Dr. Julien Vaisman founded the Pain and Wellness Center in 1996. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is an Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Vaisman has performed thousands of interventional pain management procedures, including the administration of spinal injections, placement of implantable medical devices and other surgical interventions.
Pain is only a means to an end; to find a diagnosis or at the very least a way to relieve it.
Dr. Vaisman is actively involved in ongoing clinical research and in the training of residents and fellows from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Vaisman is an avid skier and tennis player. But his real passion belongs to the game of bridge!
Education & Publications
Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1977-1980 Residency in Internal Medicine, La Guardia Hospital, Cornell Medical Center 1986-1989
Pain Management Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1989-1990
Residency in Anesthesia, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1992-1996
Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Management
Member of International Society for the Study of Pain
Member of the International Spinal Injection Society
Percutaneous lumbar decompression with Spine Jet Hydro Surgery in the treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis secondary to ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, Anesth Pain Med, 2016 August ;6(4) : e38059.
Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine : Long term results from a randomized, multicenter, double blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia 2015 Apr 35(4):344-58, Dodick DV, …Vaisman.J.
Supraorbital and Supratrochlear stimulation for Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias, Current Pain and Headache Reports, February 2014,18:409. Julien Vaisman, Edrick Lopez, Nicholas K. Muraoka.
Poster presentation at the joint meeting of the International Headache congress and American Headache Society, Boston, June 2013: Evidence for long-term efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves in the management of chronic migraine. Dodick, D., Vaisman, J., et al.
Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation on the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine: Results from a randomized, multicenter double-blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia 2012, Dec 32(16):1165-79. Silberstein, S.D., Vaisman, J., et al.
Vaisman, J.,Ordia, J. The Treatment of Medically Intractable Trigeminal Auonomic Cephalalgia With Supraorbital/Supratrochlear Stimulation: A retrospective Case Series, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural interface 2012; 15:374-380
Treatment of Chronic, Intractable Pain with a Conventional Implantable Pulse Generator, A Meta-analysis of 4 Clinical Studies, Vaisman, J., Slavin, KV et al.Clinical Journal of Pain 2012, 00:000-000
Ordia, J.I., Vaisman, J.: Subcutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation With Paddle Lead for Treatment of Low Back pain: Case report. J Neuromodulation, Vo.l 12; No. 3, 2009
Polymethylmetacrylate -filled needle track three weeks after percutaneous vertebroplasty published in Pain Physicians, the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians 2004
Refractory episodic cluster headache response to percutaneous cervical zygapophyseal radiofrequency ablation: a case report, published inHEADACHE: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Headache Society, 2002
Interventional Pain Management: Interventional techniques for the alleviation of pain in the care of HIV – infected patients, a chapter in the book Pain Management, Anesthesia and HIV / AIDS, edited by Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, and published by Butterworth – Heinemann, 2001
Pelvic Hematoma after an Illioinguinal Block for Orchialgia published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official publication of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2001
Pulse Radiofrequency: a new and ingenious modality for pain management, published in the New England Pain Association Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 2, September 1999
Regression of Sensory Anesthesia During Continuous Epidural Infusion of Bupivacaine and Opioid for the Total Knee Replacement, published in Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1993
Acupuncture Obstetric Analgesia, published in the Manual of Obstetric Anesthesia, edited by G.W. Ostheimer, Churchill-Livingstone, 2nd edition, 1992
Painful Rheumatoid Arthritis Care, curriculum for professional education published in PAIN, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 1991