Our Physicians

Galper, Steven, MD, JD

Neurology, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry

Hilo Medical Center Pain Management Clinic
346 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 » Directions
Phone: (808) 932-4230 Fax:

Biography

Professional Interest
As an ABPN Diplomate in Pain Medicine, my areas of interest include the intersection of pain and addiction medicine. I am comfortable working with patients who may have had difficulty in a primary care setting. My philosophy is that Pain Medicine is often managed best with a multimodal treatment plan. Movement (including formal physical therapy and exercise), cognitive behavioral therapy and medication are equally important components that provide a stable therapeutic platform for the patient. Emotional pain is not properly treated with opioids. 

Medical Education

  • University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Internship(s)

  • Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Residency(s)

  • Joint Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Fellowship(s)

  • Anesthesiology, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Certification(s)

  • Board Certified Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Pain Medicine
  • Board Certified in Neurology

Organization(s)

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine