New Physician Joins Shepherd Center Medical Staff
James G. Liadis, M.D., will treat patients in the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute
“Dr. Liadis will make a great addition to the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute and to Shepherd Center’s team overall,” said Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer at Shepherd Center. “He is an incredibly talented physician, and I know he is committed to helping patients of the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute find a solution for their pain so that they can live healthy and active lives.”
After earning a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Dr. Liadis earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Liadis completed his training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., and he is fellowship-trained in pain management through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
“Chronic pain is a complex medical issue that affects all aspects of daily life,” Dr. Liadis said. “I look forward to working with the skilled team of clinicians at the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute to provide our patients with the excellent and personalized care they have come to expect from our program.”
The Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the practice of medicine and specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and application of interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders. Its practice model is geared toward treating both the physical and emotional components of pain to restore and maintain function and improve quality of life. The Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute uses the latest imaging technology to establish a precise diagnosis, treating pain at its source and providing a comprehensive rehabilitation plan to ensure the best possible opportunity for long-term improvement. The Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute offers acute and chronic pain management and rehabilitation for spine, joint and other pain-related conditions.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.