The Medical Team at Carolina Pain & Spine is the leader in pain management services in the Triangle.

The medical team at Carolina Pain & Spine is the leader in pain management services in the Triangle.

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Hsiupei Chen, MD

Hsiupei Chen, MD

Dr. Hsiupei Chen was born and raised in New Jersey. After earning her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Environmental Studies at Princeton University, she completed her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen then moved to San Francisco where she did an internship in Internal Medicine as well as her residency in Anesthesiology at University of California at San Francisco. She was also chosen to serve as Chief Resident during her final year. In 2003, Dr. Chen returned to North Carolina and completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at the Duke Pain and Palliative Care Clinic. She joined Carolina Pain and Spine in 2004.

During her tenure with CPS, Dr. Chen previously spent five years in the role of Practice Medical Director and has also been serving as the Medical Director of the Rex Pain Management Center for more than 10 years. She also serves as the regional representative to ProCare Pain’s Advisory Committee. Dr. Chen’s goal is to engage and educate the patient so they can better understand their condition and be proactive in their own recovery. She aims to provide clear, safe, honest, compassionate care to patients using up to date information and techniques. When she is not at work, Dr. Chen cherishes spending time with her family, including her husband, son, and daughter.  When their busy schedules permit, her family enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations

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Nevin Shrimanker, MD

Nevin Shrimanker, MD

Dr. Nevin Shrimanker grew up in Raleigh and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received dual undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Economics in 2000. He went on to medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem. After graduating from medical school in 2004, he did an Internal Medicine internship and then residency in Anesthesia at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. During his residency in Anesthesia, Dr. Shrimanker developed an interest in ICU Medicine, Obstetrical Anesthesia and Pain Management. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Shrimanker stayed in Winston Salem for an additional year to complete a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Carolina Pain Institute, a premier fellowship and research center for pain. In 2009, Dr. Shrimanker moved back to Raleigh with his family to join Carolina Pain and Spine where he is now Medical Director.

He approaches each patient with personalized care and thorough review of their medical history and imaging to formulate a treatment plan unique to each person’s pain concerns and ailments. Dr. Shrimanker focuses on novel, non-invasive surgical procedures to help his patients reduce pain as an alternative to surgery or before considering major spine surgery.  He was the first physician in the Triangle area to perform the MILD procedure (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) and has helped many patients reduce pain and weakness in their legs from spinal stenosis.  He also was one of the first in the Triangle area to perform dorsal root ganglion nerve stimulation for foot and ankle pain as well as complex nerve pain in the lower extremities.

Dr. Shrimanker continues to volunteer his time with COAN (Cooperacion Ortopedica Americano Nicaraguense), an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of orthopedic care in Nicaragua. He, along with local orthopedic surgeons, travel to Nicaragua to educate community surgeons and anesthesiologists to improve their scope of practice and patient outcomes.  He performs anesthetic blocks for the surgeries and provides educational materials on regional anesthesia and pain blocks to the hospital staff.

When he is not working, Dr. Shrimanker enjoys time with his family and dogs, attending college sporting events, playing tennis, and gardening.

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Marc D. Yelle, MD, PhD

Marc D. Yelle, MD, PhD

Dr. Marc Yelle was born and spent his youth in Massachusetts before joining the Army National Guard and attending Virginia Military Institute. He completed his PhD in Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest University. His research employed psychophysics and functional MRI techniques to better characterize the central nervous system pathways involved in the processing of pain. Dr. Yelle completed medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2011 and his residency in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his subspecialty training in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine at Wake Forest University Hospital and Chronic Pain Management at Duke University.

He is passionate about providing compassionate, safe, evidence-based medical and interventional therapies that improve the functional capacity and quality of life of his patients. He is committed to offering the most cutting edge treatments including minimally invasive lumbar decompression, kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures, and neuromodulation with spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion, and peripheral nerve stimulation.

When not working, Dr. Yelle is spending time with his lovely wife in three young children. He loves baseball, traveling, music, cooking, and being outside.