The PAin Center of Illinois
At PCOI, we understand that pain can cause physical distress and negatively impact your quality of life. Chronic pain affects your work, daily activities, and at times becomes unbearable to tolerate.
We specialize in sports, work, and accident related injuries. With the concentration on pain management and orthopedics.
The Pain Center of Illinois offers a unique combination of board certified experience, state of the art technology, and comprehensive pain management treatments.
We are committed to providing treatments that are safe, minimally invasive, and have been proven, repeatedly, to be highly effective with quicker recovery. At PCOI, "WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK".
DR. NEEMA BAYRAN, M.D.
Interventional Pain Management | Medical Director
Dr. Bayran is double-board-certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as Chief Resident. During that time, Dr. Bayran was granted participation in the research program on developing new medications for pain pathways.
Dr. Bayran completed a formal ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Management fellowship at The University of Illinois at Chicago and was awarded a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Cleveland Clinic. This helped broaden his training as a Pain Physician. His main area of interest is Spine Care and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Dr. Bayran has been taking care of patients with Spine Disorders for more than 16 years.
He has a particular interest in using innovative technology, including Stem Cell Therapy and PRP. Dr. Bayran uses minimally invasive techniques to address Disc Pathology without the need for incision. These technologies improve the patient’s outcome by minimizing injury to the Paraspinal Muscle. He is also certified by The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Dr. Bayran is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
DR. INTESAR HUSSAIN, M.D.
Interventional Pain Management
A native of Chicago, Dr. Hussain completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago and his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He is also certified by American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Dr. Hussain completed a formal ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Management fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/St. Luke's –Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Hussain is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. His main clinical interests are chronic neck and back pain, musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, and CRPS. Dr. Hussain maintains an active membership in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He continually updates his knowledge and skills to help his patients achieve the best possible outcome.
Interventional Pain Management | Chief Operating Officer
Mariam El-Baghdadi, M.D. M.B.A.
Dr. El-Baghdadi is a highly sought out physician for her compassionate and exemplary care of patients. Her skillset stems from training at the top programs in the country. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed Pain Management Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center where she served as Chief Fellow. She is certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Dr. El-Baghdadi’s main areas of interest include neck and back pain as well as joint pain. Her areas of expertise include traditional nerve blocks, joint and spine injections, radiofrequency ablation as well as spinal cord stimulation. She believes in helping patients identify their source of pain and directly treating. Her passion towards reducing the national opioid epidemic led her to lead Controlled Substance Panels and serve on an Opioid Task Force. Her commitment and example towards improving the patient experience yield her high patient satisfaction scores.
Dr. El-Baghdadi rounded her educational experience with an MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Her drive towards improving healthcare in her community parallels her commitment to prioritizing patient’s health and reducing pain towards an improved quality of life.
Laura Williams, PT
An exercise enthusiast, Laura Williams, has incorporated her love of movement, physical activity, and sports into her career as a Physical Therapist for over 15 years. Inspired to pursue this path after her own sports related injuries, Laura received her Masters of Physical Therapy from University of WI- Madison in 2004. She has spent her career working in Private Practice Outpatient Orthopedics as a staff clinician and Operations leader. Laura’s clinical practice has centered on evidence-based treatment for orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neurological patients with special interests in the clinical management of chronic pain, motor vehicle accidents and work injuries to optimize functional abilities and return to activity. Outside of work Laura enjoys spending time with her two young children and participating in endurance triathlons.
Brittany Bock, PA-C
Brittany Bock is as American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) board certified Physician Assistant. She completed her education at Midwestern University (MWU) in Downers Grove, Illinois.
She graduated Salutatorian in her graduating class of 2019. Prior to graduating from MWU with her Masters, she studied Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While there, she worked in research evaluating the effects of caloric restriction on glucose regulation in rhesus monkeys.
Brittany started at The Pain Center of Illinois in 2019. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants. She specializes in treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes. Her priority is to be an advocate for her patients, while providing
compassionate and excellent patient care.