Born in Israel, Dr. Shalev earned his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and completed his internship and an anesthesiology residency at Meir General Hospital in Kfar Saba, Israel. After immigrating to the United States, he completed a second anesthesiology residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in Bronx, New York.
Dr. Shalev went on to do Critical Care training at Montefiore and a Pain Management Fellowship at the Pain Center at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He spent nearly ten years teaching Pain Fellows in a variety of procedures in a private practice Pain Management Fellowship.
He has performed hundreds of spinal cord stimulators and peripheral stimulator trials and surgical implants since the 1980s, and was among the first physicians in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to perform spinal cord stimulator and pump implants .
To Dr. Shalev, pain management is one of the most challenging yet satisfying fields of medicine. “It is gratifying knowing a complicated pain issue has been helped,” he says. “Patients are most grateful.”
He and his wife have four grown children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys many activities including mixed martial arts, tennis, scuba diving, travel, music and movies.