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Interventional Anesthesiologists

Ira Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP
Cuneyt Ozaktay, MD
Eugene Pereira MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP
Hicham Merheb, MD, DABPM, ABIPP
Eli Soto, MD, DABPM, FIPP
Jay E. Lasner, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP
Winston Parris, MD, DABPM

Anesthesiologists

Eduardo H. Marti, M.D.
Ramesh Sogal, M.D.

Other Members of Our Team

Marie-Ange Angus, CRNA

Gary Sebert, CRNA
Luisa Valdez, Nurse Practitioner
David Lawrence, PA-C
Corinne Manganelli, APRN-BC
Janice Lehman, ARNP BC
Carol Boettcher, ARNP NP-C



Dr. Ira Fox – Expert WitnessIra Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP

Ira B. Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, has spent more than 20 years treating patients with acute and chronic pain. Dr. Fox attended medical school at the UA of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico and is bilingual. He completed his medical education at the state University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, and performed his residency in anesthesiology at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, where he was chief resident. In June 1996, he founded Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants.

Dr. Fox maintains the following board certifications: American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP); World Institute of Pain - Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP); American Board of Pain Medicine; and the American Board of Anesthesiology with added certification in Pain Management. Dr. Fox serves as an examiner for the FIPP Board Certification. As an Examiner he observes applicants performing procedures and assesses their techniques. He is also chairman of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) Advisory Board, and a member of the Executive board. He is a clinic site inspector for the World Institute of Pain's (WIP) Excellence of Pain Practice (EPP) Award Committee Certification. He was the chairman of the organizing committee for the World Congress held in Miami, Florida February 2012. He recently was made a Board of Trustees Member for the World Institute of Pain Foundation (WIPF) and he is the President Elect for the World Society of Pain Clinicians (WSPC) as of August 2012.

Most recently he was elected "America's Top Physician" by the Pain Management Consumers' Research Council of America, and listed as a Top Doctor in Broward County by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants has won the South Florida Business Journal Award for Excellence in Health Care in 2008. Dr. Fox has been published in many articles, lectures internationally as a pain specialist, provides expert witness testimony, and has had multiple media appearances which can be seen on the Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants website www.anesthesiapaincare.com.

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Dr. Ozaktay Cuneyt Ozaktay, MD

Dr. Ozaktay joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in July 2008. He attended medical school at University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School. He received his degree in anesthesiology ay Wayne State University, Detroit Medical School in Michigan and completed a fellowship in pain management at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Ozaktay was named Pain Awareness Ambassador this year. He has been honored by the Tuck School of Business Administration for the “Medical Care and The Corporation Course” and for being a lecturer at the Dartmouth Medical School Pain Management Education Day for his course on “Low Back Pain, Translational Research, Animals to Humans or vice versa.”

Dr. Ozaktay is a member of numerous organizations including the American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has done extensive research on pain management been published in several orthopedic and neuroscience medical journals. Dr. Ozaktay is a noted lecturer, and has held various teaching appointments throughout his career.

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Dr. Pereira Eugene Pereira MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP

Dr. Pereira joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in March, 2012. He did his medical training at St John's Medical College in Bangalore, India. After finishing a Surgical internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, he completed a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Management at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He holds Board Certification from all recognized Pain Boards.

Dr. Pereira has actively practiced Comprehensive Pain Management in various settings since 2000. Prior to joining APCC he was faculty at St Louis University in Missouri and was the Director of the Pain Center at SLUCare.

Dr. Pereira is nationally recognized as an instructor in Advanced Pain therapies and trains physicians all over the country in Vertebral Augmentation and Neurostimulation Techniques.

He has been invited to speak and teach internationally and in the United States. He is passionate about Pain Management and treating patients with compassion

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Dr. Merheb Hicham Merheb, MD, DABPM, ABIPP

Dr. Merheb is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. Previously Dr. Merheb founded a pain clinic in Arkansas. He relocated to Florida and joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in August 2013. He speaks Arabic, French and English. He provides a wide array of interventional techniques and has performed over 20,000 procedures.


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Dr. Soto Eli Soto, MD, DABPM, FIPP

Dr. Soto graduated magna cum laude from the School of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, PR. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York in 2011.

After his fellowship, Dr. Soto worked as an attending Pain Physician at Beth Israel and as an Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Soto relocated to Florida and joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in November 2013. He is an active member of the World Institute of Pain and is a diplomat of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

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Dr. LasnerJay E. Lasner, M.D., DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP

Dr. Lasner co-founded Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in June 1996. He received his medical education at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson. He was a Fellow in Pain Management at both the Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Pain Control Center at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition, Dr. Lasner was a Naval Flight Surgeon for the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Lasner maintains the following board certifications: World Institute of Pain; American Board of Pain Medicine; and the American Board of Anesthesiology with added certification in Pain Management.

Dr. Lasner is a member of the American Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the International Spinal Injection Society, the North American Spine Society, the Southern Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Florida Medical Association, the Broward County Medical Association and is a Life Member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

He was elected to “Best Physicians in the USA” in 2003, 2004 & 2005 by the Consumer Research Council. Dr. Lasner sits on several local hospital committees and advisory panels, and is frequently asked to speak on various pain medicine topics.

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Dr. ParrisWinston Parris,MD, DABPM


Dr. Parris is a pain specialist who has been treating patients at Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants since September 2003. He now serves as our Director of Clinical Research. He most recently accepted the position as Professor of Anesthesia and Chief of the Pain Programs at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Parris attended medical school at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica and completed his residency in anesthesiology as the Chief Resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Parris was a founding member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He was also a founding member and served as President of the American College of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Pain Medicine and the Tennessee Pain Society. Most notably, Dr. Parris served as President of the World Society of Pain Clinicians, developing pain clinics in Africa, Latin American, the Caribbean, the Far East and Eastern Europe. He founded the Vanderbilt Pain Control Center and served as their Medical Director for fifteen years.

Dr. Parris received the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) for his service and accomplishments in the field of Pain Medicine from the Queen of England. In addition to lecturing extensively, he has published three books and written well over a hundred scientific articles.

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Eduardo H. Marti, M.D.

Dr. Marti is a pain specialist who joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in September 2001 as a staff anesthesiologist. He attended medical school at the Universidad Complutense De Madrid in Madrid, Spain, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Marti has been practicing anesthesiology since 1974, and has worked for Margate General Hospital, University Hospital and Plantation General Hospital before joining Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants.

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Ramesh Sogal, M.D.

Dr. Sogal joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in September 2003 as a staff anesthesiologist. He attended medical school at Karnatak University in India and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Grant Medical College in Bombay, India and Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dr. Sogal has been practicing anesthesiology since 1979, where he worked for the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio until 2002, the Rand Eye Institute from 2002 before joining Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants. He maintains the following board certification: American Board of Anesthesiology.

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Marie-Ange Angus, CRNA

Marie-Ange joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in December 2003 as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She attended school at the Harlem School of Anesthesia in New York, NY. In addition to being a CRNA, Ms. Angus earned her RN degree and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) degree.

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Gary Sebert, CRNA

Gary M. Sebert has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants since November of 2007, working closely with the physicians to assess the patient and provide assistance in the application of anesthesia. He is a licensed by the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. He graduated from Charleston General Hospital School of Anesthesia and also earned an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences - Nursing from Parkersburg Community College.

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Tania MontalvoLuisa Valdez, Nurse Practitioner

Luisa Valdez, ARNP, M.S.N., NP-C. joined the practice as a nurse practitioner in June 2010.

Luisa Valdez has extensive experience as a nurse practitioner and earned her master of science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. She holds two bachelor of science degrees in Microbiology and Nursing from the University of Florida.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, and the South Florida Council of Nurse Practitioners. She uses a caring philosophy and empathy when providing care to all patients.

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David Lawrence, PA-C David Lawrence, PA-C

Prior to joining APCC, David Lawrence was a physician assistant with Care Health Center II, focusing on internal medicine. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and holds certifications from several medical organizations, including the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and Advanced Cardiac Life Support & Basic Cardiac Life Support. He is also a State of Florida Licensed Physician Assistant and Respiratory Therapist. Additionally, he has instructed students in all areas of critical care and pediatrics through the Clinical Instructor Respiratory Therapy Program at Broward Community College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Corinne Manganelli, APRN-BC Corinne Manganelli, APRN-BC

Before joining APCC, Corinne Manganelli gained valuable experiences as a nurse practitioner at Jupiter Pain Management Center, which is a part of the Sheridan Healthcorp System. She performed medical management and interventional evaluations for chronic pain patients with musculoskeletal disorders. She is a Board Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner; a Board Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse; and is American Heart Association BLS/ACLS certified. Her professional association involvement includes the American Geriatric Society, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County.

Manganelli received her Master of Science degree, with a Major in Geriatric Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Richard Stockton State College in Pomona, NJ. She also completed an eight-week certification program at Emory University, focusing on wound, ostomy and continence.

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Janice Lehman Janice Lehman, ARNP BC

Janice joined APCC in February 2013. She provides an essential starting point for patientsí interventional pain management treatment.


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Corinne Manganelli, APRN-BC Carol Boettcher, ARNP NP-C

Carol has been with Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants and providing care to those in Chronic Pain for many years as a Registered Nurse. Carol obtained the level of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and is working directly with our Physicians and Patients in treating the patientís chronic pain issues.


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