About Dr. Fuller
Dr. Fuller is a double board-certified pain management specialist. His board certifications are in the medical specialties of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Fuller considers it a privilege to utilize his extensive education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat painful conditions that interfere with his patients' function and quality of life.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school in his hometown at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Following that, he completed a 1-year Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado and his anesthesiology training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, the major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fuller has the distinction of completing a Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. This multidisciplinary center, established by Dr. John Bonica, is unique and world-famous for utilizing the skill sets of several disciplines to assess and treat complex pain problems.
The International Association for the Study of Pain, founded by Dr. Bonica based on his work in this center, is the world's leading learned society in the study and treatment of pain, of which Dr. Fuller is a member.
To further his knowledge in pain management, Dr. Fuller pursued post-fellowship training with Dr. Elliot Krames, a world authority in implantable pain technologies, including spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug infusion. Dr. Fuller draws on his experience with Dr. Krames, as well as his 1800-page textbook on Neuromodulation, when utilizing these techniques to benefit his patients.
Dr. Fuller began his clinical responsibilities at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under the mentorship of Stephen Graf-Radford DDS, a world authority in Headache and Facial pain. Dr. Graf-Radford was a truly gifted doctor who improved the lives of many patients.
During his time at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Fuller served as the director of In-Patient Pain Management for the 800-bed hospital system and also worked as an attending anesthesiologist in the main operating theaters.
To enhance his knowledge of spinal pain diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Fuller joined the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and learned the art and science of spinal pain from its founders, Drs. Charles April, Richard Derby, and Nikolai Bogduk. SIS is the leading international organization that has produced evidence-based diagnosis and treatment techniques for spinal pain.
Armed with this information, he and his colleagues established the Spine Intervention Suite at the Cedars-Sinai Pain Management Center.
Dr. Fuller has obtained the echelon of Master Instructor for SIS and dedicates his time to instructing hundreds of physicians in the safe performance of evidence-based protocols.
Dr. Fuller is an expert in regenerative medicine and its ability to help his patients improve their pain and function. He has been a past member of the Regennex (TM) Network based on the knowledge and teachings of the gifted doctors of the Centeno-Schultz clinic.
He continues to teach and learn from doctors of all disciplines who care for spinal and musculoskeletal pain, including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, neurologists, rheumatologists, chiropractors, and Oriental medical doctors.
Certified in Acupuncture, Dr. Fuller has great respect for complementary treatments. He feels honored to utilize his skills, knowledge, and extensive experience to improve his patient's pain.
Dr. Fuller has the distinction of serving as an enlisted soldier in the 3rd US Infantry (The Presidential Honor Guard). While in the R.O.T.C. at The University of Texas, he was a member of the Texas National Guard. He then earned his Commission in the Officer Corp of the US Army and was a member of the Medical Service Corp.