Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

Interventional Pain Physician at Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center

Meet Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

As the Founder of Pain Management and Injury Relief (PMIR) Medical Center in 2003, Dr. Hersel believes in creating a comprehensive solution for pain, and works closely with other healthcare professionals to maximize the efficacy of his patients' treatments. Dr. Hersel employs some of today's most cutting-edge procedures in the management of acute and chronic pain. He performs interventional procedures that include epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, nerve root blocks, platelet rich plasma injection therapy and Botox injections for migraine headaches. He is nationally recognized as one of the few highly trained and experienced physicians performing spinal cord stimulator implants for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Dr. Hersel focuses on breaking the cycle of pain by targeting pain pathways, improving his patients' physical well-being and helping transform their perspective on pain.

Directions to our primary location in

Thousand Oaks, CA

How Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD Can Help You


  • Interventional Pain Physician
  • Anesthesiologist

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Years in Practice

  • 13 Years


  • Bachelor of Science, Major: Biology, Minor: Music Performance and Composition, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Intern, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York,
  • Resident, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, Pain Management - UCLA Pain Management Center, Los Angeles, CA


  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Herniated / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash


  • Botox for Headaches
  • Bracing
  • Epidural Steriod Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medications
  • Plasma Rich Protein (PRP) Injections
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

  • Thank you Dr. Hersel and your excellent office staff for your exceptional care. You have made my life so much easier, and I appreciate your dedication and commitment.
    — Susan
  • Dr. Hersel is the best doctor I’ve ever had — so compassionate and caring. He is the only doctor that has not only given me relief from my severe injuries, but has corrected and helped to improve my way of life. I love him, he is the best doctor in the world! He listens to what my problems are, and we resolve them together! He also cares about me. He makes an effort to communicate and keep in touch with my other doctors to make sure I’m getting the best healthcare I could possibly get!
    — Lois
  • I had my first appointment with Dr. Hersel and I was so impressed with his level of caring. He was very empathetic about my pain problems, and he has set a treatment plan into place. I may have found my hope. The support staff are all pleasant and accommodating.
    — Renee
  • Dr. Hersel is the most compassionate doctor I have ever seen. I have chronic back pain and I endured two unsuccessful back surgeries befor I saw him for the first time. Dr. Hersel made me feel that he was as happy to see me as I was to see him. His front office staff is very professional and the nurses in the surgical suite are top rate. I cannot say enough about Dr. Hersel and the way he runs his practice. YOU’RE THE BEST!
    — Cindy
  • I’ve been a patient since Dr. Hersel opened his practice and trust nobody more in regard to my pain issue(s). He listens!
    — Thomas

Accolades for Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Founder of Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center
  • Research - Halyard Health, Inc.: 2015 - A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized, Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of Using Coolief™ Cooled Radiofrequency Probe to Create Lesions of the Genicular Nerves and Comparing Corticosteroid injection in the Management of Knee Pain. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Research - Cytonics Corporation: 2015 - A Phase I/II, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled Safety and Efficacy Study to Evaluate APIC-CF Therapy for Mild to Moderate Primary Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Role: Principal Investigator

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Pain Medicine

Office Information for Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

1120 Newbury Road
Suite 150
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Primary Location:

1120 Newbury Road
Suite 150
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320


Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare
  • All PPO Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Profile last updated: June 22, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.