Meet Dr. Alexander P. Hersel

Alexander P. Hersel, M.D.

Founder / Pain and Spine Specialist / Anesthesiologist


Our founder, Dr. Alexander Hersel, is nationally recognized as one of the most highly trained and experienced physicians performing spinal cord stimulator implants for failed back surgery syndrome in Southern California. Dr. Hersel believes in creating a comprehensive treatment solution for pain and utilizes today’s leading-edge technologies and procedures for the management of acute and chronic pain, including epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, nerve root blocks, morphine spinal pump implants, and discography. His comprehensive care plans consider long-term relief for acute and chronic conditions. He is now the founder of Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.


  • Graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Completed his internship in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
  • Obtained his Fellowship in Pain Management at University of California, Los Angeles

“It was during my anesthesiology residency that I began to truly understand how chronic pain works. Today, I spend a lot of time with my patients to understand the source of their pain, and I use both Western and alternative therapies to help ease it. When you walk in my office, I trulywant the best for you. I don’t settle for mild success but believe in the completion of what we started together.”
– Dr. Alexander Hersel