Meet Our Pain Management Specialists

When you’re experiencing pain, expert pain management can provide relief and comfort.  Our pain specialists focus on comprehensive acute and chronic pain management services. Call (800) 503-1234 to make an appointment or request an appointment online​.

Pain Specialists

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Gita Rupani, M.D., is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has a strong interest in management of acute postoperative and chronic pain using continuous regional anesthesia. She provides comprehensive medical and interventional pain management to help patients conquer the limitations caused by pain. Dr. Rupani believes compassion is an integral part of pain management. 

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Irina O. Dudar, M.D., is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a specialty in interventional pain management. She specializes in helping people identify their specific pain in order to find the best approaches — either invasive or conservative — for maximum quality of life. Some common conditions she treats include neuropathic, chronic back and neck, severe arthritis, chronic headache, acute shingles, herniated disc and cancer-related. Dr. Dudar is fluent in Russian. 

APAC Team Members

Chronic pain management services at Weiss are also provided by APAC Centers for Pain Management. APAC specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar and cervical pain. APAC doctors at Weiss include:

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Suleiman Salman, D.O., is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Salman’s areas of clinical interest include spine pain, neck and low back pain, sciatica and herniated discs, peripheral neuropathy and osteoarthritis. He provides comprehensive and compassionate care to those who suffer from chronic pain. 

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Todd S. Hagle, M.D., is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Hagle’s primary interests are in back and neck pain, peripheral neuropathy, and a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management specializing in interventional spine procedures. 

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Randolph Chang, M.D., is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology and is the Chicago APAC Regional Medical Director. Dr. Chang’s commitment to his patients and his profession can be easily exemplified by the numerous awards and certifications he has received in such fields as spinal endoscopy, IDET (intra-disc electro thermotherapy) and vertebroplasty.  

APAC Groupe Centers for Pain Management is a privately run program with an office at Weiss Memorial Hospital.