Shaun Kondamuri, MD has been practicing Interventional Pain Management and spine care on a full-time basis since completing his fellowship in 1995. He has been the Managing Director of M.I.S.S. since its inception in 1996. He loves what he does, puts his patients at ease, and quickly builds a strong rapport.
Dr. Kondamuri completed his fellowship in Pain Management from Yale University. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Stony Brook where he was also the Senior Team Leader. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College and graduated from M.K.C.G. Medical College ranked 1st in his class. Dr. Kondamuri is triple board-certified in Internal Medicine (1991), Anesthesiology (1996), and Pain Medicine (1998) with Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology (2003, 2014). He has held academic appointments at Yale University and the University of Stony Brook and is currently a clinical instructor at Indiana University School of Medicine. He obtained his MBA (2002) from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
He has just published a well-regarded book on CRPS for the medical and legal community, the entire proceeds of which are donated to charity, primarily to help the uninsured. He has also authored and published many scientific and general articles. He is an expert in non-surgical care for spine pain, CRPS (or RSD), neuropathic pain and prescription opioid abuse. He is a member of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), North American Spine Society (NASS), the Indiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Indiana State Medical Association and the Lake County Medical Society.
He frequently lectures on spine care and pain management related topics. He developed the “Managing Pain in the New Millennium” lecture series in 1997 to bring an understanding of the complexities of pain to regional physicians, nurses, workers’ compensation case managers, and healthcare workers. He has functioned as its program director through each of its well-received yearly programs. Each all-day seminar has featured lectures delivered by Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists physicians and invited, nationally known, lecturers speaking around a “common theme” for the day. Past “themes” have included, the “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome,” “Neuropathic Pain,” and “Opioid Use and Abuse in Clinical Practice.” He has been called upon to speak regionally when his expertise is required such as at the Indiana University School of Medicine basic science and clinical science lecture series, or the Methodist Hospitals bi-annual Pain Management Symposium, or for the medical grand rounds at various nearby Indiana and Illinois hospitals. He also gives frequent lectures to the general public and doctors and nurses in training at Indiana University Northwest on topics related to spine care and pain management.
As an expert in pain management for the injured worker, he is often called upon to speak at the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Institute (IWCI) and at the Indiana Self Insurers Association (ISIA) meetings. The Indiana Workers Compensation Board frequently requests his expert opinion is for complex work injury patients. Plaintiffs and Defense attorneys frequently ask him to review charts and give opinions on patients who have ongoing litigation. He has lobbied aggressively on Capitol Hill for important patient-related issues such as the “National All Substance Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Act” which limits controlled substance misuse, abuse, and trafficking. He has been featured on NBC news, Comcast cable’s Wellness Watch and other media and he has is frequently quoted in local newspapers. He has been a Principal Investigator for scientific research studies involving technologies related to chronic spine pain.
Dr. Kondamuri lives in Northwest Indiana with his wife, a Rehabilitation Medicine specialist and his youngest son, and he frequently visits his two older sons where they live on the east coast. When not working, he follows the advice he gives to his patients, by working out almost daily, bicycling, and running regularly (and competing in an occasional race). He manages an overflowing collection of digital photographs started when digital photography was in its infancy, he reads on a variety of medical and non-medical topics, and he tries to keep up with his rapidly growing boys! He also drops an occasional tweet: @shaunkondamuri.