Dr. Ezekiel Fink joined the Houston Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas in 2014 as Director of Inpatient Pain and became Medical Director of Pain (Inpatient and Outpatient) in 2016.
Upon completing his neurology residency as a Chief Resident at Albert Einstein, he did separate clinical and research pain fellowships at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. After training, Dr. Fink joined UCLA's Department of Neurology and the UCLA/VA Spine Fellowship. At that time, he also started a private practice in Los Angeles that focused on multidisciplinary approaches to pain management, brain injury, and general neurology.
Dr. Fink is widely published in the field of pain management and he spends a substantial amount of time on policy work as well as innovative approaches to improve the treatment of pain. His policy work includes collaborating and partnering extensively with clinical and public health entities including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Safety Council (NSC) on issues regarding the opioid epidemic and alternatives to opioids. His interests also include novel therapies for the treatment of traumatic brain injury.
He is triple board-certified in neurology, pain medicine, and brain injury medicine.
Description of Research:
Dr. Fink is a principal investigator and co-investigator in several IRB approved studies. As author or coauthor, Fink’s work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals including the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. His present focus is leveraging big data and machine learning to improve health care delivery.
Areas of Expertise:
Pain management, alternatives to opioids, brain injury medicine, and neurology