2019 Pain Seminar

The seminars examine the specific conditions for which LDN has been shown to be an effective, non-opioid treatment option for patients experiencing moderate to severe pain, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, neuropathies, back pain, and autoimmune disease.

In addition, LDN’s unique ability to control pain in opioid-dependent patients and assist in the tapering and elimination of opioids, will be reviewed. A comprehensive review of the current literature will be discussed, its mechanism of action, as well as the clinical experience gained from the treatment of thousands of LDN patients, to form the clinical indication-specific dosing guidance and titration protocols which are essential to achieving therapeutic success for patients. 

2019 Pain Seminars with presentations from:

Dr Neel Metha and Dr Sarah Zielsdorf in Conniticut 

Neel Mehta, MD

mehtaNeel Mehta, MD, is the Medical Director of Pain Medicine at the Weill Cornell Pain Medicine Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mehta is board certified in both anesthesia and interventional pain medicine.
Dr. Mehta earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, and completed an internal medicine internship at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, MA. He then completed his anesthesia residency and fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian.

Sarah Zielsdorf, MD, MS – Medical and Researcher Advisor to the LDN Research Trust Special Guest

zielsdorfDr. Sarah Zielsdorf hails from Ohio, where she received her BA in Microbiology from Miami University with a minor in molecular biology and a concentration in oboe performance. She went on to earn an MS in Public Health, Microbiology, and Emerging Infectious Diseases from The George Washington University in Washington, DC where she published her thesis on improving laboratory emergency preparedness post 9/11. Dr. Zielsdorf graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She holds a membership in the Institute for Functional Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr Samyadev Datta and Dr James De Micco in New Jersey

Samyadev Datta, MD

dattaSamyadev Datta, the director is a Board Certified Pain Specialist and Board Certified Anesthesiologist. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthesiologists of England. His expertise is grounded in over 30 years of helping patients in pain from all walks of life. His post doctoral training includes positions in England and at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He completed his fellowship in pain management from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Cornell Weill Medical College for many years.

James DeMicco, PharmD

DeMiccoJames DeMicco, PharmD is Adjunct Professor at Long Island University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacist in Charge of J&J Pharmacy in Hackensack, NJ. He has worked in community pharmacy for over 15 years. In 2009, he established a new community pharmacy in Hackensack specializing in pain management and addiction. James has a collaborative practice agreement with an addiction psychiatrist and provides continuing education programs for pharmacist in conjunction with the NJ Pharmacist Association. 

Dr Pradeep Chopra and Dr Sarah Zeilsdorf in Boston

Pradeep Chopra, MD – Pain Specialists and Advisor to the LDN Research Trust

pradeepDr. Pradeep Chopra is a Pain Medicine specialist with a special interest in treating complex pain conditions like Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS), Neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Brown Medical School, and Director of Interventional Pain Management Center.

He completed his Residency in Anaethesia and Critical Care Medicine and a Fellowship in Pain Medicine from Harvard Medical School. He also holds a degree in Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard. He is currently on the Board of RSDSA (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association) and Chairmain of the Medical Advisory Board for the Coalition Against Paediatric Pain (TCAPP)--both organizations are not for profits dedicated to advocating for adults and children in chronic pain.

Dr Asher Goldtein and Dr Jill Cottel in Virginia

Dr Jill Cottel, MD - presenting on LDN the Mechanism of Action and for Autoimmune Diseases, 

cottelDr. Cottel, MD is native to Southern California and grew up in San Diego.  She received her bachelor's degree with honors at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in biochemistry and cell biology.  She received her medical degree from UCSD School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her internship and residency in Portland, Oregon and returned home to San Diego where sunshine and family beckoned.

Dr. Cottel is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine.  She has over twenty years of internal medicine experience which has led to her current focus on integrative care and holistic health.  She sees patients in private practice and is active in her community.  She also belongs to the American College of Physicians and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Pain Specialist Dr Asher Goldstein, MD - presenting on Ultra and Low Dose Naltrexone

goldsteinDr. Goldstein, MD holds Board certification in Pain Medicine, with the American Board of Anesthesia, and Physiatry, with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
He graduated from the SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein then completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the combined SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital, all in New York City. Dr. Goldstein has recently been named Chair of Pain Medicine at Holy Name Hospital in New Jersey.

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