Dr. Eugene Lipov
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Eugene Lipov is a board-certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He has been practicing in the field of pain medicine since 1990. Dr. Lipov completed Northwestern Medical School in 1984, Anesthesia Residency at the University of Illinois in 1989, and Advanced Pain Training in 1990. Dr. Lipov pioneered the adaption of a well-known procedure called Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) for treating trauma-related symptoms. Dr. Lipov has treated over 200 veterans, including those through Healing Hero, as well as treated several hundred civilian patients with the diagnosis of PTSD from all over the world. Dr. Lipov has treated military-related PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), PTSD due to first responder trauma exposure, non-military sexual trauma, pediatric sexual trauma, and PTSD from other traumatic events.
PHYSICIAN PARTNER NETWORK
The Stella Physician Partner Network is made up of experienced medical doctors around the country who specialize in SGB and share our mission to make it as accessible as possible. Together, we treat symptoms of PTSD through Stellate Ganglion Block.
Dr. John How
John How, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with over a decade of experience in the emergency department. His practice, The How Clinic in Encinitas, CA, specializes in treating an array of musculoskeletal and mental health conditions, with a special interest in healing the physical and mental problems that develop in people who work or live in high-stress jobs and environments. Dr. John How joins Stella Center’s Physician Partner Network to make SGB treatment accessible and convenient to those on the west coast.
For much of his career, Dr. How has been fascinated with the power of modern ultrasound to diagnose and guide treatment for many different conditions. He has trained and continues to work with pioneers in the use of ultrasound-guided injections to treat PTSD.
Dr. How’s practice is rooted in compassion and understanding – he is dedicated to providing individualized attention to each patient in order to restore physical and mental health for all. By providing effective therapies that help patients find balance and heal from their physical, mental, and emotional stress, Dr. How’s patients can stay active in their work and life activities. If you receive SGB with Dr. How in Encinitas, CA, you will receive all of the affordable comprehensive care of The Stella Program, at a location that is convenient for you.
Dr. Raul Cruz
Dr. Cruz is a Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and has been a licensed, practicing anesthesiologist for 10 years. Dr. Cruz has had extensive experience in both the academic and private practice settings including teaching, operating room and practice management, and direct patient care.
Dr. Cruz has been involved in the full spectrum of anesthesia practice ranging from procedural medicine and all the surgical subspecialties, including level 1 Trauma and Burn surgery; as well as anesthetic management in Obstetrics and Psychiatry. During his 10 years in practice, Dr. Cruz has developed expert knowledge in the use of and delivery of IV ketamine to treat burn patients, as well as those with acute and postoperative pain. He has had success treating patients with comorbid depression, anxiety, and/or PTSD using ketamine infusions in the hospital setting, while also using it as an anesthetic, an analgesic, and a sedative.
Dr. Rosemary Daly
Rosemary Daly is an interventional spine/pain medicine physician and is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. After receiving her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Westbury, New York, she completed her Anesthesiology residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Daly employs a comprehensive approach to pain management with the goal of reducing chronic and debilitating pain over the long-term.
Dr. Jennifer Sandadi
Dr. Jennifer Sandadi earned two degrees at the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating with high honors, she attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, and then completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals. She then underwent fellowship training in cardiothoracic and surgical critical care medicine at Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesia.
Dr. Sandadi served as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. As an accomplished educator, she was honored with the department’s Teacher of the Year Award. She is currently an anesthesiologist in Fort Myers, Florida, and serves as the medical director for an outpatient surgery center. She has a vast knowledge of acute and chronic pain management and a passion for continuing to help our growing population here in Southwest Florida.
Dr. Javier Lopez
Dr. Lopez is a board-certified anesthesiologist from Yale University School of Medicine with over ten years of experience. He has specialty certifications in cardiac and regional nerve block anesthesia as well as extensive experience in the practices of pediatric and maternity anesthesia. Dr. Lopez has thorough training in pain medicine; his residency included pediatric sickle cell management and adult chronic pain conditions focusing on opioid alternative therapies and opioid-induced hyperalgesia. He was recently elected as District 5 director for the FSA and is an oral board examiner for the ABA.
Dr. Lopez resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and two children. He is the co-manager of the annual medical mission to Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominica specializing in free surgery and medical care to their underserved community.
Dr. Robert Groysman
Dr. Groysman graduated from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, then completed his internship training in family medicine. He became fascinated by anesthesiology after witnessing the relief an epidural provided for his wife when she was in labor, which led him to enroll in an anesthesiology residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
During his residency, Dr. Groysman rotated through pain management and interventional pain management and has been working as a pain specialist ever since, focusing on spine and sports medicine. In 2008, Dr. Groysman moved to Plano, Texas, with his family. While working in anesthesia in Cleburne, Texas, he spearheaded an extensive regional anesthesia and nerve block program based around using ultrasound guidance for optimal accuracy in the delivery of anesthetic medications.
Dr. Groysman uses conservative pain management approaches wherever possible, including fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided steroid injections and medications. He also works in collaboration with specialists in other fields including chiropractors, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and spine surgeons, all of whom have made a contribution to improving the patient experience of chronic pain.
Dr. Groysman is Dual-Boarded as both a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Pain Medicine, and a proud member of the Texas Pain Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and Spine Intervention Society. He participates in research, frequently attends professional conferences, and continually adopts new procedures and techniques for relieving pain into his practice at Southwest Pain Management.