Medical Director, Advanced Pain Therapy, PLCC
B. Todd Sitzman, MD is the Medical Director of Advanced Pain Therapy, and a medical consultant for the pain management program at Forrest General Hospital.
Dr. Sitzman has served on the Board of Directors and chaired multiple committees of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), including three time Chair of the AAPPM Annual Meeting. He received AAPM’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He has authored more than 70 scientific publications including abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Pain Medicine and Pain Practice.
Dr. Sitzman is involved in patient advocacy and postgraduate medical education, lecturing nationally and internationally on topics related to pain pharmacology and interventional pain therapies. He has been interviewed and quoted in Parade Magazine, ABC News, New York Times, USA Today, WebMD, Pain Medicine News and American Medical News.
Dr. Sitzman is a native of New Orleans, LA, and received his medical and master of public health degrees from Tulane University. Following an internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he received anesthesiology and pain management specialty training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, VA. Prior to moving to Hattiesburg, he was a consultant in anesthesiology and pain medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Sitzman is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.
He resides in Hattiesburg with his wife Lisa and daughter Olivia.
Dr. Sitzman is an active member of numerous national an international pain societies:
- Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
- Board of Directors, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
- Past President, Southern Pain Society
- Past President, Mississippi Pain Society
Previous Neurovations Presentations
2016 Napa Pain Conference
- The Evidence for 10-kHz High-Frequency Therapy
2017 Napa Pain Conference
- New Waveforms of Spinal Cord Stimulation: 24-Month HF-10 Data for Back & Leg Pain
- Best Practices in Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Improving Safety for Neuromodulation & Intrathecal Therapy: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Committee and Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference Recommendations
- Kapural, L., Yu, C., Doust, M. W., Gliner, B. E., Vallejo, R., Sitzman, B. T., … & Bundschu, R. (2015). Novel 10-kHz high-frequency therapy (hf10 therapy) is superior to traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic back and leg painThe SENZA-RCT randomized controlled trial. Anesthesiology: The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 123(4), 851-860.
- Chen, H., Lamer, T. J., Rho, R. H., Marshall, K. A., Sitzman, B. T., Ghazi, S. M., & Brewer, R. P. (2004, December). Contemporary management of neuropathic pain for the primary care physician. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 79, No. 12, pp. 1533-1545). Elsevier.
- Kapural, L., Yu, C., Doust, M. W., Gliner, B. E., Vallejo, R., Sitzman, B. T., … & Yang, T. (2016). Comparison of 10-kHz high-frequency and traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic back and leg pain: 24-month results from a multicenter, randomized, controlled pivotal trial. Neurosurgery, 79(5), 667-677.
- Kornick, C., Kramarich, S. S., Lamer, T. J., & Sitzman, B. T. (2004). Complications of lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation. Spine, 29(12), 1352-1354.
- Sitzman, B. T., & Uncles, D. R. (1996). The effects of needle type, gauge, and tip bend on spinal needle deflection. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 82(2), 297-301.
- Deer, T. R., Prager, J., Levy, R., Burton, A., Buchser, E., Caraway, D., … & Grigsby, E. (2012). Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference—2012: recommendations on trialing for intrathecal (intraspinal) drug delivery: report of an interdisciplinary expert panel. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 15(5), 420-435.
- Deer, T. R., Prager, J., Levy, R., Rathmell, J., Buchser, E., Burton, A., … & Erdek, M. (2012). Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference—2012: Consensus on Diagnosis, Detection, and Treatment of Catheter‐Tip Granulomas (Inflammatory Masses). Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 15(5), 483-496.
- Westbrook, J. L., Uncles, D. R., Sitzman, B. T., & Carrie, L. E. (1994). Comparison of the force required for dural puncture with different spinal needles and subsequent leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. Anesthesia and analgesia, 79(4), 769-772.