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Stanford & FPA co-present Facial Pain 101 Understanding Trigeminal Neuralgia
Program: Facial Pain 101: An Overview and Understanding of Trigeminal Neuralgia, Case presentations and Panel Discussion with our Stanford Facial Pain specialists.

90 minutes special edition live-webinar - hear what our Stanford facial pain experts have to say about medications, the importance of radiographic imaging, and non-invasive and surgical treatment options! We have invited our multi-disciplinary team of specialists who treat facial pain disorders to join us on this special program, please register in advance to receive link to participate in the meeting. Dr. Chang will give an overview of trigeminal neuralgia, will follow with various case presentations, and ask our panelists of their medical opinion case by case.

Moderator: Steven Chang, MD – Neurosurgery
- Erqi Pollom, MD - Radiation Oncology
- Xiang Qian, MD, PhD - Pain Management
- Max Wintermark , MD - Neuro-radiology
- Niushen Zhang, MD - Neurology

Dec 8, 2021 05:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Steven D. Chang, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery @Stanford
Dr. Chang is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford. His clinical work and research focuses on the treatment of brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease, he is also an expert in both microsurgery and radiosurgery for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.
Xiang Qian, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine @Stanford Medicine
Dr. Qian is highly respected for his work on developing novel therapies for various chronic pain conditions, and he lectures internationally for those work and topics. Dr. Qian’s clinical interests include the treatment of acute and chronic pain, with special interest in migraine, headache, trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, atypical facial pain, cancer pain, back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, and others. At Stanford, Dr. Qian developed many advanced surgical and interventional technologies for his patients, and he currently leads the CT-guided interventional pain program and is the recipient of Translational and Clinical Innovation Award at Stanford.
Erqi Pollom, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) @Stanford
Dr. Pollom is a radiation oncologist who has a clinical focus on CyberKnife Radiosurgery in treating trigeminal neuragia, brain and spine tumors, gastrointestinal cancers, and breast cancer.
Max Wintermark, MD
Professor of Radiology - Neuroimaging and Neurointervention @Stanford Medicine
Dr. Wintermark's areas of interest include stroke, cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, carotid arteries, coronary arteries; stroke diagnosis, stroke triage, stroke treatment; traumatic brain injury diagnosis and prognosis; psychiatric disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorders; epilepsy; movement disorders, including essential tremor and Parkinson’s tremor; image-guided clinical trials; CT, multidetector-row CT, perfusion-CT, CT angiography; MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI, perfusion-weighted MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, functional MRI; brain perfusion imaging techniques; functional imaging; post-processing techniques of medical images, signal and image processing; 3D visualization; and MR-guided focused ultrasound.
Niushen Zhang, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology @Stanford Medicine
Dr. Niushen Zhang specializes in the treatment of headache and facial pain. Dr. Zhang has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of headaches and facial pain. She is the Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at Stanford.