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Sean Li, MD


Primary Specialty: Anesthesiology

Sean Li, M.D. specializes in interventional pain management. His clinical interest is in neuromodulation therapy such as spinal cord stimulation, high-frequency stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. “Advancements in neuromodulation therapy is offering new hope and freedom to patients who have been imprisoned by their pain,” Dr. Li said.

Prior to joining National Spine & Pain Centers, Dr. Li served as the medical director of Premier Pain Centers LLC. In addition to his work at National Spine & Pain Centers, Dr. Li continues to serve as an attending physician at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. He has published numerous professional articles and written textbook chapters on the topic of pain and is actively involved in clinical research that will help advance the field of interventional pain medicine.

Dr. Li serves on the Ethics Committee at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Education Committee and Young Neuromodulators Committee at the International Neuromodulation Committee, on the Mentoring Committee for the North American Neuromodulation Society, and is secretary of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Li earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and underwent residency training in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and later in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He completed his fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

“Having trained in general surgery and anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine is a perfect career choice for me to apply my surgical skills and understanding of pain pathophysiology to treat patients suffering from chronic pain,” he said. “It is my job to help patients find a clear diagnosis or cause of their pain and advocate for the best treatment with the most evidence and least risk.”

In his free time, Dr. Li enjoys traveling, playing with his sons and pretending to be a foodie.

Affiliations Shrewsbury, Toms River
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • International Neuromodulation Society
  • New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins University United States Baltimore, MD 2011
  • Internship
  • Mayo Clinic United States Rochester, MN 2004
  • Medical School
  • Stony Brook University United States Stony Brook, NY 2003
  • Residency
  • Mayo Clinic United States Rochester, MN 2007
  • Undergraduate
  • Stony Brook University United States Stony Brook, NY 1999


  • 03/16/2023
    Rating: 5

    Appointment was right on time and my concerns were addressed. All my questions were answered. My pain level has improved by a lot.

  • 03/16/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Li was very professional and very knowledgable and I feel confident having him treat me, especially with something so fragile as my neck. The office is clean and the team at the front desk is also professional and nice.

  • 03/08/2023
    Rating: 5

    Office staff is wonderful. [...] is always so pleasant. [...] and Dr. Li are both caring and professional .

  • 03/07/2023
    Rating: 4.5

    I was happy with the visit with the exception of the long wait to see the doctor. I arrived 15 minutes early with my paperwork filled out, however, I waited an hour before seeing the doctor.