Dennis Brodsky is a Physician Assistant who we welcomed to our practice in August of 2018. Dennis received a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UC San Diego before continuing on to obtain a Masters in Biology. With a passion for the healthcare industry, Dennis then went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at UC Davis.
He has a vast experience in treating patients in Urgent care, Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine settings. Dennis is excited to join Pain Consultants of San Diego and is eager to work closely with Dr. Verdolin and Dr. Fisher to design treatment plans that improve function and decrease pain for our patients. He specializes in ultrasound guided procedures.
Michael Verdolin, MD has more than 15 years experience treating chronic pain. He completed an internal medicine internship and anesthesiology residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and then returned to Bethesda to serve as a pain physician and anesthesiologist, and to serve as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services university of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Verdolin served abroad several times during his 15 years of military service, including the Baltics and Arabian Gulf during the war in Iraq. He was honored with the Navy Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. He was accepted for a prestigious fellowship-training program in interventional pain management at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2003 and achieved subspecialty certification in interventional pain management in 2004.
Dr. Verdolin became Chief of Interventional Pain Management at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. During his tenure, he implemented a new spinal cord stimulator implantation program and treated Camp Pendleton Marines returning from deployment.
His current practice is in La Mesa and National City at the practice he founded, Pain Consultants of San Diego. He continues to train fellows from the Naval Medical Center and has faculty positions with the Uniformed Services University and with Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine department. He is actively involved in research to better the lives of pain patients and is furthering the field of regenerative medicine in San Diego county.
I enjoy having an impact on people in a positive way. As a physiatrist and rehabilitation doctor, I have a strong understanding of the musculoskeletal system and spine to precisely identify the source of various pain ailments to design effective treatment plans for each of my patients. My expertise includes fluoroscopic, ultrasound and electrodiagnostic testing to aid in pain diagnosis for the treatment of various musculoskeletal and spine conditions. I believe in being an advocate for my patients with acute and chronic conditions by helping them to minimize or prevent their pain and by providing education and support so they can live healthy and productive lives. I am active in the field of pain medicine research. I have written several articles for peer reviewed journals and I am currently contributing to a chapter in a spine surgery textbook.
When I am not caring for patients, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I am also an avid snowboarder, golfer, and softball player.