Welcome To University Pain and Spine Center

Your Interventional Pain Management Physician in New Jersey

If you’re looking for an interventional pain management specialty practice in Central New Jersey or the Greater New York City area that offers state-of-the-art care, your search ends with the University Pain and Spine Center. The practice boasts several convenient locations throughout New Jersey, as well as New York City.

The team of board-certified physicians at University Pain and Spine Center treats each patient as an individual with a unique set of problems that require a tailored, therapeutic approach. Every specialist on the team is highly-trained in the treatment of numerous types of chronic and acute pain conditions, including back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, facet joint pain, herniated discs, hip pain, knee pain, as well as many other ailments.

University Pain and Spine Center specializes in a multitude of world-class pain relief therapies and procedures. The team works hard to provide excellent clinical care, using cutting-edge technology and up-to-date techniques. Some of the pain treatment options available include epidural steroid injections, lumbar sympathetic block, thoracic disc decompression, celiac plexus block, spinal cord stimulation implants, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, regenerative injection therapy, and trigger point injections, among other services.

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Meet Didier Demesmin, MD, MBA

Didier Demesmin, MD, MBA, is an interventional pain medicine physician who is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is the medical director and founder of the University Pain and Spine Center, with offices throughout New Jersey.

Dr. Demesmin earned his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he received the prestigious award for Academic Excellence in Anesthesiology. He completed an interventional pain medicine fellowship program at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons/Mount Sinai Morningside in New York City.

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Brendan O’Donovan, DO

Dr. Brendan O’Donovan is a board certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained interventional pain physician. He specializes in minimally invasi...

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Brendan O’Donovan, DO

Dr. Brendan O’Donovan is a board certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained interventional pain physician. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures for painful conditions of the cervical/thoracic/lumbar spine, peripheral joints, peripheral nerves and more.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University at Buffalo. He then went on to graduate from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed an Anesthesiology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Massachusetts- Baystate Health. Here, Dr. O’Donovan excelled both clinically and academically and scored in the top 10% in the country on his Anesthesiology board exam.

Dr. O’Donovan treats a wide array of conditions including neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, failed back surgical syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, headaches, arthritis, compression fractures and more. He is a compassionate physician and treats all of his patients like his own family. He is active in the medical community and attends pain conferences both locally and nationally. He is an active member of multiple societies including the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience, the North American Neuromodulation Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Ron Ben-Meir, DO

Ron Ben-Meir, DO, FAAPMR, is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician specializing in treating sports-related injuries in patients of all ages...

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Dr. Ron Ben-Meir, DO

Ron Ben-Meir, DO, FAAPMR, is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician specializing in treating sports-related injuries in patients of all ages and experience levels, including competitive athletes and weekend warriors. Dr. Ben-Meir has been practicing in New Jersey and New York City for over 10 years, treating general musculoskeletal pain that includes neck pain, back pain, and joint.
As a former Division 1 college football player at Texas State University, Dr. Ben-Meir has personal experience with the sports injuries he currently treats. After finishing his undergraduate education, Dr. Ben-Meir earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University in Vallejo, California.
Dr. Ben-Meir completed his residency at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and continued on to complete a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at The Mount Sinai school of medicine in Manhattan, New York. This combination of hands-on experience and training from these prestigious institutions gives Dr. Ben-Meir the knowledge and expertise to provide comprehensive and conservative care of musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries, as well as acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Ben-Meir’s patients receive highly individualized care plans from a conservative approach such as physical therapy, medical marijuana, yoga, and acupuncture to ultrasound guided injections and fluoroscopy-guided interventional spine injections. Dr. Ben-Meir also specializes in nonsurgical approaches to pain management. He performs advanced diagnostic procedures like musculoskeletal ultrasound and electromyography (EMG/NCS).

Sejal Patel, MS, PA-C

Sejal Patel, MS, PA-C, is a nationally certified physician assistant. She is one of the highly-skilled interventional pain management clinicians on th...

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Sejal Patel, MS, PA-C

Sejal Patel, MS, PA-C, is a nationally certified physician assistant. She is one of the highly-skilled interventional pain management clinicians on the team at University Pain Medicine Center, with offices throughout New Jersey.

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, Sejal completed the physician assistant program at Seton Hall and graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She went on to work at New Jersey Anaesthesia Associates/Saint Barnabas Medical Center as an obstetrics/anesthesia PA. Sejal has been practicing in the field of pain management for over a decade.

Sejal has worked directly with Dr. Demesmin for the past 20 years, seeing patients in the office daily. Not only does Sejal perform routine follow-ups for both her own and Dr. Demesmin’s patients, but she also devises treatment plans to help those they treat receive efficient and effective care.

In addition to her work at University Pain Medicine Center, Sejal has hospital privileges at Robert Wood Johnson and Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where she regularly follows up with patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants.

Sejal treats every patient with the same care she would provide for a family member who is in pain. She likes to keep her patients informed and involved in their treatment protocols.

Sejal is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi, and her interests include traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. To see Sejal and the rest of the team, call University Pain Medicine Center or book online.

Excellent
Based on 205 reviews
Katy Grenfell
Katy Grenfell
November 3, 2023
Dr. O’Donovan was amazing. Asked questions no other doctor has and was very thorough. Incredibly kind and encouraging as well.
Amelia Korab
Amelia Korab
November 2, 2023
Very professional
jcm21753
jcm21753
November 1, 2023
Amazing interaction with Dr. Demesmin as always. Everything explained and all questions answered. Felt very relaxed speaking with doctor.
Christine Saul
Christine Saul
November 1, 2023
Today I was there for an emergency visit, and it was my 1st time meeting Dr ODonacan. He was very pleasant attentive and really listened to my issues. I love my Dr Demesmin, but surly would go back to Dr O'Donavan..
RONNY ZEIGLER
RONNY ZEIGLER
October 30, 2023
I have been a patient of Dr. D for many years and have gotten the best care.
Yvette Joseph
Yvette Joseph
October 17, 2023
Dr Donovan and staff are very friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and the facility is extremely impeccably clean.

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