Laxmaiah Manchikanti, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Pain Management Centers of Paducah, KY, and Marion, IL, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah, KY, and Pain Care Surgery in Marion, IL. He is also Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
He has been in practice in Paducah, KY, since completion of a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine in 1980. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at Gandhi Hospital, Youngstown Hospital Association, (North Eastern Ohio School of Medicine), Allegheny General Hospital, and his fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Manchikanti is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology along with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP), American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM), and is a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP). Dr. Manchikanti is a member of numerous professional societies and associations. He is the founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS), and many State Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also the founder of the Pain Physician Journal, ABIPP, and the ASIPP Foundation.
He serves as a member on the Kentucky Carrier Advisory Committee (KCAC). He also served as a member on the Murray State University Board of Regents, the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML), and of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC). Through his work with various organizations, Manchikanti has been instrumental in the preservation of Interventional Pain Management through specialty designation, mandatory Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) representation, reimbursement, and the passage of NASPER. Manchikanti has testified before Congress on various occasions as an expert witness on controlled substance management and interventional pain management.