Our multi-disciplinary team of board certified physicians and providers dedicated to your care
Dr. Chee Woo, MD
Chief Clinical Director
Dr. Woo earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his fellowship in Pain Management at University of Virginia and his anesthesiology residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Woo is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology.
Dr. Woo understands that every patient’s pain is different and patients can have very different responses to the same treatment method. Therefore Dr. Woo is committed to offering the right treatment for the right patient. He specializes in providing numerous treatment options in traditional medicine with the added benefit of advanced techniques. These include medication management, epidural injections, and nerve blocks to name a few.
Dr. Venk Sundararajan, MD
Executive Vice President
Dr. Sundararajan is the Executive Vice President of Center for Interventional Pain & Spine and the Medical Director of our Abington division, received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency, where he was Chief Resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Pennsylvania. DrSundararajan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Sundararajan offers help and hope to those who experience pain relating to headaches, back and neck pain, shingles, fibgromyalgia, industrial and accidental injuries, and pain arising from fractured vertebrae. He believes that through education and discussion, the patient is able to become an active member in their treatment, which ultimately leads to better outcomes.
Dr. Sundararajan is the Executive Vice President of Center for Interventional Pain & Spine and the Medical Director, Abington Division.
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Dr. Philip Kim, MD
Chief Executive officer
Dr. Kim began his career at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain management at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. His multiple society memberships include the International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spine Injection Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and North American Neuromodulation Society.He is highly recognized for his specialty in neuromodulation therapies and intrathecal drug delivery systems. Dr. Kim is passionate about interventional approaches to pain management and increasing the quality of life for his patients. He is committed to offering patients options when they feel they have exhausted many of them.
Dr. Kim is the Chief Executive officer and founding member of Center for Interventional Pain &Spine, the Medical Representative for the Controlled Substance Advisory Committee of Delaware and a member of the Delaware Prescription Drug Action Committee.
In October 2016, Dr. Kim was recognized as one of 2016’s Top Doctors by Main Line Magazine.
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Melody Hu, MD
Dr. Hu is a board-certified interventional anesthesiologist with additional subspecialty board certification in the field of pain management. Dr. Hu obtained her accelerated B.S./M.D. degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed her anesthesiology training and pain management fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She currently serves as the Medical Director at the Pain Management Institute of Limerick and is one of the few female interventional pain specialists in the region. Dr. Hu specializes in treating chronic pain that develops over time from degeneration of the spine, as well as acute pain that occurs as a result of work injury or accident. In addition to medication management, Dr. Hu specializes in using minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and restore function.
Michael Fishman, MD
“As a pain specialist, I strive to relieve patient suffering by treating the pathologic and psychological sources of pain. I am dedicated to help my patients set and achieve reasonable goals towards pain relief and functional improvement so that pain is no longer an obstacle to living life.”
Dr. Fishman was born and raised in New York City and Long Island. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Franklin & Marshall College before matriculating to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA to earn his Doctor of Medicine. After completing an internship in General Surgery at Lankenau Medical Center, he went on to pursue an accelerated Master of Business Administration at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Dr. Fishman then completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was exposed to all facets of the field. At Yale he was the recipient of the Boonsri Kosarussavadi Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Anesthesia and the Outstanding Achievement in Medical Student Education award. There he developed an interest in pain and completed a fellowship in Clinical Pain Medicine at Stanford University where he focused on comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for acute, chronic, and cancer pain.
Dr. Fishman’s non-clinical interests lie at the intersection of business and medicine, especially in the use of technology and telemedicine to improve and streamline the patient-physician encounter. He hopes to bring these tools to the clinic to reduce patient and provider opportunity costs while maintaining satisfaction and clinical efficacy.
Outside of work, Dr. Fishman enjoys spending time with his wife, son and bulldog named ‘Monkey’. He loves to cook (and eat), travel, ski, SCUBA dive, and play squash and tennis.
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Maryum Rafique, DO
Maryum Rafique, DO is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who completed her internship at Christiana Care Hospital and residency at MossRehab/Temple University Hospital. She further completed a fellowship in interventional spine and pain management at Performance Spine and Sports Physicians in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rafique takes a multi-faceted approach to treat pain emphasizing on compassion and ethics utilizing minimally invasive procedures, medication management and a comprehensive physical therapy program. She is familiar with the challenging issues that her patients and families face and works with the entire team to help maximize functional and emotional progress. Dr.Rafique enjoys working at Center for Interventional Pain and Spine and seeing her patients improve their quality of life.
Faisal Chaudhry, MD
Dr. Chaudhry is a longtime Greater Philadelphia resident and is proud and happy to be serving the area. After having completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University, he went on to pursue his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. After a well-rounded internship year at Hahnemann University Hospital, he then left for New York to complete his residency training in Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. It was while on rotation in the Pain Medicine clinic at an affiliate site, that he immediately realized he had found his passion. He then went on to complete a comprehensive Pain Medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, after which he relocated back to the Philadelphia area.
Dr. Chaudhry is board certified in Anesthesiology with a sub-specialty board certification in Pain Medicine, both by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Chaudhry approaches each patient individually with compassion and strongly believes that “Living in pain is not a choice that any person should have to make.” He realizes the negative impact chronic pain can have on nearly every aspect of one’s life, and promises his patients he will try his best to help them. Painful conditions which he cares to help with are many, and include low and mid-back pain, neck pain, arthritic joint pains, nerve damage related painful conditions, and myofascial pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia. His comprehensive and multi-modal treatment plans focus heavily on evidenced-based medicine. His particular interest is interventional pain medicine – including nerve blocks, epidural injections for spinal and nerve pain, spinal facet injections and radiofrequency ablation, and neuromodulation for chronic pain not responsive to other treatments.
When not caring for his patients, Dr. Chaudhry is a devout family man. He lives in the Blue Bell area with his wife and three young children, and likes to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Justin Winas, DO
Anesthesia Pain Management
Dr. Justin S. Winas D.O. is an Anesthesia Pain Management physician who has been serving the Bucks and Montgomery County region for greater than nine years. After attending the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and graduating with honors in 2003, Dr. Winas completed a transitional year at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) where he received the Transitional Resident of the Year Award in 2004. Upon completion of his transitional year, he attended Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for a residency in Anesthesia. Dr. Winas again was named the resident of the year and was elected by both faculty and fellow residents to serve as Chief Resident for the year 2007. He ultimately completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He currently practices Pain Medicine in the Montgomery and Bucks County regions. Dr. Winas’ responsibilities to the community include delivering high quality, cutting edge care in the field of pain medicine to the Philadelphia area and its surrounding suburbs.
Dr. Winas has been married to his wife, Stacey, for the past 16 years. He is a proud father of four children. He has been involved with local schools and his community where he has served as part of the medical staff for the annual 6th grade camping trip and has assisted in coaching his children’s little league baseball teams. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, fishing, and boating on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends and family.
Daniel Nasr, MD
Dr. Nasr was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, after which he moved to Philadelphia to attend Jefferson Medical College (now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College). At Jefferson, Dr. Nasr earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2004. After an internship in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Nasr completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was elected Chief Resident for the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Nasr then completed his Fellowship training in Pain Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2009. Since 2009, Dr. Nasr has practiced Pain Medicine in both academic and private practice settings in the Philadelphia area, and he finds great satisfaction improving the quality of life of his patients.
Dr. Nasr has been married to his wife, Kate, for more than 12 years and is a proud father of his 8 year old daughter, with another due in early 2018. Outside of work he remains busy running to his daughter’s soccer and basketball games and practices. His other passion is the game of golf, where he regularly tries to break the chains of amateur mediocrity.
Michelle Caporaletti, DO
Dr. Caporaletti was born in Pennsylvania and moved to New Jersey,
where she was raised since the age of 5. She received her Bachelor
of Science degree from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She
went on to receive her medical degree from Lake Erie College of
Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA in 2004. She completed a
traditional internship at Frankford Hospital (now Aria-Jefferson
Health) in Bucks County. She moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where she
finished her Anesthesiology residency at Western Pennsylvania
Hospital and Allegheny Health in 2008. She remained at that
institution to complete a pain management fellowship in 2009. After
graduation, she moved back to eastern Pennsylvania and has been
compassionately caring for pain patients in the Bucks and
Montgomery counties since 2009.
Dr. Caporaletti has been married for the last 13 years to her husband,
Jason. She is the proud mother of 3 girls. They keep her very busy
when she is at home. They are active in swimming, gymnastics,
cheerleading, basketball, jump rope and softball. When she is not
attending sports related events, she is volunteering for school events
and field trips. When she has some down time, she enjoys working
out, cooking and reading the bible. She is very passionate about her
church, where she and her family attend regularly.
Jessica Azad, PA-C
Jessica Azad was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. She graduated from Pace University in 2007 with an MPA (Masters in Physician Assistant Studies) and practiced medicine in New York for over a decade following that working in fields with a focus in womens health, pelvic pain and primary care. In recent years, she has also volunteered her time abroad both in India and Jamaica to offer a variety of medical services to those without access to proper medical care. Jessica joined us in 2016 after moving back to the Philadelphia. Her approach to medicine is very comprehensive and she strives to ensure that patients are properly informed while encouraging them to take an active approach to their own treatment. She will always take the time to explain procedures and medication management and stresses patient education as one of the most intergeral parts of your visit.
Jessica has been married to her husband Jonathan for just over two years. They expanded their family to include their poodle “Thomas” and together, they recently welcomed a new baby boy. Outside of the office, Jessica loves reading, running and visitng New York City whenever she can!
Nilima Patel, PA-C
Nilima Patel was born and raised in Delaware. She received her Bachelor of Health Science along with her MPA (Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPA) from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2017. While receiving her MPA, Nilima was given the opportunity to practice in a various scopes of medicine including primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine and surgery. Following graduation, Nilima joined us in 2017 after moving back to Delaware. Nilima believes the PA profession is a perfect match for her as it allows her to increase access to patient care by extending the care physicians provide. Nilima approaches medicine through her belief that there is not one way to treat pain, that is right for every patient. She carefully assess an individuals pain to create a treatment plan that is unique to their needs. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach which utilizes many of the interventional pain treatments we offer along with utilizing the expertise of many different specialists to provide the best patient care.