Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD
Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink is the Acting National Program Director for Pain Management in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He completed his residency in Neurology at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Pain Medicine. He is Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and also has academic appointments at Georgetown University and George Washington University.
Dr. Sandbrink joined the VA in 2001 and since then has been leading the comprehensive interdisciplinary Pain Management Program at the Washington VA Medical Center. He was appointed as Deputy National Program Director in VHA in 2014, and became Acting National Program Director for Pain Management in Oct. 2016.