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Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD

Acting National Program Director for Pain Management

Specialty Care Services, VACO; Director Pain Management, Dept. of Neurology, Washington DC VAMC


 


Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink is the Acting National Program Director for Pain Management in the Veterans Health Administration. He joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2001 and since then has been leading the comprehensive interdisciplinary Pain Management Program at the Washington VA Medical Center. He was appointed Deputy National Program Director in VHA in 2014, and became Acting National Program Director for Pain Management in October 2016. 


He completed his residency in Neurology at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Pain Medicine. He is Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and also has academic appointments at Georgetown University and George Washington University.