Our Staff

Marvin Tark, MD

Board-Certified in Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Medical Degree from Louisiana State University

University of Southern California Internship

Emory University Residency

Associations: ASA, GSA, IARS, AAPM, ISIS, &APS

20 years research experience, 100+ pain clinical trials

DEA practitioner and researcher

State-specific Controlled Substance License


Thomas Hurd, MD

Board-Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Medical Degree from Northwestern University

University of California Residency

Associations: ASA, IARS, AAPM, ISIS, & APS

15 years research experience, 50+ clinical trials

DEA practitioner licensed

State-specific Controlled Substance License


Glenn Gatipon, MD, Ph.D.

Board-Certified in Health Care Quality and Management (ABQAURP HCQM)

Medical Degree from University of Mississippi Medical Center

Emory University Residency

Ph.D. from Louisiana State University Medical Center

30 years research experience, 50+ clinical trials


Michael Schaufele, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

Medical Degree from University of Frankfurt

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/ Harvard Medical School Residency

Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine

Associate Professor, Emory Spine Center in Atlanta

Served as Residency Program Director and supervising physician for Emory’s pain fellowship rotation at the Emory Spine Center

Research Interests: New Clinical Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain & Investigational Devices


Ernest Itkin, MD

Board- Certified in Thoracic Surgery

Medical Degree from Cordoba University

The Bowman Gray School of medicine at Wake Forest University, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

Emory University, Thoracic Surgery Residency

Former Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, Wellstar Windy Hill, & Parkway Medical Center