Charles B. Daknis, M.D. – Pain Management


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Peggy’s Story|Pain Management


Dr. Charles Daknis developed and directed the Interventional Pain Management program at St Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He received his fellowship training at the world-renowned Harvard University Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Daknis has been recognized for excellence throughout his training and career. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, he graduated at the top of his class at Drexel University’s Hahnemann School of Medicine.

While at Drexel he received the Nelson Neurosurgical award for excellence in the study of Neurosciences and was appointed as a delegate to the National Institutes of Health for Neuroscience research.

Dr. Daknis is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed journals.  He has authored book chapters on pain management and the treatment of various painful disorders. Dr. Daknis has a special interest in disorders of the cervical spine (neck).  His research has focused on this interest.  Dr. Daknis has a great interest in providing care to those who need it most and to helping the local community.  He helped to develop a medical clinic in Haiti after the earthquake and supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ocean and Monmouth counties. Dr. Daknis offers regenerative non operative alternatives for disc and low back pain.

Education and Training

Medical School:
Drexel University Hahnemann Hospital

Post-Graduate Training:
Albany Medical Center
General Surgery Internship
Neurosurgical & Anesthesia Residency
Anesthesiology – Chief Resident

Harvard University Brigham & Women’s Hospital – Pain Mangement Fellowship

American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pain Medicine
ASA Subspecialty Certification in Pain ManagementAmerican Board of Anesthesiology in Pain ManagementAmerican Board of Interventional Pain PhysiciansAmerican Board of Preventative Medicine Addiction Medicine Subspecialty

Pain Management
Vertiflex Procedure
Addiction Medicine

Monmouth Medical Center
Centrastate Medical Center

Toms River Surgery Center
Shrewsbury Surgery Center
Metropolitan Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Surgery

New Jersey

Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society
American Society of Interventional Pain PhysiciansNew Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Management PhysiciansSociety of Minimally Invasive Spinal PhysiciansSociety Clinical Research Associates