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APC's Staff

Multidisciplinary Pain Management

All Doctors Multiple Board Certified

Personal Pain Management Plan

Dr. Nicholas Kondelis

Nicholas Peter Kondelis, M.D.

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Dr. Nicholas Kondelis is an anesthesiologist who is fellowship trained in both interventional pain and in cardiac surgery.  He holds triple board certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties in Anesthesia and in Pain Medicine.  Dr. Kondelis also holds board certification through the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management.  A unique distinction in academic accomplishment.

In his free time enjoys his family, great lakes sailing, horticulture and history.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology, DABA
  • Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology: Additional Qualifications in Pain Management, DABA AQPM
  • Diplomate American Board of Pain Medicine, DABPM
  • Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management, DAAPM

Fellowship   •  Pain Management, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois

Residency    •  Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois

Internship     •  University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago Illinois

Undergraduate   •  Knox College, dual majors chemistry and biology, minor economics, Summa Cum Laude

 

Dr. Zia Durrani

Zia Udin Durrani, M.D.

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Dr. Zia Durrani is an anesthesiologist who holds board certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  He also holds triple board certification through the American Board of Pain Medicine.  His passionate interest in pain management lead him to a neurosurgical residency after completing his anesthesia training and practicing in anesthesiology for a few years.  At this time there were no fellowships in pain management.  Through his neurosurgical experience he gained added insight into the broad field of pain medicine.  

A consummate educator Dr. Durrani has nearly 3 decades of teaching anesthesiology and pain management.  The majority of this time was spent teaching pain fellows at the University of Illinois Cook County and at Rush University where he enjoyed associate professor status.  Having trained over 100 pain fellows and close to 1000 anesthesia residents, many of the local pain physicians in the Chicago and regional Midwest area were his students.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology, DABA
  • Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology: Additional Qualifications in Pain Management, DABA AQPM
  • Diplomate American Board of Pain Medicine, DABPM
  • Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management, DAAPM

Residency

  • Neurological Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Florida
  • Anesthesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago Illinois
  • General Surgery Internship, St. Francis Hospital, Evanston Illinois

Medical School    •  Khyber Medical College, University Of Peshawar

 

Rita Nemeth, P.T.

Rita J. Nemeth, Physical Therapist

U of Illinois Hospital Health Sciences System

Rita Nemeth received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Illinois.  She has been practicing Physical Therapy for 36 years with more than 30 years of experience in the outpatient setting. She is certified in ASTYM® (a treatment technique which promotes soft tissue regeneration) and is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.

As part of APC’s Multidisciplinary Personal Pain Management Plan, Rita utilizes her experience, knowledge and compassion to assist patients in the reduction of pain and improvement in strength, mobility, and balance to help Patients to achieve their Optimal Level of Function.

Certifications

  • Certified Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS)
  • Certified Soft Tissue Therapist (ASTYM®)

Education    •  University of Illinois, Department of Physical Therapy

 

Timothy Tumlin, Ph.D.

Timothy R. Tumlin, Ph.D., Psychologist

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Timothy R. Tumlin, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has specialized in treating persons with a wide variety of chronic pain conditions in the Chicago area for 15 years.  A graduate of the University of Florida’s Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, his clinical practice has included work with other specialties, such as oncology and bariatric surgery, and he also helps individuals experiencing psychological distress not related to medical conditions. However, his clinical practice is predominantly focused on chronic pain and related difficulties, such as insomnia, relationship disruption, anxiety and depression experienced as reaction to pain.

Timothy is a member of the American Pain Society and has been a member of the American Psychological Association for 20 years. He has evaluated thousands of chronic pain patients as part of their multidisciplinary care. His strategy in treatment is to help people become more resilient in the face of chronic challenges such as long-term pain. His interventions include education about the many cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social processes that influence patients’ pain, so that they may have more control over it.

Associations

  • American Pain Society
  • American Psychological Association

Education    •  University of Florida, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology