Zona Spine and Pain
- 750 N. Estrella Parkway, Suite 60
- Goodyear, AZ 85338
- Phone: (623)321-5083
Meet Dr. Kalmat
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM, Department of Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
July 2009 to July 2010
Henry Ford Pain Fellowship is a highly interventional program with graduates
having strong skills in both patient evaluation and procedures for conditions
dealing with chronic pain from headaches, and cancer pain to peripheral joints.
Board Certified in 2011 in Pain Medicine by the American Board of
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI/JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSP., Department of
July 2006 to July 2009
Completed residency training in Anesthesiology as of July 2009 with excellent
evaluations from the faculty. Graduated in the top 5 academic ranks out of 33
residents in class. Board Certified 2010 by the American Board of
Anesthesiology and recertified in 2020.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, Department of General Surgery
July 2005 to July 2006
Completed internship in General Surgery with recognition for caring for bedside
manner from the Norton Hospital Award.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, MI
August 2001 to May 2005
Awarded M.D. degree in May 2005 and received Arnold P. Gold Humanism
USMLE Step 1 score 94 (232), Step II CK score 97 (240), Step II CS Pass. Step
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MI
September 1995 to May 1999
Bachelor of Science with a double major in Microbiology and Anthropology-
Zoology (High Honors). Coursework included philosophy, anthropology,
history and economics as well as extensive preparation in biology and
Honors Thesis: Cloning a Novel Transcription Factor for Hsp27, with Professor
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (Pre-College Program)
July 1994 to September 1994
100 high school students selected from the entire country to attend the Pre-
College Program, while living on campus. Courses: 1) Introduction to Biological
Molecules and 2) History of Medicine.
WEST BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
West Bloomfield, MI
September 1991 to June 1995
Graduated from West Bloomfield High School with Honors.
ZONA SPINE AND PAIN
Nov 2015 to Present
Founder and Owner of a very successful pain management practice with great
reputation of medical care and also patient experience.
Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty
certification in Pain Medicine.
-Interventional-focused pain practice treating a variety of pain disorders with
both injection therapy and responsible medication management as appropriate. –
-Offering patients, a variety of treatment options for pain control including
cervical, thoracic, lumbar epidural, and transforaminal injections, radiofrequency
ablations, ultrasound and PRP injections, joint injections, and spinal cord
stimulation and kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty.
Administrative Role as Owner/Medical Director/CEO
-Founded the practice from the ground up including site selection, market
analysis/need, securing financing for buildout and growth, insurance contract
negotiation, developing a strong referral base and reputation, and creating a
collaborative work culture. Currently employer for 9 individuals.
-Responsible for the overall function, vision, and expansion of the practice.
-Responsible for financial operations and profitability.
-Devising policies and procedures for a multitude of aspects of the practice for
employee safety and COVID transition
-Ensuring compliance with various LCDs for Medicare/MAC compliance.
-Contract evaluations and renegotiations with insurance carriers
-Overseeing billing and collections
-General computer networking and basic IT management of the company’s
network and computer hardware
-Wrote basic coding for templates used to see and evaluate patients ensuring
criteria are met for various evaluation/management the appropriate levels of
CPTs used for billing
-Have a fundamental knowledge of the overall function of running a business and
operations including employee management, product and device
procurement/negotiations, revenue cycle management for medical billing,
insurance contract negotiations
PAIN MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
July 2010 to April 2016
Interventional-focused pain practice treating a variety of pain disorders serving
the Washington DC metropolitan area. Was the managing partner for the
practice till Dec 2015. Was responsible for hiring new physicians, revenue cycle
management, overseeing billing/collections working with the billing team,
also responsible for designing and implementing new therapies and revenue
streams for the practice.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2015, TOP DOC/CHECKBOOK MAGAZINE
Selected as a top doctor in the Washington D.C area. Selection in this
magazine is based on ratings by referring doctors in the area. Was the
youngest doctor listed for 2015.
2009, FELLOW OF THE YEAR NOMINATION, Henry Ford Health System
Nominated by attending staff anesthesiologists and pain physicians in the
Henry Ford Health System to represent the Department of Anesthesiology
as the Fellow of the Year for commitment to patient care,
working well with others and research endeavors.
2006, NORTON HOSPITAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT CARE
Selected by nursing staff and patients for this award for excellence in patient
interactions at Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY.
2005, ARNOLD P. GOLD HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD/GOLD
HUMANISM HONORS SOCIETY
Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society, April 2005. This award and
induction into the Honors Society is to recognize individuals for
“demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion
and dedication to service.”
DR. DAVID S. AND ELAINE O. TRUMP CHM DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
Received this scholarship from the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State
University in April 2005.
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FROM INDIA ENDOWED
SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS OF ASIAN INDIAN HERITAGE
Awarded the MAPI scholarship in April 2002 based on academic
performance in 1st year of medical school as well as acting as a role
model for Asian Indians in Michigan.
DEAN’S OFFICE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, Univ. of Michigan School of Public
Selected to receive this merit scholarship covering 50% of tuition expenses
for the entire Master’s Program.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Graduated from the University of Michigan with High Honors.
CLASS HONORS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Received the designation of Class Honors from the University of Michigan in
March 1997 and March 1999.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PHYSICIANS
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES