About Sean Li, M.D.

Sean Li, M.D. specializes in interventional pain management. His clinical interest is in neuromodulation therapy such as spinal cord stimulation, high frequency stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. “Advancements in neuromodulation therapy is offering new hope and freedom to patients who have been imprisoned by their pain,” Dr. Li said.

Prior to joining National Spine & Pain Centers, Dr. Li served as the medical director of Premier Pain Centers LLC. In addition to his work at National Spine & Pain Centers, Dr. Li continues to serve as an attending physician at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. He has published numerous professional articles and written text book chapters on the topic of pain and is actively involved in clinical research that will help advance the field of interventional pain medicine.

Dr. Li serves on the Ethics Committee at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Education Committee and Young Neuromodulators Committee at the International Neuromodulation Committee, on the Mentoring Committee for the North American Neuromodulation Society, and is  secretary of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Li earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and underwent residency training in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and later in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He completed his fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

“Having trained in general surgery and anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine is a perfect career choice for me to apply my surgical skills and understanding of pain pathophysiology to treat patients suffering from chronic pain,” he said. “It is my job to help patients find a clear diagnosis or cause of their pain and advocate for the best treatment with the most evidence and least risk.”

In his free time, Dr. Li enjoys traveling, playing with his sons and pretending to be a foodie. 


  • Shrewsbury, NJ Office

    170 Avenue At The Common, Suite 6, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

    Phone: 732.380.0200

  • Freehold, NJ Office

    55 Schanck Road Suite 18A (Building A, Suite 18), Freehold, NJ 07728

    Phone: 732.431.9544

  • Toms River, NJ Office

    1430 Hooper Ave, Suite 205, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Phone: 732.458.0322

“I am truly grateful to Dr. Sean Li for treating me promptly to alleviate my severe knee pain. The procedure he performed on my knee has given me great relief. I commend Dr. Li for his knowledge of various treatment techniques available for my condition. I look forward to seeing him in the future to continue my treatment.” 

“I normally see Dr. Li. In my opinion there is no one better than him. He is very thorough and he will explain new treatments and makes you feel comfortable about trying them. I would highly recommend Premier Pain to everyone I can and especially Dr. Li.”