Boris Spektor, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine

Program Director

Emory Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship

Emory University School of Medicine

550 Peachtree Street
Suite 1950

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Phone: 404-686-2410

Dr. Boris Spektor is the Program Director of the Emory Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship. He has received the Subspecialty Teacher of the Year award in the Department of Anesthesiology in 2011 and 2014. Dr. Spektor has been recognized with the Emory Doctor’s Day Award in 2016 as well as the Emory Educator Appreciation Day Award in 2017. His clinical expertise and research interests involve the management of perioperative anesthesia as well as acute and chronic pain. He is on the Clinical Competency Committee of both the Department of Anesthesiology and the Emory Pain Fellowship.

Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Residency: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship: Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology

Board Certification: Pain Medicine Subspecialty, American Board of Anesthesiology

Minimally invasive interventional pain therapies including epidural steroid injections, facet radiofrequency lesioning, visceral and peripheral nerve blocks, musculoskeletal injections, and spinal cord stimulation

Ultrasound guided injections

Spine pain 

Neuropathic pain

Arthritis pain

Geriatric pain

Complex regional pain syndrome
American College of Cardiology Scientific Session 2017 (Poster); Washington, DC
Crim M, Khan R, Spektor B, Narayan P, Jokhadar M, Lloyd M.  Refractory electrical storm as the initial presentation of presumed cardiac sarcoidosis treated with left stellate ganglion block. 
 
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Medically Challenging Case Abstract (Poster); San Francisco, California
Teniola B and Spektor B.  Left stellate ganglion block for management of electrical storm. 2017
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Medically Challenging Case Abstract (Poster); New Orleans, Louisiana
Farmer B and Spektor B. Left ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block for treatment of refractory electrical storm. 2016
 
Tennessee Pain Society 2016 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions;
(Poster) Nashville, Tennessee. 1st place poster award.
Dvoskin D and Spektor B.  Spinal cord stimulation for treatment of intractable chronic pancreatitis.
 
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Medically Challenging Case Abstract (Poster); San Diego, California
Judkins D and Spektor B.  Serratus plane block for treatment of chronic chest pain following emergent aortic dissection repair. 2016
 
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Medically Challenging Case Abstract (Moderated Session); San Diego, California
Schneider J and Spektor B.  Clonidine toxicity after intravenous regional blockade for intractable upper extremity complex regional pain syndrome. 2016
   
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Medically Challenging Case Abstract (Poster); Las Vegas, Nevada
Cartwright T  and Spektor B. Ultrasound-guided phrenic nerve block for the treatment of persistent postoperative hiccups. 2015
 
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Medically Challenging Case Abstract (Moderated Session); Miami, Florida
Spektor B. and Keogh B.  Ultrasound-Guided Stellate Ganglion Block for Treatment of Subacute Ischemic Limb Pain in a Patient with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia. 2015

Differential D1 and D2 receptor-mediated effects on immediate early gene induction in a transgenic mouse model of Huntington's disease.

Decreased expression of striatal signaling genes in a mouse model of Huntington's disease.

Spektor B, Gulur P and Rathmell J.  Diagnostic and therapeutic blocks.  In: Lynch ME, Craig KD, Peng PWH, eds. Clinical Management of Pain: A Practical Guide.  Oxford, UK: Blackwell; 2010.

Eppihimer L and Spektor B. Ultrasound-guided superficial cervical plexus block for minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy in a patient with Eisenmenger‘s syndrome.  American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Abstracts 2012.

Patel G and Spektor B.  Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block as the primary anesthetic for open inguinal herniorrhaphy: a case report.  American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Abstracts 2011. 

Pino RM and Spektor B.  Usefulness of arterial pressure waveform analysis during labor and delivery of a high risk patient in the ICU.  Society of Critical Care Medicine Abstracts 2009.

Spektor BS. Solano SM. Peters NL. Miller DW. Hollingsworth ZR. Luthi-Carter R. Young AB. Reduced induction of immediate early gene expression in Huntington’s disease mouse striatum after treatment with the dopamine D2 receptor antagonist eticlopride.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 25.  1999.