Eugene Lipov M.D.

Chief Science Officer, Founder


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Eugene Lipov M.D. Dr. Eugene G. Lipov is a world-renowned board certified anesthesiologist who specializes in pain management. After completing his M.D. at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 1984, he went on to complete advanced anesthesiology training both at The University of Illinois- Chicago and at Rush University’s Medical Center. Dr. Lipov has practiced in the field of pain medicine for over 20 years and was on academic faculty at Rush St. Luke’s for more than five years. Currently, he is the founder and medical director at The Advanced Pain Centers.

Dr. Lipov is a founding member and the first president of The Illinois Chapter of The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). Additionally, he is a member of The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). He is a sought after consultant and has served as an instructor and professional resource for both the ISIS and NASS.

Dr. Lipov has lectured internationally:

  1. Netherlands 2008 “ Long-Duration Pulsed Radiofrequency for the Treatment of Upper Extremity Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” Congress EuroNeuro Congress; Maastricht,
  2. Norway 2009 and 2010 , Utilizing Stellate Ganglion Block to treat Hot flashes , on the invitation of the government . Dr Lipov perfumed 30 injections in Oslo, Norway
  3. Spain 2011 Improving Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients with Refractory Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  4. Singapore 2012 , Invited lecturer ,” PARA-anesthetic utility of SGB in Oncology .Clinical Uses and Neurobiology” at Asian Oncology Summit

Dr Lipov has authored scholarly articles on needle design , post operative delirium , new uses of implantable neurostimulators for lower back and neck pain , new uses of pulsed radio frequency as well other pain related topics . His utilization of conventional anesthetic procedures for new application has set him apart from most of his colloquies. The “para anesthetic “ indications such use of SGB to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder( PTSD) and hot flashes . Those lines of research has lead him in directions very uncommon for a pain specialist such as speaking in front of a US Congressional Committee on veterans affairs in 2010 . (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S_Aw3Bmx6sk) as well as presenting out side conventional pain practice :

  1. Seatle Washington , Amsus (a military equivalent of American Medical Association meeting) November 2013 “ The role of Stellate ganglion Block in treating PTSD”
  2. New York City , NY American Psychiatric Association (APA) . May 2014 The role of Stellate ganglion Block in treating PTSD”

http://youtu.be/v9vjUTA6D60

He was the first in the world to report on new affective treatments for the following conditions:

  1. Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder utilizing Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB)
  2. Treating hot flashes utilizing Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB)
  3. Treating Persistent neck pain with implantable sub-q nerve stimulator.

Dr. Lipov founded Chicago Medical Innovations (CMI) http://www.chicagomedicalinnovations.org as a 501 c-3 non profit organization to promote research and treat PTSD and Hot flashes utilizing Stellate ganglion block /Chicago block . He currently serves as a medical consultant for CMI.

Chicago medical Innovations has treated over 30 veterans suffering with severe PTSD from across the nation at no charge .

Dr Lipov also has written books for children : Adventures of Captain heart and Adventures of Super brain

Bibliography of Books

  • Exit Strategy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. New Hope for Civilians and War Fighters Alike, co-author (Self-Published) 2011
  • A Cool New You, (Self-Published) 2009
  • Adventures of Super Brain (Self-Published) 2010
  • Adventures of Captain Heart ( Self-Published) 2008
  • http://www.captainheart.org

Media

2012 FOX NEWS CHICAGO
Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD

2012 FOXNEWS.COM
Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD

2012 NORTHWESTMILITARY.COM
Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD

2011 NAVY TIMES
Study will test neck injections to combat PTSD

2011 LOS ANGELES TIMES
San Diego Naval hospital testing unusual PTSD treatment

2011 ABC 10 SAN DIEGO
PTSD

2011 NBC 5 CHICAGO
PTSD- Dr. Hickey

2011 CHANNEL 2 NEWS ISRAEL
PTSD- Dr. Adahan

2011 THE DAILY
The Neck’s Best Thing

2011 STARS AND STRIPES
Injections found to help PTSD symptoms

2011 WIRED
Navy Gives Neck Injections A Shot At Curing PTSD

2010 WGN 9 CHICAGO
Captain Heart

2010 PSYCHIATRIC NEWS
Anesthetic Injection to treat PTSD

2010 THE DAILY HERALD
A New Treatment In Hoffman Estates for our Returning Troops

2010 WNDU
Injection helps treat PTSD in war veterans

2010 CBS 2 CHICAGO
Iraq War Vet Says New PTSD Treatment Works

2010 WIRED
Pentagon Scientists Inject Necks to ‘Cure’ PTSD

2010 WIRED
Obama Loves This Freaky PTSD Treatment; the Pentagon, Not So Much

2010 ABC 7 DENVER
Can A Jab to the Neck Treat PTSD?

2010 KING 5
New procedure takes a shot at PTSD

2010 IVANHOE
Jab to the Neck Treats PTSD– In-Depth Doctor’s Interview

2010 THE VETERAN’S VOICE- Peoria, IL
Novel procedure takes shot at PTSD Peoria veterans says stellate ganglion block has helped get stress disorder under control

2010 THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Doctor studying possible PTSD treatment

2009 CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Doctor Writes Children’s Book About Heart Health

2009 ABC NEWS
PTSD

2008 WGN NEWS
PTSD

2007 NBC Local News
“Back Zapper” Sub Q Stimulator

2007 NBC Local News
Innovative Treatment for Hot Flashes

2005 WGN
Innovative Treatment for Hot Flashes

2005 Fox News National
Innovative Treatment for Hot Flashes

2004 ABC Local News
Innovative Treatment for Hot Flashes

2003 Univision
Cervical Radiofrequency

2003 WGN
Pulsed Radiofrequency used for Lumbar Radiculapthy

2001 WGN
Distrode

1999 WGN
Radiant Heat Treatment or Annular Thermoplasty

1998 CBS Local News
Interview regarding Nitrous Oxide Abuse by Children

1997 NBC Local News
Rapid Detox

1997 WGN
Rapid Detox

1996 92.7 FM with Carey Dachman
Numerous Appearances

1996 CBS Local News
Epiduroscopy

1996 WGN
Epiduroscopy

Publications

  1. Anita H. Hickey, MD; Maryam Navaie DrPh; Eric T. Stedje-Larsen,MD; Eugene G. Lipov, MD; and Robert N. McLay, MD, PhD Stellate Ganglion Block for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychiatric Annals Volume 43, Number 2; February 2013 pp. 87-92
  2. Eugene G. Lipov, MD; Maryam Navaie, DrPH; Peter R. Brown PsyD, DAAPM; CAPT Anita H. Hickey, MC USN; CDR Eric T. Stedje-Larsen,MC USN; CDR Robert N. McLay, MC USNR Stellate Ganglion Block Improves Refractory Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Associated Memory Dysfunction: A Case Report and Systematic Literature Review Military Medicine. Vol. 178, February 2013
  3. Lipov EG, Navaie M, Stedje-Larson ET, Burkhardt K, Smith JC, Sharghi LH, Hickey AH A novel application of stellate ganglion block: preliminary observations for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Military Medicine. 2012
  4. Lipov E., Kelzenberg BM. Exit Strategy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. New Hope for Civilians and War Fighters Alike. 2011
  5. Lipov E. Hybrid Neurostimulator: Simultaneous Use of Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation to Treat Low Back and Leg Pain. In Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. 2011; Karger.
  6. Lipov E, Lipov, A. The Adventures of Captain Heart. 2011.
  7. Lipov EG. ‘Hybrid neurostimulator’: simultaneous use of spinal cord and peripheral nerve field stimulation to treat low back and leg pain. Prog Neurol Surg. 2011;24:147-155.
  8. Lipov E. Successful Use of Stellate Ganglion Block and Pulsed Radiofrequency in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Pain Research and Treatment February 2010; Volume 2010
  9. Lipov E, Kelzenberg BM. Stellate ganglion block (SGB) to treat perimenopausal hot flashes: Clinical evidence and neurobiology. Maturitas. 2011 [In Press].
  10. Lipov E, Joshi J, Holt L,Sanders S. A Cool New You. 2010.
  11. Lipov E. In search of an effective treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): can the stellate ganglion block be the answer? Pain Pract. 2010;10:265-266.
  12. Lipov, E. Cervical Sympathetic Ganglion Block: New Hope for PTSD Relief. In Egan SJ. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment. Nova Publishers. 2010;159-175.
  13. Lipov EG, Joshi JR, Sanders S, Slavin KV. A unifying theory linking the prolonged efficacy of the stellate ganglion block for the treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), hot flashes, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Med Hypotheses. 2009;72:657-661.
  14. Lipov EG, Joshi JR, Sanders S. A new mechanism of action for tamoxifen. Lancet Oncol. 2009;10:542.
  15. Lipov EG, Joshi JR, Xie H, Slavin KV. Updated findings on the effects of stellate-ganglion block on hot flushes and night awakenings.[letter]. Lancet Oncol 2008;9(9):819-820.
  16. Lipov EG, Joshi JR, Sanders S et al. Effects of stellate-ganglion block on hot flushes and night awakenings in survivors of breast cancer: a pilot study. Lancet Oncol. 2008;9:523-532.
  17. Lipov EG, Joshi JR, Lipov S, Sanders SE, Siroko MK. Cervical sympathetic blockade in a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder: a case report. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2008;20:227-228.
  18. Lipov EG, Lipov S, Joshi JR, Santucci VD, Slavin KV, Beck Vigue SG. Stellate ganglion block may relieve hot flashes by interrupting the sympathetic nervous system. Med Hypotheses. 2007;69:758-763.
  19. Lipov E, Lipov S, Stark JT. Stellate ganglion blockade provides relief from menopausal hot flashes: a case report series. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2005;14:737-741.
  20. Lipov E. Intrathecal Drug Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain. In: Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment. ASIPP Publishing, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Paducha, Kentucky; 2002: 93-101.
  21. Lipov EG, McCarthy RJ, Ivankovich AD. Walk, don’t run: alternative methods of changing needle direction [Response]. Anesth Analg. 1995;80:1067.
  22. Lipov EG, McCarthy RJ, Ivankovich AD. Severe kinking of an epidural needle. Anesth Analg. 1994;78(3):607-608.
  23. Lipov EG, Sosis MB, McCarthy RJ, Ivankovich AD. Does the design of the Sprotte spinal needle reduce the force needed to deform the tip? J Clin Anesth. 1994;6(5):411-413.
  24. Lipov E. Safe nasogastric tube placement in a patient with a basal skull fracture. Anesthesiology. 1993;78(5):989.
  25. Lipov EG, Sosis MB. Anesthesia for Otic Surgery. In Sossis M. Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic and Head and Neck Surgery. Anesthesiol Clin. 1993;11(3):547-558.
  26. Lipov E, Sosis MB, Ivankovich AD. A Comparison of Epidermal Coring with 22-G Spinal Needles. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 1993;18(2S);91.
  27. Lipov E. Emergence delirium in the PACU. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 1991;3(1):145-149.

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