Steven M. Kalisch, Ph.D., H.S.P.P.
Dr. Steven Kalisch has worked in the field of pain psychology for over 35 years as a clinician, educator, and researcher and is a clinical psychologist specializing in pain psychology. After completing his clinical internship and post-doctoral training at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, Dr. Kalisch went on to hold Academic Medical Center positions as Director of Behavioral Medicine Services at the Spine Institute of New England and Department of Orthopaedics at University of Vermont Medical Center and afterward as Director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Back and Neck Institute in Chicago.
The presence of chronic pain can affect all aspects of a person's life. The "biopsychosocial" challenges posed by chronic pain can result in an intractable sense of both physical and personal suffering that can leave patients feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. Dr. Kalisch specializes in helping patients suffering with chronic pain understand the core interactions between pain, stress, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; learn practical methods to help reduce the severity of chronic pain experienced; develop strategies to remedy pain-related lifestyle disruptions; and acquire the education and training to achieve an empowering level of adaptive coping and resilience.
Dr. Kalisch has been a healthcare practitioner at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute since 2008 and continues to be wholeheartedly dedicated to offering his pain psychology specialty services as part of the practice's commitment to providing the highest standards of total patient care.