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Adam Sackstein, MD

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Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Dr. Adam Sackstein finds his work very rewarding because he has the ability to help people by making a positive impact both in terms of pain relief and functionality. “Nothing is more gratifying than when a patient gets relief and reports how I have improved their lives,” he said.

With nearly 30 years experience in the field, Dr. Sackstein brings an immense amount of knowledge in the pain management field to his work as director of Pain Center at Hamilton and founding partner at Pain Control Associates PC.

After earning his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York, he completed an internal medicine internship at Staten University Hospital in New York and an anesthesiology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

He always enjoyed doing regional anesthetics as a resident. “Pain management was a natural extension of this,” he said. The field also offers the chance for an expanded doctor/patient relationship as compared with the one off nature of anesthesiology.

Dr. Sackstein has worked as director of the Pain Center at Hamilton since 1996. He became a founding partner at Pain Control Associates PC in 1995. He served as president of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in 2009 and has been a member of their executive committee for more than a decade. Dr. Sackstein is also chairman of the executive committee at The Surgery Center at Hamilton in New Jersey and treasurer of Premier Surgical Center in Marlton NJ.

Looking at the future of pain management, Dr. Sackstein is excited by the advancements in neurostimulation as well as regenerative medicine. He also believes there will be an expanded role for CBD and cannabinoids in treatment.

Medication management, such as using opioid analgesics and a variety of adjuvant medications, is part of a multi-pronged approach Dr. Sackstein takes with patient treatment. “I believe that it is essential that a patient be well informed, ask questions and participate in the decisions surrounding their treatment.”

In his downtime, Dr. Sackstein can be found reading with a particular passion for the science fiction genre. An aficionado of good wine, he also enjoys cooking.

Affiliations Hamilton, Voorhees
Education
  • Internship
  • Staten Island University Hospital United States Staten Island, NY 1991
  • Medical School
  • SUNY, Health Science Center United States Brooklyn, NY 1900
  • Residency
  • Yale New Haven Hospital United States New Haven, CT 1994
  • Undergraduate
  • City University of NY-Brooklyn College United States Brooklyn, NY 1986