Dr. Simon (Semyon) Faynboym was born in Ukraine and immigrated to California at a very young age. Growing up in California, he had a drive to serve the underprivileged and decided to become a physician. Dr. Faynboym currently practices interventional pain management along with a component of mental health at Summit Pain Management in Fort Wayne. Summit Pain Management is a fully licensed interventional and chronic pain management facility, dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care while assuring patient satisfaction. the performance of interventional spine procedures and the management of complex chronic pain conditions. He also received specialized training in addiction management.
Dr. Faynboym earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees, his first in Genetics and the second in Food Biochemistry. He graduated in the top of his class and continued thereafter to get his masters training in Biomedical Sciences at Midwestern University for a year, before heading off to Medical School. Dr. Faynboym attended Medical School at St. Georges University with clinical rotations in New York and California.
Dr. Faynboym then attended Indiana University School of Medicine for his internship and residency in Psychiatry including a fusion of pain medicine integration, with the help of the Physiatry and Anesthesia departments. While a resident, Dr. Faynboym trained not only to deal with intense mental health issues associated with pain medicine, but also worked with the Physiatry department for specialized musculoskeletal aptitude along with proficiency in basic and advanced fluoroscopic guided procedures. He also worked with the palliative department to become skilled in cancer pain and the anesthesia department in order to gain experience and knowledge in Intrathecal Pain Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulation. Dr. Faynboym believes in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management thus during residency he started a multidisciplinary pain journal club to incorporate Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Anesthesia. Lastly, Dr. Faynboym has also received addiction training during his residency.
Dr. Faynboym has been involved in research that has lead to publication in Pain Physician and American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has also been a reviewer for pain medicine in the Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Currently, Dr. Faynboym is finishing his 2 year residency of Indiana State Medical Association resident fellow section, along with past service as a trustee. He has been chosen to sit in the House of Delegates for the American Medical Association and is part of the Pain and Palliative Caucus. He has also been involved in American Society of Pain Physicians by being the Vice chair of the RFS.