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Investigator Experience

Joel R. Saper, M.D., F.A.A.N., has been a Principal Investigator in over 200 studies and has over 30 years of experience in original research and sponsored clinical trials. Board certified in Neurology, Headache Medicine, and Pain Medicine, Dr.Saper’s work is widely published in peer reviewed journals and professional literature.

Alvin E. Lake III, Ph.D.  , is Senior Research Psychologist and Director of the Behavioral Medicine Division at MHNI. He has extensive training and experience in protocol development, statistical analysis, and data reporting, all utilized in Institute clinical and program outcome studies. Dr. Lake has achieved both national and international recognition for his clinical work and research publications.

James R. Weintraub, D.O., a board-certified Neurologist and Sleep Disorders Specialist, has been with MHNI since 1993. He is Principal Investigator in studies of Diabetic Neuropathy, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, and other painful neuropathic conditions, and Insomnia and other Sleep Disorders. Dr. Weintraub is also an active Sub-Investigator in chronic and acute headache treatment trials.

Alicia R. Prestegaard, M.D., is board certified in both Neurology and Pain Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in electromyography. Dr. Prestegaard’s focus in clinical trials, as well as clinical practice, is the treatment of Recurrent Headache and other Chronic Pain Conditions. Dr. Prestegaard is Principal Investigator on studies relating to Fibromyalgia.

Shamas Moheyuddin, M.D., completed his residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management before coming to MHNI in 2005. In addition to his clinical practice of invasive and non-invasive treatment options for a wide range of painful disorders, he is currently involved in studies evaluating Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the treatment of Chronic Migraine.