Edward M. Podgorski, III, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine
Dual Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Dr. Edward Podgorski III "Dr. P" is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His inspiration for starting Hawthorne Oncology Pain Experts (HOPE) comes from his time volunteering at a local hospice home in Philadelphia, PA run by the Dominican Nuns of Hawthorne. While volunteering Dr. P saw the positive impact that easing pain and suffering had on the quality of life of individuals suffering from cancer. From this moment on Dr. P dedicated his career in medicine to treating the pain and suffering of cancer patients. Dr. P has expanded his focus to include those with complex chronic pain and spasticity. HOPE was founded to care for individuals who feel like they have nowhere else to turn and for those with life-limiting diseases.

  • Fellowship: Pain Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College (Sidney Kimmel Medical College), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Section Reviewer for the Pain Medicine Journal
  • American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) Cancer Pain Committee Member
  • Foundation of Implantable Drug Delivery Systems (FIDDS) Leadership
  • North American Neuromodulation Society Residents and Fellows Section (NANS RFS) Education Liaison
  • Sub-Investigator, Medication and Device Clinical Trials, Phases 2-4
  • Anesthesiology Research Award, University of Miami, 2020
  • Podgorski III E, Driver L, Gulati A, Abdi S. Catheter-based techniques for terminal cancer pain: a review of nonneuraxial interventions with clinical implications for end-of-life pain management. Pain Physician. 2021 Nov; 24(7): E1137-E1146
  • Podgorski III E, Mascaro P, Patin, D. Comparison of FDA-approved electrical neuromodulation techniques for focal neuropathic pain: a narrative review of DRG, HF10, and Burst neuromodulation.Pain Physician. 2021 Jul; 24(4): E407-E423
  • Dexter F, Epstein RH, Podgorski EM 3rd, Pearson ACS. Appropriate operating room time allocations and half-day block time for low caseload proceduralists, including anesthesiologist pain medicine physicians in the State of Florida [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 27]. J Clin Anesth. 2020;64:109817. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2020.109817
  • Epstein RH, Dexter F, Podgorski EM 3rd, Pearson ACS. Annual number of spinal cord stimulation procedures performed in the state of Florida during 2018: implications for establishing neuromodulation centers of excellence [published online ahead of print, 2019 Nov 11]. Neuromodulation. 2019;10.1111/ner.13066. doi:10.1111/ner.130661
  • Podgorski E, Oppenheimer J, and De Souza K. Management of spinal cord stimulator dural puncture and infectious risk. Brain Stimulation, 2019; 12 (2): e23-e24
  • Podgorski E. A growing demand for cancer pain specialists. ASRA News, November 2019, pp. 26-27
  • Podgorski E. Quality over quantity for end-of-life patients: What is the anesthesiologist’s role? ASA Monitor, 2018; 82 (12): 64-65
  • Podgorski E. Does inhibition decrease over-stimulation in neural networks? [CD-ROM]. Proceeding from the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 2008
  • Doria, C., Podgorski, E., Mitchell, E. “Single center multimodal treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.” Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary. 2014; 16 (Supplement 2), 195
  • Barral, E., Oldt III, RJ., Sridhar, L.,
  • Podgorski III, EM., Smith, NM., Boudreaux, ED., Cerankowski, AJ., Baumann, BM. “Validation of the short-form McGill pain questionnaire in an emergency department setting.” Acad Emerg Med. 2009; 16(4): S35-36
  • Watrous, J., Bortz, B., Cushing, D., Chan, G., Ford, J., Podgorski, E. “Undergraduate research in neuroscience using SNNAP.” FASEB Journal. 2008; 22:765.3
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