Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Electroencepholography, Board Certified in Electromyography,
Board Certified in American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Intractable Neurology (Epilepsy, Pain, MS)
With a heavy heart, I would like to inform everyone in the RSD-CRPS community that Doctor Hooshang Hooshmand passed away on August 9, 2019.
Doctor Hooshmand practiced Neurology for over 40-years with a special interest in the management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). He helped thousands of RSD-CRPS patients from around the world. He also treated other neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Epilepsy, and Electrical Injuries.
Doctor Hooshmand was also a professor of neurology at the Medical College of Virginia for eight years, where he was the teacher of the year in 1971,1972, and 1973.
He was the recipient of research awards from the American Congress of Neurology as well as the AMA.
His pioneering work in the diagnosis and management of electrical injuries, management of Neurosyphilis, applications of Clonazepam in intractable seizures, and application of ACTH in the treatment of chronic pain were some of his original contributions.
He enjoyed writing about RSD-CRPS. He loved to educate people through his writings and through the many lectures he had given during his long career.
He truly loved helping his patients. He always tried to give them a better quality of life from the pain they were suffering. He always treated his patients with the utmost respect.
Most nights you would find Doctor Hooshmand working in his clinic until mid-night treating his patients. He would even see patients on an emergency at his clinic on Christmas Day.
In regards to the treatment of RSD-CRPS, he was ahead of his time with his knowledge of the disease. He had a remarkable way of knowing where the patient was having their pain.
He always looked outside of the box when it came to treatment of RSD-CRPS. He was not like the mainstream doctors who treat the disease.
Doctor Hooshmand leaves his wife, Clara, three daughters, and five grandchildren.
He will be truly missed by his family, friends, and patients.
I will personally miss my mentor and best friend.
Thank you Doctor Hooshmand for your inspiration!
Quote By Dr. Hooshmand
To all RSD Patients:
“Remember RSD is not all in your head.” It is all over your body. It starts from one extremity or one part of the body and if not properly treated, it spreads to the other parts of the body. Don't let anybody convince you to be treated exclusively by a psychiatrist or to learn to live with your pain. Just remember you are not crazy. The pain of RSD is enough to drive anybody out of their mind but what I admire is the fact that RSD patients still keep their sanity.
H. Hooshmand, M. D.
For more than 40 years Dr. Hooshmand has helped thousands of RSD/CRPS, MS, Epilepsy, and Electrical Injury patients to help control their pain and to give them a better quality of life.
Dr. Hooshmand would like to thank all his patients for their trust in him all these years.
For more information please contact: Eric Phillips at the International Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Foundation at: 774-501-2808 or visit his website at: www.rsdinfo.com
Dr. Hooshmand was in the practice of intractable neurology at Neurological Associates Pain Management Center in Vero Beach, Florida. He specialized in management of intractable pain with special interest in management of complications of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Electrical injuries.
He had a special interest in research in the fields of CRPS, neuroinflammation, avascular necrosis, intractable complications of demylinating disease and intractable seizures.
Special emphasis was made in multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment with analgesic antidepressants, proper anticonvuslants such as Tegretol, Klonopin, and Neurontin, and treatment of neuroinflammation with the help of I.V. Mannitol, Immunoglobulin, and proper nerve blocks with far less emphasis on ganglion nerve blocks.
Dr. Hooshmand's treatment principles consisted of detoxification from opioid agonists and endo BZ agonists and harmful antidepressants. The role of physical therapy, corrections of eating habits, and management of limbic system dysfunction secondary to chronic painful illness are emphasized.
This website was created to help educate RSD/CRPS patients and members of the medical community.
I would like to thank you for visiting our website, and I hope that your visit will be helpful to you.
With many thanks,
H. Hooshmand, M.D.