Pain & Spine Institute began in 2007 when founders Samir Sharma, MD and Udit V. Patel DO, MS, came to the conclusion that there was a large population of patients suffering from chronic pain and nowhere to turn for medical relief. Their vision was to create a highly skilled group of pain physicians fully committed to patient care. Currently, Pain & Spine Institute is a leading pain management group servicing the Chicagoland and North West Indiana areas, offering the broadest array of pain management treatments administered by the nation's top physicians. Our physicians are active staff members at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center and active members of Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital.
Born and raised in Joliet, Dr. Sharma graduated from Joliet West High School in 1993, and continued his college education at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Participating in an accelerated combined degree program integrating engineering and medicine, Dr. Sharma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in three years and completed medical school at the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in 2000. Dr. Sharma completed a rotating internship in surgery and internal medicine in 2000- 2001 at Lutheran General Hospital, followed by residency in anesthesiology at RUSH Presbyterian St.-Luke's Medical Center. In 2004, Dr. Sharma furthered his education in interventional pain management with fellowship training at the University of Michigan. As a leader among pain management physicians and co-founding member of Pain & Spine Institute, Dr. Sharma brings significant experience in treating the most difficult pain syndromes to Joliet and the surrounding suburbs Chicago. Special interventional interests include facet neurotomy for spinal arthritis pain, minimally invasive herniated disc decompression, radio-frequency ablation for neuropathic pain, and spinal cord stimulation for failed back surgery syndrome.