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Meet the Team

“We are constantly striving to improve chronic pain so our patients can live the active, fulfilling lives they deserve.” — Maneesh Sharma, M.D.

Maneesh Sharma, M.D.

Dr. Sharma received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin focusing on Chemical Engineering with research on Raman spectroscopy and oxygen radical reaction mechanisms.  He received a Doctorate of Medicine with Honors from the Medical College of Wisconsin with further research on nitric oxide radicals and aging.  He was selected in his senior year to train in Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Acupressure) in India.  Dr. Sharma then joined Johns Hopkins University to complete his Residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, where he also served on the prestigious American College of Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee.  He was then appointed as the Purdue Fellow, further sub-specializing in Interventional Pain Medicine.

Dr. Sharma is a leader in the field of Pain Management.  He is Director of Pain Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of the Interventional Pain Institute.  He has ongoing research at Johns Hopkins University, trains students, residents and physicians across the world.

Dr. Sharma has an extensive practice and leads his team in the medical and surgical treatment of complex pain conditions.

Dr. Sharma’s recent features:

  • Named “Leading Physicians of the World”
  • “Top Doctor” in Baltimore, MD by the International Association of Anesthesiologists (IAA)
  • Honored by MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital on “National Doctor’s Day”

Krupa Shah, PA-C

Krupa is a board certified Physician Assistant with expertise in pain management, adult medicine, urgent care, and complementary medicine. She has additional training in  Homeopathic medicine from Baroda Homeopathic Medical College in India.


Ellenor Chance MSN, CRNP, FN-BC

Ellenor Chance, CRNP is a licensed Nurse Practitioner and native of Baltimore, MD. Ms. Chance completed her Master of Science in Nursing as well as her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Coppin State University. Ms. Chance is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners with a diverse background in substance abuse, pain management, family medicine, mental health disorders, and urgent care.

She began her career in the ICU managing the care of critically ill individuals. Ms. Chance is our Medical Cannabis Specialists, currently registered as a Certifying Provider with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. She enjoys working with patients and building a strong compassionate relationship using a multi-modality approach to help promote the quality care for patients with acute and chronic pain conditions.


Dr. Ali Kanji, DPT

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Kanji attended the University of Toronto for undergraduate studies, where he was recognized in 2004 as one of the Top 40 Minds of the Past 40 Years. Dr. Kanji obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Daemen College in Buffalo, NY before finishing post-Doctoral studies and clinical training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. As a physical therapists practicing in Maryland for over 12 years, Dr. Ali’s long-term ambition and vision has been to improve access to physical and psychological rehabilitation for those in need in the Mid-Atlantic region, while building
patient census and a wholistic, best practice-focused continuum of care through a unique Rehabilitation-based system. Early on, Dr. Ali D. Kanji realized that the combination and co-location of services acted synergistically to improve patient care, outcomes and prognosis while reducing healthcare costs. At Interventional Pain Institute, Dr. Kanji believes in the multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients with acute and chronic pain conditions.

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