Summa Pain Care Specialist: Dr. Paul Pannozzo
The staff of Summa Pain Care.
Dr. Pannozzo completed a combined B.S./M.D. degree in six years, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Kent State University and among the top of his class from NEOMED. He completed a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center, one of the 10 Best training programs for the field. He then completed a fellowship through Physiatrist Associates learning advanced pain management techniques. Dr. Pannozzo is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and sub-specialty certified in Pain Medicine.
Dr. Pannozzo co-authored a book, Arthritis and Other Pain Syndromes, that has provided people across the country an understanding of their chronic pain conditions and insight into their treatment programs. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Midwestern University and teaches medical students extensively in his practice.
Dr. Pannozzo, an Summa Pain Care specialist, is a member of multiple professional organizations including the International Spinal Intervention Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Society for Pain Practice Management, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
In his spare time, Dr. Pannozzo enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University Medical Center
Fellowship: Physiatrist Associates, Inc.
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sub-Specialty Certified in Pain Medicine through board of American Board of Anesthesiology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Midwestern University
Member: Maricopa County Medical Society, International Spinal Injection Society,
Society for Pain Practice Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Medical Licensure in Arizona, Nevada, and Florida
Dr. Kendrick Thomas completed his Anesthesiology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2014 where he received specialized training in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. He then returned to his home state of Arizona for a year of intensive fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management.
He seeks to evaluate each patient as an individual and to understand their specific needs. He gives candid advice to his patients and prefers a conservative approach to treatment.
Dr. Thomas was inspired to begin his career as a Pain Physician after receiving life-changing interventional treatment for his own chronic back condition. He understands pain better than most and is committed to helping his patients return to (and maintain) an active lifestyle without the dependence of narcotics. Quite simply, he has been able to achieve this for himself, and knows his patients can too.
Dr. Thomas treats a wide variety of painful conditions including spine, joint and neuropathic pain. He uses techniques such as spinal cord stimulation, epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and bone marrow graft implants among others.