Pradeep Chopra, MD

 

Pradeep Chopra, MD

Director, Interventional Pain Management Center/SNAPA

Dr. Chopra is double Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
• He holds the prestigious appointment of Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Medicine, Brown Medical School, Division of Biology and Medicine
• Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (Adjunct), Boston University School of Medicine.
• Anesthesia residency completed from Harvard Medical School.
• Fellowship in Pain Management, completed from Harvard Medical School.

Professional Awards

1. The Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGGBzxeeSrA

Each year since 1999, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare has honored one extraordinary healthcare provider with the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award. The award is one of the region’s most prestigious honors in healthcare.

The award recognizes those who embody characteristics of compassionate care, including:
• Communicating sensitively with patients and loved ones;
• Listening carefully, showing empathy and instilling hope;
• Respecting patients’ values, culture, choices and decisions;
• Understanding the significance of patients’ families and communities.

2. John Hedley-Whyte Award in Critical Care Medicine, Harvard Medical School

3. Nancy E. Oriol Award in Obstetric Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

4. Teaching Recognition Citation by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2008.

• The award is a testament to contribution to the educational programs and is chosen by peers and students.

5. Teaching Recognition Citation by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2011

• The award is a testament to contribution to the educational programs and is chosen by peers and students.

6. Nominated to the 2012 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

• The award is administered through the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) annually honors a medical school faculty who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. The nominee must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patients-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example. a testament to contribution to the educational programs and is chosen by peers and students.

7. Voted as one of the 2 top doctors in Pain Management by peers, 2006, 2008. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (RI Monthly Magazine)

Dr. Chopra has a keen interest in both Acute and Chronic Pain Management. His areas of interest are Back Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Arthritis, and Muscle Pains. He has an extensive experience in complex Pain states, Headaches, Neuropathic Pain and most chronic pain conditions. His approach to treatment of Chronic and Complex Pain states is multi-disciplinary and multi-modality, including Interventional Pain Management, Physical Therapy. His approach for Chronic Pain patients is to get them to a point to allow them to do the things they want to do and not let Pain take over their lives. He has a very ‘out of the box’ approach to treating complex and refractory conditions.

He has a special interest in managing complex pain conditions such as Complex regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Collagen disorders such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

He has served as member of the editorial board for Journal of Cancer Pain and Symptom Palliation and Pain Physician.

Doctor Chopra is the author of several publications on Chronic Pain including several book chapters (see below).

Dr. Pradeep Chopra’s publications:


Chopra P, Cooper M: Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) using Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). J Neuroimmune Pharmacol DOI 10.1007/s 11481-013-9451-y, March 2013

Helm S, Deer T, Chopra P et al. Effectiveness of Thermal Annular Procedures in treating Discogenic low back pain. Pain Physician 2012;15: ISSN 1533-3159

Aghion D, Chopra P, Oyelese A: Failed Back Syndrome. RI Medical Society Journal, 2012

Book: Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review Self-Assessment: ASIPP publication. ISBN 978-0-9719951-4-7; 2011. Contributing author

Apple iPhone and iPad app: iMCQ on Pain Medicine. Published 2011

Bajwa Z, Chopra P et al: Low and Therapeutic doses of antidepressants are associated with similar response in the context of multimodal treatment of pain. Pain Physician 2009;12:893-900. ISSN 1533-3159

Smith H, Chopra P, Patel V, Frey M, Rastogi R: Systematic review of the role of sedation in Diagnostic spinal interventional techniques. Pain Physician 2009; 12:195-206. ISSN 1533-3159

Chopra P: Thoracic Pain. Current Therapy in Pain, Smith, H. Saunders Elsevier. Chapter 26, Page 194-201. ISBN 978-1-4160-4836-7

Chopra P: Organizational Ethics in a Health care organization – critical review. Harvard School of Public Health, September 2007

Chopra P, Berger G, Daly I, Khawaja W: Detailed analysis and critique of a financial bond issue by a not for profit health institution. Harvard School of Public Health, August 2007.

Chopra P, Nelis J, Hunt S, Branovan D: Analysis and development of a detailed marketing proposal for an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Harvard School of Public Health, April 2007

Chopra P: Public Health Policy and the Ethics of Medical Marijuana. Harvard School of Public Health, December 2006

Chopra P: Skills and methods of Healthcare Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: An Interest based negotiation methodology applied to the functioning of an Operating Room complex. Harvard School of Public Health, October 2006

Chopra P : Focused operations management in a procedure oriented medical office. Harvard School of Public Health, August 2006

Chopra P: Focused Operations Management and analysis of process flow in a fast delivery organization. Harvard School of Public Health, July 2006

Chopra P, Brown B, Parekh M, Scalzone M: Analysis and critique of the Organizational Behaviour of a Department of Obstetrics. Harvard School of Public Health, July 2006

Trescot AM, Chopra P, Abdi S, Datta S, Schultz DM. Systematic review of effectiveness and complications of adhesiolysis in the management of chronic spinal pain: An update. Pain Physician 2007; 10: 129-146. http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2007/january/2007;10;129-146.pdf

Chopra P, Smith H, Deer T, Bowman R.Role of Adhesiolysis in the management of chronic spinal pain:A systematic review of effectiveness and complications Pain Physician, 2005;8:87-100.

Chopra P, et al:Interventional Techniques in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Pain Physician, 2005;8:15-61.

Chopra P, Smith HS:Use of Radiopaque contrast agents for the Interventional Pain Physician: A topical review. Pain Physician, 2004;7:459-463.

Book: Chopra P, Smith HS:Acetaminophen for the elderly (Chapter). Submitted to Haworth for publication. Expected to be published by February 2006.

Book: Chopra P, Smith HS: Tramadol for the elderly (Chapter). Submitted to Haworth for publication. Expected to be published by February 2006.

Book: Chopra P, Smith HS: Acute and Chronic pain in the Elderly (Chapter). Submitted to Haworth for publication. Expected to be published by February 2006.

Cohen, R I, Chopra P, Upshur C:Low Back pain, part I: Primary Care.Work-up of acute and chronic symptoms. Geriatrics, November 2001, 26 to 37.

Cohen, R I, Chopra P, Upshur C: : Low Back pain, part II: Guide to conservative, medical, and procedural therapies. Geriatrics, November 2001, 38 to 47.

Pradeep Chopra, M.D.

Director, Pain Management Center