Dwight Ligham, M.D.
Dr. Ligham has a master's degree in counseling and has ten years of experience working with the disabled in the capacity of vocational and functional rehabilitation prior to his attending medical school. He graduated from medical school cum laude in 1992 and completed his anesthesiology and pain medicine subspecialty training at Yale University. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and in Pain Management.
Dr. Ligham has earned numerous awards including the prestigious Merck Award for academic excellence. He was inducted into the medical honor society, AOA while a medical student. Dr. Ligham has been published in various subjects in pain medicine and has a special interest in spine related pain and the various forms of neuropathic pain.
He is interested in the relationship between pain, disability and vocational rehabilitation potential. Dr. Ligham blends these interests clinically through physician performed functional capacity evaluations which synthesize physical data with the medical history to develop realistic vocational goals in sustainable vocational settings.
Dr. Ligham is on staff at both Yale Hew Haven Hospital and at Middlesex Hospital. He has held leadership positions as a member of the Medical Board at the Hamden Surgery Center and as the Pain Management Section Chief at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT.
Dr. Ligham is an assistant Clinical Professor at Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter School of Medicine.
Michael Robbins, D.O.
Dr. Robbins has board certification in both anesthesiology and pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He graduated Wilkes University in 1988 with a dual degree in Biology and Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992. He then completed his residency in anesthesiology at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia where he also had fulfilled a 6-month fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Robbins then completed his pain fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, a premier multidisciplinary pain program. He was then recruited to the Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale Pain Center in 1997. From 2000-2004 he assumed directorship of the Yale Pain Management fellowship program and Directorship of Pain Management for the Veterans Administration Healthcare System.
Dr. Robbins remains committed on multiple levels to delivering quality pain medicine and education in Connecticut and has served as the Vice President of the Connecticut Pain Society.
Dr. Robbins has a unique breadth of knowledge on spinal mechanics and has given numerous lectures on spinal related pain both locally and nationally. He also possesses exceptional talent for creating 3D medical animations that have been used for patient education, lectures, and physician training on medical procedures and anatomy. Dr. Robbins joined Advanced Diagnostic Pain Treatment Centers in August of 2004 further complimenting the diverse clinician group.