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Matthew T Crooks, MD

Pain Management and Regenerative Medicine Doctor located in Scottsdale, AZ & Chandler, AZ

 

Matthew Crooks, MD, is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional pain specialist at Pinnacle Pain and Spine in Scottsdale, Chandler, and Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Dr. Crooks has had the distinct honor of training with leading experts in pain medicine at two of the nation’s top hospitals, with extensive training in acute and chronic pain management. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and while there, he had the honor of being selected Chief Resident of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine for 2008-2009. He is currently Clinical Faculty at Mayo Clinic Arizona, Department of Anesthesia, Division of Pain Medicine.

Delivering the highest quality patient care has been the primary focus of Dr. Crooks throughout his career in medicine. He believes that the best attribute a physician can have is the ability to listen to their patient and to understand the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. This relationship is essential in managing chronic pain, restoring function, and getting back to life.

Dr. Crooks has been practicing interventional pain medicine in Arizona since 2010 and has been voted a “Top Doc” in Pain Management by Phoenix physicians in Phoenix Magazine. His clinical interests include spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, and neuromodulation by spinal cord stimulator. He is well versed in interventional and multimodal pain management and is passionate about improving the lives of his patients by limiting the impact of chronic pain. 

He is a member in good standing of the Arizona Medical Association, North American Spine Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Crooks enjoys basketball, golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Employment

Arrowhead Health Centers
Interventional Pain Physician
2013-2016

Valley Pain Consultants, Phoenix, AZ
Interventional Pain Physician
2012-2013

The Pain Center of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Interventional Pain Physician
2010-2012

Board Certification

Board Certification in Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

Board Certification in Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology

 

Medical Licensure

State of Arizona

State of California

 

Honors

Chair, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Resident Section Committee (2009-2010)

Chair-Elect, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Resident Section Committee (2008-2009)

Faculty Advisor, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2008-present)

Curriculum Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (2008-2009)

Chair, Pain Medicine Subcommittee, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Resident Section Committee (2007-2008)

Resident Section Committee, ASRA (2007-2010)

Chicago Medical School, Alumni-Student Coordinator (2003-2005)

Chicago Medical School, Class Representative (2002-2003)

 

Professional Organizations

American Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Research Experience

A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study of XXX for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) In Subjects with Chronic, Non-Malignant Pain

A Multicenter, Randomized Blinded, Saline-Controlled Trial of Resorbable Biologic Disc Augmentation for Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Internal Disc Disruption (IDD) with the XXX

A Randomized, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of XXX in Patients with Non-Cancer-Related Pain and Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC)

A Long-Term Open-Label Safety of XXX Controlled-RElease Capsules with Flexible Dosing to Treat Subjects with Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Williams KA, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Hamzehzadeh S, Wilkinson I, Erdeck MA, Plunkett A, Griffith S, Crooks M, Larkin T, Cohen SP. A multicenter analysis evaluating factors associated with spinal cord stimulator outcomes in chronic pain patients. Pain Medicine, 2011 Aug, 12(8) 1142-53

Cohen SP, Williams KA, Kurihara C, Nguyen C, Shields C, Kim P, Griffith SR, Larkin TM, Crooks M, Williams N, Orlando B, Strassels SA. Multicenter, randomized, comparative cost-effectiveness study comparing 0,1, and 2 diagnostic medial branch (facet joint nerve) blocks treatments paradigms before lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation. Anesthesiology, 2010 Aug; 113(2):395-405

Cohen SP, STrassels SA, Foster L, Marvel J, Williams K, Crooks M, Gross A, Kurihara C, Nguyen C, Williams N. A multicenter, randomized, controlled study comparing fluoroscopically-guided and blind corticosteroid injections for greater trochanteric pain syndrome. British Medical Journal, 2009 Apr 14, 338:b1088

Cohen SP, Stojanovik MP, Crooks M, Kim P, Schmidt CR, Shields LC, Croll LS, Hurley RW. Lumbar zygapophysial (facet) joint radiofrequency denervation success as a function of pain relief during diagnostic medial branch blocks: a multicenter analysis. The Spine Journal, May-Jun 2008, 8(3) 498-504

La Rosa C, Wang Z, Brewer JC, Lacey SF, Villacres MC, Sharan R, Krishnan R, Crooks M, Markel S, Maas R, Diamond DJ. Preclinical development of an adjuvant-free peptide vaccine with activity against CMV pp65 in HLA transgenic mice. Blood, Nov. 2002, 100, 3681-3689

Lacey SF, Gallez-Hawkins G, Crooks M, Martinez J, Senitzer D, Forman SJ, Spielberger R, Zaia JA, Diamond DJ. Characterization of cytotoxic function of CMV pp65 specific CD 8+ T-lymphocytes identified by HLA tetramers in recipients and donors of stem cell transplants. Transplantation Sept. 2002; 74(5) 722-723

Heredia J, Crooks M, ZhuZ. Phosphorylation and Cu+ coordination-dependent DNA binding of the transcription factor Mac-1p in the regulation of copper transport. Journal of Biological Chemistry. Mar 2001; 276, 8793-8797

 

Book Chapters

Crooks MT, Ferrante FM. Myofascial Pain. In: Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia. 3rd Edition. Honorio Benzon, DM, Srinivasa N. Raja MD, Robert E. Molloy MD, SPencer Liu MD, Scott M. Fishman MD, editors Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011

Crooks MT, Cohen SP. Managing Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia in the Postoperative Period. In: Opioid-Induced HYperalgesia, Jianren Mao, MD, PhD. editor New York, London: Informa Healthcare, 2009

Crooks MT, Christo PJ. Addiction and Chronic Pain. In: The Johns Hopkins Handbook of ANesthesia. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009

Crooks MT, Christo PJ. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. In: The Johns Hopkins Handbook of Anesthesia. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009

Crooks MT, Christo PJ. Headache in Chronic Pain Management. In: The Johns Hopkins Handbook of ANesthesia. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009

Crooks MT, Christo PJ. Opioids in Chronic Nonmalignant pain. In: The Johns Hopkins Handbook of ANesthesia. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009

 

Newsletter Articles

Matthew Crooks. Resident Opportunities Abound in Toronto for 35th Annual Regional Anesthesia Meeting and Workships. In: The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Newsletter, Colin J. McCartney, lead editor. February 2010

Matthew Crooks, Sandra Kopp. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Resident Section Committee: A Distinguished History, Leading the Way

In: The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Newsletter, Colin J. McCartney, lead editor. August 2009

Matthew Crooks. Resident Opportunities Abound at Spring Meeting... and Beyond

In: The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Newsletter, Brian M. Ilfelt, lead editor. February 2009

Matthew Crooks. Life's a Beach for Growing ASRA Resident Membership. In: The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Newsletter, Brian M Ilfelt, lead editor. August 2008

 

Abstracts and Scientific Presentations

Matthew Crooks, Jerry Stonemetx. Anesthesiologist and Society Lecture SEries: Anesthesiology Practice Economics. Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. November 2007, Baltimore, MD.

Matthew Crooks, Maggie Jeffries. 27 weeks pregnant with hemoglobin SS disease and the need for urgent ERCP. Poster presentation, American Society of Anesthesiologists October 2007 meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Matthew Crooks, Christopher Wu. Chronobiology of pain perception and analgesic requirement. Poster presentation, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Spring 2007 meeting, Vancouver, BC.

Maria Militante, Colin Feeney, Matthew Crooks. The Many Faces of Pheochromocytoma. Poster presentation at The American College of Physicians California Chapter, November 2006 meeting, Monterey, CA.

Matthew Crooks. Phantom Limb Pain. Resident presentations series, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine September 2006, Baltimore, MD.

Matthew Crooks. Beta Blockers, Cocaine and Alpha Overload. Cardiology Morning Report, Alameda County Medical Center, February 2006, Oakland, CA.

Pinnacle Pain In The News

Dr. Matthew Crooks talks to Georgann Yara, of the Arizona Republic about Pinnacle Pain's unique approach. 

 

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