Currently she works in chronic interventional pain and anesthesia in Budapest at Saint Magdolna Private Hospital.
She is a member of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) Education Committee, Vice-Chair of the Hungarian Section of WIP and serves as an examiner for the FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) and CIPS (Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist) Board Certification.
She regularly lectures and teaches interventional pain procedures in the US, Europe, South America and Asia for the World Institute of Pain (WIP), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (WAPMU) and other societies.
She is a co-founder of Pain School International (https://painschoolinternational.com/) that provides interventional pain education in Budapest for doctors from all around the world.
She has authored and co-authored numerous book-chapters and papers in chronic pain management.
Her main clinical interests are cancer pain, spinal pain and related conditions (headaches, arm and leg pains) and the application of regenerative medicine (such as PRP, Stem cell and prolotherapy) for various spine and musculoskeletal conditions.
She is the Head of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine in Peterfy Hospital, Budapest. She is a specialist in fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided pain interventional procedures, and teaches more advanced procedures to pain physicians from all over Europe. Regenerative medicine has also been a part of her practice since 2000.
Dr. Assis became a certified pain specialist at the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, in 1998. Since then he began his work in interventional pain management and focused his work mainly on chronic pain patients, performing a wide range of procedures. He has participated in courses and traineeships in Hungary, England, Turkey, the Netherlands, the US, and several other countries. In 2007 he became a WIP-certified Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). Today Dr. Assis works at Singular – Pain Management Center, an EPP (Excellence in Pain Practice) Center in Campinas, SP, and is a member of the pain team at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo.
Dr Alugo is skilled in: Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Medicine, Hospitals, Critical Care, Healthcare Management, Internal Medicine, Clinical Research, Patient Safety, Healthcare, Critical Care Medicine, Public Health, Healthcare Information, Treatment, Epidemiology, ACLS, Surgery, General Surgery, Anesthesia.
They published the first applications of PRF for acute radicular pain due to discal hernias, the intraarticular PRF in small and large joints, the intradiscal PRF. They are co-inventors of the STP (Sluijter-Teixeira Pulsed) current an irregular PRF current. They are working in the application of PRF in non-pain conditions in humans and they co-invented the application of PRF to seeds.
Dr Teixeira is a member of the WIP since its foundation, and has been appointed as an examiner and instructor for the WIP examinations on several occasions. He has also been appointed as a reviewer for Pain Practice, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Acta Médica Portuguesa.He has s been invited as a lecturer at several national and international pain symposiums.
He is currently the program director of the Weill Cornell pain management fellowship in New York City. He regularly gives lectures and teaches at workshops on topics involving ultrasound guided pain procedures, interventional procedures in cancer pain management, and neuromodulation techniques for oncologic pain. His current research involves the use of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of neuropathic pain and the study of interventional paradigms for cancer pain medicine. He is involved in multiple educational societies as teaching faculty or board member in the field of pain medicine. He is currently the President of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasound (WAPMU).
Her special Interests are pain management- Ultrasound guided interventions, pelvic pain, shoulder pain, peripheral neuropathies, various types of neuromodulation and pain management programme. She`s also specialises in anaesthesia- Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia as sole anaesthetic technique or for acute pain management after surgery.
She`s a Fellow and faculty at the World Institute of Pain (WIP), Faculty teaching ultrasound guided interventions and regional anaesthesia blocks for anesthesia and chronic pain management nationally and internationally. Dr Thottungal is a Fellow and faculty of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain medicine- EDPM examination faculty and a Honorary Senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dr Thottungal is author of several chapters for for interventional pain management books and anaesthetists e-learning platforms.
The last five years Dr Episkopou has been practicing chronic pain management for cancer and non cancer patients. She attended several workshops in London, Germany (ESRA anatomy department ) Denmark and Barcelona for pain management neuromodulation, spinal cord stimulation and ultrasound guided blocks for pain management. In 2019 she was Certified as Interventional Pain Sonologist CIPS. Dr Episkopou has ALS, PALS, ATLS, PHTLS certificates and she is an ALS instructor and PALS national director.
Dr. Racz filled numerous assignments, such as respiratory consultant in the neurosurgical head injury unit and Associate Professor at SUNY, until 1977 when he moved to Lubbock, Texas to become the first Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He held that position until March 1, 1999 when, as Director of Pain Services, he focused full attention to treatment of patients, expanding the operations of pain services, and the future development of an international pain center in Lubbock, Texas. He continued as professor and chair emeritus and co-director of the pain services at TTUHSC until June 2016.
Dr. Chang Chien has authored over 90 manuscripts on the diagnosis and treatment of pain and orthopedic injuries. He has active research in regenerative medicine and is an expert in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional procedures.
He is currently the Director of Pain Management at Ventura County Medical Center, Director of Center Regenerative Medicine at Southern California University, and Director of GCCInstitute.org where he teaches Regenerative Medicine, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Ultrasound-Guided procedures. He is on the ASIPP Board of Directors, an ABIPP Examiner, and serves alongside Sudhir Diwan MD, as the Regenerative Medicine Section Co-Editor for Pain Physician Journal.
He has more than 20 years experience as a pain clinic director in public and private practice and speaks nationally and internationally on topics of pain medicine and interventional pain management. He has special interest in Spinal and Facial Pain.
Dr. De Andrés Ares is the current Chair of WIP Iberian Section.
European Diploma Pain Medicine (EFIC).
Currently he is President of Vlaamse Anesthesiologische Vereniging voor Pijnbestrijding (VAVP), Member Educational Committee of World Institute of Pain, and Vice-President of the Benelux Section of World Institute of Pain.
Dr. Van Boxem has been involved in 22 articles on pain (Hirsch factor 7), his lectures mainly focus on radicular pain (pathophysiology, pulsed radiofrequency, epidural corticosteroid injections) and is involved in evidence-based guideline development of pain therapy.
She has been the Chief of the Pain Unit of Fondazione Maugeri in Pavia (now ICSMaugeri, SpA, SB) since 2012. She has also been lecturing at postgraduate courses on Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Bologna University with a course on Pain Physiopathology and Therapy since 2011, and at Milan University on the same topic since 2018.
Dr Demartini is member of the Directive Board of the Society Federdolore/SICD. She speaks at may Italian congresses and courses as also teaches at Pain School International in Budapest. She published more than 50 studies and translated some chapters of books on Pain Physiopathology and Therapy.
He gained further experience in the interventional pain field and in the multidisciplinary evaluations at the Swiss Paraplegic Center in Nottwil and had a pain research fellowship at the University Hospital of Zurich. He worked in the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic Cecil in Lausanne / Switzerland and in the Swiss Pain Institute in Lausanne. Currently he leads the Interventional Pain Practice in Lucerne and works as a consultant in Basel’s Schmerzklinik
He was treasurer and chairman of the Swiss Section of the WIP (World Institute of Pain) and is a member of the educational committee of WIP since 2018. He is member of the Executive board of the Swiss Interventional Pain Society. He is very interested in the pain evaluation and performs many neurophysiological measurement to evaluation pain perception (QST -quantitative sensory testing, CHEP’s contact heat evoked potentials, nociceptive reflex measurement, skin biopsies etc.). He presents and teaches at various international conferences and served as WIP Instructor and Examiner for the FIPP Examination.
Furthermore, he is Fellow of International Pain Practice according to the World Institute of Pain and was founder and president of the Benelux Neuromodulation Society. He has been Treasurer of the International Neuromodulation Society and member of the Editorial Board of the journal Neuromodulation. He has been principal investigator on several clinical trials and is participating in international consensus and appropriateness boards on pain and spasticity. He has published several articles and book chapters on pain and neuromodulation and often speaks at national and international conferences in the Netherlands and abroad on pain topics and he is frequently invited to train physicians in the use of pain management techniques. In 2010 Dr Liem received the Sam Hassenbusch prize in Budapest. Over the last years, he has focused on completing his scientific work on stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion for the treatment of chronic pain and obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in January 2016.
She has presented numerous posters in national and international congresses and has also been author of articles in pain journals and chapters in some pain books.
Dr Padilla del Rey is a reviewer for the Spanish Society of Pain Journal and forms part of the Spanish Society of Pain Master’s Degree faculty. She is a member of the Murcian Society of Pain, the Spanish Society of Pain and the World Institute of Pain.
She has worked as an anesthesiologist and pain physician at Morales Meseguer University Hospital and since 2018 she is working at Santa Lucía General University Hospital in Cartagena (Spain)
He qualified as a FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) with WIP (World Institute of Pain) in 2011, and thus, joined a small group of doctors possessing this diploma in Italy.
Dr Barbieri presents and teaches at various international conferences, including Pain School International in Budapest.
Dr Day earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin and received his medical degree at Texas A&M University Health Science Center. He completed a general surgery internship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as an anesthesiology residency and pain fellowship. After wrapping up the fellowship, Dr Day stayed at Texas Tech to serve on the staff. He currently serves as the Pain Medicine Fellowship program director and Professor of anesthesiology and pain management.
Dr Day says the big three complaints he hears from patients are low back pain, neck pain and musculoskeletal pain. “You can treat them similarly, but, at the same time, they have to be treated differently. In pain management, we have got to look at medications, physical therapy, which helps in the functional restoration, and if they need any interventional therapy, we are here to do that,” says Dr Day. Interventional therapy includes nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal therapy.
“I always tell folks if you don’t understand it, just imagine the worse pain you felt if you had some minor injury. Imagine having that pain 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Imagine how that makes you feel, imagine how much you change, because there are certain things you cannot do.”
Dr Day says strives to be truthful with his patients on their expectations when it comes to pain relief. “It is kind of an understanding from the patient’s standpoint because they would like all the pain go away. They ask ‘when I am going to be 100 percent pain-free’, and I tell them when they go to heaven. They have to understand that I can help them to a point, but they will probably have pain. If I can reduce it to where they are more functional, they are happy.”
"Many doctors from across the country refer their patients to Dr Day. He is among the top ten percent in the nation in his specialty as rated by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors® and other guides. The company bases its Top Doctors selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.
-PRF suprascapular block and other peripheral nerves Pain Practice 2002 Vol 2 nr 3
-(P)RF treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease Pain Practice 2012
-Sacral PRF application technique for FM, PHN, central sensitization
Anesthesia and Pain Med 2014
• Tutor at the foundation Pain Clinic CWZ hospital Nijmegen, the Netherlands 2007-2010
• 1989- 2015: Pain Clinic Orbis Medical Center Sittard Geleen, The Netherlands
• 2015-2016: consultant, doing substitutions Zeist Utrecht Amsterdam Terneuzen
• 2016- now: DC Klinieken Pai , Almere The Netherlands
• >2.500 interventions/year, totally >70.000
RF and PRF application in chronic pain, facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia, cluster headache), spinal
pain (disc, Failed back surgery syndrome, spinal stenosis), CRPS, joint pain, headache, post herpetic
neuralgia, central sensitization, application of sacral PRF and PRF epidurally.
He hosts an award-winning, nationally syndicated SIRIUS XM radio talk show on overcoming pain called, Aches and Gains®. Naomi Judd, Joe Montana, and Maya Angelou have all been guests. His show has earned him the John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award from the American Pain Society, recognizing distinguished contributions to the field of pain medicine through public education, dissemination of information, and public service. The American Academy of Pain Medicine awarded him their prestigious Patient Advocacy Award as well. Dr Christo was selected as a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow, and named a “Hero” by The Pain Community, a patient advocacy association for his work on Aches and Gains. He was also honored by the American Society of Pain Educators as Pain Educator of the Year for his transformational work on public education through the media.
Dr Christo is an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally, serves on 4 journal editorial boards, has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, co-edited 3 textbooks on pain, and actively teaches medical students, residents, and pain fellows. He’ a member of Men’s Health Magazine medical advisory board, serving as their first pain specialist.
He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pain Management, and has served on Advisory Boards for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists, The International Association for the Study of Pain, and the American Pain Society. He has also earned an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Health Care Management.
Over the years she has developed special interest in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions such as spinal cord injury, MS and head injury, and a special interest in the rehabilitation and management of pain and musculo-skeletal diseases. She is experienced in the management of spasticity and pain from interventional point of view also.
In 2019 Dr Santullo completed Pain School International`s Fellowship in Budapest. In the same year she obtained her certification as interventional pain sonologist (CIPS) recognised by the World Institute of Pain (WIP).
Dr Santullo currently leads a clinic for complex spasticity and pain management using botulinum toxin injections, nerve blocks, intra articular and soft tissue injections using ultrasound and nerve locator guidance. She is a member of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr Ahmad moved to the UK in 2000 where after completing her anaesthetic training programme with the Royal College of Anaesthetic – UK, she worked as a senior anaesthetist and developed an interest in pain medicine (2005). She then completed her Masters in Pain Medicine (MSc Pain Medicine – Cardiff University UK, 2010), followed by Advanced Fellowship training programme in Pain Medicine (2011) at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital. UK. Later she also worked as a locum consultant in pain medicine at Bart’s and Royal London University hospital NHS Trust for some time.
She was then offered a Lead Pain Consultant position at North Devon Hospital – UK, where she developed a complete pain unit and established the integral facilities for physiotherapy, CBT, Occupational health and psychologist to address all facets of chronic pain management.
Dr. Ahmad is a Fellow Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) and member of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) and an Associate Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetist – UK.
Dr. Diwan has published extensively in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals and medical books on a variety of pain management topics. He is on the Editorial Board for the Pain Physician – an official journal of the American Society of Pain Physicians (ASIPP) since 2008, and Pain Practice – official journal of World Institute of Pain (WIP) since 2009. He was invited Guest Editor for Journal of Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management 2009. Dr. Diwan is the Examiner for the Certification Board for American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP) and Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) offered by the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Diwan is Co-Editor for Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Pain and Spasticity, Vol 2, Timothy Deer, Series Editor, Elsevier-Saunders 2012, and Co-Editor for Diwan-Staats’s Atlas of Pain Medicine Procedures, McGraw Hill Education 2015.
In addition to his busy pain management practice in New York City, Dr. Diwan lectures extensively and interacts regularly with experts in the field of pain medicine nationally and internationally. He has been guest speaker for many noteworthy organizations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, WVSIPP – Pain Meetings, American Cancer Society, the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the World Institute of Pain, and numerous pain specialty societies and congresses in Europe, Brazil and Mexico. Currently he is CEO of NYSIPP and Course Co-Director of the Annuals NYSIPP/NJSIPP Pain Medicine Symposium, and First Executive Vice President, ASIPP.
Dr. Shahzad graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore in 1995. He started his medical career as Physician and Medical Acupuncturist in 1998 after his postgraduate training from Beijing University of TCM. He is among the few Pakistani doctors who have been trained at Harvard Medical School USA in the field of Pain Medicine. He did his Masters in Pain Medicine from Cardiff University UK and also from Riphah International University Islamabad, Pakistan. He has done Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine from (Pain School International) Hungary, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice-FIPP (WIP-USA) and Fellowship in Endoscopic Spine Surgery from Turkey. He is Diplomat and Member American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Shahzad Anwar is the Founding President of Society for Interventional Pain Medicine (SIPM) Pakistan. He runs his own hospital “Iffat Anwar Medical Complex” with branches in Johar Town and DHA Lahore. He is working as Head of Department Pain Medicine & Rehab at Central Park Medical College, Lahore and Department of Pain Medicine University of Lahore Medical College, Lahore.
He is actively engaged in teaching and training of young doctors in the fields of Pain Medicine, Regenerative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture.