Cherian Sajan, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Cherian K. Sajan is a pain management doctor at National Pain Institute, and was named one of the top 10 pain physicians in the Orlando area in 2012.After graduating from St. Johns Medical College in Bangalore, India, Dr. Sajan moved to the United States to serve others with his pain management skill set. He brings a unique perspective to the pain management field due to being classically trained as an orthopedic surgeon in India.

Being born into a family of teachers, Dr. Sajan has always had a unique appreciation for the learning process and meeting goals. From a young age he wanted to be a doctor so he could make a difference in patient’s lives.

When asked why he became a physician, Dr. Sajan humbly stated, “I was determined to be a physician and help those in need with a helping hand. The hard work, dedication, and caring nature of all physicians that I came across inspired me to be like them.”

Dr. Sajan’s favorite part of being a doctor? “I love helping patients in their most vulnerable moments. Being part of the team that helps them return to normal functioning is very satisfying.”

When Dr. Sajan isn’t busy helping his patients at National Pain Institute get their lives back, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheena Jose, (also a doctor) and three young daughters.

Here are a few more fun facts about Dr. Sajan:

  • His favorite superhero is Superman.
  • If he were not a doctor, he would be an astronaut.
  • He enjoys sports, painting, traveling and coin/stamp collecting.
  • His favorite subject in school was biology.

If you’re searching for a pain management doctor, Dr. Sajan prides himself on providing emotional support and encouragement along each patient’s path of recovery. The fact that a lot of patients refer their family and friends to him shows their level of comfort and confidence in him as a physician.

Primary Specialty

Pain Management

Secondary Specialty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Pain Medicine

Undergraduate Education

Majors in Physics, Chemistry, Math & Biology
Saint Joseph’s College, Bangalore, India

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine – Saint John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India


MBBS- Saint John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India


Orthopedic Surgery – Saint John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York


Pain Management – National Pain Institute

Personal Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation