Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, ASIPP® and SIPMS
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Medical Director, Pain Management Center of Paducah and Ambulatory Surgery Center, Paducah Kentucky; Pain Management Center of Marion and Pain Care Surgery, Marion, Illinois


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OVERVIEW

Laxmaiah Manchikanti (born July 10, 1947) is an Indian American physician and anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management, professor, philanthropist, and author.

He is the founder of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP®), Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS) and the Pain Physician medical journal.

He has been credited with advancing the evolution and development of interventional pain management as a specialty. Interventional pain management was recognized as a specialty in 2002 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In March 2005 interventional pain management was provide with mandatory representation on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee.

As of 2013, he serves as clinical professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, chairman of the board of ASIPP and medical director of the Pain Management Centers of Paducah, Kentucky and Marion, Illinois and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah, Kentucky.


PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Laxmaiah Manchikanti was born on July 10, 1947, in Bodangparthy, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

He is the son of Manchikanti Yadagiry and Manchikanti Laxmamma. He is the oldest child of the family, with three brothers and four sisters.

After early education in Bodangparthy, Pullemla, and Munugode of Nalgonda District, Manchikanti graduated from higher secondary school in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh.

On June 4, 1975, he married Chandrakala, the daughter of Pampati Pedda Hanumanthu and Manikyamma. They have three children; Anupama M. Gomez, Sunil Manchikanti, and Kavita Manchiakanti, M.D.



PUBLICATIONS

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BOOKS

Dr. Manchikanti is the editor of eleven books designed for interventionalists:
  • Interventional Pain Management: Low Back Pain - Diagnosis and Treatment. 2002

  • Interventional Pain Management: Documentation, Coding, and Billing - A Practical Guide for Physicians and ASCs. 2002

  • Principles of Documentation, Billing, Coding & Practice Management for the Interventional Pain Professional. 2004

  • Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain. 2008

  • Interventional Techniques in Chronic Non-Spinal Pain. 2009

  • Foundations of Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management: A Comprehensive Review. 2011

  • Clinical Aspects of Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management: A Comprehensive Review. 2011

  • Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain Management Board Review Self-Assessment. 2011

  • Essentials of Practice Management: Billing, Coding, and Compliance in Interventional Pain Management. 2012

  • ICD-10-CM for Interventional Pain Management: A Practical Guide. 2016

  • Essentials of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Spinal Pain. 2016 (in press)






(L-R) McCracken County Board of Education chairman Jeff Parker, McCracken County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Nancy Waldrop; Pain Management Center of Paducah Medical Director Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, McCracken County High School principal Michael Ceglinski are gathered at a check presentation for Manchikanti Library.


NEWS

McCracken County Public Schools and Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the Pain Management Center of Paducah have partnered to name the library media center at McCracken County High School

The McCracken County Board of Education entered into a 5 year agreement valued at $25,000 for naming rights to the library media center, which will be known as Manchikanti Library.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to support the educational endeavors of McCracken County Public Schools," said Dr. Manchikanti. "I believe it is an obligation to assist education across the globe. It is part of my overall strategy to help improve education, which goes hand in hand with my development of schools in India and supporting 1,300 students along with providing scholarship support to many students over the years."



MEDICAL PRACTICE

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the Medical Director of Pain Management Centers of Paducah, Kentucky and Marion Illinois, as well as the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah, Kentucky, encompassing a multidisciplinary pain program.

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

As of 2013, Manchikanti is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, as well as the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers.

He is also a member of the Kentucky Carrier Advisory Committee and the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Task Force, also known as KASPER.

He has also led the effort to establish the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Act, which is designed to help with the prescription drug abuse problem by having a central reporting system for doctors and pharmacists to keep track of these prescriptions. In 2005, NASPER was enacted into law, with almost all US states creating their own prescription drug monitoring programs.

In 1980, Manchikanti joined an anesthesiology practice at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

In 1988, he began devoting his practice to interventional pain management and established the Pain Management Center of Paducah, Kentucky followed in 1996 by the Pain Management Center of Marion, Illinois.

Since 1998, with the formation of ASIPP, he has been instrumental in developing evidence-based interventional pain management techniques and advocating for accountable care.


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BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
  • Celerian Group Company Carrier Advisory Committee
  • House of Delegates of the American Medical Association
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2004-present)
  • Licensure Board of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (2002-2007)
  • Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (2005-2007)
  • Murray State University Board of Regents (2007-2010)






EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

He attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, graduating in 1972. He obtained his medical degree in 1973, following a one-year flexible internship. He completed his senior internship in internal medicine at Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad from 1973-1974. In 1974, he began a two-year residency in anesthesiology at Osmania University, after which he received Diplomate Certification in Anesthesiology.

After his arrival in the United States, Manchikanti completed a one-year residency in anesthesiology with the Youngstown Hospital Association, affiliated with the Northeast Ohio Medical University, formerly known as the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine. This was followed by a one-year residency in anesthesiology with the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1980, he completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

In 1980, he earned Diplomate Certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He also holds subspecialty certifications from the World Institute of Pain (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, 2002); American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (Diplomate, 2006); and the American Board of Anesthesiology (Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine, 1993-recertified in 2003 and 2011).



PHILANTHROPY

He attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, graduating in 1972. He obtained his medical degree in 1973, following a one-year flexible internship. He completed his senior internship in internal medicine at Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad from 1973-1974. In 1974, he began a two-year residency in anesthesiology at Osmania University, after which he received Diplomate Certification in Anesthesiology.

After his arrival in the United States, Manchikanti completed a one-year residency in anesthesiology with the Youngstown Hospital Association, affiliated with the Northeast Ohio Medical University, formerly known as the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine. This was followed by a one-year residency in anesthesiology with the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1980, he completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

In 1980, he earned Diplomate Certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He also holds subspecialty certifications from the World Institute of Pain (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, 2002); American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (Diplomate, 2006); and the American Board of Anesthesiology (Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine, 1993-recertified in 2003 and 2011).



LAXMAIAH MANCHIKANTI, MD
2831 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42003 | Telephone (270) 554-8373 | Fax (270) 554-8987 | drm@ASIPP.org