International Faculty

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti
Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Pain Management Centers of Paducah, KY, and Marion, IL, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah, KY, and Pain Care Surgery in Marion, IL. He is also Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.

Dr. Manchikanti is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology along with Subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP), American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM), and is a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). Dr. Manchikanti is a member of numerous professional societies and associations. He is the founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS), and many State Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also the founder of the Pain Physician Journal, ABIPP, and the ASIPP Foundation.

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (USA)


Dr Joysree Subramanian, M.D., FIPP
Dr. Joysree Subramanian is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Specialist practicing anesthesia & pain management since 1999.

Dr. Subramanian served as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University Shreveport for four years and as an Assistant Professor for over two years at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. She has the added qualification of being a trained physician doing acupuncture.

Dr. Dhanlaxmi Koyyalgunta
Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Degree-Granting Education

1987 Grant Medical College, Bombay, India, DA, Anesthesiology

1984 Grant Medical College, Bombay, India, MBBS, Medicine/Surgery

Postgraduate Training

1999 Clinical Fellowship, Pain Management, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1995-98 Clinical Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

1994-95 Clinical Residency, Transitional, Metro West Medical Center, Framingham, MA

Dr. Allen Finley, MD FRCPC FAAP
Dr. Allen Finley is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has worked for 20 years in pain research and management. He is a Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology at Dalhousie University, and Medical Director of Pediatric Pain Management at IWK Health Centre in Halifax. He has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured widely, with 250 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC-PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and educational projects have recently taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, India, and elsewhere. His focus is advocacy for improved pain management for children in both developing and developed countries. On June 9, 2010, he was announced as the inaugural holder of the Dr. Stewart Wenning Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre.

Dr. Raja Reddy
Dr Raja Reddy trained as a specialist registrar in anesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine from the London South East Thames School of Anesthesia. He further completed the advanced pain medicine fellowship training from Guys & St. Thomas' and King’s College Hospitals and was appointed as a Consultant in anesthesia and pain medicine at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust in 2010.

He is an international faculty member promoting and teaching pain medicine. His pain practice comprises precision diagnosis and management of spinal pain, safe and effective management of chronic post surgical pain and use of ultrasound for selective interventional procedures.

Dr. Pankaj Mehta, MD
Dr. Pankaj Mehta is a board-certified anesthesiologist trained at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He then completed an interventional pain fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mehta has gained national recognition for his contributions to interventional pain medicine.

During his training, Dr. Mehta was awarded a Harvard fellowship for NIH-sponsored research exploring the usefulness of drugs such as ketamine in chronic opioid therapy. His research on post-war chronic pain was highly acclaimed and published as a review article in a leading national journal.

Dr. Annu Navani MD
Dr. Annu Navani is an anesthesiologist in Campbell, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. She received her medical degree from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and has been in practice between 11-20 years. Dr. Navani is one of 56 doctors at El Camino Hospital and one of 61 at Good Samaritan Hospital who specialize in Anesthesiology.

Dr. Sukdeb Datta
Dr. Sukdeb Datta completed his Anesthesiology training and Pain Medicine Fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. During his time at Cook County Hospital, he served as the Chief Resident, as well as being nominated on the Clinician Scientist Tract. He is also certified by the World Institute of Pain as F.I.P.P. (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians as a D.A.B.I.P.P. (Diplomat, American Board of Interventional Pain Practice). He has been very active on international, national and local levels in promoting pain medicine.

Dr Sarang Puranik, MBBS, MD, FFARCSI
Dr.Sarang Puranik has done his specialty training in St.George’s Hospital, London rotation. He has been practicing as a consultant in anesthesia and pain management at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2003. He also has MD anesthesia from Pune University India. He has experience in management of various pain conditions like, back pain, neck pain, post operative pain, CRPS, neuropathic pain, headaches, pelvic pain and other chronic pain conditions. His special interests include neuropathic pain management and post surgical pain management.

He performs various pain procedures such as: Epidural injections Nerve Root Injections Nerve Blocks Facet Joint Injections Facet Joint denervations/ablations.

Dr Kawsar sardar MBBS, MD
Dr Kawsar sardar is Associate professor and pain consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He did several fellowships training in abroad on Interventional pain management and Liver transplant anesthesia. He is the present joint secretary and immediate past organizing secretary of Bangladesh Society of Anesthesiologists. He is also the EC member of Bangladesh Society of Study of Pain. He is renowned for introducing the advanced interventional pain procedures in Bangladesh and first anesthesia provider for liver transplant in Bangladesh. He is editorial board member of the book “Clinical Methods in Pain Medicine”. He reviewed a lot of articles from famous index journals. He is assistant editor of Journal of BSA and member of editorial board of Global Journal of Anesthesia. About 28 articles have been published in Index and ISSN journals in home and abroad. He is routinely invited as speaker from different international conferences.

Dr Sarfaraz Khan
Saudi Arabia
Dr Khan is well acquainted with the following
• Interventional Pain procedures (e.g Cooled & heated radiofrequency ablation, blocks & neurolysis around the spine, intraarticular injections etc).
• Use of Ultrasonography in Pain management & perioperative care
• Different anesthesia techniques

Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP):
World Institute of Pain, USA, (Miami 2014)
M.D (Anesthesia): Government Medical College, Aurangabad India, Year: 2003
M.B.B.S: Government Medical College, Nanded India, Year: 1997