Peter Kechejian, M.D.

Peter A. Kechejian, MD, CPE is a board-certified Pain Management Specialist and Certified Pain Educator. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Kechejian has been caring for patients across Long Island for the past 25 years.

He served as the Director of Pain Management for the Anesthesia Residency Program at Nassau University Medical Center, where he thrived on teaching physicians in training different anesthesia blocks for surgery and pain procedures for chronic pain sufferers, such as epidural steroid and spine joint injections. As his love for teaching deepened, Dr. Kechejian was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital.

Subsequently, Dr. Kechejian pursued his passion for pain management at Syosset Hospital where he perfected his interventional pain management skills. Dr. Kechejian focused on providing safe, minimally-invasive outpatient techniques for treatment of chronic pain conditions, including neck and back pain, while at the same time, trying to minimize opioid therapy.

It was during his work in a private pain management practice in the towns of Smithtown and Shirley that Dr. Kechejian continued to advance his skills in spinal cord stimulation therapy for patients who remained in chronic pain despite aggressive medical and surgical treatments. Dr. Kechejian is dedicated to playing an active role in minimizing the opioid crisis in America, particularly among pain sufferers living on Long Island.

As a provider at Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Kechejian is dedicated to healing patients suffering from chronic spine pain conditions and syndromes. He prides himself on maintaining a patient-centered approach to pain management and creating a tailored treatment plan for his patients’ unique needs. Dr. Kechejian believes that the key to helping patients feel pain relief is to integrate the judicious use of medications, periodic pain procedures such as epidural steroid and spine joint injections, and spine surgery when needed. Through the use of multidisciplinary, integrative pain care, Dr. Kechejian works closely with the physical therapists and spine surgeons in the group to ensure that his patients have access to the resources and options they need to successfully progress through the Total Orthopedics Spine Care Program so they can live with less daily pain flares and an improved overall quality of life.

Education and Appointments

• 2019-Present

Director of Pain Management Services

Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, NY

Syosset and Massapequa Pain Centers

• 2011-2018

Clinical Attending in Pain Management

Private Interventional Pain Management Practice

Smithtown, Shirley – NY

• 2002-2011

Director of Oncology Pain Services

North American Partners in Pain Management (NAPPM)

Northwell Syosset
Hospital, Syosset, NY

• 1997-2011

Academic Attending in Pain Management-Family Practice Residency

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor-Department of Surgery

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

• 1994-2002

Attending Anesthesiologist and Director of Anesthesia Pain Management

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology-SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital

Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

• 1993-1994

Fellowship in Pain Management

University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

• 1991-1993

Residency in Anesthesiology, Chief Resident

University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

• 1989-1990

Internship in General Surgery

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA

• 1985-1989

Doctor of Medicine

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

• 1984-1985

Masters in Physiology and Biophysics

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

• 1983-1984

Masters in Civil Engineering with a focus in Public Health

Tufts University, Medford, MA

• 1979-1983

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Committed to the Practice of Pain Management

Pain is the PITS: A Pain Management Program to Answer America’s Opioid Crisis, book manuscript prepared for editing and publishing for anticipated release in 2020 (see Note* below for the PITS acronym explanation).

P-I-T-S Meetings, monthly PITS Program PowerPoint pain management presentations and public Q & A, hosted by Dr. Peter Kechejian, Suffolk County, NY-2018.

The Pain is the PITS Program, America’s daily pain management multimedia education series, hosted by Dr. Peter Kechejian, Chief Medical Officer on HealthStyles Network.com, in partnership with Real Content Media Group, Bethpage, NY-2015-2017.

“Chronic Pain Management Options”, The Bridge to Health, Madhouse TV guest interview, Deer Park, NY-2015.

“Chronic Pain Management”, The Leviton Manufacturing Company-Lunch & Learn, community educational lecture, Melville, NY-2011.

“The Pain Management Program at Syosset Hospital”, Hofstra Health Fair presentation, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY-2010.

“The Pain is the PITS Program”, Health Expo chronic pain management presentation, Saint Sarkis Armenian Church, Douglaston, NY-2010.

PAIN IS THE PITS® PROGRAM, a United States registered trademarked program for the medical treatment of chronic pain, created by Dr. Peter Kechejian, President of PITS Program, LLC, Dallas, TX-2009.

“The Pain is the PITS Program”, Syosset Chamber of Commerce and Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Meeting pain management presentations-2009.

“Pain is for the PITS”, motivational speaker, Community & Women’s Wellness Programs, Northwell Health System, Plainview and Syosset Campuses-2008

“Living Your Life Pain Free”, Wellness Program-Professional and Public Health Education presentation, Syosset Campus-2006.

“Chronic Pain in Your Daily Life…You Don’t Have to Live With It”, Wellness Program-Professional and Health Education presentation, Northwell Health System, Syosset Campus-2005.

*Note:  PITS acronym.  Dr. Kechejian has developed a pain management assessment and treatment program to address America’s opioid crisis and pain epidemic and to help pain sufferers realize improved comfort and a better quality of life.  For assessment of pain and quality of life, PITS stands for “P-physical function, I-intensity of pain, T-thoughts and behaviors, and S-social interactions”. These four areas of questioning cover a patient’s pain itself and how that pain is hurting their other aspects of life.  Now for the treatment of pain, PITS also stands for “P-pills or medication choices, I-injection options, T-therapy choices, and S-surgery options, when needed”. These four areas of clinical care cover the basics of pain treatment options, starting with medications and injections to help break the pain cycle, then utilizing therapy techniques to help keep the pain from returning, and leaving surgery as a last resort if patients still remain in intractable pain, despite aggressive medical and interventional attempts at obtaining lasting comfort.

American Society of Pain Educators

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

International Association for the Study of Pain

American Society of Anesthesiologists

The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, District VIII Secretary 1998-2006