EFFECTIVE
PAIN
MANAGEMENT

International Pain Institute


Alexander A. Krakovsky M.D.,Ph.D.,Dr.Sc.,
Interventional Pain Management Physician,
Professor of Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Krakovsky knows the positive effects of interventional pain procedures can have on your life. It's a simple fact that when we feel better and have no pain our self-esteem and self-confidence is enhanced.

Doctor-patient relationship must be based on mutual trust. He is compulsive about careful planning and detail, including patient expectations, individual desires and wishes in pain relieve as well as their safety. He is known by his patients for his warmth and extremely caring personality. He strives to provide excellent care with integrity, honesty and confidentiality.

Dr. Krakovsky will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss specific goals for the surgical procedure. His promise to you: to serve you to the best of his ability from the very first consultation to the last follow-up visit.

Education

State Medical School (1972).Doctorate of Medicine, Graduated with Honors, Kemerovo, USSR. 

Foreign Language School (1987). Bachelor of Art.  Major in English, Moscow, USSR.

Cardiovascular Institute Academy of Medical Science of the USSR (1978). Doctorate of Philosophy, Moscow, USSR.

Cardiovascular Institute Academy of Medical Science of the USSR (1985). Doctorate of Science, Moscow, USSR.

Postgraduate Training

  1. General Surgery Residency. County Clinical Hospital 1, Kemerovo, USSR (1972-1974).
  2. Research Fellowship. Experimental Cardiac Surgery. Harper Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (1991-1992).
  3. Internship. Transitional Year Program. Carney Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA (1998-1999).
  4. Anesthesiology Residency. St. Elisabeth's Medical Center in Boston. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA (1999-2002).
  5. Pain Management Fellowship. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Newark, New Jersey, USA (2002-2003).

Professional Positions

  • Galileo Surgery Center. Staff Physician. Anesthesiologist, Interventional Pain Management Physician.
  • Sierra Vista Medical Center. Staff Physician. Anesthesiologist, Interventional Pain Management Physician.
  • Cypress Surgery Center. Staff Physician. Anesthesiologist. Interventional Pain Management Physician.
  • Pacific Surgical Institute of Pain Management. Staff Physician. Interventional Pain Management Physician.
  • Kern Medical Center. Anesthesiologist (locum).
  • Victor Valley Community Hospital. Anesthesiologist (locum).
  • Hanford Community Medical Center. Anesthesiologist (locum).
  • Kindred Hospital. Staff Physician. Anesthesiologist. Pain Management Physician.
  • Founder and Medical Director. International Pain Institute. La Jolla, California, USA (2006-present).

Faculty of Selected International Medical Meetings

  1. 21st Annual Meeting of American Academy of Pain Medicine
  2. 22nd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Pain Medicine
  3. 23rd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Pain Medicine
  4. 10th Annual Meeting of North American Neuromodulation Society

Selected Articles and Abstracts:

  • Cancer Pain: Multimodal Therapeutic Management. Pain Practice, 2004; 163. /s
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy-State of Art in Early Detection and Treatment: Wonca, 2004; 72.
  • How to Live with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Wonca, 2004; 75.
  • Epidural clonidine safe for additional pain control. The Medical Post, 03/2006; Volume 42 Issue 10.
  • Clonidine is a Valuable Adjuvant for Epidural Injection for the Treatment of Pain in Ambulatory Surgical Center. Pain Medicine, 2006; 7 (2), 171.
  • PRIALT as Adjunctive Intrathecal Treatment of Chronic Pain in Private Practice: Pain Medicine, 2006; 7 (2), 172-173.
  • Complications Associated with Intrathecal Pump Drug Delivery: A Retrospective Evaluation. American Journal of Pain Management. 2007; 17 (1), 4-10.
  • PRIALT as adjunctive intrathecal medication for the treatment of chronic pain. A retrospective evaluation. In Press
  • Supraorbital Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Case Report. In Press
  • Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment
  • Chronic Pain Treatment in Elderly Patients
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain Treatment
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Management of Chronic Headache
  • Opioids versus Spinal Cord Stimulation

Selected Lectures and Presentations

  • Cancer and Pain. 3rd World Congress World Institute of Pain. Barcelona, Spain 2004.
  • Intrathecal Therapy: An Update on Complications: 21st American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting. Palm Spring, California, USA 2005.
  • Interventional Approaches to Pain Management: 21st American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting. Palm Spring, California, USA 2005.
  • Intraspinal Therapy in new Millennium. "Pain, Mind and Movement" Satellite Symposium of 11th World Congress of Pain. Cairns, Australia 2005.
  • Cardiac Pacemaker and Spinal Cord Stimulator. Do they interfere? 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. San Diego, CA, USA 2006.
  • Clonidine is a valuable adjuvant for epidural injection for the treatment of pain in ambulatory surgical center. 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. San Diego, CA, USA 2006.
  • PRIALT as adjunctive intrathecal treatment of chronic pain in private practice. 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. San Diego, CA, USA 2006.
  • PRIALT, First Non-Opioid Intrathecal Medication for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. 10th Annual Meeting of North American Neuromodulation Society. Las Vegas, NE, 2006.
  • A Retrospective Analysis to Determine the Ideal Ziconotide Patient. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. New Orleans, USA, 2007.
  • Low Back Pain Treatment in Female Patients with Adjunct of PDE-5 Inhibitors. A Retrospective Analysis. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. New Orleans, USA, 2007.