Dr. Kanuru, Medical Director
- Board-Certified in Pain Management
- Board-Certified in Anesthesiology
Credentials and Experience
Dr. Kanuru is uniquely qualified to perform highly specialized pain management services and techniques. He has been practicing pain management in Northwest Indiana since 1981.
Dr. Kanuru organized and started the first comprehensive pain management center in Northwest Indiana and served as it's Director from 1981-1990.
Residency: Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Childrens Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Children's Memorial Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Chicago, IL
MD: Andhra University, Kakinada, India
Hosptial Affilation: Pinnacle Hopsptial
Advanced Training: Epidural steroid injections, IDET, nerve blocks, radiofrequency, joint injections, trigger-point injections for myofascial pain, spinal chord stimulation, implants
Licensure: Illinois, Indiana
Board-Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology, with Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management; American Academy of Pain Management
Fellow: American College of Anesthesiologists
Member: American Academy of Pain Management, International Spinal Injection Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Indiana Medical Society
President of the Medical Staff: St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Hammond, IN
Physician Choice Award: Best Physician Award by the St. Francis Society
Megan Colburn RN, NP-C
I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999. Following that I worked as a registered nurse on an orthopedic floor in a local hospital for 5 years while going back to school for my masters. I graduated from Purdue University with a Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2004. I have been working with Dr. Kanuru's practice since I graduated.
"Working for Kanuru Interventional Spine & Pain Institute has been very rewarding. Over the past 3 years I have been able to use my in depth knowledge of pain management to educate and treat patients. I work with staff that are truly caring and compassionate. At Kanuru Interventional Spine & Pain Institute you are in good hands!"