Our Member of the Week blog introduces you to our fellow level members, showcasing their unique work and commitment to IOF. We feature different fellows who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Interventional Orthopedics.
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Interventional Pain Clinic at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
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Meet Dr. Tsukanov
For the brave men and women who are injured while serving our country, regenerative medicine can be a transformative component of their recovery. Our latest IOF Member of the Week is making an incredible difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes by working in the Veterans Administration.
Dr. Daniel Tsukanov has been involved in the treatment of pain and sports injuries since his undergraduate days, majoring in neuroscience and psychology. During osteopathic medical school and residency in PM&R his interest grew in orthobiologics, ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided interventional procedures.
He went on to complete a Sports and Pain fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and is currently boarded in PM&R and Sports Medicine. His life took a turn when he moved to Richmond, Virginia were he resides with his wife (Family and Palliative Care Physician) and their two kids.
Dr. Tsukanov has been working in the Veterans Administration for five years focusing on interventional and complimentary pain. He offers the latest ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided injections utilizing PRP and peripheral neuromodulation. He is currently an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and integral part of the accredited pain and PM&R residency. Besides work, his interests include mountain biking, kayaking and fixing up his 100 year old house.
Q&A with Tsukanov
IOF: Who are your biggest mentors in regenerative medicine & why?
It all began when I walked into the office of Dr. Albert Kozar and Dr. Paul Tortland in pre-med. I wanted to see how an Osteopathic Physician practices and I had a true awakening to the world of sports and pain medicine. It was gratifying to see top care provided in one of the most innovative offices.
I also had the honor to work closely with Dr. Gerard Malanga during medical school and residency. Like Dr. Malanga, I have come to challenge the dogma of medicine and work to to never stop advancing myself.
IOF: What is your best advice for others wanting to get into regenerative medicine?
Start early, keep reading, attend courses and push your boundaries!
IOF: What IOF events are you looking forward to?
I look forward to attending the Advanced Spine courses and Conference in the future to improve my skills and network with other physicians.
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