Shawn Kumar, MD

Shawn Kumar, MD

Shawn Kumar, MD

Interventional Pain Management Physician

Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Kumar graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine with high distinction. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, a US News Top Hospital Honor Roll Recipient. He went on to complete a multidisciplinary fellowship in Interventional Pain Management also at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Kumar is highly specialized in treating pain throughout the body. His areas of interest include spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation and rhizotomy, chronic pain of the neck and back, CRPS, and headache/migraine treatment. He has been active in research and has several publications, as well as multiple presentations at national conferences. His research is focused on the field of spinal cord stimulation, CRPS, and multimodal approaches to pain management.

Dr. Kumar provides compassionate, personalized, patient directed care to all of his patients. He has a strong understanding of the effect chronic pain can have on a person’s physical, as well as emotional, wellbeing. He puts a large emphasis on communication and believes in a multifaceted approach to alleviating pain including interventions, medication management, formal and self-directed active forms of therapy. A comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan is instituted for every patient, using the most cutting edge, current, evidence based techniques. His goal for every patient is to alleviate pain so patients can improve functionality and return to the activities they love.

Interests

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache and Migraine

Board Certification

Board Certified Anesthesiologist - American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Practice

  • Illinois Spine Institute, S.C. - 09/2018 - Present, Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesiology
  • Elmhurst Hospital Center - 09/2017 - 08/2018, Anesthesiology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Centegra Health System, Northwestern Medicine - Huntley, Illinois
  • Alexian Brothers Health System, AMITA Health - Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Education

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, NY
    Interventional Pain Management Fellowship; 2017-2018
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, NY
    Anesthesiology Residency; 2013-2017
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine - Detroit, MI
    Doctor of Medicine, With High Distinction; 2009-2013
  • Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
    B.A. Biological Sciences; 2006-2009

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management - Active Member
  • North American Neuromodulation Society - Active Member
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists - Active Member
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Diplomat, Active Member

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society – Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Overall Honors, Years I – III – Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society – Wayne State University
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate - Wayne State University
  • Dean’s List – Wayne State University

Research & Publications

Kumar, S., Cohen, M., Malhotra, A. (2018). Dorsal Column Stimulation for Lower Extremity Pain in a Paraplegic Patient, Poster submitted to: North American Neuromodulation Society; Las Vegas, NV. 01/2018

Kumar, S., Patel, D., Dang, S. (2018). Bilateral L4 L5 DRG Stimulation to Salvage Failed Dorsal Column Stimulator in CRPS Patient, Poster submitted to: North American Neuromodulation Society; Las Vegas, NV. 01/2018

Cohen, M., Kumar, S., Danesh, H. (2018). Using Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Tremor in Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome Type 2, Poster submitted to: North American Neuromodulation Society; Las Vegas, NV. 01/2018

Kumar, S., Khelemsky, Y. (2016). Multimodal Perioperative Analgesia. Anesthesia Departmental Grand Rounds; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. 08/2016

Kumar, S., Zerillo, J. (2015). Pneumothorax Presenting as Delayed Emergence During Prone Cervical Fusion Poster presented at: American Society of Anesthesiologists; San Diego, CA. 10/2015

N. Campbell, S. Ikezi, S.Kumar. Acute Pain Management in the Obese Patient. Topics in Pain Management. 2014;30(2):1-10. doi:10.1097/01.tpm.0000453856.19296.e3. 09/2014

D. Goldin, S. Emerson, M. C. Farah, F. Sokhandon, K. Nandalur, S. Kumar, D. G. Mezwa. “Shielding Artificially Increases the Attenuation of Water”: Study of CT Gradient Attenuation Induced by Shielding [CT GAINS]. Academic Radiology 2012; pii: S1076-6332(12)00420-5. 03/2012