Henry Achampong, MD, MS, is an experienced pain management physician and the founder of Maryland Pain & Wellness Center in Crofton, Prince Frederick, and Salisbury, Maryland. He has over a decade of professional experience in pain management and anesthesiology.
Dr. Achampong treats a variety of chronic and acute pain disorders. His focus includes cancer pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and disorders of the spine. Dr. Achampong is an expert in pharmacological and interventional pain disorder treatments.
He is well trained in all interventional pain approaches, including epidural injections, facet injections, radiofrequency techniques, discography, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal infusion pumps, vertebroplasty, and minimally invasive lumbar decompression.
Dr. Achampong completed his undergraduate training at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he graduated summa cum laude with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.
He earned his master’s degree in pharmacology from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, where he successfully defended his thesis on the role of B-amyloid in neuroapoptosis. Because of Dr. Achampong’s research, pharmaceutical companies isolated new drug targets that treat neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Dr. Achampong studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. There, he worked with Dr. Suzanne T. Ildstad (the director of the Institute for Cellular Therapeutics and CEO of Regenerex) to characterize facilitating cells, a special group of cells important for successful organ transplantation.
He trained in anesthesiology at The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, where he remained actively engaged in anesthesiology and pain management research. Dr. Achampong completed his interventional pain management fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, which is one of the most reputable academic pain management programs in the country.
He maintains his advanced credentials with continuing education. Dr. Achampong is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, The Spine Intervention Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, and the American Pain Society.
He maintains strong relationships with patients, who know they aren’t treated as just a number. Dr. Achampong makes patients feel comfortable and as if they’re his only patient. He develops comprehensive, therapeutic approaches specific to each patient’s needs.
In his free time, Dr. Achampong enjoys soccer, running, ping pong, tennis, and traveling. He is currently accepting new patients and warmly welcomes them to Maryland Pain & Wellness Center.