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Ronen Shechter, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Blaustein Pain Treatment Center

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Biography

Dr. Ronen Shechter is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology (2010) and pain medicine (2012), and has expertise in managing a wide variety of chronic and acute pain conditions.

He believes in a multi-modal approach to pain management that utilizes physical, behavioral, interventional and pharmacologic therapies. He is also passionate about setting realistic functional goals with his patients.

Dr. Shechter earned his medical degree in 1999 from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. He completed his training in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and subsequently remained on the faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology there. In 2012, Dr. Shechter joined the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a research fellow and part-time faculty member. He joined the department as a full-time assistant professor in 2014.

His current research investigates a novel treatment for chemotherapy-induced nerve pain.

Dr. Shechter is a faculty member in the Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship and the Pain Medicine Fellowship programs at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
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    Training

    • Hadassah Medical School The Hebrew University (91 010 Jerusalem ) (1999)

    Residencies

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital / Anesthesiology (Philadelphia PA) (2009)

    Fellowships

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital / Anesthesiology - Pain Management (Philadelphia PA) (2010)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Medicine (2012)
    • General, American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2010)
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    Research Summary

    During his research training and under the mentorship of Dr. Srinivasa N. Raja and Dr. Yun Guan, Dr. Shechter studied the role and mechanism of peripheral opioids, as well as dorsal column stimulation in treating pain arising from a lesion or disease affecting the nervous system.

    He has received a research grant from the Blaustein Pain Research Fund to further investigate a novel treatment for chemotherapy-induced nerve pain.

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410 955 1811
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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