Valley Medical is proud to announce that Dr. Ashwin George and Dr. Svetlana Zaydman have been named Adjunct Associate Professors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The doctors’ focus is on educating physicians who are performing their fellowships in chronic pain management and addiction treatment in an outpatient setting.
Founded in 1888, the University of Minnesota Medical School is one of the largest in the country, with three campuses based in the Twin Cities, Duluth, and St. Cloud. The school has evolved over time to become a leader in medical education and research. It offers a fellowship program in Addiction Medicine that sends four physicians a year to Valley Medical to experience addiction treatment in a real-world setting.
Dr. Ashwin George provides treatment for opioid dependence, heroin addiction, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and methamphetamine dependence at Valley Medical’s network of clinics. He is triple-board-certified in internal medicine, palliative care, and addiction medicine. In addition, Dr. George is an executive board member and chair of the advocacy committee of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Svetlana Zaydman specializes in pain management, rehabilitation, and interventional headache pain management. She is triple-board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. Dr. Zaydman takes a comprehensive approach to pain management, utilizing therapies, medication, exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle changes to relieve both acute and chronic pain.
Dr. George and Dr. Zaydman founded Valley Medical and Wellness in 2014 and opened its Valley Medical Laboratory subsidiary in 2016. From a single location in Burnsville, Minnesota, Valley Medical now has six clinic locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Plymouth, Woodbury, Rochester, and Bemidji, along with its Burnsville-based Valley Medical Laboratory reference lab. The company’s goal is to help patients get their lives back from chronic pain and addiction—and to train up-and-coming healthcare professionals to do the same.