The Spine & Pain Center of Kauai is currently headed by Dr. Daniel Choi. He strives to provide comfort and inspire hope to the community through the integration of patient-focused clinical practice, research, and education. He carries on the spirit of the practice as was formed by Dr. Eric Grigsby in 2014 with a vision for providing vitally needed care as a part of Neurovations, a patient care and innovation company. Neurovations is a leader in medical device, pharmaceutical innovation, clinical research, pain, and neuroscience education. The clinic continues to provide the best care for every patient every day. It is gratifying for the current practice to be a part of such a tradition of excellence and quality patient care.
At the Spine & Pain Center of Kauai, our mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of the Kauai community, by bringing more than two decades of experience in whole-patient care to the management of chronic pain.
Daniel S. Choi, MD, MBA
Dr. Choi is an accomplished interventional pain physician who specializes in minimally invasive techniques to decrease suffering and enhance the quality of life in his patients. He brings with him a wealth of experience and tools to help people from head to toe.
Dr. Choi completed his pain fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Boston. He mastered residency training in Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City.
Prior to this, he matriculated at Albany Medical College, New York where he was inspired to become an interventional pain physician. He is double boarded in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.He was the chief of the pain division at Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants in Phoenix Arizona.
He was instrumental in growing the pain practice to expand from 3 offices to 12 and from 3 full-time physicians to 30 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants.
He also started the research division of the practice and lead the education front as the Director of Emerging Technologies and Education.Dr. Grigsby invited Dr. Choi to serve in Kauai as the head of the Spine & Pain Center of Kauai, to utilize the depth and breadth of his experience to bring the best treatment solutions to the community.
He was inspired to live and practice in Kauai because of the value of community and family that exists here. He brings with him a family of four with a wife and two teenagers with the intention to create a nurturing and supportive environment where they may flourish.
Meghan Damelio-AGNP-BC, ACHPN
Meghan Damelio is a highly skilled nurse practitioner with a wide range of experience in pain and palliative medicine, emergency and intensive care. Meghan is dedicated to providing help in areas that need it most. She believes that pain management and patient-centered care should be available to everyone.
Meghan joins SPCK from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where she practiced for several years as a nurse practitioner in palliative care services. Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from New York University College of Nursing and received her Master of Science from Hunter-Bellevue College of Nursing in New York. Meghan also served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at New York University College of Nursing educating future generations of registered nurses.
Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA
Dr. Eric Grigsby enjoys a national reputation for excellence in the field of Pain Management. He has a background as a researcher, teacher and clinician, and brings over 25 years of clinical experience to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He formed an interest in Pain Management as a career while working at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was then invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School until moving to California in 1989. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established his private Pain Management practice in Napa, California.
Today, he and his staff of over 25 professionals consult with patients from throughout Northern California and the western United States, and now Kauai and the Hawaiian Islands. More recently, Dr Grigsby completed his Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He speaks nationally on topics such as non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.
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