David Kloth, MD Director of Connecticut Pain Care

David Kloth MD PC, DBA as Connecticut Pain CareConn Pain Society - Exec, DirPresident NANSAPC-Comm ChairDr. David Kloth is the Medical Director and President of Connecticut Pain Care which he originally founded in 1995. He has been practicing full-time interventional pain management since 1991, first as a member of the Danbury Hospital Anesthesia Department, where he served as director of Acute Pain Management and helped develop its Chronic Pain Service and then as the founder of Connecticut Pain Care (CPC). At one point CPC had offices throughout the state of Connecticut (8 in total) but in 2012 Dr. Kloth went back to solo practice to concentrate his energy on his patients rather than running a large group.Dr. Kloth has just completed a 2 year term as the President of the North American Neuromodulation Society, and will continue serving the Board both as Immediate Past-President and Chair of the Advocacy and Policy Committee. He is an anesthesiologist by background and is Board certified by the ABA in Anesthesiology and with Added qualifications in Pain Management. He was the first physician in the state of Connecticut to be certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has been active in many organizations nationally and in Connecticut. He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice through the World Institute of Pain.He joined the board of the North American Neuromodulation Society in 2007 and continues to have an active role with the society. He served on the board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) from its inception in 1998 until 2014. After graduating Union College in 1983, he went on to medical school at New York University School of Medicine where he completed his training in 1987. He then completed his formal training in anesthesiology and pain management through the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000, Dr. Kloth helped found the Connecticut Pain Society and was elected their first president, a role he served for almost 10 years, he continues as their Senior Advisor. He previously served on the Carrier Advisory Committee for Medicare in Connecticut and has served on the Medical Advisory Board for Workers Compensation in the State of Connecticut for the last 10 years running. Dr. Kloth has worked for years with the Connecticut Workers Compensation Committee to help them develop coverage guidelines for areas such as pain management treatments, opioid management for the WC patient, and urine testing. He is the co-author of multiple articles and helped co-author a book for patients and non-pain physicians, Pain Wise, in 2011 (available on Amazon, all proceeds go to ASIPP). Dr. Kloth lectures frequently at both national and state conferences and mentors young physicians on leadership roles and development. During his tenor on the NANS Board he has helped start and develop numerous projects including the formal admission of NANS to the AMA, started the Residents and Fellows Section and, Women in Neuromodulation (WIN), oversaw the creation of an updated website for NANS, began a legislative fellowship program, and connected NANS with multiple other societies through the Multi-Society Physician Workgroup (MPW). Dr. Kloth’s current focus is to further develop NANS advocacy roles to ensure the society has a voice in the healthcare changes that will occur in the next few years and into the future.Dr. Kloth has been active in advocacy on both a state and federal level to try and bring effective change in a number of areas including malpractice reform, coverage for different types of interventional pain treatments, reimbursement related challenges, state and national policy, and prescription drug abuse. Dr. Kloth has worked with state and federal officials on ways to help address the national drug epidemic effecting America today. Through ASIPP, and more recently NANS, he has met with federal officials in Baltimore (CMS), Local Carrier Medical Directors (Medicare intermediaries), and Washington, D.C. (Federal Legislators), in an attempt to bring about change on issues effecting pain management in the United States. From 2009 until 2014, Dr. Kloth chaired the ASIPP and NANS Public Relations Committee to promote the field of interventional pain management and Neuromodulation and to specifically improve the public’s, media’s, insurance carriers, and government’s understanding of this evolving and complex field of medicine. He has been quoted on issues ranging from prescription drug abuse to healthcare reform in many major media outlets and has been seen on national TV and radio and quoted in various publications including the NYT, WSJ, and USA Today.Dr. Kloth has consulted as an expert for companies, attorneys, the government (state and federal) and has testified as a medicolegal expert in personal injury, malpractice, and criminal matters. He also has entrepreneurial interests and has developed businesses in other medical fields including compounding pharmacies and mobile medical radiology repair and trucking.

Facility:
Connecticut Pain Care
Location:
Danbury, CT
Session(s):

Healthcare and Policy: Preserving Neuromodulation