Ofer M. Wellisch, MD, MPH
Member of the Stamford Health Medical Group
Dr. Wellisch began his career in Pain Medicine at The Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Following his training, he continued to practice clinically and serve as teaching faculty at Stanford.
Dr. Wellisch takes pride in educating and mentoring his medical students, residents and fellows. He also conducted research in Molecular Neuroscience as well as on the “patient experience.” He has published numerous articles and medical reviews and has been invited to serve as guest reviewer for various medical specialty journals.
After returning home to the East Coast with his wife and three children, Dr. Wellisch has set out to establish a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary pain center at Stamford Health to serve our community and beyond.
Dr. Wellisch has been recognized as “Top Doctor,” and has previously led a pain management program to #1 ranking by Castle Connolly.
Education & Training
Beth Israel Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
Sackler School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Wellisch OM. In vitro and Clinical Assessments of Abuse-deterrent
Formulations for Chronic Pain. American Health & Drug Benefits; Jan 2015
Wellisch OM. Personalized Medicine for Patients with Chronic Pain”
American Health & Drug Benefits; Feb 2015
Wellisch OM. “Abuse-Deterrent Formulations: An Early Epidemiologic
Appraisal” American Health & Drug Benefits; Jan 2015
Kao MC, Wellisch OM, Leong M, Cullen A, Prasad R, Mackey S. System To
Enhance Patient Experience (STEPx): Care Coordination as a Core Touch
Point of Patient Experience Network. Annual Scientific Meeting of the
American Pain Society. May 2015
Kao MC, Wellisch OM, Leong M, Cullen A, Prasad R, Mackey S. Stanford
Patient Experience Questionnaire (SPEQ): Care Coordination as a Core
Touch Point of Patient Satisfaction in the Chronic Pain Population.
American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual meeting. March 2015
Wellisch OM, Eichenbaum KD, Choueka J, Pagala M, Gupta PM.
Standardized Multimodal Pain Management Reduces Post-Operative Pain
and Length of Stay in Hospital for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective
Review. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology; 2012 Volume 30 Number 4.
Karai L, Brown DC, Mannes AJ, Connelly ST, Brown J, Gandal M, Wellisch
OM, Neubert JK, Olah Z, and Iadarola MJ. Deletion of vanilloid receptor-1
expressing primary afferent neurons for pain control. Journal of Clinical
Investigation; 2004 May 1; 113(9):1344-52.
American Board of Addiction Medicine,American Board of Anesthesiology,American Board of Anesthesiology
- American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
- American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
- American Pain Society (APS)
- International Association for Study of Pain (IASP)
- The American Society of Interventional Pain
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