member, Relief Team to Orphanage in Juarez, Mexico.

1996                   Member, Mission Trip to Chad and Cameroon, Africa.

1996 – 1998       Big Brother to “Jason” in Tulsa, OK.

1992 – 1996       National Ski Patrol, Sunrise Ski Resort, AZ.

Professional Affiliations

2012                   American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound (AAPMU)

2012                   American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM)

2011 – Current Arizona Medical Association

2007 – Current North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

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

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

2008 – Current International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)

2007 – Current  American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA)

2004 – Current  Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

Educational Meetings

2014                   SJM Faculty Presenter, North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

2014                   Faculty, NSPC Pain Management Consortium.  Washington, D.C.

2014                   Faculty, Axonics Medical Advisory Meeting.  Chicago, IL.

2014                   Texas Tech Annual Pain Symposium.  Lubbock, TX.

2014                   Faculty, Texas Pain Society.  Austin, TX.

2013                   SJM Faculty Presenter, North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

2013                   Faculty, West Virginia Interventional Pain Physician Society Meeting.  Palm Beach, FL.

2013                   Faculty, Advancing Neuromodulation, SJM.  San Diego.

2013                   Faculty, SAMBA national meeting.  Phoenix, AZ.

2012                   SJM Faculty Presenter, North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

2012                   Faculty, St. Jude Medical Foundation for Fellows Training Course. San Francisco, CA.

2012                   American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound Meeting.  Phoenix, AZ.

2011                   Presenter, North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

2011                   Faculty, West Virginia Interventional Pain Physician Society Meeting.  Huntington Beach, CA.

2011                   Presenter, American Academy of Pain Medicine National Meeting, Washington, D.C.

2010                   Presenter, North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

2010                   American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain National Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

2009                   Presenter, North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

2009                   Texas Tech Annual Pain Symposium. Lubbock, TX.

2009                   Stryker Radiofrequency and Vertebroplasty Course Phoenix, AZ

2008                   North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

2008                   St. Jude Medical Advanced Physician’s Spinal Cord Stimulation Course. Phoenix, AZ.

2008                   Texas Tech Annual Pain Symposium. Lubbock, TX.

2008                   Stryker Radiofrequency and Vertebroplasty Course Phoenix, Arizona.

2007                   Texas Tech Annual Pain Symposium. Lubbock, TX.

2006                   Advanced Bionics Spinal Cord Stimulation Course.

2006                   Stryker Vertebroplasty Course Baltimore, Maryland.

2006                   Texas Tech Annual Pain Symposium. Lubbock, TX.

2005                   Cleveland Clinic’s SJM Spinal Cord Stimulation Course.

2005                   Cleveland Clinic’s Annual Pain Symposium.  Orlando, FL.

2000                   Represented Oklahoma’s Chapter at Christian Medical & Dental Association’s National Meeting. Bristol, TN.

Education

Post Graduate Training

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

Emphasis on safe advanced interventional procedures

2004 – 2006   Anesthesiology Residency Years 2 & 3: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA.

2003 – 2004  Anesthesiology Residency Year 1: New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

2002 – 2003   Internal Medicine Internship: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.

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.  Cum Laude.

Certifications 

2007 – 2017          Subspecialty Board Certification:  Pain Medicine.

2007                      Pain Medicine, ABA Written Exam: pass

2007 – 2017          Board Certification and Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology #41004.

2007                      Anesthesiology Oral Board Examination: pass

2006                      Anesthesiology Written Board Examination: pass

2006 – Current    Arizona State Medical License #35497.

2006 – 2007         Minnesota State Medical License.

2000 – 2005         USMLE Steps 1-3: pass

2001 – Current     Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

1992 – 2001          Basic Cardiac Life Support.

1997 – 1998         Emergency Medical Technician Certification.

1992 – 1996          Winter Emergency Care Certification.

1992 – 1996          National Ski Patrol Active Certificate.

Interests

Medicine

Practice growth and management for external practices.

Body-Mind-Spirit approach to those who suffer from chronic pain.

Neuromodulation Advances: for complex pain conditions.

Advanced minimally invasive spine treatments.

Stem cells and other biologics for degenerative pain conditions.

Civic

Supporting orphanages fiscally and medically.

Supporting local and global Christian missionaries.

Leading medical mission relief teams.

Personal

Sports: golf, tennis, and snowboarding.

Business, marketing, and medical systems.

Avid reader and global traveler.

Enjoy spending time with my amazing wife Jenny and my wonderful children: Josiah, Grace, Judah, Lincoln, and (#5 soon).

 

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson