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Fadi Alhatem, MD

Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology

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(November, 2012) Award for Best Performance in a Leading Role from the Joint Commission Accreditation Niagara Health Center (June, 2009) Award for Academic Excellence. In recognition of performance at or above the 90th percentile nationwide on the neurology and neuroscience portion of the psychiatry resident in training examination (PRITE).


"Chronic pain is a complex condition that requires a multidisciplinary approach. My passion is to work with patients to understand and relieve their pain and to improve their function and overall quality of life."


Fadi Alhatem, MD, is board certified in pain medicine and psychiatry. He received his medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, and then his pain fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School's department of anesthesiology in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Alhatem went on to complete a senior fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Alhatem has a background in research and is an accomplished author and speaker.

Hobbies/Special Interests:

Dr. Alhatem enjoys playing the cello, tennis, photography, yoga, interior design, cooking, hiking, sailing, life fitness, science reading and social activities.

Professional Achievements:

Inpatient chief resident in the final year of residency

Professional Memberships:

American Psychiatric Association/ Illinois Psychiatric Association American Academy of Pain Medicine American Pain Society
International Spine Intervention Society International Association for the Study of Pain
American Board of Medical Specialties
American Society of Interventional Spine Physicians


Damascus University Damascus, Syria


Internal medicine internship - Syrian Red Crescent hospital, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria


Residency in general psychiatry - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine department of psychiatry, Springfield, Illinois


Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship - DHMC- Dartmouth Medical School department of anesthesiology, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Board Certification(s):

Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology