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Dr. Sukdeb Datta is a internationally recoginized multiple board certified interventional pain management and minimally invasive spine specialist (Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology and Diplomat, American Board of Pain Medicine. He has additionally acquired the Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management awarded by the joint Boards of the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also certified by the World Institute of Pain as F.I.P.P. (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) and as a D.A.B.I.P.P. (Diplomat, American Board of Interventional Pain Practice) conferred by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians). He
has been selected as one of the top 70 Pain Management Physician’s in America.
He has been very active on international, national and local levels in promoting pain medicine. He served two consecutive terms (4 years) on the Board of Directors of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and is now serving as the Secretary of ASIPP. He served on the Subcommittee on Chronic and Cancer Pain, American Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as the Committee on Pain, American Society of Anesthesiology. He has been nominated on the Faculty 1000 medicine, an international panel of Pain experts who will evaluate critical articles on Pain Management.
Dr. Sukdeb Datta was the Director, Interventional Pain Management Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. He also served as the Division Chief, Pain Medicine Division within the Department of Anesthesiology and the Program Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University is consistently ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the United States.
He has an active interest in translational pain research and his pastfunded research grant looks at new treatments based on potential mechanisms of neuropathic pain. Increased understanding of the complex interaction between different mechanisms that underlie neuropathic pain is “sorely” needed in order to develop effective new therapies for neuropathic disorders. The superficial dorsal horn (SDH) of the spinal cord is a key region in the neural system subserving nociception, the presumed site of “gating” mechanisms that regulate sensitivity to noxious stimuli, and therefore, is one of the key sites for studies aimed at developing new treatments for neuropathic pain. His research focuses on detailed anatomic studies of different markers of neuropathic pain in the SDH like morphine, cholecystokinin, neurokinin and neuropeptide Y in both normal and neuropathic rats and complex modeling of clinical human neuropathic pain. These experiments may reveal a new strategy for managing intractable neuropathic pain. His funded clinical research interests include therapies for opioid induced bowel dysfunction, correlation of autonomic dysfunction and spinal cord stimulation and the role of pain management techniques in the management of epidural scar tissue formation.
Dr. Sukdeb Datta is an Associate editor of the Pain Physician journal and on the editorial board of the Frontiers in Pain Pharmacology and Therapeutics journal. He has been an invited guest reviewer to journals such as Anesthesiology, Spine, Pain Practice, The Journal of Pain, Pain Medicine and Pain. He has contributed several book chapters to various books and also been interested in evidence based guidelines. He has been involved in the development of evidence based guidelines for management of spinal pain by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Presently, Dr. Datta is intimately involved in the 2010 Guidelines development on the use of opioids by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physician.
Dr. Datta has constantly innovated and one of his articles published in 2004 led to the development of an innovative technique of performing the lumbar sympathetic block named after him (the paradiscal extraforaminal technique of Datta and Pai). He has been invited as Grand Rounds speaker at premier institutes such Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital for Cancer in New York.
Dr. Datta has been listed on the Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America (2002-present), Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (2002-present), Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (2003-2010); Princeton Premier (2009-2010) and as an Outstanding Young Man of America (1998).
To complement his clinical, research and academic activities, Dr. Datta is a well recognized and respected national teacher and educator. Dr. Datta has been invited to serve as faculty at numerous cadaver workshops to demonstrate advanced techniques in interventional pain management by prestigious societies like the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has moderated several scientific sessions in the meetings of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Recognizing his premier role in Pain Education, he is one of the members of the Council of Examiners, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. This Council of Examiners is responsible for planning and implementation of an examination to certify American Physicians in the field of Interventional Pain Management.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Datta is the best doctor I have ever had. No one has been able to drastically relieve my pain as he has. Many doctors see patients as just money and treat them as one size fits all, Dr Datta truly wants 2 better your quality of life if ur his patient your more then just number.for instance when I asked for advice about my insurance reenrollmenti, I did what he suggested and everything worked out perfecly, some doctors would have refused to see u until it's resolved but he did the opposite that's why even though i can see any doctor I choose,there is no better doctor n after 5 years with him, I 've gone from debilitating nonstop pain, to being able to do things I haven't since before I started seeing him. his physical therapy keeps me going. Best thing is that listens and tailors ur treatment individually. i highly do and have recommend those in pain in back and/or neck problems. His education, awards, n reviews speak for themselvesand soon after my procedure I will be pain free
Dr Datta is very professional and listens and documents your issues and ailments. Finds out what you are doing to fix your problems and suggest other options to improve your condition..My medication was prescribed that day and also suggested rehab on the problem areas...The only issue i have is sometimes its hard schedule a particular and day for returning because of his busy hrs in other facilities, but its usually worked out with his staff, definitely i recommend him..
Dr datta is spread too thin. He has too many offices so you don't get much one on one time. Not only is it impossible to get him to send in your medications, he often doesnt have your test results on file.
Dr. Datta is very fast, doesn't like long wait times and is really accomadating. Highly recommend!
He was pleasant and spent a lot of time with me.
It was excellent
The doctor and staff have a great bedside manner. He did a thorough exam, asked questions about my prior medical history and discussed options. He and his assistant were very kind and understanding. I was seen within minutes after filling out the paperwork. Highly recommend this doctor/office.
Very pleased with my 1st visit
Dr. Datta is the most caring doctor. After years of chronic pain and seeing multiple doctors in different fields, he's the only doctor that understands what Im going through and is willing to help my condition considering thr circumstances that i am in. Not only is he very intelligent, but his credentials are extremely impressive. And after the first visit, not only was I extremely comfortable, but I walked out of there convinced that he can help me so I can love a normal life again! I can't thank you enough Dr. Datta!
Dr datta and his staff make you feel very comfortable. He listens and takes actions accordingly. His office is right next door to grand central station so easy to get to. I drove and even through parking fees are outrageous it is pretty easy to get in and out. Dr datta also takes into account your travel time so he doesn't keep you waiting forever. It takes longer to get passed security to get into the bldg!!
I have seen many specialists for my problem. He saw something on my MRI none of the others did and gave me hope. He also spent real time with me, answering my questions, go over possible procedures and explaining his philosophy, limits and rules. It was an amazing first visit. I would recommend him to anyone.
The nicest dr I have ever seen far and away!! See him if you can!
He listen and really went into detail with some of the procedures that will ultimately help me recover.
This was my first time using ZocDoc, but I trusted the reviews and am glad that I did. Dr. Datta has a great bedside manner, his staff is friendly, and I feel like his treatment plan is appropriate. I definitely recommend him!
excellent, very satisfactory, highly recommend him
everytime i go back i have the same excellent experience. the doctor goes over and beyond to accomodate you and his treatment plans are first rate. he offers options which most other pain physicians dont even know of and believe me i have been to many! the minimally invasive procedures that he has offered me suits me very much and they are a blessing as your recovery time is minimal and the results are fantastic. i will recommend this doctor over and over again.
very caring and patient, extremely accomplished and gave me a very good diagnosis and a treatment plan. highly recommend this doctor
Dr. Datta was very cordial, efficient and compassionate to my needs and addressed them very effectively. His breadth of knowledge is immense and with my complicated health history, it was essential that I get treated by a physician of his stature and capability who knows his job very very well. He made his suggestions keeping in mind my age and health history and also educated me in the process. I will definitely go back for my follow-up visits and i recommend this doctor highly for anyone's pain management needs