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.

Kenneth D. Candido, MD
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Interventional Pain Management 

Dr. Kenneth D. Candido spent the first two years of medical school in Tampico, Mexico, then completed the educational curriculum at The New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.  He took an internship and residency in Anesthesiology at The Metropolitan Hospital in New York.  During that time, Ken met Dr. Alon P. Winnie, one of the founding fathers of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and one of the nation’s leaders in education regarding pain medicine who at the time was Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  He offered Dr. Candido a Fellowship spot there, which Dr. Candido completed in 1988.  Shortly thereafter, he returned to his roots on the East Coast, landing a position in the Department of Anesthesiology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

 

At Lenox Hill, Dr. Candido established a first-of-its-kind pain clinic, which he staffed daily after completing his anesthesiology duties in the operating rooms.  In the eight years at Lenox Hill, Dr. Candido treated more than 20,000 patients suffering from a variety of both routine as well as complex pain entities.

 

In 1997, Dr. Candido was asked by Dr. Winnie, to rejoin his faculty at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago as Chair of Trauma Anesthesia and as the Program Director for Anesthesia, and the two collaborated on a number of successful and highly regarded projects and publications.  As Dr. Winnie prepared for retirement in 2001, however, Dr. Candido determined his future lay elsewhere, and so joined the prestigious Anesthesiology and Pain Management Department at Northwestern University Medical Center, where he was quickly promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and was placed in a Director Role over the Acute Pain Program.  In 2005, Dr. Candido joined Loyola University Medical Center as Program Director of the Pain Management Fellowship Program and as Chief of the Pain Division.  At Loyola, Dr. Candido was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. In 2008 he became the Chairman of Anesthesia at AIMMC and Clinical Professor of both Anesthesia as well as Surgery at UIC. Since July 2021, he has continued at AIMMC as Program Director of the ACGME-approved Pain Medicine Fellowship while serving as the Director of Pain Management.

 

Dr. Candido has more than one hundred ninety-three (193) original peer-referenced papers on a variety of topics related to controlling pain.  He has also written more than eighty-five (85) textbook chapters on diverse areas of pain control and has lectured to international audiences on the complex nature of pain and its treatment.  Several of his works deal with finding appropriate solutions to dealing with painful conditions in patients who have underlying or iatrogenic addictive diseases which often blurs the distinction between therapy aimed at physiological ailments versus those designed to combat psychological distress. He has been named a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Marquis Who’s Who; is an annual recipient of Best Doctors in Chicago Award; and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (December, 2021); and the newspaper “Anesthesiology News” multiple times.

 

Dr. Candido was born in New Jersey, attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating in 1979.  He lives in the Chicago metropolitan area with his family including four children ranging in age from 15 to 38 and two grandchildren.

Brittany Bock, PA-C
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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.

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Dr. Mihail Beckerman, MD

Dr.Beckerman is a board certified pain management physician and anesthesiologist.
He did his training at Chicago Medical School, followed by anesthesia training at University of Illinois and pain management fellowship at Northwestern University.


Dr.Beckerman has been practicing pain management for 15 years. He treats all pain conditions including cancer pain.  His particular areas of interest is treatment of headache disorders/neck pain, peripheral nerve injuries/neuropathic pain and minimally invasive treatments for back/leg pain including MILD and Vertiflex procedures for spinal stenosis.


Dr.Beckerman treats each and every patient with respect and compassion and does all he can to help them.

Pain Managment | Board Certified Anesthesiologist