Michael Fishman, MD
Director of CIPS Research
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 pre-conference 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.
Education & Training
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Interventional Pain
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Maryland in Baltimore
Board Certification: Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management
I’ve been working with Dr. Fishman for the past 11 months. He has been extremely supportive and educational throughout my experience with him. While under his care, he makes sure that your answers are provided. I highly recommend him!Patient
Dr. Fishman and Karen are just WOW. My appointment is always on Thursdays and last year September 10th was my first appointment. Dr. Fishman said “we will get you figured out, you’ve been through so much and we will help you!” I was a mess when I went in for my appointment last year, my pain was just ungodly. Thank god for my husband and you guys because I wouldn’t even try to go on. CIPS changed my life in a course of a year. I’m walking more, I’m exercising more, I’m doing activities that I could have never done before. From the receptionists, to the medical assistants.. they are all just wonderful. CIPS needs to hear how well they do! You guys got my life in such a good spot. I’m not only living and fighting for life, I have a quality of life to fight for. I love Dr. Fishman and Karen, I call Dr. Fishman.. fish haha. They always have such great attitudes. I can talk to them about anything and everything, they are always here for me!!! I really love letting everyone here know how appreciated they are. If I can touch anyone’s life like you guys have touched mine… well then I can accomplish anything! I thank all of you at CIPS!Patient