Meet The Team

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Alan Hurschman, M.D.

Pain Specialist

Dr. Hurschman is a pain specialist who also specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has more than 30 years experience in pain management.

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William H. Baumgartl, M.D., MSME

Pain Management Specialist

William H. Baumgartl, M.D., MSME, has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He is triple board-certified in the specialties of anesthesiology and pain medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology and addiction medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He holds active medical licenses in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

Currently, Dr. Baumgartl serves as the Director of Regenerative Medicine at Sage Pain and Wellness Institute in San Diego. He also leads the center’s second opinion/consult program for advanced pain diagnosis and treatment.

University of South Florida Fellow, Addiction and Metabolic Medicine UCLA School of Medicine Training, Medical Acupuncture for Physicians UCSF Medical Center Fellowship, Comprehensive and Interventional Pain Management UCSF Medical Center Residency, Anesthesiology University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals Internship University of Florida College of Medicine Medical School Virginia Tech Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering Virginia Tech Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Baumgartl completed his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in
engineering at Virginia Tech before he decided to attend medical school at
the University of Florida. He then went on to complete a residency in
anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain management at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Additionally, Dr. Baumgartl has received training in orthopedic surgery, acupuncture, hormone restoration, and functional metabolic medicine.

His unique background in engineering and medicine has made Dr. Baumgartl an out-of-the-box thinker when it comes to solutions for pain control. He previously spent 20 years working in the medical field in California, where he was known for his innovative problem solving. He served as the Director of Interventional Pain Management at UC Davis and was an advanced instructor of interventional pain treatment techniques.

Dr. Baumgartl has led the charge in discovering many new treatments to manage pain, including using Botox and implantable pump and stimulator technology to solve pain problems. He’s worked with Elan Pharmaceuticals to develop the protocol for Prialt, the newest implantable pump pain medication.

Additionally, Dr. Baumgartl has extensive experience in endocrine and pain pharmacology and the medical management of pain. He takes a holistic approach to caring for his patients. His goal is to help his patients feel better physically, mentally and emotionally by improving their physical pain, sleep, energy and overall well-being. He’s been lauded by patients and others in the field for not being afraid to treat uncommon and unique patient problems.

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Certified in Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Certified in Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Certified in Addiction Medicine
  • California State Medical License
  • Nevada State Medical License
  • Washington State Medical License
  • Oregon State Medical License
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Insun Lee, MD

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Lee is a pain management specialist with more than 10 years experience in the medical field. She is UCLA fellowship trained in spine interventions and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Prior to moving to Southern California, she completed her medical school education and residency training at Columbia University in New York City.

John X. Qian, MD

John X. Qian, MD

Pain Management Specialist

Description coming soon!

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Elizabeth Donohue

Nurse Practitioner

Liz Donoghue is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her master’s degree in nursing from Simmons University in Boston.

Her professional background includes post-acute rehabilitation, general medicine, and orthopedic surgery. Through her nursing experiences she discovered her passion for helping patients who struggle with pain as well as her interest in musculoskeletal disorders.

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Russel Pineda

Physician Assistant

Russel is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 2019. Prior to PA school, he served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for 6 years.

He speaks English, Kapampangan and Tagalog.

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Mani Khaleghi

Physician Assistant

Mani is a board-certified Physician Assistant who graduated from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland in 2016. He worked in the primary care field after graduating and became interested in pain management.

He has been working in the medical field for about 20 years. His passion in life is helping people and being able to make patients feel better. He is always open to new challenges and self-improvement. He is eager to stay ahead in our dynamic health care system and keep up with ever-changing medical advances.

He is bilingual in English and Farsi.