Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar, MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Endoscopic Spine Fellowship; Medical Director, Springhill Pain Clinic

Business Phone: (352) 265-7777
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About Sanjeev Kumar

My name is Sanjeev Kumar, MD, and I am the Medical Director of UF Health Pain Medicine –Springhill, Director of the endoscopic spine fellowship and an Associate Professor in the University of Florida Division of Pain Medicine. I received my bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery from Delhi University in India. Afterwards, I completed a residency in anesthesiology at Delhi University/Safdarjung Hospital before interning at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center where I completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine. I also received additional training in Endoscopic Spine Surgery from renowned international experts over the years.

I decided to become a doctor to help people that suffer from acute or chronic pain. I strive to get to the bottom of why you are hurting so that we can fix the problem.

My grant-funded research work uses artificial intelligence in image analysis to create smart software that can guide future fluoroscopy-guided procedures. Endoscopic spine surgery, trigeminal neuralgia and facial/head pain are specific interests of mine, as is generally any chronic pain from head to toe.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing with my kids and table tennis.


Second Place "Radiofrequency lesion size varies depending on the solution used "
2012 · Advanced Regional Anesthesia Conference
First place "Assessment of Difficulty in Airway Management in Obese Patients"
2010 · Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists
Third place "Dosage of mepivacaine in ultrasound guided axillary block"
2009 · Advanced Regional Anesthesia Conference
First Place, Anesthesia Quiz Competition
2004 · Indian Society of Anesthesiology annual conference

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
BMS6021 Pain Intensive

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Profile

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation
Areas of Interest
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain – when you see the doctor
  • Cervical Herniated Disk
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic pain – resources
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Compression fractures of the back
  • Epidural injections for back pain
  • Face pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated disk
  • Hip pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Leg pain
  • Low back pain – acute
  • Low back pain – chronic
  • Lumbar Herniated Disk
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neck pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebroplasty

Research Profile

Endoscopic Spine Decompression, Lumbar & Cervical Facetogenic Pain.

Areas of Interest
  • Cervical Facetogenic Pain
  • Endoscopic Spine Decompression
  • Lumbar Facetogenic Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



A Proposed Treatment Algorithm for Low Back Pain Secondary to Bertolotti’s Syndrome.
Pain physician. 27(2):E275-E284 [PMID] 38324794.
Efficacy of endoscopic decompression surgery for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
Interventional Pain Medicine. 3(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.inpm.2024.100391.
Refractory primary and secondary headache disorders that dramatically responded to combined treatment of ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprazygomatic pterygopalatine ganglion blocks and non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation: a case series.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 49(2):144-150 [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2023-104967. [PMID] 37989499.
A Trans-pedicle Approach to Avoid Exiting Nerve Root Injury in Full-Endoscopic Transforaminal Decompression: A Case Report.
Cureus. 15(8) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.43573. [PMID] 37719617.
Endoscopic Resection of Pseudoarticulation as a Treatment for Bertolotti’s Syndrome.
Cureus. 15(1) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.33397. [PMID] 36751158.
Kumar S (2023) Can Lumbar Spine be a Cause of Visceral Pain? J Anesth Clin Res. 14:1100
Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Dysfunction as a Cause of Persistent Knee Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Series and Literature Review.
Cureus. 15(2) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.35367. [PMID] 36994290.
Radiofrequency Ablation of Gasserian Ganglion in Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma.
Cureus. 15(9) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.44675. [PMID] 37809233.
Stellate Ganglion Block for Intractable Hiccups Secondary to a Motor Vehicle Collision.
Cureus. 15(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.37030. [PMID] 37143629.
The Kumar Technique: A Novel and Effective Approach to Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
Cureus. 15(10) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.47210. [PMID] 38022188.
Ultrasound-Guided Occipital Nerve Blocks to Reduce Tinnitus-Associated Otalgia: A Case Series
A & A Case Reports. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001552.
“GatorSign” for severe lumbar spinal canal stenosis: Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of lumbar perineural edema in the central canal
Acta Radiologica Open. 11(7) [DOI] 10.1177/20584601221112615. [PMID] 35833194.
A Case Report on Spinal Cord Stimulation in an Atrophic Spinal Cord: What Exactly Are We Stimulating?
Pain Practice. 21(3):348-352 [DOI] 10.1111/papr.12956.
Anterolateral intervertebral disc herniation presenting as visceral pain in a patient with renal keratinising desquamative squamous metaplasia.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2020-240124. [PMID] 33893125.
Endoscopic Spinal Decompression: A Retrospective Review of Pain Outcomes at an Academic Medical Center.
Cureus. 13(10) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.19112. [PMID] 34858754.
Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum of the Lumbar Spine.
Cureus. 13(10) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.19023. [PMID] 34824935.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
StatPearls. [PMID] 31985947.
Transforaminal Endoscopic Decompression of Facet Cysts by Interventional Pain Physicians.
Cureus. 13(9) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.18308. [PMID] 34722080.
A Case Report of High Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Otalgia and Tinnitus
A&A Practice. 14(9) [DOI] 10.1213/xaa.0000000000001261.
Complete resolution of chronic pain, sensory impairment, and motor dysfunction following percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic decompression in a failed back surgery syndrome patient—a case report
Journal of Spine Surgery. 6(3):613-619 [DOI] 10.21037/jss-20-586. [PMID] 33102899.
Incidence of Cervicogenic Headache Following Lower Cervical Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Pain Physician. 2(22.2):E127-E132 [DOI] 10.36076/ppj/2019.22.e127.
Opioid Safety and Concomitant Benzodiazepine Use in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients
Pain Research and Management. 2019:1-10 [DOI] 10.1155/2019/3865924. [PMID] 31772694.
A sensitive electrochemical immunosensor for label-free detection of Zika-virus protein.
Scientific reports. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-018-28035-3. [PMID] 29946074.
Kyphoplasty for the treatment of an atypical osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture of the lumbar spine: A case report
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 5 [DOI] 10.1177/2050313×17744985.
Lumbar Radiofrequency Rhizotomy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain Increases the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in Subsequent Follow-Up Visits
Pain Research and Management. 2017:1-4 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/4830142. [PMID] 28255260.
Sphenopalatine ganglion: block, radiofrequency ablation and neurostimulation – a systematic review
The Journal of Headache and Pain. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s10194-017-0826-y. [PMID] 29285576.
Intractable sacroiliac joint pain treated with peripheral nerve field stimulation
Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology. 32(3) [DOI] 10.4103/0970-9185.173336. [PMID] 27625495.
Effective low dosage of mepivacaine in ultrasound-guided axillary nerve block: a double-blinded, randomized clinical trial of efficacy in patients undergoing distal upper extremity surgery
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 26(3):222-226 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.11.016.
Gene Therapy for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: How Does It Work and Where Do We Stand Today?
Pain Medicine. 12(5):808-822 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01120.x.
Management Strategies for Pain in Breast Carcinoma Patients: Current Opinions and Future Perspectives
Pain Practice. 7(2):163-177 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2007.00125.x.
Anesthetic Management During Bronchoscopic Removal of a Unique, Friable Foreign Body
Anesthesia & Analgesia. 103(6):1596-1597 [DOI] 10.1213/01.ane.0000246273.07813.fe.


Jul 2022 ACTIVE
University of Florida Elliquence Endoscopic Spine Fellowship 2022-2023
Role: Principal Investigator
Mar 2022 ACTIVE
Creation of an intelligent alert to improve efficacy & patient safety in real time during fluoroscopic guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection
Role: Principal Investigator
Oct 2018 – Aug 2022
A Prospective Observational Multicenter Study of HF10 Therapy in Patients who Previously Failed Traditional SCS (RENEW)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NEVRO


Fellowship – Pain Management
2011 · Wayne State University
Residency – Anesthesiology
2010 · Wayne State University
Internship – Anesthesiology
2007 · Wayne State University
Residency – Anesthesiology
2004 · Delhi University
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2000 · University College of Medical Sciences

Contact Details

(352) 265-7777
Business Mailing:
1345 SW Center Drive
Business Street:
1345 SW Center Drive, PO Box 100254
Gainesville FL 32610