Eugene Lipov

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Eugene Lipov, MD
Born 1958
Occupation Anesthesiologist
Known for Pain management and use of stellate ganglion block for hot flashes and PTSD

Eugene Lipov (born 1958) is an anesthesiologist specializing in pain management, and an author. He has made frequent appearances on ABC, NBC, WGN and other networks.

Early life and education[edit]

Lipov was born in Tcheracy, Ukraine. His father, Gregory Lipov MD, was a cardiovascular surgeon in the USSR. Gregory Lipov MD and Mary Lipov MD move to Chicago in 1973. Lipov's parents were the first group of physicians to take care of the Russian émigrés in the 1970s to the 1980s until his mother's death in 1984.

Lipov was educated at Francis Parker School in Chicago. In 1980, he received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Northwestern University. In 1984, he obtained an MD degree from Northwestern University. Following graduation from medical school, he trained at Cook County Hospital/University of Illinois surgical residency. His work was discussed in Washington Monthly.

Following this, Lipov spent two years in anesthesiology residency at the University of Illinois and finished his training at Rush St Luke's with advanced training in pain management. Following completion of his training, he stayed at Rush St Luke's as an assistant professor in pain management. He finally opened a private practice in Hoffman Estates.


Lipov is the medical director of Advanced Pain Centers. His research and interests include the development of new approaches for pain conditions as well as applying old approaches for new indications. He has developed a new stimulator approach called the "Hybrid Stimulator" for back and leg pain. Lipov was the first to report a successful use of stellate ganglion block for hot flashes and PTSD.[1]

He has authored multiple publications, book chapters and abstracts as well as two theoretical papers explaining the mechanisms of the effects observed. His unified theory explains the prolonged effects of local anesthetic placed on the stellate ganglion resolving complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) as well as predicts the positive effect of the stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) on the estrogen depletion hot flashes, PTSD and other conditions.

Lipov is the founder and chairman of Chicago Medical Innovations, a non-profit organization developing and researching treatments for various pain mechanisms and new applications for treatments of hot flashes and PTSD.

Dr. Lipov has appeared many times on network television for his innovations in the treatment of chronic pain. A number of his appearances have focused on innovative disk treatments, implantable neuro-stimulators for lower back pain, treatment of back and leg pain after surgery. Recently, his focus has been hot flash treatments and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to the acute need for both conditions and the lack of other effective treatments.

Personal life[edit]

Lipov is married and has one son, who is the co-author, with his father, of a book titled "The Adventures of Captain Heart", which explains how 3 to 7 year-olds can maintain a healthy heart. Lipov's older brother Sergei is also a physician.


  1. ^ Mulvaney, Sean W.; Lynch, James H.; Hickey, Matthew J.; Rahman-Rawlins, Tabassum; Schroeder, Matthew; Kane, Shawn; Lipov, Eugene. "Stellate Ganglion Block Used to Treat Symptoms Associated With Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series of 166 Patients". Military Medicine. 179 (10): 1133–1140. doi:10.7205/milmed-d-14-00151. 

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