Pain Treatment Centers of Amercia’s Co-Founder – Dr. Siddiqui completed his training in Anesthesiology and Pain Management in Jackson Memorial at University of Miami. He is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Anesthesiology, Arkansas Medical Society as well as board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Siddiqui is a well-regarded pain physician among his peers, has taught numerous courses on pain management, published several articles in peer reviewed journals as well as being actively involved in pain management research with his own company and Lyon’s College in Batesville, AR. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal techniques such as kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps. He believes patient education is an integral part of pain management and works to not only control pain, but also restore functionality and improve quality of life.
Pain Treatment Centers of America’s Co-Founder – Dr. Tilley was born and raised in Arkansas. Prior to founding Pain Treatment Centers of Amercia and Interventional Pain Management Associates, he completed his training in anesthesiology and pain management at UAMS in Little Rock in 2009. He is an active member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPPs), and served as Arkansas’s Secretary to ASIPPs. He is also an active member of The American Society of Anesthesiology and Arkansas Medical Society. Dr. Tilley serves on the Pain Management Review Committee of the Arkansas State Medical Board and has given numerous presentations to local communities and organizations on topics related to chronic pain as well as chronic opioid medications. He is a caring physician who understands chronic pain first hand. He specializes in minimally invasive pain management procedures to help restore a better quality of life. He enjoys the outdoors and will often be found hiking, fishing and camping around Arkansas.
Dr. Ahmad Rafi received his first medical training in Anesthesiology/Pain Management in Ireland where he practiced for more than 7 years. In 2002, he relocated to Little Rock and received his second training in Anesthesiology/Pain Management at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Rafi proudly served our veterans for more than 7 years at the VA Hospital in Little Rock until joining PTCOA. He was co-founder of The Pain Center of Conway where he practiced Chronic Pain Medicine until 2013. Dr. Rafi joined Pain Treatment Centers of America in 2014 and brought his vast experience in establishing PTCOA to the highest standards. Dr. Rafi is a Fellow of The College of Anesthetists and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Medicine and American Board of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a member of American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Rafi is a strong family man and is raising four children with his loving wife.
Dr. Mikhail Ivanovsky completed his residency in Anesthesiology with additional training in Pain Management at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2001. Prior to achieving Board Certification in Anesthesiology from American Board of Anesthesiology, he completed his training in Anesthesia and Pain management in The Moscow Academy of Postgraduate Education. Dr. Ivanovsky has been in private practice in Little Rock since 2001. During his time in Arkansas he founded Metropolitan Anesthesia P.A. and served as a Chief of Surgical and Anesthesia services in North Metro Medical Center. Dr. Ivanovsky, having watched his father suffer from chronic back pain where modern medicine was not available, has a special interest and passion in the pursuit of cutting edge pain management techniques. He is a member of American Society of Pain Management.
Dr. Iden M. Cowan grew up in the state of Maine until she moved to Arkansas to attend Hendrix College in Conway. She received her medical degree and completed her residency training in Anesthesiology/Pain Management at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Cowan is an active member in the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Arkansas Medical Society. Dr. Cowan is board certified in Anesthesiology and board eligible in Pain Management. She enjoys the outdoors, socializing with friends and historic restorations.
Dr. Rob Baker is an Arkansas native. He grew up in Conway and attended Hendrix College. He completed medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, then completed his anesthesiology residency in Charleston, SC. This was followed by a year of specialization in pediatric anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He then moved back to central Arkansas and was a faculty member at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for seven years. Wishing to become more directly involved in long-term patient care, he trained under Dr. Meraj Siddiqui in his pain management practice in Batesville. He then returned to training and recently completed a pain management fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati. He and his family love the outdoors and the Razorbacks, so they are excited to join us at our Bentonville location in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Pain Society, and is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
Dr. Noemi Ramsay completed her anesthesia residency at Boston Medical Center, after which she completed a pain management fellowship at the University of Baltimore Medical Center. She practiced general anesthesia for 10 years on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, then realized she wanted to make more of a difference in her patients’ lives than just getting them through their surgeries. So for the last 3 years, Dr. Ramsay has dedicated her time helping treat and alleviate pain as a fellowship trained, board eligible pain management physician, one patient at a time. When not working she likes to cook, see movies, travel, bike, and play tennis.
Dr. Vadim Petrov completed his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. He completed his medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT. In 2017 Dr. Petrov moved to Little Rock and joined Pain Treatment Centers of America. He is an active member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Heather Whaley, an Arkansan from West Helena, moved to Little Rock to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Departing a career in nursing and medical sales, she attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a physician. Dr. Whaley completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a member of the American Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Whaley is thankful for the opportunity to work with the talented team at PTCOA to alleviate pain and improve their patients’ quality of life. She is an avid Razorbacks fan and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Dr. Sameer Jain is a board-certified neurologist and board-eligible interventional pain physician. He completed his neurology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. Following his passion for pain management, he later pursued a fellowship in interventional pain management at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. During his training he received several honors including “Best researcher" and was also chosen by his peers to be the class representative. Dr. Jain provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of painful conditions of the head, spine, nerves, joints, and muscles by integrating physical therapy, medications and interventional pain procedures. He is highly proficient in minimally invasive pain management procedures including fluoroscopic-guided spine injections, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections, peripheral nerve blocks, regenerative medicine, intrathecal therapy and spinal cord stimulation. Dr Jain has a particular interest in the management of headaches and cancer pain with the employment of interventional pain techniques. He is passionate about the use of neuromodulation devices for the management of chronic pain conditions. During his training he was elected to be the chair of the residents and fellows section of the North American Neuromodulation Society. He has authored several textbook chapters and published peer reviewed research papers on interventional pain management. Additionally, he has been identified as young thought leader in the field and serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN). In his free time he loves to play tennis, chess, try new restaurants and runs a successful non-profit organization in India called “Association for Pain Awareness, Research and Treatment" (A.P.A.R.T.). Dr Jain's goal is to provide targeted individual treatment plans for his patients, with a focus on functional outcomes and quality of life.
Dr. Terry Fletcher grew in West Memphis, Arkansas. He graduated from Harding University with a B.S. degree in Biochemistry in 1987. Dr. Fletcher received his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from the University of Arkansas in 1993. He was granted a 2-year post-doc research opportunity to study Alzheimer’s Disease at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, California. Upon completion of the research opportunity, Dr. Fletcher worked for four years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Harding University. Dr. Fletcher received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2003. After graduating, he completed his residency training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UAMS. For over ten years, Dr. Fletcher has worked as Co-Director of the Burn Unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where he has helped to establish and manage a dedicated burn anesthesiology and pain management team. Because of his experience in the Burn Unit, Dr. Fletcher understands and sympathizes with trauma and chronic pain. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, the American Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Burn Association. When not working, Dr. Fletcher enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Dr. James Hunt is an Arkansas native. He graduated from Baptist Health School of Nursing in 1992 and completed his BSN at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1995. He received his MD from UAMS in 2003 and completed a residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UAMS in 2007. Dr. Hunt is board certified in both anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He worked alongside Dr. Fletcher as Co-Director of Burn Anesthesiology in the Burn Unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for over ten years, where he helped establish and manage a dedicated burn anesthesiology and pain management team for pediatric and adult burn victims. Outside of work, Dr. Hunt volunteers significant time in community service; he currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Easterseals Arkansas, Special Olympics Arkansas, and the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association. Dr. Hunt is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, American Burn Association, Arkansas Medical Society, Arkansas Society of Anesthesiology, Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group—USA, and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia."