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Pain Management








Nirmala Abraham, MD

Pain Management

Hospital Affiliation: Kettering Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center

ABOUT
Nirmala Abraham, MD
attended medical school at Loma Linda University. She completed her internship at Kettering Medical Center and her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interventional pain management fellowship was done at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds board certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Abraham began her career at the UCLA Pain Management Center as the Assistant Director for the clinic and the fellowship training program. She also served as an Assistant Professor for the department of Anesthesiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Abraham was recruited by the Kettering Health Network to establish an outpatient clinic and inpatient pain program.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
Dr. Abraham provides each patient with a customized and comprehensive treatment plan to help reduce and cope with pain. Whenever possible, a conservative, non-invasive course of treatment will be recommended. These treatment options may include rehabilitative exercise, acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation training, behavioral therapy, and medications, if appropriate.  She uses interventional techniques such as nerve blocks, joint injections and radiofrequency ablation to treat both acute and chronic pain conditions.  She also offers surgical techniques such as intrathecal drug delivery pumps and neurostimulators. 

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
Dr. Abraham’s
goal is to help patients achieve functional restoration.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
16

CERTIFICATION(S)
2005-present, Diplomate, ABA/Pain Medicine Board Certification
2005-2016, Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
2002-2016, Medical Board of California
2011-present, State Medical Board of Ohio
DEA licensure
ACLS/BLS

EDUCATION
2002-2003, Fellowship, Pain Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1999-2002, Residency, Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1998-1999, Internship, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH|
1998, Doctor, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP
2011-current, Medical Director, KPN Pain Management, Kettering Health Network, Miamisburg, OH
2005-2010, Assistant Director, UCLA Pain Management Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT(S)
2005-2010, Assistant Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2003-2005, Clinical Instructor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES
Hip Fracture Program
Kettering Health Network, 2011- present
Joint Center Executive Council
Kettering Medical Center, 2011- present
Sycamore Medical Center, 2012- present
Soin Medical Center, 2015- 2016
OSA Pain Subcommittee, 2013-present
CPOM Physician Advisory Task Force, 2014-Present
KPP Quality and Analytics Committee, 2017-Present

MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (ASRA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)
Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists (OSA)
Montgomery County Medical Society (Ohio)

ASSOCIATED LOCATIONS
Kettering Physician Network Pain Management
4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Suite 420
Miamisburg, OH 45342
P: (937) 384-4511  |     F: (937) 384-4501

Medical staff member of:  Kettering Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center



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Associated Locations

Pain Management
Sycamore Medical Center, Physician Office Building, 4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Suite 420
Miamisburg, OH 45342
P: (937) 384-4511
F: (937) 384-4501