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Board-Certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine

Dr. Zhivotenko’s Training and Education:

  • Dually Board-Certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist by Brain Injury Association of America.

  • Completed Pain Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Medical Center. Chosen as the top pain fellow of the year.

  • Completed Neurology Residency at Penn State Medical Center. Awarded with “Outstanding Performance in Outpatient Neurology.”

  • Earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Dr. Zhivotenko’s Experience:

  • Excels at treating headaches, using safe and effective strategies for medical management and applying a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment plan.

  • Proficient in full spectrum of currently accepted interventional pain management procedures.

  • Special interest in treating joint, spine and neuromuscular related pain.

  • Continues to stay up to date with advances in his field by maintaining current membership and attending meetings held by American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Spine Intervention Society and International Society of Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Zhivotenko’s Interests/Fun Facts:

  • He is committed to improving the quality of life for his patients. One of his favorite quotes is “Commitment is the little choices we make every day that lead to the final results we’re striving for.” – Anonymous

  • Fluent in Russian

  • When not seeing patient he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking, biking, rollerblading, and traveling around the world.

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