Curriculum Vitae

David S. Kloth, M.D.

Contact via email: or Telephone: (203) 792-7246


Current Status: Founder, President and Medical Director of Connecticut Pain Care, a Pain

May 1995 – Present Management center for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. This service provides treatment for all forms of pain, including chronic benign (back pain, headaches, facial pain, etc.) and cancer pain. Modalities of treatment include medications, anesthetic blocks, implantable devices (spinal cord stimulators and subarachnoid infusion pumps), regenerative medicine (protein rich plasma injections and stem cell therapy), and minimally invasive disc surgery. An anesthesia based pain management service provides alternative treatment to standard medical and surgical care.


Office Locations: Main Office: 109 Newtown Road, Danbury, CT 06810 203-792-7246

1389 West Main Street # 123 Tower 2, Waterbury, CT 06708 203-596-7302


Web Site: or e-mail at


Prior Work

Experience: July 1991 – May 1995 – Attending Anesthesiologist at Danbury Hospital

Medical Director of the Danbury Hospital Anesthesia Pain Center and Co-Director of the Acute Pain Management Service at Danbury Hospital. I was directly responsible for the organization and development of the Chronic Pain Service and a continuous epidural infusion program. In addition, I helped manage a large Anesthesia Department based PCA service which was responsible for approximately 1500 patients per year.



Undergraduate Union College, Schenectady, NY September 1979 – June 1983

Major: Biology/Mathematics

Bachelor of Science with Honors

Magna Cum Laude

Elected to Sigma Xi


Medical School New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY July 1983 – June 1987

Doctor of Medicine Degree

Honors Program Research Project




Internship Graduate Hospital July 1987 – July 1988

One Graduate Plaza

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Emphasis – Cardiology and ICU


Residency Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania July 1988 – July 1991

3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Emphasis – Pain Management, Cardiothoracic

Major Affiliates: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – 3 mos.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center – 5 mos. Co-Director Resident Journal Club


Licensure: State of Connecticut – Department of Health Services #031511

State of Connecticut – Controlled Substance #19097

Connecticut DEA #BK1605433



Associations: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians American Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Regional Anesthesia

Connecticut Pain Society

Connecticut State Medical Society

Fairfield County Medical Association

International Spinal Injection Society

North American Neuromodulation Society

World Institute of Pain

Neuromodulation Therapy Access Coalition


Hospital Affiliations: Danbury Hospital

` New Milford Hospital

Ridgefield Surgical Center



Certification Status: Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (#336847)

Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (4/92)

Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology: Subspecialty

Certification in Pain Management 1996(recertified: 2006)

American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (2005) –

Competency Certification in Coding, Compliance & Pain Management

Competence Certification in Controlled Substance Management

Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (2006) – World Institute of Pain



Research: Union College, NY

Senior Honors Thesis: The effects of steroid treatment on the pulsatile release

Luteinizing Hormone as it relates to the maturational changes occurring at the

onset of puberty.



New York University Medical Center

Spent three summers performing research in the Cardiovascular Experimental

Surgery Laboratory at the Berg Institute. In 1981 and 1982, studied vein graft

patency following the use of various bathing solutions designed to prevent graft

damage and platelet adherence. In 1984, gathered the information and statistical

data for a retrospective study of sternal wound infections.






National American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians,

President (2005 – 2006), Executive Vice President (2001-2005)

Board of Directors, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

(11/99 – Present)

Editorial Advisory Board, “Pain Physician” (1999-2002)

North American Neuromodulation Society, President Elect (2012-2013)

North American Neuromodulation Society, Board of Directors (2002 – present)

Neuromodulation Therapy Access Coalition, Chair (2010- present, Vice-chair 2004-2010)


State Connecticut Pain Society, President (1999-2005, 2006- 2010), Executive

Director (1999- present)

Connecticut Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (1997-1999)

Connecticut Prescription Drug Monitoring Working Group (2009- present)

Medical Advisory Board Connecticut Worker’s Compensation (2007 – present)

Connecticut Workers Compensation Medical Advisory Board (2004-present)



Local Danbury Hospital, Section Chief, Interventional Pain Management

(2004 – Present)

Danbury Hospital Ethics Committee (7/97 –4/04)






Publications: L. Macnhikanti, S Abdi, S. Atluri, D. Kloth, et al. “American Society of Interventional

Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic

Non-Cancer Pain Parts 1 &2.” Pain Physician 2012: 15; S1-S116.


D. Kloth, A. Trescott, F. Reigler. Pain Wise Hatherleigh Press, October 2011.


D. Kloth, A. Calodney, R. Derby, et al. “Improving the Safety of Transforaminal

Epidural Steroid Injections in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy.”

Pain Physician 2011: 14; 285-293.


D. Kloth. “Health Care Reform—Involving Our Physician Leaders.”

Pain Physician 2011: 14; 169-173.


D.Kloth, D. Fenton, G. Anderson, J.Block. “Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy

(IDET) for the Treatment of Discogenic Low Back Pain: Patient Selection and

Indications for Use.” Pain Physician 2008: 11; 659-668.


L Manchikanti, M Boswell, A Trescot, D Kloth et al.“Interventional Techniques: Evidence-based Practice Guidelines in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain.” Pain Journal 2007; 10; 7-111.


D Kloth et al. “Treatment Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Pain – Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission.” 2001: 1.


D. Kloth. “Annuloplasty”. A Practical Guide to Interventional Pain Techniques.

ASIPP Publishing (2007).


D. Kloth. “Percutaneous Discectomy”. A Practical Guide to Interventional Pain Techniques. ASIPP Publishing (2007).


D. Kloth. “Risk of Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections by Anterior Approach”.

Pain Physician. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003, 392-393.


Laxmaiah Manchikanti, David Kloth et al. “Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Interventional Techniques in the Management Of Chronic Spinal Pain.”

Pain Physician. January 2003, Volume 6 Number 1, 3-80.


L Manchikanti, V Singh, B Vilims, H Hansen, D Schultz, D Kloth. “Medial Branch Neurotomy in Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: Systematic Review of the Evidence.” Pain Journal 2002; 5; 405-418.


Laxmaiah Manchikanti, David Kloth et al. “Interventional Pain Medicine: Documentation, Coding & Billing, A Practical Guide For Physicians and ASC’s.”

Pain Physician.. 2002, 169-222.


David Kloth, David C Levi, John Paggioli, Frank A Delli Carpini. “Local Medicare Review Policies on Pain Management.” First Coast Service Options, October 2003.


L Manchikanti, V Singh, D Kloth, and SL Atluri. “Algorithms for Interventional Techniques in Chronic Pain.” Pain Physician. 2001 Volume 4 Number 3, 286-291.


L Manchikanti, V Singh, D Kloth, CW Slipman, JF Jasper, AM Trescot, KG Varley, SL

Atluri, C Giron, MJ Curran, J Rivera, AG Baha, CE Bakhit, and MW Reuter. “Interventional Techniques In The Management of Chronic Pain: Part 2.0 Practice Guidelines.” Pain Physician. January 2001, 4 (1), 24-96.


L. Manchikanti, D Kloth, and V Singh.The Role of Guidelines in

Interventional Pain Medicine: Let Us Separate Apples and Oranges, Focused Review.” Pain Physician. January 2001, 4 (1), 13-23.


David Kloth MD. “Corporate Compliance Program.” Pain Physician. 1999, 2 (2), 46-47.


EA Grossi, AT Culliford, KH Krieger, DS Kloth, R Press, G Baumann, and FC Spencer. “A Survey of 77 Major Infectious Complications of Median Sternotomy: A Review of 7,949 Consecutive Operative Procedures.” Annals of Thoracic Surgery. September 1985. 40(3): 214-23.




Presenter: Connecticut Pain Society Conference 2011.


ASIPP Cadaver Courses – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


IDET/Radiofrequency Denervation Course – Smith & Nephew – 2006


AMA/CPT Committee, IDET transition to Category I Code – March 2006


RUC Committee, IDET Code Valuation – April, 2006




Additional Professional Work:


Meeting with Center for Medicare Services on multiple issues (2001-2012)


Work with Drug Enforcement Agency on intrathecal pump medication and

assisting with review/ investigation process of physician records for DEA (2008)


World Institute of Pain/Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice Examiner –

March 2007.


ABIPP Board Examiner (2010 –present)


Consulted and quoted as national expert on healthcare reform and prescription

drug abuse in print and television.


Revised September 2012