Tony George, DO, is an interventional pain medicine physician who is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is one of the specialists at University Pain Medicine Center, with six offices located in Englewood Cliffs, Somerset, Monroe Township, Freehold, Ewing and Clark, New Jersey.
After completing his transitional internship at St. Luke's University Hospital — Bethlehem Campus in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, Dr. George began his residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He then pursued an interventional spine fellowship in the department of orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. During his fellowship, Dr. George received additional training in the treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries among high school, college and professional athletes where he worked alongside team physicians for the Boston Red Sox and New England patriots.
Dr. George's clinical interests include treating a broad spectrum of pain syndromes and sports injuries, including neck and low back pain from disc herniation, spinal stenosis, facet mediated pain, sacral joint mediated pain, coccyx pain, chronic regional pain syndrome, cancer-related pain, myofascial pain, and arthritis pain from peripheral joints. Dr. George specializes in minimally invasive techniques such as epidural injections, kyphoplasty, neuromodulation, spinal cord stimulation, neurolysis, nerve blocks, joint injections and regenerative treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
With a focus on conservative and interventional pain management using minimally invasive techniques, Dr. George works to optimize functional recovery for his patients. He believes in a three-pronged approach that aims to manage a patient's ailments, reduce their pain, and improve their function along with their quality of life. His goal is to provide excellent, multidisciplinary care that fits the individual needs of his patients.
Dr. George is an active member of several professional organizations, including the International Spine Interventional Society, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the North American Spine Society. He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including the Gwen Clingman Memorial Award and Parminder S. Phull Humanitarian Award for his humanitarianism and service to the communities.
Dr. George actively participates in research and education through his publications in peer-reviewed journals. While at Tufts, he was instrumental in setting up a research initiative to study the management of low back pain from lumbar disc herniation in the Omani population. He was invited by the Oman Medical College as a guest lecturer to speak to the medical students in the Sultanate of Oman.
To set up an appointment with Dr. George, call one of the University Pain Medicine Center offices today. You can also schedule your visit by using the convenient online booking tool.