Imanuel Lerman

InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0898
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MAFellowship 07/2012Pain Medicine
    Yale School of Medicine , New Haven, CTResident 07/2011Neurology
    Yale School of Medicine , New Haven, CTResident 07/2008Internal Medicine
    Georgetown School of Medicine , District of Columbia MD 06/2007Medicine
    Georgetown University , District of Columbia MSc07/2004Physiology and Biophysics
    University of Colorado , Boulder BA06/2000Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology, Kinesiolgy and Applied Physiology
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    Georgetown University School of Medicine 2003  - 2004Exceptional Service Award
    Georgetown University School of Medicine 2004  - 2007Thomas Auth M.D. Excellence in Neurology Award
    Brain and Behavior Foundation 2014  - 2015NARSAD Young Investigator Award
    University of California San Diego, Anesthesiology Department 2016  - 2017Pain Fellowship Teaching Award

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    As an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Lerman carries out numerous clinical trials at UC San Diego Medical Center, the Altman Clinical Trial Research Institute, and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. His clinical reasarch studies primarily focus on understanding the impact of neurotechnologies (e.g. spinal cord stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, and other central and peripheral nerve stimulation) on pain, learning and mental health disorders.

    He uses techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG); inflammatory profiling of cerebrospinal fluid and peripheral blood; and high resolution evaluation of peripheral autonomic nervous system to better understand the interplay between pain and inflammation in the central and peripheral nervous system, in both healthy and disease states.

    Dr. Lerman completed his fellowship in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital and his neurology residency at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also obtained a master's degree in physiology and biophysics. He is triple board certified in neurology, pain medicine and headache medicine (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties).

    Dr. Lerman is a founding board member of the American Interventional Headache Society, faculty and founding member of the Regenerative Medicine special interest group within the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and faculty member for the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography.

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    1. Huang MX, Nichols S, Robb-Swan A, Angeles-Quinto A, Harrington DL, Drake A, Huang CW, Song T, Diwakar M, Risbrough VB, Matthews S, Clifford R, Cheng CK, Huang JW, Sinha A, Yurgil KA, Ji Z, Lerman I, Lee RR, Baker DG. MEG Working Memory N-Back Task Reveals Functional Deficits in Combat-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Apr 13. PMID: 29668852.
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    2. Bendel MA, O'Brien T, Hoelzer BC, Deer TR, Pittelkow TP, Costandi S, Walega DR, Azer G, Hayek SM, Wang Z, Eldrige JS, Qu W, Rosenow JM, Falowski SM, Neuman SA, Moeschler SM, Wassef C, Kim C, Niazi T, Saifullah T, Yee B, Kim C, Oryhan CL, Warren DT, Lerman I, Mora R, Hanes M, Simopoulos T, Sharma S, Gilligan C, Grace W, Ade T, Mekhail NA, Hunter JP, Choi D, Choi DY. Spinal Cord Stimulator Related Infections: Findings From a Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of 2737 Implants. Neuromodulation. 2017 Aug; 20(6):553-557. PMID: 28726312.
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    3. Hoelzer BC, Bendel MA, Deer TR, Eldrige JS, Walega DR, Wang Z, Costandi S, Azer G, Qu W, Falowski SM, Neuman SA, Moeschler SM, Wassef C, Kim C, Niazi T, Saifullah T, Yee B, Kim C, Oryhan CL, Rosenow JM, Warren DT, Lerman I, Mora R, Hayek SM, Hanes M, Simopoulos T, Sharma S, Gilligan C, Grace W, Ade T, Mekhail NA, Hunter JP, Choi D, Choi DY. Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Infection Rates and Risk Factors: A Multicenter Retrospective Study. Neuromodulation. 2017 Aug; 20(6):558-562. PMID: 28493599.
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    4. Lerman I, Davis BA, Bertram TM, Proudfoot J, Hauger RL, Coe CL, Patel PM, Baker DG. Posttraumatic stress disorder influences the nociceptive and intrathecal cytokine response to a painful stimulus in combat veterans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Nov; 73:99-108. PMID: 27490714.
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    5. Lerman I, Hauger R, Sorkin L, Proudfoot J, Davis B, Huang A, Lam K, Simon B, Baker DG. Noninvasive Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Decreases Whole Blood Culture-Derived Cytokines and Chemokines: A Randomized, Blinded, Healthy Control Pilot Trial. Neuromodulation. 2016 Apr; 19(3):283-90. PMID: 26990318.
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    6. Shi L, Souzdalnitski D, Lerman I. A Novel Freehand (Underhand), Out-of-Plane Ultrasound Technique to Optimize Visualization of Needle Tip During Subacromial Bursa Injection. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015 Nov-Dec; 40(6):730-1. PMID: 26488082.
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    7. Lerman IR, Chen JL, Hiller D, Souzdalnitski D, Sheean G, Wallace M, Barba D. Novel High-Frequency Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Treatment of Refractory Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Brief Technical Note. Neuromodulation. 2015 Aug; 18(6):487-93; discussion 493. PMID: 25832898.
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    8. Lerman IR, Souzdalnitski D, Narouze S. A low-cost, durable, combined ultrasound and fluoroscopic phantom for cervical transforaminal injections. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 May-Jun; 37(3):344-8. PMID: 22476241.
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