Meet the Providers

Compassionate board-certified pain specialists and their outstanding team deliver an exceptional experience

Michael J. Drass, MD, Medical Director

Michael J. Drass, MD, Medical Director

“I started my career in medicine as an anesthesiologist but moved toward pain management in an effort to be able to do more for patients. As an interventional practitioner, I enjoy helping patients get better. I listen carefully to each patient’s unique problems in order to better help them and develop a positive relationship to implement the best treatment plan for them. My goal with patients is to give them their life back and improve their overall quality of life.”

Board-Certified: Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology (Certificate of Added Qualification in Pain Management)

Fellowship-Trained: Pain Management, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency: Anesthesiology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center

Internship: Internal Medicine, York Hospital, York, PA

MD: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Member: International Spinal Injection Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Neuromodulation Society, American Pain Society, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society

Nicholas Kinback, MD

Nicholas Kinback, MD

“Dr. Kinback grew up in Cambria County and completed his medical training in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Being an avid weightlifter with a lifelong interest in exercise and sports, Dr. Kinback naturally gravitated towards lnterventional Pain Management in order to improve patients’ quality of life. He practices individualized care, treating the patient utilizing a combined approach of interventional procedures to reduce pain and rehabilitation to restore function.”

“Dr. Kinback has clinical interests in X-ray guided interventions including epidural injections, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulators, and minimally invasive indirect decompression for spinal stenosis (Vertiflex procedure). He also utilizes ultrasound guidance for procedures such as nerve blocks and joint injections. Additionally, he treats cervical dystonia and chronic migraines with Botox injections.”

Board Certified: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (ACGME Certificate of Added Qualification in Pain Management).

Pain Medicine Fellowship: Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Temple University Hospital and Moss Rehab, Philadelphia, PA.

Internship: Internal Medicine, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown


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