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Michael J. Brennan, MD
Senior Attending Physician
Department of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital
Fairfield, CT
Dr. Brennan is a member of the Practical Pain Management Editorial Board.

About Michael J. Brennan, MD

Michael J. Brennan, MD, is a senior attending physician in the Department of Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital, and consulting physician at St Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. He is the Associate Director, Chronic Pain and Recovery Center
at Silver Hill Hospital, in New Canaan, and is a board-certified physiatrist in private practice in Fairfield, CT.

Dr. Brennan is interested in the management of pain as well as in the disability of patients suffering from the acute and long-term effects of musculoskeletal diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and various cancer treatments. He has published widely on the treatment of cancer-related disabilities, including lymphedema and cancer pain, as well as various aspects of chronic noncancer pain (including assessment and management), breakthrough pain, and the impact of pain on sleep. He is a reviewer for several pain and rehabilitation focused journals, and is on the editorial board of Painclinician.com.

Dr. Brennan received his medical doctorate from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, before moving on to become the Acting Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. After leaving MSKCC, he served as the Medical Director and Chief of the section of Physical Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital.

Dr. Brennan is a diplomate of The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a recipient of the Conrad Jobst Award for outstanding research in vascular medicine from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, he has received the Elizabeth Narcessian Memorial Lecture award from Kessler Rehabilitation Center.

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