Our goal is to improve the quality of life of those who needlessly suffer from acute and/or chronic pain.
Our specially-equipped outpatient surgery center enables us to safely and effectively treat a wide range of painful conditions on-site. Our team of professional personnel and their passion for our patients helps us provide the highest quality care:
- Back, neck, shoulder and knee pain
- Arthritis and osteoporosis pain
- Phantom pain
- Cancer pain
- Pain from auto accident injuries
- Regional pain syndromes
The Tallahassee Memorial Center for Pain Management was founded in 2005 when Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare became part-owner of Tallahassee Neurosurgery Pain Management in response to the need for specialty pain management services in our community.
Vildan Mullins, MD
Dr. Vildan Mullin comes to us from the University of Michigan where he was the founder and Director of the Pain Center. This was the first pain center in the Midwest and has become one of the country’s top pain treatment facilities. He was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Governor in Michigan where he assisted in establishing regulations for pain management.
He completed his undergraduate studies and medical degree at the University of Istanbul, followed by an internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He subsequently did a year of surgical residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, his anesthesia residency at the University of Michigan and his Pain Clinic Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Mullin joined Tallahassee Neurological Clinic’s Division of Pain Management in August 2003.
Dr. Mullin is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is Board Certified in Pain Management.
Joshua Fuhrmeister, MD
Dr. Joshua Fuhrmeister joined the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic Division of Pain Management in July 2006. Born and raised in Iowa City, IA, he completed his undergraduate education in Engineering at the University of Iowa. He then graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in May 2001 and went on to complete his Internship and Residency at the University of Florida.
Dr. Fuhrmeister completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville in June 2006. Dr. Fuhrmeister is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is Board Certified in Pain Management.
Albert Lee, MD, Neurosurgery
Dr. Albert Lee joined Tallahassee Neurological Clinic in May, 2004. Born and raised in Providence, RI, he completed his undergraduate education in biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. After completing three years of basic science research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, he graduated with honors from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee then completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston. He remained there on staff for six months after serving as chief resident in the residency program. Dr. Lee then entered practice in neurosurgery in Naples, FL for two and a half years before being recruited to join the group here in Tallahassee. On June 14, 2005 Dr. Lee successfully completed the certification exam and is fully Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Christopher Rumana, MD, Neurosurgery
Dr. Christopher Rumana joined the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic practice in 1998. He was interviewed and selected by Dr. Mark Vogter as a neurosurgeon who would make an immediate contribution to quality healthcare in this community. Dr. Rumana earned his Undergraduate and Medical School degrees from Northwestern University. He completed his neurosurgical residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his residency he received the distinguished Mayfield Award for Research. On November 22, 2000, Dr. Rumana successfully completed the certification exam and is considered Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Matthew Lawson, MD, Endovascular Neurosurgery
Dr. Matthew Lawson joined the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic in 2012, after working as a Neurosurgeon at the University of Florida. For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Lawson attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemical sciences in 2000. He then attended the University of Florida and received his medical degree cum laude in 2004. During medical school he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society.
In July 2006, Dr. Lawson became a resident in Neurosurgery following several years of training in a combined general surgery/plastic and reconstructive surgery program. During his Neurosurgical training at UF he completed an 18-month dedicated fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery under the direction of Drs. Brian Hoh, J Mocco, and Chris Firment. This specialized training qualifies Dr. Lawson to treat complex cerebrovascular disorders such as intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and acute stroke. After residency, he remained on staff at UF for six months as a Neurosurgeon.
In addition to General Neurosurgery, Dr. Lawson provides subspecialized care in Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Surgery. Dr. Lawson performs many neurosurgical procedures, including: Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography, Endovascular Interventions, Intracranial Aneurysm Coiling, AVM Embolization, Tumor Embolization, Intracranial Angioplasty and Stent Placement, Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stent Placement and Emergent Intervention for treatment of acute stroke.