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Ian Dworkin, MD

Ian Dworkin, MD
Ian Dworkin, MD

Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Dworkin earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Muhlenberg College and pursued his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his residency in PM&R at the University of California, Los Angeles and the VA of Greater Los Angeles where he served as a chief resident. Following his completion of residency, Dr. Dworkin continued his training in Pain Medicine, also at the University of California, Los Angeles.

During his career, Dr. Dworkin has published several book chapters on regenerative medicine as well as published many research papers and case reports in notable peer-reviewed journals including PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and The Journal of Pain Medicine. He has also given several lectures at national conferences and his work has been presented in several annual assemblies.

Dr. Dworkin specializes in interventional pain management, treating a variety of painful spinal disorders such as degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy, as well as various musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, and shoulders. He believes in a comprehensive, evidence-based, holistic approach to pain management, tailored not only to each patient’s unique symptoms but to their daily lives as well. Using interventional pain techniques such as epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, peripheral nerve, and spinal cord stimulation, and regenerative medicine, as well as ultrasound-guidance and electrodiagnostics, Dr. Dworkin seeks to improve diagnostic accuracy, thereby maximizing a patient’s outcomes and functional goals.

Education

Fellowship in Pain Medicine

  • University of California, Los Angeles and the VA of Greater Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • University of California, Los Angeles and the VA of Greater Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

Internship in Medicine

  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

Doctorate in Medicine

  • Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, PA

Bachelors in Science

  • Muhlenberg College
    Allentown, PA

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications and Abstracts

Dworkin I, Rudd-Barnard G, Pangarkar S, Kim H, Sharma Sunny G. Pseudo-subarachnoid Hemorrhage Due to Gadolinium Extravasation Following Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection: A Case Report. Pain Medicine. 2019:20:1850-1878.

Sharma Sunny G, Dworkin I, Fish, D. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Refractory Knee pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Pain Medicine. 2019:20:1850-1878.

Su T, Dworkin I, Pangarkar S, Pham Q. Suboxone Therapy for Cancer Survivors with Opioid Use Disorder: A Case Report. The Journal of Pain. 2019:20(4):S372.

Dworkin I, Pang, E, Pangarkar, S, Zirovich, M. Improving Amputation Outcomes with Ketamine Infusions in Therapy-Resistant Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Report. Pain Medicine. 2018:19:818-905.

Dworkin I, Sharma S, Yang, K, Rudd-Barnard, G, Szafranski, L, Zhang, R, Pang, E, Basu, A, & Aragaki D. Poster 63. Dose-Related Response to Ultrasound-Guided Ulnar In-Plane Median Nerve Steroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case Report. PM&R: The journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2017:9(9): S157.

Nagpal A, Xu R, Pangarkar S, Dworkin I, Singh J. Driving Under the Influence of Opioids. PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation. 2016:8(7):698-705. PMID 27406008.

Zhang, R, Rudd-Barnard, G, Szafranski, L, Dworkin I, Sharma Sunny, Pang, E, Basu, A., & Aragaki D. Poster 317 Dose-Related Response to Ultrasound-Guided Ulnar In-Plane Median Nerve Steroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case Report. PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation. 2016:8(9): S263–S264. PMID: 27673069.

BOOK CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS

Dworkin I, Ghatan A., Chang Chien, G. “Pre-treatment planning: Imaging, Guidance, and Planning.” Regenerative Medicine: A Complete Guide for Musculoskeletal and Spine Disorders. Ed. Dr. Corey Hunter, Ed Dr. Timothy Davis, Ed Dr. Michael DePalma. New York: Springer Publishing, 2018. Expected release date, April 2020.

Dworkin I, Fung D, Davis T. Chapter 27: “Biologic and Regenerative Therapies.” The Spine Handbook. Ed. Mehul Desai, Ed. Joseph O’Brien. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780199350940.

Dworkin I, Khwarg J, Fung D, Davis T. Chapter 71: “Biologic and Regenerative Therapies.” Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient. Ed Alexios G. Carayannopoulos. New York: Springer International Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-16783-1.

LECTURES BY INVITATION

Guidelines on the Use of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Materials in Interventional Pain Procedures. By Ian Dworkin. Spine Intervention Society 2019 Annual Meeting Podium Presentation. New York, New York. August 17, 2019.

Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques and Sacroiliac Joint Arthropathy. By Ian Dworkin. UCLA / VA of Greater Los Angeles Pain Medicine Grand Rounds. Los Angeles, California. November 28, 2018.

Spinal Cord Injury: Classification and Prognostic Factors. By Ian Dworkin. UCLA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Lecture Series. Los Angeles, California. November 27, 2017.

Rehabilitation in Delirium and Dementia. By Ian Dworkin. UCLA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Lecture Series. Los Angeles, California. December 20, 2016.

Regenerative Therapies in Degenerative Disc Disease: Where do we Stand? By Ian Dworkin and Juewon Khwarg. California Society of PM&R Annual Assembly. Long Beach, California. May 1, 2016.

Effect of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Back Pain. By Ian Dworkin. UCLA/VA-GLA Department of PM&R Journal Club Lecture Series. Los Angeles, California. April 27, 2016.

Interventional Pain Procedures: Indications and Outcomes – By Ian Dworkin. UCLA Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Lecture Series, Los Angeles, California. December 15, 2015.

The Ataxic Patient: Stumbling to a Diagnosis – By Ian Dworkin. Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Medicine Lecture Series, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. January 23, 2015.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Su T., Dworkin I., Pangarkar S., Pham Q. Medication Assisted Therapy in Cancer Survivors with Pain: A Case Report. American Academy of PM&R. November 14-17, 2019.

Sharma S., Dworkin I., Fish D. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Refractory Knee Pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Spine Intervention Society 2019 Annual Meeting. New York, New York. August 15-17, 2019.

Su T, Dworkin I, Pangarkar S, Pham Q. Medication Assisted Therapy in Cancer Survivors with Pain: A Case Report. American Pain Society. April 3-6, 2019.

Dworkin I, Pang E, Zirovich M, Pangarkar S. Improving Amputation Outcomes with Ketamine Infusions in Therapy-Resistant Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Assembly. April 27-28, 2018.

Dworkin I, Pang E, Zirovich M, Pangarkar S. Improving Amputation Outcomes with Ketamine Infusions in Therapy-Resistant Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. American Academy of PM&R Annual Assembly. October 12, 2017.

Dworkin I, Sharma S, Zhang R, Rudd-Barnard G, Szafranski L, Pang E, Basu A, Aragaki D. Dose-Related Response to Ultrasound Guided In-Plane Median Nerve Steroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. American Academy of PM&R Annual Assembly. October 12, 2017.

Sharma S, Dworkin I, Pangarkar S. Toxicology Immunoassay to Evaluate for the Presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a Commercially Sold Cannabidiol (CBD) Formulation: A Case Report. American Academy of PM&R Annual Assembly. October 12, 2017.

Szafranski L, Zhang R, Rudd-Barnard G, Dworkin I, Sharma S, Pang E, Basu A, Aragaki D. Dose-Related Response to Ultrasound Guided In-Plane Median Nerve Steroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Association of Academic Physiatry Annual Meeting. February 7-11, 2017.

Association Membership

  • California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
  • North American Neuromodulation Society.
  • Spine Intervention Society.
  • California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • North American Spine Society.
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • American Medical Association.

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