Andrew So, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics with offices in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet or Jersey City, New Jersey. Dr. So believes that each patient’s care should be personalized and strives to ensure the highest level of comfort and compassion through a multi-modal treatment approach. His specialties include neck pain, back pain, spine pain, post-laminectomy syndrome, headache pain, migraine pain, joint pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, neuropathy, acute, and post-surgical pain syndromes, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), amongst others.
Dr. So attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated as an Angel Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in Brain Behavior & Cognitive Sciences. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University as a distinguished merit scholar, where he was also voted class president by his peers for his leadership abilities.
He then went on to complete his residency in Anesthesiology at Albert Einstein University of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. So was honored by his peers and faculty with the highly coveted Leo M. Davidoff Society Outstanding Teacher Award.
Following residency, Dr. So completed fellowship training at Albert Einstein University of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center specializing in interventional pain management, where he served as a chief administrative fellow. In addition to his extensive training, Dr. So has contributed to the field of pain management through research initiatives and various publications, including first author credits for multiple chapters in Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide for Practitioners, as well as presentations at national and regional conferences.
Dr. So believes in utilizing a comprehensive and multi-modal approach to pain management, allowing him to effectively diagnose, treat, and manage a wide array of pain and musculoskeletal-related conditions. He also possesses a robust procedural skill set including axial and peripheral procedures utilizing both fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance.
In his free time, Dr. So enjoys hiking, traveling, tennis and spending time with family and friends.