At National Pain Centers, we combine the highest quality of care standards with established and innovative treatments. Ever wonder what that looks like behind the scenes? Here is a glimpse. 

Dr. Jay Joshi was the first fellowship trained Interventional Pain Physician in America to use fat derived Stem Cells for multiple chronic, "incurable" conditions as part of the Cell Surgical Network.

Dr. Jay Joshi is a nationally recognized board certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained Interventional Spine and Pain Management physician who has distinguished himself via his solid reputation, education, experience, and leadership roles in national activities, including Advisory Boards, Educational and CME Programs, Publications, Speaking Events, and Consulting. He is considered a National “Key Opinion Leader” in pain management and he has presented to a variety of audiences, both large and small, over 600 times. Internationally, he has worked in the Department of Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has been featured on major TV networks, Radio, Print, and the Internet.

Dr. Joshi is a US born physician who was accepted into medical school at the age of 16 via an accelerated honors BS/MD program with multiple scholarships. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at Northwestern and residency and fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, one of the busiest interventional training programs in the country.

Clinically, he has served as the Medical Director of Pain Management at a large hospital in the Chicago area while simultaneously maintaining a busy private practice. He has seen patients throughout America and provided treatment options and pain relief to patients that had not been able to get the correct diagnosis or outcomes from other physicians, hospitals, and universities. He precisely performs Interventional Spine and Pain procedures that include Epidural Steroid Injections, Selective Nerve Root Blocks, Facet Joint Medial Branch Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Sympathetic Blocks, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Percutaneous Discectomy, Discograms, and Ketamine Infusions for intractable central sensitization pain, and Stem Cell Therapy.

As a respected advisor, he has provided knowledgeable, insightful, and creative scientific and strategic advice to numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, technology, automotive, media, marketing, and incubator companies. He has also helped hospital systems and physician groups develop and improve their pain programs nationally. He has been considered a thought leader on fraud, waste, abuse and general healthcare reform.

As a researcher, he has been involved in multiple research projects that have garnered international recognition and has contributed to the compendium of education by leading or being part of teams that were the first to describe multiple medical innovations. In 2008, his publications described novel mechanisms for actions and new theories on various chronic conditions, including PTSD, hot flashes, and smoking cravings. His current research emphasis encompasses central sensitization, which many have called the missing link in understanding the complexities of chronic pain.

As an innovator, he has been a part of teams or led teams that were first to describe and participate in multiple first in the state, first in the country, or first in the world medical innovations.  In addition, he was one of the first Anesthesiology/Interventional Pain physicians nationally involved in autologous adipose derived Stem Cell treatments with full capability of harvesting, refining, and deploying within the same visit. The Stem Cells are harvested in a relatively non-invasive manner via the patient’s own fat cells, thus bypassing bone marrow aspirations or embryonic tissue.

As a person, he combines clinical medicine, research, humanism, strong intelligence/education, solid skills, and unwavering integrity/ethics.


Inventor-Multiple Products Currently Under Development

Accepted Into Medical School at the Age of 16 Via an Accelerated Honors BS/MD Program with Multiple Scholarships

First Interventional Pain Physician in the World to Work at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in the Department of Substance Abuse

Worked on Substance Abuse Handbook that was Distributed Internationally Years Before the Substance Abuse Debate was Popular

First Anesthesiologist/Interventional Pain Physician to Deploy Stem Cells Derived from Stromal Vascular Fraction (Adipose Tissue) in America

First Interventional Pain Physician to combine Stromal Vascular Fraction (Adipose Tissue) derived stem cells with Clarix FLO Regenerative Matrix for Pain

Inventor of the Single Small Gauge Lateral Approach Technique for Cervical Facet Medial Branch Block and Radiofrequency Ablation

First in the World Team to Describe Relationship Between the Stellate Ganglion and Hot Flashes

First in the World Team to Describe Relationship Between the Stellate Ganglion and PTSD

First in the World Team to Describe Relationship Between the Stellate Ganglion and the Relationship Between Hot Flashes, PTSD, and CRPS

First in the World Team to Describe Relationship Between the Mechanism of Action of the Stellate Ganglion in Thermoregulation

First in the World Team to Describe Reduction of Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients using Stellate Ganglion Blocks

First in the World Team to Describe Reduction of Smoking using Stellate Ganglion Blocks

National Expert in Central Sensitization

National Expert in Ketamine Infusions for Central Sensitization

First Anesthesiologist/Interventional Pain Physician to Formally Educate Physicians About Counterfeiting and Anti-Counterfeiting

One of the Top Physician Experts in Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting

First Anesthesiologist/Interventional Pain Physician to be on the Cover of Lancet Oncology

Youngest Elected Chairman of the Clinical Board of Directors for the National Pain Foundation, 510(c)(3) non-profit

Advocated for Clinical Recommendations That Have Been Used Nationally as Guidelines for Proper Pain Management

Part of the Team that Launched the Global Pain Initiative

Leader of Multiple National Advisory Boards

Presenter at Multiple National Educational and CME Programs

Internationally accepted Publications

Over 600 National Speaking Events

Considered by Multiple Organizations and Companies as a National “Key Opinion Leader” in Pain Management

Patients Have Come From Throughout America and the World

Inventor of Multiple Procedure Techniques

Created Many Protocols that Employ “Multimodal” Pain Management Techniques

Considered a National Thought Leader on Fraud, Waste, Abuse and General Healthcare Reform

Lead Physician for National Broadcast Twice in 2015

Lead Physician for National Broadcast-Neuropathic Pain, 2013

Mentor-MATTER Chicago

First Physician to Use Kugona Sleep Technology on Pain Patients

Nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards 2007, 2008, and 2010