Physicians & Staff

With a reputation as a leading authority on pain management, the Center for Pain Management at Stony Brook University Medical Center has served Long Island since 1982. Our program uses the biopsychosocial model of medicine to treat chronic and acute pain, provide palliative care, and improve the functionality and quality of life of our patients. We work in partnership with area physicians to offer consultations, diagnoses, plans of treatment and multidisciplinary care before returning the patient to his or her primary care doctor.

The Center, located within Stony Brook’s Cancer Center, and adjacent to the hospital, offers state of the art facilities, an in-office procedure suite for interventional pain management procedures such as fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, infusion therapies, radio frequency ablation, and access to Stony Brook’s wide range of resources and technology. We perform about 2000 procedures per year in our state-of-the-art fluoroscopy suite. We do Interlaminar and transforaminal epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks and injections, intercostal nerve blocks, stellate ganglion blocks, and lumbar sympathetic blocks on a daily basis. We are one of the few Pain Centers around the country to utilize ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.
 
Division Members
 

William Caldwell, DO
Assistant Professor
Director: Center for Pain Management
Chief of the Chronic Pain Division

Amit K. Kaushal, MD
Assistant Professor

Abhishek K. Gupta, DO
Assistant Professor

Hoon B. Shim, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Amruta Desai, DO, MPH, MBA
Assistant Professor