Ofer Wellisch

Ofer M. Wellisch

Ofer M. Wellisch, MD, MPH


Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

After training in Pain Medicine at The Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, Dr. Wellisch stayed on as an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Dr. Wellisch practiced clinically at the Stanford Pain Center, a leading multidisciplinary outpatient referral center for the Western United States. He also functioned as an educator to medical students, residents and fellows at Stanford and conducted research in Molecular Neuroscience as well as on the “patient experience.” His team’s work on evaluation and optimization of the “patient experience” received accolades at The American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual meeting in 2015. 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 set out to build a practice at a Mount Sinai — Icahn School of Medicine affiliate hospital in New Jersey. In 2017, as Assistant Director of Pain Medicine, Dr. Wellisch was recognized as “Top Doctor” in Bergen County and his hospital’s Pain Management program ascended to rank #1 in New Jersey by Castle Connolly.

As Chief of the Division of Pain Management at Stamford Health, Dr. Wellisch is currently focused on establishing the Stamford Health Pain Center as a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care facility to serve our community and beyond.


English and Hebrew


  • Pain Management


Medical School

Sackler School of Medicine


Maimonides Medical Center


Stanford University School of Medicine

Published Work

  • 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.

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Medicine - American Board of Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine - 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
    Physicians (ASIPP)

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