PHYSICIANS

Susanti K. Chowdhury, M.D.

President / Medical Director

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

Advanced Interventional Spine Consultants

1945 East Bay Dr.

Largo, FL 33771

Position: President / Medical Director

February 1996 – current

PAST EMPLOYMENT:

Tampa Bay Pain & Anesthesia Consortium

Ed White Hospital

2323 9th Avenue N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Position: President / Medical Director

December 1996 – January 1998

Pain Institute of Tampa

6001 Webb Rd.

Tampa, FL 33615

Position: Assoc Medical Director

July 1995 – January 1996

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL

Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

RESIDENCY:

Mayo Clinic

Department of Anesthesiology

Jacksonville, FL

July 1993 – June 1994

University of Louisville Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology Louisville, KY

July 1991 – June 1993

INTERNSHIP:

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine – Tulsa

Department of Internal Medicine Tulsa, OK

July 1990 – June 1991

EDUCATION
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Oklahoma City, OK, July 1986 – June 1990

  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology – University of Oklahoma,

Norman, OK, July 1982 – May 1986

HONORS/ACTIVITIES
  • Past President – Florida Academy of Pain Medicine (2007-2009).
  • Elected to the Board – Florida Academy of Pain Medicine (2005-current)
  • Education Committee – Florida Academy of Pain Medicine (2005-2008)
  • Fellowship – Selected to Pain Management Fellow Reporter Program at ASRA Meeting in Orlando, FL; March 1995. Coordinator – Pain Management Journal Club 1994-1995.
  • Residency – Elected as Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Nominated for Chief Resident, University of Louisville.
  • Medical School – Student Council, Oklahoma State Medical Association Committee on Governmental Activities.
  • Undergraduate – Phi Beta Kappa. Graduated with Special Distinction. Harrison L. Chance Scholarship in Microbiology 1985.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

AMA, ASA, FMA, Florida Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

LICENSURE

Florida (active); Oklahoma and Kentucky (inactive)

CERTIFICATION
  • Diplomat – American Academy of Pain Management
  • Competency Certification – American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS / EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS / FACULTY:
  • Research Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 1986.
  • Loyd GE, Chowdhury SK, Edmonds HL. “Dose-dependent neuroprotectant effects of propofol following complete global ischemia.” Critical Care Research Laboratory, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Louisville, 1992.
  • **Presented at Gulf-Atlantic Anesthesia Residents Research Conference; Galveston, TX. May 1993.
  • Chowdhury SK. “Preemptive analgesia.” Anesthesiology Review, 2nd edition.
  • Ronald Faust ed., 1994.
  • Chowdhury SK, Lamer TJ, Mackey DC, et al. “Frequency of motor and sensory block when comparing thoracic epidural analgesia with lumbar epidural analgesia using fentanyl and bupivacaine.” Presented at Gulf-Atlantic Anesthesia Residents Research Conference; Chapel Hill, NC; April 1994,
  • Chowdhury SK, et al. “Postoperative fentanyl/bupivacaine epidural analgesia for thoracic and abdominal surgery: fewer side effects with thoracic infusion than with lumbar infusion.” (Abstract) February 1995 Anesth Analg.** Presented at International Anesthesia Research Society, Honolulu, HI; March 1995.
  • Chowdhury SK. “Preemptive analgesia: no simple answers.” ASRA Newsletter Supplement. August 1995.
  • Faculty: Expanding Your Pain Practice, April 25-27, 1997. New Orleans, LA CME Sponsor: Univ. of Louisville. Presented: “Nutritional Aspects of Pain Management.” and “Preemptive Analgesia”.
  • Faculty: Flexible Fiberoptic Spinal Endoscopy. Southeast Seminars. July 26, 1997; Nov. 15-16; Jan. 24, 1998. Orlando, FL. CME Sponsor: Maricopa Medical Center
  • Faculty: Interventional Pain Management Techniques. Clinical Education Services. CME Sponsor: Maricopa Medical Center.
  • December 13-14,1997. Ft Lauderdale, FL. Workstation-Spinal Endoscopy
  • February 21-22, 1998. Palm Springs, CA. Presented: “Clinical Perspectives on Spinal Endoscopy”. Workstation- Spinal Endoscopy.
  • March 28-29, 1998. Jupiter, FL. Presented: “Clinical Applications for Using Epiduroscopy”. Workstation- Spinal Endoscopy.
  • June 12-13, 1999. Chicago, IL. Workstation- Spinal Endoscopy and Dorsal Column Stimulation.
  • Faculty: Minimally Invasive Spinal Endoscopy. Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Institute. November 1, 1997. Baltimore, MD. CME Sponsor: St Joseph Medical Center
  • Stanley S. Lefkowitz, MD, Doris L. Lefkowitz, MD, and Susanti K. Chowdhury, MD. “Effects of Weather Changes on a Patient with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy”. March 2007 Pain Physician.
  • Faculty: “Uncommon Causes of Low Back Pain.” Presented at the Annual Meeting for the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine. July 2007 Orlando, FL
  • Seminar Moderator. Florida Academy of Pain Medicine July 2007, Orlando, FL
  • CME Activity
  • Faculty: Panel Moderator “Sacroiliac Joint Panel Discussion” Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Aug 2008, Orlando, FL.
  • Seminar Moderator. Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Aug 2008, Orlando, FL
  • CME Activity
  • Seminar Moderator. Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, July 2009, West Palm Beach, FL
  • CME Activity
  • Faculty: “Interventional Pain Management vs. Surgery” 64th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Aug 2009, Orlando, FL
  • Faculty: Residency Program and Medical School at Northside Hospital & Heart Institute (2000-current)
PERSONAL
  • Date of Birth: June 29, 1964
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, NY