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Nameer Haider, MD, FAAPMR, AQPM, DABPM
Dr. Nameer Haider has been practicing Interventional Pain Management in New York State for over 10 years. Dr. Haider is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with a subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He also is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Haider graduated with Honors from King Edward Medical University, and then completed a rotating Surgical Internship at the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. He completed a Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Northshore University/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He also served as Chief Resident at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine LIJ Campus. Dr. Haider then completed a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the Spinal & Skeletal Pain Institute in New York.
He has been affiliated with several prestigious hospitals across the United States. He currently serves as the Chairman of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare in New York, and is the President of the New York State Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also the Fellowship Training Director for Interventional Pain Management at the Spinal & Skeletal Pain Institute.
Dr. Haider is a member of The North American Spine Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, World Institute of Pain, International Spinal Injection Society, American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is also serving as the Vice President of the Oneida County Medical Society.
Dr. Haider is actively involved with organizing and presenting academic seminars on behalf of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe providing patient and physician education. Dr. Haider has also presented research at many international surgical conferences and his abstracts have appeared in leading publications. Dr. Haider is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in 5 states, and also holds clinical privileges at seven hospitals.
Dr. Haider is Co-Founder of Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, with offices in New York, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. Dr. Haider uses cutting edge technology in the treatment of Spinal Pain. His area of expertise is in minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of Pain of Spinal and Skeletal origin. For precise localization and added safety, his procedures are preformed under live X-ray fluoroscopic guidance. Treatments provided include Foraminotomy, Percutaneous and Endoscopic Discectomy, Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty, Radiofrequency Ablation Rhizotomy, Surgical implantation of Spinal Cord Stimulators and Implantable Intrathecal Pumps, Spinal Fusion alternatives, and Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion surgeries.
Sascha Qian, MD, ANPM
Dr. Sascha Qian grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa and honors. She then attended Yale School of Medicine, where she received her M.D. and developed her interest and passion for pain management. She completed an anesthesiology residency at Columbia-New York Presbyterian, followed by a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is currently licensed in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Qian is an active member of Medical Society of the State of New York, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North America Neuromodulation Society, and International Neuromodulation Society. She is devoted to helping those suffering from chronic pain and is committed to maximizing her patients’ daily functioning and enhancing their quality of life. To this end, she provides a wide range of services, including ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injections, spinal cord stimulation, vertebral augmentation, stem cell therapy, as well as outpatient lidocaine and ketamine infusions for neuropathic pain. She is trained and licensed to prescribe medical marijuana for the management of chronic pain in addition to Suboxone for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Dr. Qian currently resides in Utica, New York. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Ned Urbiztondo, MD, ANPM
Dr. Ned Urbiztondo was born in Chicago and raised in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University with a double major in Genetics and Economics, graduating with highest honors. He received his M.D. at Chicago Medical School and completed a surgical internship at Yale university. He then completed anesthesiology residency and fellowship in interventional pain management at SUNY Upstate. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in New York State. Dr. Urbiztondo is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is dedicated to helping patients with chronic pain and disability and provides expert care through minimally invasive procedures and surgeries. His expertise includes ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injections, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, intrathecal pumps, vertebral augmentation, stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, and outpatient infusions for neuropathic pain. He is trained and licensed to prescribe medical marijuana for management of chronic pain and Suboxone for the treatment of opioid dependence.
In his spare time, Dr. Urbiztondo travels broadly and runs marathons; he also continues to work as an anesthesiologist performing life-saving interventions on critically ill patients.
John Minor, DO, M.S.
Dr. Minor completed his undergraduate studies with a B.S. in General Science and a B.S. in Botany at Oregon State University graduating with highest honors, before receiving a M.S. degree in Biological Chemistry at the Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University. He then went on to medical school at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey â€“ School of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1987. He then completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania â€“ Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Minor augmented his training by completing training in Medical Acupuncture through UCLA in 1997.
Entering the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he completed a Residency at New York University in 1991. Following this, for more than a decade, he worked as an attending physiatrist for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey, an institution consistently ranked within the top 10 such facilities in the country, during which time he was promoted to Senior Physiatrist and covered as Acting Medical Director for The Chester Facility. There, Dr. Minor had a busy practice providing both inpatient and outpatient services. He then moved to Ohio where he worked as an attending physician in a large multi-specialty group practice. There he saw outpatients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and provided coverage for the inpatient rehabilitation unit of an acute care hospital.
His interest then shifting more to interventional pain management, Dr. Minor joined Dr. Haider’s office in 2009. There he provides outpatient evaluation and treatment services to those suffering from a variety of spinal and neuromusculoskeletal pain conditions. Dr. Minor performs electrodiagnostic studies to assist with the evaluation process and offers fluoroscopically-guided procedures for pain ameloriation.
Dr. Minor is Board Certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine and has publications in “The Journal of Biological Chemistry” and “The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation”. He is a respected member of professional organizations including the American Osteopathic Association and the International Spine Intervention Society.
Vikram Sengupta, MD, ABIM
Dr. Vikram Sengupta joins the practice as a clinical fellow of Interventional Pain Management.
Born in Florida, Dr. Sengupta grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and attended Cornell University, majoring in Neuroscience and graduating with honors before moving on to the Yale School of Medicine where he earned his MD. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City where he received several awards for clinical distinction.
He spent the following years as an attending physician of internal medicine, serving on the clinical faculties of NYU and Harvard Medical School, with clinical appointments at Tisch Hospital, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, and Massachusetts General Hospital where his responsibilities included educating residents, medical students and other trainees of the allied health professions, pursuing research interests, and leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver the highest standard of care to patients from all walks of life, many of them suffering from chronic pain in addition to the most complex medical conditions.
During his time in this role, Dr. Sengupta came to view chronic pain and its destructive effect on patients’ functional capacities, quality of life, and basic happiness, as one of the most significant and yet under-appreciated issues in health care today.
He also came to appreciate the tremendous value interventional strategies offer to suffering patients both for their high level of effectiveness, and for their ability to minimize or even eliminate the need for many sedating, addictive and often ineffective systemic medications.
These observations prompted him to pursue sub-specialty interventional training here at Spinal and Skeletal Pain Medicine where, under the instruction of Dr. Haider and our other outstanding pain doctors, he is learning the comprehensive approach and the broad range of pain interventions that distinguish this practice as a leader in the field.
Dr. Sengupta is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds licenses to practice medicine in New York and Massachusetts.
He is registered to prescribe medical marijuana for the management of chronic pain in the state of New York.
He is also trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone for the the treatment of opioid dependence.
Dr. Scott DelMedico
Dr. Scott DelMedico is a 1995 graduate of Sauquoit Valley Central School. He attended the State University of New York at Cortland along with Mohawk Valley Community College to complete his pre-medical undergraduate studies. He received his Bachelors’ in Health Care Administration/Professional Studies from New York Chiropractic College in 2007. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from NYCC in March of 2009.
Dr. DelMedico completed his externship at the Rochester Hospital of Veterans Affairs, where he was exclusively selected by a medical board panel of peers, to mentor and assist upcoming graduates who were in training to become integrated into the VA facility as multi-disciplinary health care providers.
He is a NYS licensed and National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic. In addition, he holds advanced post graduate certification in Electrodiagnostic Medicine which he obtained in 2010 from the Neurodiagnostics Institute in Levittown, NY.
Dr. DelMedico specializes in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic neurological testing procedures available for performing and interpreting EMG/NCS examinations.