Welcome To The University of Illinois Neuropathies & Nerve Injuries Clinic!
This multidisciplinary clinic overseen by Lawrence Zeidman, MD, FAAN, offers neurology, PT/OT and interventional pain management services in one convenient setting. It’s designed to work up and medically treat peripheral neuropathy, small fiber neuropathy, demyelinating neuropathies (i.e. Guillain- Barre Syndrome, CIDP, multifocal motor neuropathy), nerve pain from various causes, carpal tunnel syndrome and other entrapment neuropathies and nerve injuries. Full evaluation will be performed, testing ordered, and treatment options discussed at the time of the visit.
Lawrence Zeidman, MD, FAAN
Dr. Zeidman is board-certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology and is Associate Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation, Director of the fully accredited UIC EMG laboratory and the UIC clinical neurophysiology fellowship program. He completed his medical school and neurology training at Northwestern University in 2008, and his fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology at Rush University Medical Center in 2009. He has been on faculty at UIC since 2010. His main research interests are in improving diagnostic techniques in entrapment neuropathies, as well as in diagnosis and treatment of small fiber neuropathy.
Khalid Malik, MD
Dr. Malik is a diplomat of the American Board ofAnesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. Hecompleted his residency in anesthesiology and fellowshipsin critical care and pain medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago. He is division chief of Pain Medicine and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He received his medical degreefrom Dow Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan in 1985 and also earned the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1991. His primary area of research is in spinal pain and related disorders and the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat these pain syndromes.
Gina Votta Velis MD, PhD
Dr Votta Velis is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois atChicago and the Director of the Pain Medicine and theRegional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs. She has received her Masters in Immunology from Claude Bernard University in Lyon France in 1981, her Medical Degree in 1988 and her PhD in 1991, both from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. She received her residency training in Anesthesiology and her fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Universityof Illinois at Chicago. She has been practicing pain medicine for 15 years.
Richard Sroka has been a physical therapist for 16 years. He is board certified in orthopedics as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Rich serves as a guest lecturer in the Physical Therapy program at UIC and also volunteers as a lab assisitant. Rich is currently pursuing his PhD degree in the Health Sciences. Rich enjoys treating patients with complex medical histories using a biomechanical approach. He is proficient in Polish and Spanish languages.
Michael Griggs PT, DPT
Dr. Griggs graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 and has since worked in outpatient orthopedics at UI Health with a focus on diagnosis and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders, neurologic conditions, and chronic pain. Dr. Griggs evaluates and treats a variety of conditions including back pain, neck pain, arthritis, work related injuries, and post surgical conditions. He enjoys treating patients with complex medical conditions and multiple comorbidities and is committed to treating each patient as a whole person and restoring a patient’s function in order for them to participate in the activities most meaningful to them.
Jeannine Lau is a Board-Certified Hand Therapist,specializing in the treatment of injuries and conditions of the hand and upper extremity. She completed her occupational therapy training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Applied Health Sciences.