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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.

What Patients Are Saying

“I am truly grateful to Dr. Sean Li for treating me promptly to alleviate my severe knee pain. The procedure he performed on my knee has given me great relief. I commend Dr. Li for his knowledge of various treatment techniques available for my condition. I look forward to seeing him in the future to continue my treatment.”

“I normally see Dr. Li. In my opinion there is no one better than him. He is very thorough and he will explain new treatments and makes you feel comfortable about trying them. I would highly recommend Premier Pain to everyone I can and especially Dr. Li.”

Affiliations Shrewsbury, Toms River, Freehold
  • 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
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Sub-Specialty Certification in Pain Medicine
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • 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


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/08/2020
    Rating: 5

    The staff was very nice and friendly. I did not have to wait long for the doctor. He explained my health issues very clearly

  • 10/08/2020
    Rating: 5

    I have been seeing Dr Li for several years and he has always been very kind and helpful and I would and have recommended him to several friends and family members.

  • 10/07/2020
    Rating: 5

    Comfortable, competent and reassuring

  • 09/29/2020
    Rating: 5

    Good physicians, good services