Back Pain

Back pain, like any chronic ache, can interfere with daily life as well as short- and long-term goals. Our popular "Medicine in Our Backyard" lecture series will feature two distinguished experts on back pain.

Dr. Shalini Shah, assistant clinical professor in the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology, is a fellowship-trained physician who specializes in the management and treatment of adult and pediatric pain. She has extensive training in chronic pain disorders in children, specifically in oncologic pain, head and neck pain, abdominal pain, scoliosis and spasticity disorders. Shah started and developed the Pediatric Pain Program, Cancer Pain Program and the Women’s Pain Program with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Irvine Health.

Dr. Amer Khalil, neurosurgery director of the UC Irvine Health Comprehensive Spine Program, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery. As director of the neurosurgery spine program, he seeks to provide innovative therapies and technologies that will improve the health of his patients. Khalil is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the AOSpine Foundation and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Khalil also received the Top Gun Award at the AANS meeting.

The 90-minute lecture includes a Q&A.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

For more information, visit the Newport Beach Public Library website, or call 949-717-3818.