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Joseph J. Schifini, M.D.

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Dr. Schifini grew up in southern Nevada where he eventually returned to start his medical practice after graduating from University of California, Irvine’s Anesthesiology Program in 1997 where he served as Chief Resident. While at U.C. Irvine, he focused on Pain Management as his primary specialty. Dr. Schifini’s current practice is focused on the proper diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders.

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Unlike some of his Pain Management colleagues, Dr. Schifini adds a personal touch to every patient encounter. He does not utilize Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners commonly known as ‘Physician Extenders’. Dr. Schifini uses every available resource to explain and simplify the complexities of the patient’s painful condition so that the patient understands and feels comfortable with their options. Patients leaving his office often comment on the personalized attention and his thoroughness in answering questions and addressing concerns. It is his dedication to examining all available options with each patient which sets him apart from the crowd.

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Dr. Schifini has academic affiliations with University of Nevada School of Medicine as well as Touro University Medical School. He enjoys interacting with Medical Students and Medical Residents to enrich their educational experience. Dr. Schifini has given lectures on the Diagnosis and Treatment of painful conditions both locally and nationally. Dr. Schifini strives to remain on the cutting edge of his field. He is recognized as one of the top Pain Management Physicians

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Medical Licensure
Nevada Medical License
California Medical License
Drug Enforcement Agency License
Nevada Pharmacy License
(License Numbers Available Upon Written Request)

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Board Certification
American Board of Anesthesiology Certified 04/99
American Academy of Pain Management Certified 11/99
American Board of Pain Medicine Certified 02/08

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Memberships/Professional Affiliations
American Society of Anesthesiology
Nevada State Society of Anesthesiology
International Spine Intervention
Society American Academy of Pain Management

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Practice History
2/99-Present
Joseph J. Schifini, M.D., Ltd.
Las Vegas
Pain Control Associates
600 S. Tonopah Drive, Suite #240 Las Vegas, NV 89106

10/98-8/99
Summit Anesthesia Pain Relief Associates (Chief of Pain Management Division)
2200 Rancho Drive, Suite 116
Las Vegas, NV,89102

7/97-10/98
Pain Institute of Nevada
4500 West Oakey Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102




Education
7/94-6/97
University of California, Irvine Medical Ctr
Orange, California
Anesthesiology Residency Chief Resident-Anesthesiology

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University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas, Nevada
Internship - Internal Medicine

1989-1993 University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno
Nevada Doctor of Medicine

1985-1989 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
BS-Biology and Minor-Chemistry

Medical Committee Memberships
6/09-Present
Medical Executive Committee HCA/Columbia
Las Vegas Surgery Center

Memberships/Professional Affiliations
8/97-Present
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Anesthesiology

7/06-Present
Touro University Assistant Clinical Professor

Articles in Publication
Gunshefski, L.A., Rifley, W.J., Slattery, D.E., Schifini, J.J., Hartsuck, M.E., Little, A.G. “Somatostatin Stimulation of the Normal Esophagus”. AM J Surgery, 163:59-62. Jan Abstracts:Hartsuck, M., Slattery, D., Schifini, J., Gunshefski, L., Little, A. “Nicotine Inhibits Esophageal Function in Smokers and Nonsmokers”. Clinical Research, 39(1):p115A. Feb. 1991.

Slattery, D.E., Schifini, J.J., Hartsuck, M.E., Gunshefski, L.A., Little, A.G. “Effects of Somatostatin Analogue on the Normal Human Esophagus”. Clinical Research, 39(1):p19A. Feb. 1991.

Schifini, J., Hartsuck, M., Slattery, D., Gunshefski, L., Little, A. “Effects of Caffeine on Human Lower Esophageal Sphincter and Esophageal Body Dynamics”. Clinical Research, 39(1):p115A. Feb. 1991.

Slattery, D.E., Hartsuck, M.E., Schifini, J.J., Little, A.G. “Nicotine and Esophageal Motor Function”. Gastroenterology, 103(4):p1412. Oct. 1992.

Schifini, J.J., Slattery, D.E., Hartsuck, M.E., Little, A.G. “Caffeine Stimulates the Normal Human Esophagus”. Gastroenterology, 103(4):p1411. Oct. 1992. 1992.

Presentations
Jan. 1991
Second Annual George G. Bierkemper Student Research Convocation Reno, Nevada “Effects of Caffeine on Human Lower Esophageal Sphincter and Esophageal Body Dynamics”.

Feb. 1991
Nineteenth Annual Western Student Medical Research Forum Carmel, California “Effects of Caffeine on Human Lower Esophageal Sphincter and Esophageal Body Dynamics”.

Sept. 1992
Seventh Biennial American Motility Society’s International Symposium Lake Tahoe, California “Caffeine Stimulates the Normal Human Esophagus”

June 1997
Eleventh Annual Low Back Pain Conference Las Vegas, Nevada “Epidural and Selective Nerve Root Injections”

June 1998
Twelfth Annual Low Back Pain Conferenc Las Vegas, Nevada “Facet and other Spinal Injections”

June 2000
Fourteenth Annual Low Back Pain Conference Las Vegas, Nevada “Spinal Injections” and “Opiates”

June 2002
Sixteenth Annual Low Back Pain Conference Las Vegas, Nevada “Facet and other Spinal Injections”

June 2003
Seventeenth Annual Low Back Pain Conference Las Vegas, Nevada “Spinal Injections” and “Opiates”

February 2004
American College of Physicians Governors Conference Las Vegas, Nevada “Pain Management”

March 2010
Kaiser Permanente Advanced Spinal Medicine Conference for Sacral Region Pain Oakland, California “Diagnostic Injections for Sacral Pain”

March 2010
Kaiser Permanente Advanced Spinal Medicine Conference for Sacral RegionPain Oakland, California “Validity of Diagnostic Blocks”

April 2010
S.I. Bone Cadaver Lab Las Vegas, Nevada “Sacroiliac Joint Pain”

Awards
January 1991
Best Presenter Award for “Effects of Caffeine on Human Lower Esophageal Sphincter and Esophageal Body Dynamics”
Presented at the Second Annual George G. Bierkemper Student Research Convocation
University of Nevada School of Medicine. Reno,NV.

May 1991
University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Physiology Research Grants awarded for “Effects of Caffeine on Human Lower Esophageal Sphincter and “Esophageal Body Dynamics” and Effects of Somatostatin Analogue on the Normal Human Esophagus”.

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