Dr. Stolzenberg is a board certified and fellowship trained specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Medicine. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

He provides comprehensive, non-operative spine and musculoskeletal care, electrodiagnostic testing, fluoroscopically-guided spine injections, and advanced minimally-invasive procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Stolzenberg has published numerous research articles and textbook chapters, and continues to lecture on topics related to spine, sports, interventional pain and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has been honored as a Top Doctor by Main Line Today Magazine.

Professional Profile

Education
Titles & Certifications
Professional Associations

Education

  • B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship, Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  • Residency in PM&R, Temple University Hospital & Moss Rehab
  • Fellowship in Pain Management, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Titles & Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Interventional Pain Medicine

Professional Associations

  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education

  • B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship, Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  • Residency in PM&R, Temple University Hospital & Moss Rehab
  • Fellowship in Pain Management, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Titles & Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Interventional Pain Medicine

Professional Associations

  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 
Publications

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS____________________________________________________________

 

Hamamoto JT, Darji JY, Stolzenberg DS. Intra-Foraminal Ganglion Cyst Causing Severe Lumbosacral                       2021

Radiculopathy with Foot Drop: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Annual Assembly. Nashville, TN. November 2021. (Poster with Audio Presentation) 

 

Stolzenberg D, Ahn J, Lendner M, Kurd M. Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial:                                            2021

Procedural Technique, 2019 Clinical Spine Surgery 2021;34,51-55

 

Velagapudi L, Matias C, Elia C, Stolzenberg D, Harrop J.  Spinal Ganglion Cyst Presenting with                                  2021

Radiculopathy: Diagnostic Challenges and Differential. Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 2021;7

 

Raju R, Mehnert M, Stolzenberg D, Simon J, Gehret J. Differential Rates of Intravascular Uptake and                         2020

Pain Perception During Lumbosacral Epidural Injection Among Adults Using a 22-guage Needle Vs.

a 25-guage Needle: A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Anesthesiology 2020;20

 

Stolzenberg D, Koehler P, Teng J, Simon J. Inadvertent Discogram During Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural                  2020

Steroid Injection, Pain Medicine Case Reports 2020;4:3,103-109

 

Stolzenberg D, Ahn J, Kurd M. Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation: Procedural Technique                                              2020

Clinical Spine Surgery 2019; 33:1,20-23

 

Stolzenberg D, Young G, Mehnart M. Practice Pearl: Overcoming Inadequate C-Arm Obliquity for                             2019

Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Injections. Pain Medicine 2019;20:6,1253-1256

 

Simon J, Gehret J, Stolzenberg D, Beredjiklian P, et al. Concomitant Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines                    2019

in the Outpatient Setting. PM&R 2019;11:337-343

 

Raju R, Stolzenberg D, Gehret J, Needle Tip Depth Assessment on Foraminal Oblique Fluoroscopic Views                  2018

During Cervical Radiofrequency Neurotomy: A Technical Note. IPM Report 2018;2,127-31

 

Stolzenberg D, Pfeifer R, Armstrong J, Young G, Gehret J, Simon J, Chang Chien G. Improving                                   2018

Fluoroscopic Visualization for Lower Cervical Medial Branch Blocks with a Modified Swimmers

View: A Technical Report. Pain Physician, 2018; 21:303-308

 

Stolzenberg D, Greis A. The Space of Okada with Bilateral Facet Joint Arthrograms During a                                      2018

Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injection. Pain Medicine 2018; 19:3, 636–637

 

Raju R, Stolzenberg, D, Gehret J. Needle Tip Depth Assessment on Contralateral Oblique Fluoroscopic                       2018

Views During Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation. American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting,

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Poster Presentatation.

 

Stolzenberg D, Chou H, Janerich D. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Interventional Treatment                                 2018

Challenging Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: Evaluation and Evidence-Based Treatment. Elsevier

St. Louis, 2018

 

Stolzenberg D, Ahn J, Kurd M. Fluoroscopically-Guided Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid                              2018

Injection: Procedural Technique. Clinical Spine Surgery, 2018;31(7):297-299

 

Conway J, Stolzenberg D, Adhikary S, Giampetro D. A Survey of Ultrasound Training Among U.S. and                       2015     

Canadian Chronic Pain Fellowship Programs. Pain Medicine, 2015;16(11):1923-1929.

 

Stolzenberg D, Vorobeychik Y, Gordin V. Incidence of Neuropathic Pain after Cooled Radiofrequency                       2014     

Ablation of Sacral Lateral Branch Nerves. Pain Medicine, 2014;15(11):1857-1870  

 

Cruz E, Stolzenberg D, Maitin I. Emergencies in Rehabilitation, Current Diagnosis and Treatment: PM&R.                 2014                       McGraw-Hill, NY, 2014

 

Conner C, Stolzenberg D, Weinik M. True Arterial Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in a High School Baseball                     2013

Pitcher: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly,

Washington, DC, Poster Presentation

    

Stolzenberg D, Cruz E, Siu G. Current and Future Interventions for Glenohumeral Subluxation in                                2012

Hemiplegia, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Thomas Land Publishers, 2012;19(5):444–456

 

Gu Y, Schmeer J, Stolzenberg D. Low Back Pain With Mixed Upper and Lower Motor Neuron Deficits.                       2012

Diastematomylia: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual

Assembly, Atlanta, GA, Poster Presentation

                                          

Stolzenberg D, Siu G. Rehabilitation Emergencies, Pocket Card, Borm Bruckmeier Publishing                                      2011

 

Stolzenberg D, Stevens P. Unusual Cause of Compartment Syndrome with Tibial and Peroneal                                     2011

Neuropathy Following Total Knee Arthoplasty: A Case Report.  American Academy of Physical

Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL, Poster 161

 

Stolzenberg D, Siu G, Cruz E. Traumatic Carotid Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke following                               2010

Abrupt Cervical Extension and Flexion from a Gunshot: A Case Report. Association of Academic

Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Poster 720

 

Student Advice Columnist, The Scoop on Step I, USMLE and COMLEX Study Advice                                                2009

Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

  

Summer Research Extern, Norman Harden, MD, Center for Pain Studies                                                                      2006

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University

 

Research Assistant, Barbara Rolls, PhD, Center for Study of Human Ingestive Behavior                                       2002-2003

Pennsylvania State University

Publications

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS____________________________________________________________

 

Hamamoto JT, Darji JY, Stolzenberg DS. Intra-Foraminal Ganglion Cyst Causing Severe Lumbosacral                       2021

Radiculopathy with Foot Drop: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Annual Assembly. Nashville, TN. November 2021. (Poster with Audio Presentation) 

 

Stolzenberg D, Ahn J, Lendner M, Kurd M. Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial:                                            2021

Procedural Technique, 2019 Clinical Spine Surgery 2021;34,51-55

 

Velagapudi L, Matias C, Elia C, Stolzenberg D, Harrop J.  Spinal Ganglion Cyst Presenting with                                  2021

Radiculopathy: Diagnostic Challenges and Differential. Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 2021;7

 

Raju R, Mehnert M, Stolzenberg D, Simon J, Gehret J. Differential Rates of Intravascular Uptake and                         2020

Pain Perception During Lumbosacral Epidural Injection Among Adults Using a 22-guage Needle Vs.

a 25-guage Needle: A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Anesthesiology 2020;20

 

Stolzenberg D, Koehler P, Teng J, Simon J. Inadvertent Discogram During Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural                  2020

Steroid Injection, Pain Medicine Case Reports 2020;4:3,103-109

 

Stolzenberg D, Ahn J, Kurd M. Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation: Procedural Technique                                              2020

Clinical Spine Surgery 2019; 33:1,20-23

 

Stolzenberg D, Young G, Mehnart M. Practice Pearl: Overcoming Inadequate C-Arm Obliquity for                             2019

Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Injections. Pain Medicine 2019;20:6,1253-1256

 

Simon J, Gehret J, Stolzenberg D, Beredjiklian P, et al. Concomitant Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines                    2019

in the Outpatient Setting. PM&R 2019;11:337-343

 

Raju R, Stolzenberg D, Gehret J, Needle Tip Depth Assessment on Foraminal Oblique Fluoroscopic Views                  2018

During Cervical Radiofrequency Neurotomy: A Technical Note. IPM Report 2018;2,127-31

 

Stolzenberg D, Pfeifer R, Armstrong J, Young G, Gehret J, Simon J, Chang Chien G. Improving                                   2018

Fluoroscopic Visualization for Lower Cervical Medial Branch Blocks with a Modified Swimmers

View: A Technical Report. Pain Physician, 2018; 21:303-308

 

Stolzenberg D, Greis A. The Space of Okada with Bilateral Facet Joint Arthrograms During a                                      2018

Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injection. Pain Medicine 2018; 19:3, 636–637

 

Raju R, Stolzenberg, D, Gehret J. Needle Tip Depth Assessment on Contralateral Oblique Fluoroscopic                       2018

Views During Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation. American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting,

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Poster Presentatation.

 

Stolzenberg D, Chou H, Janerich D. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Interventional Treatment                                 2018

Challenging Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: Evaluation and Evidence-Based Treatment. Elsevier

St. Louis, 2018

 

Stolzenberg D, Ahn J, Kurd M. Fluoroscopically-Guided Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid                              2018

Injection: Procedural Technique. Clinical Spine Surgery, 2018;31(7):297-299

 

Conway J, Stolzenberg D, Adhikary S, Giampetro D. A Survey of Ultrasound Training Among U.S. and                       2015     

Canadian Chronic Pain Fellowship Programs. Pain Medicine, 2015;16(11):1923-1929.

 

Stolzenberg D, Vorobeychik Y, Gordin V. Incidence of Neuropathic Pain after Cooled Radiofrequency                       2014     

Ablation of Sacral Lateral Branch Nerves. Pain Medicine, 2014;15(11):1857-1870  

 

Cruz E, Stolzenberg D, Maitin I. Emergencies in Rehabilitation, Current Diagnosis and Treatment: PM&R.                 2014                       McGraw-Hill, NY, 2014

 

Conner C, Stolzenberg D, Weinik M. True Arterial Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in a High School Baseball                     2013

Pitcher: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly,

Washington, DC, Poster Presentation

    

Stolzenberg D, Cruz E, Siu G. Current and Future Interventions for Glenohumeral Subluxation in                                2012

Hemiplegia, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Thomas Land Publishers, 2012;19(5):444–456

 

Gu Y, Schmeer J, Stolzenberg D. Low Back Pain With Mixed Upper and Lower Motor Neuron Deficits.                       2012

Diastematomylia: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual

Assembly, Atlanta, GA, Poster Presentation

                                          

Stolzenberg D, Siu G. Rehabilitation Emergencies, Pocket Card, Borm Bruckmeier Publishing                                      2011

 

Stolzenberg D, Stevens P. Unusual Cause of Compartment Syndrome with Tibial and Peroneal                                     2011

Neuropathy Following Total Knee Arthoplasty: A Case Report.  American Academy of Physical

Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL, Poster 161

 

Stolzenberg D, Siu G, Cruz E. Traumatic Carotid Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke following                               2010

Abrupt Cervical Extension and Flexion from a Gunshot: A Case Report. Association of Academic

Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Poster 720

 

Student Advice Columnist, The Scoop on Step I, USMLE and COMLEX Study Advice                                                2009

Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

  

Summer Research Extern, Norman Harden, MD, Center for Pain Studies                                                                      2006

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University

 

Research Assistant, Barbara Rolls, PhD, Center for Study of Human Ingestive Behavior                                       2002-2003

Pennsylvania State University

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