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Pain Management

Nirmala Abraham, MD

Pain Management

Hospital Affiliation: Kettering Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center

Nirmala Abraham, MD
attended medical school at Loma Linda University. She completed her internship at Kettering Medical Center and her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interventional pain management fellowship was done at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds board certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Abraham began her career at the UCLA Pain Management Center as the Assistant Director for the clinic and the fellowship training program. She also served as an Assistant Professor for the department of Anesthesiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Abraham was recruited by Kettering Health to establish an outpatient clinic and inpatient pain program.

Dr. Abraham provides each patient with a customized and comprehensive treatment plan to achieve the highest level of pain relief and functional restoration.  Whenever possible, a conservative, non-invasive course of treatment will be recommended.  She uses interventional techniques such as nerve blocks, joint injections, and radiofrequency ablations to treat both acute and chronic pain conditions.  She also offers surgical techniques such as intrathecal drug delivery pumps, and spinal or peripheral nerve stimulator testing and placement.

Dr. Abraham’s
goal is to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to each patient in collaboration with their treatment team to achieve the highest level of pain relief and functional restoration.


2005-Present, Diplomate, ABA/Pain Medicine Board Certification
2005-2016, Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
2002-2016, Medical Board of California
2011-Present, State Medical Board of Ohio
DEA licensure

2002-2003, Fellowship, Pain Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1999-2002, Residency, Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1998-1999, Internship, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH|
1998, Doctor, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

2011-2018, Medical Director, KPN Pain Management, Kettering Health, Miamisburg, OH
2005-2010, Assistant Director, UCLA Pain Management Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2005-2010, Assistant Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2003-2005, Clinical Instructor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

2011-2018, Hip Fracture Program
2011-2018, Joint Center Executive Council
2015-2016, Soin Medical Center, 2015- 2016
2013-Present, OSA Pain Subcommittee
2014-2018, CPOM Physician Advisory Task Force
2017-Present, KPP Quality and Analytics Committee

American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (ASRA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)
Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists (OSA)
Montgomery County Medical Society (Ohio)
Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Kettering Health Medical Group Pain Management
4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Suite 420
Miamisburg, OH 45342
P: (937) 384-4511  |     F: (937) 384-4501

Medical staff member of:  Kettering Health Main Campus, Kettering Health Miamisburg

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Pain Management
Sycamore Medical Center, Physician Office Building, 4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Suite 420
Miamisburg, OH 45342
P: (937) 384-4511
F: (937) 384-4501