Theodore S. Grabow, MD
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Dr. Grabow specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is trained in both interventional and multidisciplinary techniques for the management of chronic pain. His practice, one of the busiest pain management practices in the Baltimore area, is recognized in the community as a leading group of university-trained, board-certified physicians.
Dr. Grabow's care philosophy is guided by evidence-based, outcome-oriented research. He understands that chronic pain can impact all aspects of physical and psychological well-being and thus focuses on the most effective, multi-dimensional treatment options. He provides comprehensive evaluations and individualized, scientifically based therapies for all his patients.
Dr. Grabow was one of the first physicians in the Baltimore community to perform both interventional and comprehensive multidisciplinary pain management procedures, including radiofrequency ablation for cervical and lumbar facet joint pain. He performs more than 2,000 injections yearly, including facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, nerve root blocks, major joint injections and epidural steroid injections.
Dr. Grabow's academic accomplishments include several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has also been a reviewer for several peer-reviewed scientific medical journals. He has co-authored several book chapters as well as scientific journal articles available through Medline. He has lectured at national and community-organized academic and university-sponsored conferences on pain management, including the Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia Update. He presented at the sixth annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference in Baltimore.
Dr. Grabow is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He also is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain. He holds a clinical staff appointment at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UMSJMC). In addition, he is a board member of the Ruxton Surgicenter, an outpatient ambulatory surgical center capable of handling interventional pain management procedures. He is a past recipient of the Recognition Service Award from St. Clair Medical Outreach at UMSJMC. In addition, he has been recognized by the Consumer's Research Council of America as one of America's top anesthesiologists and has been featured in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Dr. Grabow is the former director of the Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Center and the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University. He was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and held an adjunct appointment at the university for several years after his departure. He holds two certificates from the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Grabow completed his undergraduate education at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in biology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York. He did his medical Internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in Chicago, Illinois. He has been involved in pain research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as the University of Chicago. His research and clinical interests in pain management brought him to Baltimore in 1998 for additional fellowship training and research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
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University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, 1994
Hennepin County Medical Center, 1995
University of Chicago Medical Center, 1998
Johns Hopkins Hospital - , 1999
American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine, 2000
American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology, 1999