Dr. Mikhail Artamonov, known almost universally as “Dr. A,” has a complex and blended background guided by a simple philosophy: practice good medicine.
Dr. A believes new medical technologies make medicine more effective and actually make it more personal, which drives better outcomes. Born in Moscow, Russia, the doctor’s earliest experience was as an obstetrics and gynecology nursing aide. He was fourteen years old.
Dr. A earned his medical degree at the prestigious I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, which consistently rates among the top medical schools in Europe. This was merely the start of his training at leading institutions and in globally significant academic settings. Dr. A went on to earn a Masters in Oriental Philosophy and Linguistics at Tianjin University, China; training in Psychiatry at Hannover Medical School, Germany; returned to Moscow for a PhD in Clinical Research in prolotherapy; moved to the United States for an internship at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital and Medical Center, and residency training at Temple University, Philadelphia. Dr. A received a combined Pain Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. The program offers only one open position per year.
Continuing his lifelong passion for good medicine, he graduated from the only Fellowship Program currently offered in the USA, in Functional, Regenerative and Anti-aging Medicine. Dr. A is Board Certified in the specialty and has special interest in stem cell research.
A founding member of The American Academy of Ozonotherapy, Dr. A was among the first three physicians in the US certified in both general ozone application (FAAO) and Prolozone (APT). In his more than 25 years of a continuous global search for medical knowledge, he has trained in several different specialties, including neurology and physiatry, anesthesiology and psychiatry, internal and integrative medicine.
Over the last several years, Dr. A has entered into the growing movement of medical cannabis, becoming an advocate of extensive medical research and applications of medical cannabis. He published a book, “Pot Luck: Why Marijuana is Today’s Medicine” coauthored with Richard Lewis, the marketing guru and mastermind behind the Absolut vodka brand. The book has a continuous 5-star rating on Amazon.
Dr. A is Board Certified in six major areas of medicine: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Brain Medicine, Functional, Regenerative and Anti-aging Medicine and Independent Medical Examination and holds a number of smaller board certifications. He is also a licensed acupuncturist in the states of Pennsylvania and New York. He serves as a Director of Pain Management and Neurology at Professional Academy of Clinical Thermology, a leading society in the growing field of medical infrared imaging.
Dr. A is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.