Dr. Javery of Javery Pain Institute

Keith Javery, D.O.

Dr. Keith Javery received his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Truman State University. He then graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. He then went on to complete his residency training at the University of Kentucky where he specialized in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Once finished with his specialty training, he was asked to stay on as the Medical Director of the University of Kentucky’s Pain Management Center where he practiced for over three years.

In 1995, Dr. Javery was recruited to West Michigan to join a multi-physician pain management specialty group. He devoted 15 years of his career to help foster the development of the modern pain clinic.

In 2009, Dr. Javery left his previous practice in order to form the Javery Pain Institute. His primary goal was to rekindle that close personal relationship with both patient and referring physicians that is so necessary to treat chronic pain. It was Dr. Javery’s vision to recapture that personal touch that is frequently missing in today’s medical world.

Dr. Javery understands the importance of listening to the patients and understanding their individual needs as well as the challenges they face when dealing with chronic pain. He then develops a specific treatment program based upon that particular patient’s individual needs.

Dr. Javery has been practicing for over 20 years and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Management Certificate, and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Javery brings with him the highest level of experience as well as certification and expertise in the treatment of chronic pain.

Dr. Suderman at Javery Pain Institute

Joshua Suderman, M.D.

Dr. Suderman is originally from Kansas, but moved to Virginia to complete his undergraduate degree in Biology at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. He then obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 2009. Afterwards, Dr. Suderman moved to Michigan in 2009 to be closer to his and his wife’s family and to begin his anesthesia residency at the U of M. He completed his residency in 2013 and then completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at U of M in 2014.

He was drawn to West Michigan due to its family-oriented culture, many outdoor activity opportunities, scenic surroundings, and the opportunity to be a part of the excellent patient care offered to patients with chronic pain at JPI. He believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to pain medicine. He strives to facilitate functional recovery and improved pain management via multiple modalities, including injection and medical therapies, physical therapy, and pain psychology. His goal is to bring about an improvement in quality of life, level of activity, and pain management for each of his patients. He combines some or all of these modalities as indicated to arrive at a personal treatment plan for each patient. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and cycling.

Dr. YiJia Chu at Javery Pain Institute

YiJia Chu, M.D.

Dr. Chu is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied Molecular Biology and conducted research in antibody-directed novel therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2010, when he graduated with honors and stayed in Ann Arbor to complete both his residency training in Anesthesiology and fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of Michigan Hospitals prior to joining the Javery Pain Institute in 2015.

Dr. Chu is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine, central and peripheral nervous system, musculoskeletal system and associated chronic pain conditions. He has special interest in advanced interventional therapies for chronic pain including both high-frequency neuromodulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation. Given his extensive training at a large tertiary medical center specializing in complex patients, he embraces a comprehensive multi-modal approach to pain management to maximize his patients’ level of function and comfort.

“To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.” This 19th century aphorism exemplifies Dr. Chu’s commitment to his patients.

Deborah Pellegrini, M.D.

Dr. Pellegrini is originally from West Michigan, receiving her bachelors of science in biology at Hope College in 1990. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1994 and then returned to Grand Rapids to complete her internship in Internal Medicine at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center. Following her internship, she joined the US Air Force spending her first two years as a General Medical Officer in Family Practice at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. During her time spent in Family Practice, she cared for many patients with chronic pain and realized both the overwhelming need for quality pain management and her desire for additional training in this area of medicine.

She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX in 2000, and continued on to complete her fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2001. Following her training, she returned to active duty at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH where she practiced anesthesiology and pain management until completing her active duty commitment in 2005. Her husband was then relocated to Raleigh, NC, and there she practiced anesthesiology and pain management until 2015. It was then where she and her husband decided to return to Grand Rapids to be closer to family. She was hired as the Director of Anesthesia Services at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital where she worked until late October 2017. Although she enjoyed her many years of hospital-based anesthesia, her greatest desire was to return to practicing pain management. She joined Javery Pain Institute in December 2017. She is very excited and honored to be practicing pain management in her home state.

Dr. Pellegrini enjoys spending time with her husband, her four boys, and her extended family in the Grand Rapids area. Her free-time activities include running, hiking and practicing yoga. She also has a special interest in functional and complementary medicine as it relates to pain management.

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