Dr. Rahul Anand graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. During his internship in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, he saw a sickle cell disease patient get quick relief from chest pain with a single epidural. This inspired him to specialize in pain management, which was at the time still in its infancy as a subspecialty of anesthesiology. He completed his training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a degree in acupuncture from Stanford University. Dr. Anand sees new patients fairly quickly and offers “a whole gamut of options” for interventional pain management associated with arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, post-surgical pain, sciatica, neuropathy, headaches, shingles and other conditions. Treatments include spinal injections, thermal rhizotomy, surgical implants, alternative medicine and clinical trials. “The concept of just narcotics to treat pain and overly sedate pain is not a paradigm that we use in our comprehensive practice,” he says.
Organizations: Connecticut Pain Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spine Intervention Society, North American Spine Society
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Hospital Affiliations: Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Milford Hospital, Griffin Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Stamford Hospital