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Pain Management and Regenerative Medicine Doctors in Wilmington, NC

Meet Our Providers at Center for Pain Management. Located at 1602 Physicians Drive, Suite 103 Wilmington, NC 28401.


John H. Knab, MD

John-Knab=1John H. Knab, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and is fellowship trained in pain management, with Added Qualifications in Pain Management from the American Board of Anesthesiologists. After attending medical school at the University of Vermont, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the University of California at San Diego. He has practiced pain medicine exclusively at the Center for Pain Management since 2000, where he is currently the Medical Director. Dr. Knab specializes in all aspects of interventional pain medicine, and has a special interest in regenerative medicine (using the body’s own cells to heal itself via targeted injections of platelet rich plasma and stem cells), and spinal cord stimulation. He has spoken professionally on behalf of many pharmaceutical companies, and has helped to contribute to the advancement of the field of pain medicine by publishing articles in a number of peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Knab is passionate about educating patients regarding the many established and emerging therapies that are available for treatment of chronic pain syndromes, and enjoys taking the time to write easy-to-understand articles and newsletters. that help patients to understand their treatment options.

Education & Medical Training

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Residency, Anesthesiology
  • University of California San Diego Fellowship, Pain Medicine
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine, Medical School
  • Middlebury College, Other Training, Spanish Language

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Certified in Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Certified in Anesthesiology
  • NC State Medical License, Active through 2019

Sunil K. Arora, MD

Sunil-Aror1Sunil K. Arora, MD, is a board certified anesthesiologist with Added Qualifications in Pain Management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has completed a Pain fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also an Interventional Pain Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Arora has more than twenty years experience in treating acute and chronic pain. He came to Wilmington in 2000 and has been at The Center for Pain Management since then. His emphasis is on restoring function and quality of life through comprehensive multimodality treatment. He performs the full range of the latest interventional pain procedures and techniques, and his areas of interest are back pain, joint pain, and regenerative medicine. His philosophy is that optimum outcomes, come from careful assessment and individualized care planning.


William Anthony Gore, PA-C

William Anthony Gore, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant. Mr. Gore has been licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina and has had his national certification of Physician Assistants since 1995. Mr. Gore attended the University of North Carolina – Wilmington where he focused on a concentration in biology and psychology, he then went on to receive his Bachelor Degree in Science at Excelsior College in Albany, New York. After graduation from Excelsior he then attended Kettering College of Medical Arts to receive his degree in Physician Assistant studies.

Academically, Mister Gore receives special recognition on his national boards, and has spoken extensively for pharmaceutical companies regarding the treatment of chronic migraines. He has extensive background in the fields of Neurology and in Urgent Care medicine, making him a perfect fit for the field of Pain Management, which demands a very wide knowledge base. He joined the Center for Pain Management’s team in 2012 and is constantly applying his vast knowledge of chronic pain, neurological, orthopedic and occupational injuries when treating patients. As a member of CPM’s team Mr. Gore is highly skilled in Ultrasound-guided peripheral joint, nerve, and muscle injections He is a native of southeastern North Carolina and is passionate about providing quality care to patients living with chronic pain.

1602 Physicians Drive, Suite 103.
Wilmington, NC 28401