MD, FIPP, CIPS
Pranab Kumar is a Staff in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University Hospital Network – Toronto Western Hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Canada. He completed his pain fellowship at the London Deanery followed by a fellowship in neuromodulation at Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital in the United Kingdom. As a clinician-teacher, he treated pain patients and taught fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided minimally invasive interventional pain procedures, regional anesthesia techniques, and medication management for complex chronic pain patients to pain fellows and residents. He completed his FRCA & FFPMRCA examination from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, United Kingdom, followed by FRCPC from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He is a member of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) and serves as an examiner for the FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) and CIPS (Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist) Board Certification. He is also an abstract reviewer for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) and serves on the education committee for NANS. His special Interests are regional anesthesiology, Ultrasound-guided pain interventions, various types of neuromodulation and pain management programs, and medical ethics.
He is a Fellow and faculty at the World Institute of Pain (WIP), World Academy of Pain Medicine United (WAPMU), USRA-Canada, LSORA, and Society of ultrasound Anesthesia (SUA).
Dr. Kumar has authored and co-authored book chapters and research papers and is the current American Society of Regional Anesthesia Newsletter liaison for Ultrasound Chronic Pain SIG.