Dr. Sy-Coolidge Pierre
- PHARMACY, B.SC.
St. John’s University
Queens, New York
- DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
Meharry Medical College
- ANESTHESIA RESIDENCY
University of Illinois & Cook County Hospitals
- CARDIOTHORACIC ANESTHESIA FELLOWSHIP
New York University
New York, New York
- Anesthesia and Pain Management Specialist
- The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
- Consultant Physician Anesthesiology
- Consultant Physician & Clinical Director
Bahamas Medical Center
- ASA – American Society of Anesthesiologists
- ASRA – American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
- WIP – World Institute of Pain
- ACAM – American College for the Advancement of Medicine
My professional career began as a pharmacist, followed by medical school, anesthesia residency and a fellowship in Cardiac & Thoracic Anesthesia at New York University. I was a medical team member that performed the first adult open-heart surgery, first pediatric open-heart surgery and the first transplant surgery in the Bahamas.
My interventional pain training took place during my third year of anesthesia residency at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
I was trained by Dr. Alon P. Winne, a past president and one of the five “Founding Fathers” responsible for the rebirth of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain. Dr. Winnie was confined to a wheel chair after contracting polio during his residency training at Cook County Hospital (1958 – 1959). This would have deterred most people from continuing medical-training, however, Dr. Winnie pressed on to become one of the most renowned anesthesiologists in the world. In addition to becoming an exceptional anesthesiologist – working from a wheel chair – he performed research in the anatomy lab that lead to him developing the technique of blocking multiple nerves by injecting local anesthetic into the connective tissue surrounding nerve bundles. Prior to Dr. Winnie’s single-shot discovery (perivascular or fascial sheath injection), multiple injections were required to achieve the same level of anesthesia. Not only was Dr. Winnie’s procedure more efficient and effective, it was also measurably safer. The regional anesthesia and pain blocks discovered by Dr. Winnie – the subclavian perivascular brachial plexus, lumbar plexus, sacral plexus and the “3-in-1” femoral nerve blocks – are used extensively today and are considered the standard of medical care for regional anesthesia and pain management.
Interventional Pain represents the culmination of continuing education in the areas of anatomy, pain, nutrition, orthomolecular, bio-energy, bio-oxidative and bio-molecular medicine. This clinic allows me the opportunity to share this knowledge with my patients and hopefully enables them to lead a healthy and vibrant life.