Our multi-disciplinary team of board certified physicians and providers dedicated to your care
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.
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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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
Dr. Michael Fishman, MD is a double board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine specialist. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and went on to train in Anesthesiology at Yale University and in Pain Medicine at Stanford University.
Dr. Fishman takes a comprehensive approach to pain management, utilizing medications, interventions, as well as complementary/alternative medicine approaches to achieve functional restoration in his patients.
Dr. Fishman has a particular interest in the use of spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Dr. Fishman is actively involved with neuromodulation research and is on the cutting edge of new treatments for pain. He is actively involved in the North American Neuromodulation Society, where he serves as director of the Residents and Fellows Section and as course director for preconference workshops. In this capacity, he is at the helm of the largest neuromodulation training course in the world.
Dr. Fishman thinks ‘outside the box’ to create individualized treatment plans for his patients.
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.
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.
Phong Le, DO
Dr. Phong Q. Le is subspecialty certified in pain medicine and a board certified anesthesiology physician. Using a unique combination of his pursuit for excellence, coupled with a compassionate bedside manner, Dr. Le can help people relieve their pain and regain their lives.
Dr. Le began his extensive medical training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Le continued his residency training in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and completed a Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at New York Medical College – St Vincent’s Medical Center.
Dr. Le is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Spinal Interventional Society, and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. During his spare time, Dr. Le spends time with his wife and son, and is an avid sports fan and dog lover.
Alexander L. Matz, M.D.
Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine
Dr. Matz is an anesthesiologist who is fellowship trained in pain medicine and specializes in interventional pain management. He has a wide range on experience in performing minimally invasive interventional pain techniques that can treat patient’s musculoskeletal, neuropathic and visceral pain.
He has extensive training at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He completed his pain management training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Matz has published peer reviewed articles in Orthopedics, and has pursued research on the effects of Ketamine of chronic pain and enhancing interventional techniques such as Celiac plexus block for abdominal pain. Member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the North American Neuromodulation Society, as well as American Society of Anesthesiology
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.
Meaghan Descher, NP
Meaghan is a dedicated adult nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of healthcare experience. She has a background in geriatric care, orthopedic, wound care, medical-surgical care, and adult medicine. Her approach to care is comprehensive and she is committed to providing high quality health care especially to the geriatric populations. She believes in forging relations with her patients to help understand their health needs and goals and work collaboratively with each individual to develop a plan of care that helps the patient achieve his/her health goals. She strives to teach and educate patients about their plan of care, medical management, and procedures. Meaghan has been married for 12 years and has 3 very active children and a dog that keep her busy outside of work. She enjoys camping, hiking, and outdoor activities with her family.
Austin Becker, DC
Austin Becker, DC is Director of Chiropractic and Rehabilitation at Center for Interventional Pain & Spine. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Dr. Becker and his wife then moved to Port Orange, Florida to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. After graduation, Dr. Becker moved back home to Delaware with his wife and has been caring for patients in Wilmington and Middletown, DE. Dr. Becker emphasizes an integrated approach to healthcare and encourages each patient be active in their involvement in a structured treatment plan in order to achieve the greatest improvements and highest quality of life for each patient he encounters.
Dr. Becker was born and raised in Delaware and is happy to have settled back home, in DE. He and his wife are proud parents of a beautiful little girl and two rescue dogs. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, trips to the Delaware beaches and living an active and healthy lifestyle.