Mark T. Malone, M.D., is a Board Certified pain specialist and a native Texan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Malone attended Baylor College of Medicine for residency and training in anesthesiology, and then completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in 1998.
Prior to founding Advanced Pain Care in 2002, Dr. Malone was a member of an Austin-based group practice for twelve years, and a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine for six years. He is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a sub-specialty in pain management; this is the only board certification for pain management endorsed by the American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2017 Dr. Malone was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at UT Dell Medical School.
Dr. Malone is a member of the...more
Allen L. Dennis is a Board Certified Pain Management and Anesthesiology physician residing in Austin, Texas. Dr. Dennis graduated from The School of Medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in June 2005. He received his graduate degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX in 1999.
Before joining Advanced Pain Care, Dr. Dennis most recently worked in pain management at the Center for Spine Care in Dallas, TX. While working in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Dr. Dennis received the Patient’s Choice Award as well as the Five Star Service Award from Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. Dr. Dennis is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, among other medical professional associations. He specializes in comprehensive pain management including...more
Dr. Andre Chen is a Board Certified Addiction Medicine specialist in Austin, TX. Originally from Maryland, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, and Masters of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. His completed his residency training at the Central Texas Medical Foundation (Brackenridge Hospital) in Austin.
Prior to becoming an Addiction Medicine specialist, he practiced Family Medicine at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic for over 20 years and was listed in Austin Monthly magazine as a Top Doctor in 2015 and 2017. He is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). As an avid software developer, he has developed several clinical apps in the iPhone/iPad App Store.
Dr. Chen focuses on substance use disorders as medically treatable conditions in the same way that diabetes or hypertension are. His primary goal at Advanced Pain Care is to ensure that patients with chronic pain conditions can...more
Arif Ahmed, M.D. is a Board Certified Internist and Board Certified Rheumatologist. Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Ahmed graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a minor in Chemistry. He briefly lived in Georgetown, Texas where he was part of the Mens Tennis Team at Southwestern University. He completed medical school at Ross University in Dominica West Indies. He then completed his internal medicine residency and was a Chief Resident at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to completing his fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Missouri, he practiced as a Hospitalist at Indiana University. Dr. Ahmed has delivered several presentations at national meetings. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, hiking, cheering for the Texas Aggies, and traveling. He is also fluent in Urdu, and proficient in Spanish. If you have questions, contact us to speak to our team of specialists and Dr....more
Brad Culling, D.O., is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management physician. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Culling graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. While at Southwestern University, he was an integral member of the men’s baseball team. He completed Osteopathic medical school at Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida graduating at the top of his class. He went on to complete his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico where he served as the chief resident of his program. Dr. Culling spent an additional year of training at the University of Texas in San Antonio in a multidisciplinary pain fellowship program.
Dr. Culling has been trained in all facets of chronic pain medicine. He understands that chronic pain is a complex disease process that can affect many aspects of a person’s life. He is trained in multiple interventional pain techniques including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pumps, sympathetic blocks, joint injections, head and neck blocks,...more
Dr. Paterno is double board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, With Honors, and With Distinction. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree also from Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Paterno completed his residency training in Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He continued further specialization training with an Interventional Pain Management fellowship at Harvard's Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, recently recognized by the American Academy of Pain Medicine as one of the top pain management fellowships in the country.
Dr. Paterno has authored publications in clinical research and the basic sciences related to spinal fixation biomechanics as well as prolonged inflammatory responses in tissue injury. He has also authored textbook chapters on radiofrequency nerve ablation, facial pain, imaging of spinal pain generators, and neuromodulation...more
Paul H. Le, MD has been practicing pain medicine in Austin since 2010 and is excited to be joining Advanced Pain Care. He is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management physician. Dr. Le graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, and continued on to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then completed his residency training in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois before returning to Texas.
Dr. Le is a warm and compassionate physician. He finds joy in getting to know his patients; their history, previous treatments, and long-term goals. He utilizes the team approach to reach the best outcomes. There is nothing more fulfilling to him than improving a person's quality of life.
Outside of the clinic, you can find him at a yoga studio, running around Town Lake, or at a concert downtown. But the majority of his home life is spent with his dogs, Oliver and Louie, and his fiancee.
Raphael Ye, DO, is a Board Certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician. Dr. Ye joined Advanced Pain Care after finishing his Pain Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ye is married and has one daughter. He enjoys snowboarding, cycling, science fiction, and college sports. Dr. Ye is a member of the following associations: American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Ye opted to specialize in Pain Management because he is drawn to the patient-physician relationship, the specialized knowledge and skills to treat the complexities of pain, and his personal gratification of helping patients with their debilitating pain.more
Dr. Robert Wills received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, graduating summa cum laude, before obtaining his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed a three-year surgical residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, followed by an anesthesiology residency at Virginia Mason medical Center in Seattle, Washington, a program widely recognized for pain management training and regional anesthesia. Dr. Wills served as the program’s Chief Resident during his third year at VM.
Dr. Wills began practicing pain management in Austin in 1996, and now joins Advanced Pain Care after founding Austin Pain Associates in May 2002. Dr. Wills looks forward to furthering his vision of treating patients suffering from chronic pain syndromes in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive setting.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Wills has focused his business expertise on developing and managing several ambulatory surgery centers, played a vital role in the successful development and operation of medical start-up...more
Ryan Michaud is a Board Certified physician in Anesthesia and Pain Management and did his Interventional fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received his medical diploma from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2006. He completed his Anesthesia Residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque from 2006 to 2010. Before joining Advanced Pain Care, Dr. Ryan Michaud worked in a private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Pain Society, International Society of Interventional Pain, American Society of Anesthesiologist and Texas Medical Association. In 2017, Dr. Michaud was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at UT Dell Medical School.
Dr. Michaud was a registered nurse for several...more
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