Valley’s Pain Management Center team provides a personalized approach to pain. The Pain Management Center team is skilled in treating and diagnosing all types of acute and chronic pain. They are here to help you feel like yourself again.
Nicole Matar, MD
Dr. Matar joined Valley in 2021 and focuses on interventional pain management, including but not limited to cancer pain, chronic pain syndromes, and perioperative pain. She also specializes in procedures performed with fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance. She believes in a patient-first philosophy of care that focuses on safety, quality, and the best clinical outcome. Dr. Matar received her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Management at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Matar also completed an additional fellowship in Pain Management at Columbia University Medical Center.
Uzma Parvez, MD
Dr. Parvez joined Valley in 2023 and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. She has extensive knowledge and experience in treating neck and low back pain, radiculopathy, facet arthropathy, sacroiliac pain, discogenic pain, and post-laminectomy syndrome. Dr. Parvez is also skilled in the treatment of CRPS/RSD, including lumbar sympathetic blocks and stellate ganglion blocks. She believes in a patient-centered pain management plan that incorporates modalities and treatments, as well as support from the physician, hospital, community, and most importantly, a patient’s family. She received her medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College at the University of the Punjab in Pakistan. She completed a surgical internship at the University Hospital of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She also completed a pain management fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi, and conversant in Arabic.
Stacey Shetty, APN
Stacey is a board-certified advanced practice nurse who has been at Valley for over 25 years. She helps patients with chronic pain, cancer-related pain, and back pain. Her goal is to develop a mutually trusting relationship with her patients and understand how pain impacts their life. Together, they can then formulate a safe and effective plan that will manage their pain. Stacey received her degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Fani Thomson, DO
Dr. Thomson is a board-certified interventional Pain Management physician who has been at Valley since 2008. She helps patients relieve their pain, recover from injury, and get back to their normal lifestyles. She has been dedicating her practice to the non-surgical treatment of painful conditions, including neck and back pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and other painful conditions. Dr. Thomson’s integrative, multi-disciplinary approach begins with establishing the correct diagnosis by obtaining a thorough history and physical examination and may include multiple modalities to help treat pain. She received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency and Interventional Spine fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC.