Physician, Center for Pain and Supportive Care
Board of Directors, Cancer Pain Research Consortium (CPRC)
Gobi Paramanandam, MD, earned his Medical Degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and a Master’s Degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. While completing his Family Medicine Residency at Honor Health and serving as Chief Resident, Dr. Gobi developed an interest in Palliative Medicine. He was selected as Mayo Clinic Arizona’s first Palliative Medicine Fellow and completed the fellowship training in 2008.
Dr. Gobi treated patients at the Center for Pain and Supportive Care (CPSC) for the first three years of his career before transitioning to a role as the Director of Arizona Palliative Home Care (AZPHC). While under his direction, AZPHC was nationally recognized and won the prestigious Circle of Life Award presented by the American Hospital Association. Dr. Gobi missed the patient-physician relationship, and ultimately caring for patients, and was excited to return to the clinic setting with CPSC in October 2019.
Dr. Gobi lectures nationally on Cancer-Related Pain and Palliative Care. He has found his passion in caring for cancer patients, in all stages of treatment, with pain and symptom management and restoring their quality of life and hope. He is equally passionate in treating chronic pain patients who are suffering from pain with the same holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach.
Dr. Gobi is a believer that diet and lifestyle changes through a Functional Medicine approach can alleviate many pain and symptoms caused by both cancer and chronic pain, in conjunction with a traditional medical model.
Sessions at Neurovations Events
2018 Cancer Pain Research Consortium Annual Conference
- Symptom Management at the End of Life
- Intrathecal Therapy [Moderator]
- Pharmacotherapy [Moderator]
- Symptom Management
- Resources: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care
- Paramanandam, G., Prommer, E., & Schwenke, D. C. (2011). Adverse effects in hospice patients with chronic kidney disease receiving hydromorphone. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 1029-1033.
- Stearns, L. J., Narang, S., Albright, R. E., Hammond, K., Xia, Y., Richter, H. B., … & Doth, A. H. (2019). Assessment of health care utilization and cost of targeted drug delivery and conventional medical management vs conventional medical management alone for patients with cancer-related pain. JAMA Network Open, 2(4), e191549-e191549.
- Paramanandam, G., Boohene, J., Tran, K., & Volk-Craft, B. E. (2020). The Impact of a Hospital-Community Based Palliative Care Partnership: Continuum from Hospital to Home. Journal of Palliative Medicine.
- Rice, E. M., & Betcher, D. K. (2010). Palliative care in an acute care hospital: from pilot to consultation service. Medsurg Nursing, 19(2), 107.
- Smith, T. J., & Hillner, B. E. (2019). The Cost of Pain. JAMA Network Open, 2(4), e191532-e191532.