Momentum Spine and Joint is committed to treating your pain with the care you deserve. Our highly-skilled team members have extensive training in the specialized care of pain problems using traditional pain management techniques to advanced interventional procedures.
Ned Urbiztondo, M.D.
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management
|Dr. Ned Urbiztondo was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University with a double major in Biology and Economics, later acquiring a Master’s Degree at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He then earned his M.D. at The Chicago Medical School followed by a Surgical Internship at Yale University and a Residency in Anesthesiology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Urbiztondo first began his private practice career as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Upstate NY. Following which, he returned to SUNY Upstate Medical University to complete an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship, graduating as Chief Fellow. After completing two successful years as a senior partner at a thriving private pain practice in New York, Dr. Urbiztondo is excited to be part of Momentum Spine & Joint.
To date, Dr. Urbiztondo is licensed to practice Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management in TX, NY, and IL. He is a published author in numerous journals/textbooks, an active member of multiple medical societies, and has served as a keynote speaker at various medical conferences and societal meetings.
He is dedicated to helping his patients overcome their acute/chronic pain through a multi-modal approach that utilizes balanced medication management alongside minimally invasive injections, implants, and surgeries. His expertise includes fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator implantation, intrathecal pump placement, and regenerative medicine therapy (stem cells / PRP). Dr. Urbiztondo applies a science-based approach to every patient’s treatment plan and incorporates innovation alongside safe and reliable techniques.
In his spare time, Dr. Urbiztondo is an avid runner, aspiring gastronome, and international traveler. When he’s not working, he enjoys exploring the globe as well as providing volunteer medical services in underserved countries.
Kenneth Choi, M.D.
Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management
|Dr. Kenneth Choi received his ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Choi completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Toledo, where he underwent extensive training in regional anesthesiology and ultrasound guided nerve blocks, far exceeding the requirements of an ACGME equivalent program. He went on to further develop his interventional skills during his pain medicine fellowship.
Pain is not just a physical condition, but also emotional, functional, and psychological. Dr. Choi believes in individually diagnosing the cause of the pain, educating patients to better understand their options, and treating pain using the best therapies available.
Dr. Choi’s areas of interest include interventional pain management including fluoroscopy-guided injections, neuromodulation such as spinal cord stimulation, as well as new and emerging treatments for pain. He is a contributing author in a reference textbook used in Pain Medicine.
Dr. Choi’s hobbies include golfing, skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife and son. He also volunteers at his church and attends charitable events.
David Sheng, M.D.
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
|Dr. David Sheng is board-certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and licensed to practice medicine in Texas, Washington and Louisiana. Dr. Sheng studied at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for scientific research work and completed the Anesthesiology residency program. Afterwards, he moved to the Dallas area to join his family and practiced medicine for more than a decade as an anesthesiologist. During his practice, he realized that the specialty of Pain Medicine would further advance his passion to help patients address and overcome the pain they suffered. Therefore, Dr. Sheng went on to complete his ACGME-accredited fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Sheng helps to treat patients with spine, joint and headache conditions by using injections, radiofrequency ablations, stimulators, and Platelet Rich Plasma.
Dr Sheng is married with two sons. He enjoys spending his spare time with family and serving in his church.
*Dr. Sheng will join Momentum Spine and Joint this fall.