Aaron S. Geller, M.D.
Medical Director, Nashua Pain Management Corporation
154 Broad St., Nashua, NH 03063 Phone 603-233-6317 FAX 465-7829
Board, Additional Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1996, recertified 2004
Diplomate, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine / Peripheral Neurology, 1997
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine, 1999
Harvard School of Medicine Opioid Certification, 2006
American College of Sports Medicine, member 1994
Academic Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine - New England Medical Center,
Rehabilitation Medicine, 1995-2015
Clinical Instructor, Dartmouth School of Medicine, Family Medicine, 1998-2000
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, 1998
Hospital Privileges: 1999 - present St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH 03060
2001 - present Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, 8 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03061
Employment: 2001- present Medical Director and President, Nashua Pain Management Corporation
2000-2001 St. Joseph Hospital; Medical Director Inpatient Rehabilitation Internal Medicine,
Pharmacy and Therapeutics medical staff representative
Concord Hospital; Pain / EMG outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation consultant
1998-2000 HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Associate Medical Director
Director of Coma Awakening, Stroke, Spasticity, and Oncology programs
Director of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromusculoskeletal Center of Excellence
Medical staff representative to Medical Executive Committee, Ethics Committee,
Pain Management, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Institutional Review Board
1995 -1998 Youville Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston - Harvard and Tufts University affiliations Inpatient; Medical Director of Coma Awakening Traumatic Brain Injury / Stroke programs
Team manager of inpatient orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric 40 bed units
Outpatient Clinics; EMG, Spasticity Nerve Block, and Neuromusculoskeletal Pain
PM&R resident and pharmacy student teaching responsibilities, PM&R Journal Club
Rehabilitation Grand Rounds CME Coordinator
Education: 1992-1995 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency, Tufts University / New England
Medical Center with cross-training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital / Harvard School
of Medicine rehabilitation residency training program for acute and chronic pain,
peripheral neurology / EMG, gait, spasticity, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury.
1991-1992 Medicine internship, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
1987-1991 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (rank #3 medical school in U.S. in 1987)
Doctor of Medicine, Dean's Rank; Outstanding
1986 Semester at Sea Shipboard University - Valedictorian of 500 students
1983-1987 University of Pittsburgh, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Summa Cum Laude, B.S., Biology
Minors: Neuroscience, Chemistry, Math, English
1979-1983 North Hills High School, Pittsburgh, PA - Graduated #2 of 570 students
Aaron S. Geller, M.D.
Geller AS. Opioid dependence is not addiction and "tolerance" declares addiction. JAMA Intern Med.
2013 Apr 8;173(7):595-6.
Geller AS. Very high opioid dosing may declare occult diversion in disabled population. JAMA Intern Med. 2013
Mar 3 online edited commentary original contribution publication.
Geller AS. Benzodiazepine oncogenesis as mediated via diminished restorative sleep effected sympathoadrenal
activation. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Oct;87(10):1034-5.
Geller AS. Clinician identification of appropriate long-term opioid candidacy. Arch Intern Med. 2012 July
Geller AS. Opioid potency, nerve blocks, and acetaminophen. Consultant. 2011 Oct. 5.
Geller AS. Full time work for objective selection of long-term opioid efficacy. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Oct. 2.
Geller AS. Premature Discard of Proton Pump Inhibitors - Possible Osteoporosis vs. Enhanced GI Bleed,
Adenocarcinoma Efficacy. Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Sept;86(9): 916.
Geller AS. Opioid overdose-related deaths. JAMA. 2011 July 27;306(4):379.
Geller AS. Correcting several oversimplifications of chronic opioid therapy, Arch Intern Med. 2011 Mar
Geller AS. Appropriate discard of “best” practice guidelines for acute low back pain. Arch Intern Med. 2010
Geller AS. Rational opioid prescribing to minimize iatrogenic addiction. Clinical Geriatrics, 2010 Sept;18(8):online exclusive publication as Special Commentary
Geller AS. Treating anxiety disorder in an older woman. Clinical Geriatrics. 2010 May 2010;18(5):11.
Geller AS, Fulk GD. Traumatic Brain Injury. In: Physical Rehabilitation Assessment and Treatment Fourth
Edition. O’Sullivan SB and Schmitz TJ (editors). New York: F.A. Davis, pp 783-819, 2000.
Geller AS. Paresthesias. Am Fam Physician, 57(10):2346-53, 1998.
Geller AS. Botulinum Toxin Versus Phenol for Spasticity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 78:233, 1997.
Geller, AS. Pergolide in Arousing ‘Permanently’ Vegetative Patients, in preparation for publication, Archives of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Geller, AS. Reversal of Quadriplegic Locked in State with Sinemet in preparation for publication, Archives of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Invited 9/17/13 to be Special Reviewer for articles submitted for publication in New England Journal of Medicine
Aaron S. Geller, M.D.
SELECTIVE LECTURES, GRAND ROUNDS PRESENTED:
"Minimizing Risks for Iatrogenic Death from Opioid Medications - Vanquishing Myths in Pain Management" invited to be presented at St. Joseph Hospital November 30, 2011.
“Sharing Evidence Based Secrets to Vanquish Myths in Pain Management,” NH Academy of Family Physicians, March 28, 2009, St. Joseph Medical Center April 28, 2010, Concord Hospital May 25, 2011.
“Clinical Pearls in Pain Management,” St. Joseph Hospital, September 10, 2003, Southern NH Medical Center April 29, 2004, Concord Hospital August 18, 2004.
"Analysis of Biomechanical and Other Factors Predisposing to Injuries from Upper Extremity Exercises in the Weight Room," Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Veteran's Hospital, Jamaica Plains, MA, August 26, 1993.
"Autonomic Dysreflexia - A Potentially Life Threatening Syndrome Unique to Spinal Cord Injury Patients,"
Department of Neurology, Veteran's Hospital, Jamaica Plains, MA, August 22, 1994.
"Physical Examination of the Shoulder," New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, August 23, 1994.
"Suprascapular Neuropathy and Pectoralis Muscle Strains in Weight Lifters - Mechanisms of Injury and
Physiatric Management," New England Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Meeting, May 20, 1994.
“Spasticity - Common, Potentially Medically and Functionally Dangerous, and Treatable”
Youville Hospital, Medical Grand Rounds, Boston May 7, 1998
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester June 16, 1999
New England Brain Injury Association, October 13, 1999
Concord Hospital, Concord, November 17, 1999
Oddfellows Nursing Home, Concord, January 2000
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua October 4, 2000
"Clinical Management of Disruptive Behavior," Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New England
Medical Center, Boston, MA, June 21, 1994.
“Clinical Management of Disinhibited Behavior and Suboptimal Arousal,” New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Woburn, Medical Grand Rounds, April 7, 1995.
"Comprehensive Management of Hypercalcemia in Spinal Cord Injuries," Department of Rehabilitation
Medicine, Veteran's Hospital, West Roxbury, MA, March 18, 1994.
"Critical Importance of Rapid Intervention in the Care of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy," Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine, New England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, MA, October 21, 1994.
"Differential Diagnosis and Management of Dementia, Delirium, and Pseudodementia," Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine, Veteran's Hospital, West Roxbury, MA, April 22, 1994.
"Anatomy, Physiology, and Treatment of Neurogenic Bladders," Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Veteran's Hospital, West Roxbury, MA, March 30, 1994.
Aaron S. Geller, M.D.
Perioperative Amicar, Protamine, and Heparin Thromboelastograph Coagulation Studies in Hepatic Transplant Patients, University of Pittsburgh - Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Pittsburgh, PA, 1983-1986.
Pharmacokinetic and Hemodynamic Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Ketamine and Norketamine Bioactive Metabolites in Hepatorenal Dysfunction, with Dr. Richard L. Stiller, WPIC, Pittsburgh, PA, 1985.
TUFTS UNIVERSITY – NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER:
Enrichment: Independently designed and taught a six week Introduction to Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography course to rehabilitation medicine and neurology residents,
Veteran's Administration Hospital, Boston, MA, 1994
Team Physician for Boston Ballet at Emerson Majestic Theatre, 1993-1994
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE:
Honors: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology,
Musculoskeletal Pain, Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Rheumatology, Cardiology,
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Anestheseology, Gynecology, Mechanisms of Infection,
Internal Medicine (Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and final examination), Surgery (General, Vascular, and Urological), Pulmonary Medicine
Leadership: AOA Course Guide Review, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Founder of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine PM&R Club
Medical Ethics, 11 months
Preceptorships: Anestheseology with Pina Templeton, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology
Electrodiagnosis with Jennifer Chu, M.D., Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Sports Medicine with Joseph Torg, M.D., Chief of Department of Orthopedics
National Board: Medicine 91st percentile Surgery 94th percentile Psychiatry 97th percentile
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH and SEMESTER AT SEA SHIPBOARD UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES:
Awards, Honor Societies,
Recognitions: Lambda Sigma (dedicated to helping the disabled), Alpha Epsilon Delta, Druids
Sigma Xi (national research honor society), Phi Eta Sigma, Omikron Delta Kappa
Dean's Honor Role, 1983-1987
Institute for Shipboard Education Grant and Fellowships
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Presbyterian Hospital Award for
" Outstanding Anesthesia Research "
Provost Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh
Speaker at Convocation, Semester at Sea Shipboard University, students from Harvard, Tufts, Stanford,…
Foreign Diplomat Receiver, Semester at Sea Shipboard University
Teaching Assistant for Genetics and Evolution courses
Hobbies: Reading, exercising, bicycling, hiking, film screening, gardening, chainsawing, firewood splitting.