Irfan Suleman, MD, was featured again in Hopkins Medicine News and Publications for his amazing work in non-narcotic pediatric pain management. This article describes the story of a young dancer suffering so much pain and numbness that she’d stopped dancing. She found relief with the help of Dr. Suleman, director of the pediatric chronic interventional pain program at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and medical director of the multidisciplinary pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation program at Kennedy Krieger institute. Dr. Suleman and his multidisciplinary team focused on a non-narcotic, multidisciplinary, three-tiered approach to treatment. The treatment was so successful that when the patient returned to dancing competition the judges awarded her the highest possible score — a platinum — which had been her goal since she first started competing.
Read the full, inspirational story.