Pankaj Mehta, MD
Board Certified Interventional Pain Physician
Pain Specialists of Austin
Presentation: Curbing the Epidemic of Opiate Abuse
Bio: Dr. Pankaj Mehta is a board-certified anesthesiologist trained at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He then completed an interventional pain fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mehta has gained national recognition for his contributions to interventional pain medicine.
His goals are to help people suffering from pain optimize pain control, enhance their ability to function, and improve their physical and psychological well-being. His practice focuses on a multidisciplinary approach that closely meets individual needs (personalized medicine), technologically advanced treatment modalities, alternative and complementary therapies, and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Mehta is considered a key opinion leader in the field of pain management and is committed to partnering with the community to manage pain in a optimal way. He runs a headache program in collaboration with local neurologists, which encompasses multiple interventional strategies for chronic headaches and PTSD.
Dr. Mehta’s main focus in on spine pain, headaches, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, and CRPS/RSD, with a prime interest in neuromodulation. He is also one of the first proctors for spinal modulation in Texas.
Dr. Mehta is an active member of most leading professional organizations including the North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society, and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two boys.
Disclosure: Dr. Mehta has disclosed that he is a consultant with Abbott Medical.
Review of Conflicts Policy: The UT Austin College of Pharmacy has a very strict policy to ensure against commercial conflicts of interest in CE programming. For this conference, the planning committee picks two committee members who have appropriate backgrounds to review content, and report any potential conflict of interest to the CPE Director. If conflict issues are discovered, they are addressed with speakers to make appropriate changes. Evaluations are collected from all participants with specific questions around the listed conflicts of commercial interest.