Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar, MD

Associate Professor; Director Endoscopic Spine Fellowship; Medical Director Springhill Pain Clinic

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

Dr. Kumar earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Delhi University in India. He trained at Delhi University/ Safdarjung Hospital for his residency training in Anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar then interned and was a resident at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. He completed his fellowship training in Pain Medicine there as well. He is certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar has extensive clinical, research & editorial experience. He has served as a member of editorial board of different pain journals. He is a member of several professional societies such as the North American Spine Society, American Society of Anesthesiology etc. and a Lifetime Secretary of Society for Awareness in Medical Emergency. He is the Medical Director of Pain Medicine Clinic at UF Health. He pioneered Endoscopic Spine Decompression surgeries at UF Health and put UF Health on the select list of institutions where patients have access to cutting edge minimally invasive spine surgery.


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

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
  • 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)



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.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
StatPearls. [PMID] 31985947.
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