Dr. Shawn Kumar, MD

Dr. Shawn Kumar joined M.I.S.S. in May 2022.

Dr. Shawn Kumar, MDEducation, Training, & Previous Experience

Dr. Kumar graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wayne State University. He also attended medical school at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine where he graduated (2013) with Honors and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Kumar completed his Residency in Anesthesiology (2017), and his Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (2018) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

From 2018 to May 2022, Dr. Kumar was the Director of Interventional Pain Management at the Illinois Spine Institute.

During his residency, Dr. Kumar published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in multiple panel presentations at national medical conferences and was a grand rounds presenter at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, North American Neuromodulation Society, and American Society of Pain and Neuroscience.

Clinical Interests and Specializations

Dr. Kumar’s clinical interests include spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, CRPS, and headache/migraine treatment. He has been active in research and has several publications with a focus on neuromodulation including dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and multimodal approaches to pain management.

Dr. Kumar provides compassionate, personalized, patient directed care to all of his patients. He has a strong understanding of the effect chronic pain can have on a person’s physical, as well as emotional, wellbeing. He puts a large emphasis on communication and believes in a multifaceted approach to alleviating pain including interventions, medication management when appropriate, and active forms of therapy. A comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan is instituted for every patient, using the most cutting edge, current, evidence-based techniques. His goal for every patient is to alleviate pain so patients can improve functionality and return to the activities they once enjoyed.

Other Activities

In his spare time, Dr. Kumar enjoys biking, running, hiking, and rock climbing. He also enjoys traveling internationally and visiting national parks.