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At The Pain Center of Illinois, we are always working to find the true cause of your individual pain instead of just masking symptoms. Your specific pain may be caused by any number of underlying reasons. We specialize in determining those root causes to create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs, leading the way in comprehensive, invasive, and non invasive spine, orthopedic, and pain management interventional procedures, and behavioral health programs.

Living with pain drastically affects your quality of life: It's exhausting, frustrating, limiting, and debilitating. 

That's why we create personalized treatment plans specifically tailored to your individual needs.

The Pain Center of Illinois is here to help!

Pain Management

Pain doesn't have to be a regular part of your life. There are numerous ways to treat pain and most doctors only treat symptoms trying to mask the pain.

We specialize in determining the cause of your pain and providing options tailored specifically to your individual needs.


Many times we find that the root cause of pain stems from the musculoskeletal system. We work with your ailments and determine the exact source. Then we create personalized options specifically tailored to your pain, lifestyle, and all aspects to ensure minimal disruption to your life and maximum satisfaction. 

Surgical Center

Our surgical procedures are minimally invasive and our facilities are all-encompassing. We use advanced techniques and lasers to minimize intrusion and speed recovery. We are able to provide end-to-end services, from diagnostics to recovery, all under the same roof.

Physical Therapy

Our modern and high-tech facility has a welcoming, almost spa-like feel and is equipped to handle all steps in your process. We are committed to providing treatments that are safe, minimally invasive, and have been proven, repeatedly, to be highly effective with quicker recovery.


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Interventional Pain Management | Medical Director 

Dr. Bayran is double-board-certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as Chief Resident. During that time, Dr. Bayran was granted participation in the research program on developing new medications for pain pathways.


Dr. Bayran completed a formal ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Management fellowship at The University of Illinois at Chicago and was awarded a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Cleveland Clinic. This helped broaden his training as a Pain Physician. His main area of interest is Spine Care and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Dr. Bayran has been taking care of patients with Spine Disorders for more than 16 years.


He has a particular interest in using innovative technology, including Stem Cell Therapy and PRP. Dr. Bayran uses minimally invasive techniques to address Disc Pathology without the need for incision. These technologies improve the patient’s outcome by minimizing injury to the Paraspinal Muscle. He is also certified by The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.


Dr. Bayran is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

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Kenneth D. Candido, MD

Interventional Pain Management 

Dr. Kenneth D. Candido spent the first two years of medical school in Tampico, Mexico, then completed the educational curriculum at The New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He took an internship and residency in Anesthesiology at The Metropolitan Hospital in New York. During that time, Ken met Dr. Alon P. Winnie, one of the founding fathers of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and one of the nation’s leaders in education regarding pain medicine who at the time was Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He offered Dr. Candido a Fellowship spot there, which Dr. Candido completed in 1988. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his roots on the East Coast, landing a position in the Department of Anesthesiology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.


At Lenox Hill, Dr. Candido established a first-of-its-kind pain clinic, which he staffed daily after completing his anesthesiology duties in the operating rooms. In the eight years at Lenox Hill, Dr. Candido treated more than 20,000 patients suffering from a variety of both routine as well as complex pain entities.

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In 1997, Dr. Candido was asked by Dr. Winnie, to rejoin his faculty at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago as Chair of Trauma Anesthesia and as the Program Director for Anesthesia, and the two collaborated on a number of successful and highly regarded projects and publications. As Dr. Winnie prepared for retirement in 2001, however, Dr. Candido determined his future lay elsewhere, and so joined the prestigious Anesthesiology and Pain Management Department at Northwestern University Medical Center, where he was quickly promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and was placed in a Director Role over the Acute Pain Program. In 2005, Dr. Candido joined Loyola University Medical Center as Program Director of the Pain Management Fellowship Program and as Chief of the Pain Division. At Loyola, Dr. Candido was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. In 2008 he became the Chairman of Anesthesia at AIMMC and Clinical Professor of both Anesthesia as well as Surgery at UIC. Since July 2021, he has continued at AIMMC as Program Director of the ACGME-approved Pain Medicine Fellowship while serving as the Director of Pain Management.


Dr. Candido has more than one hundred ninety-three (193) original peer-referenced papers on a variety of topics related to controlling pain. He has also written more than eighty-five (85) textbook chapters on diverse areas of pain control and has lectured to international audiences on the complex nature of pain and its treatment. Several of his works deal with finding appropriate solutions to dealing with painful conditions in patients who have underlying or iatrogenic addictive diseases which often blurs the distinction between therapy aimed at physiological ailments versus those designed to combat psychological distress. He has been named a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Marquis Who’s Who; is an annual recipient of Best Doctors in Chicago Award; and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (December, 2021); and the newspaper “Anesthesiology News” multiple times.


Dr. Candido was born in New Jersey, attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating in 1979. He lives in the Chicago metropolitan area with his family including four children ranging in age from 15 to 38 and two grandchildren.

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Dr. Lee 

Board Certified pain management physician and anesthesiologist

Dr. Lee is a board certified pain management physician and anesthesiologist. He earned his B.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and then went on to Georgetown University where he was awarded an M.S. in physiology and biophysics. Afterwards, he attended the Medical College of Georgia where he received his M.D. Following a surgical internship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, he completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then went on to complete an interventional pain management fellowship at Mount Sinai West / St. Luke’s in New York City.

Dr. Lee has a particular interest in using the latest technologies to treat pain. He uses minimally invasive techniques such neuromodulation and vertebral augmentation to improve the quality of life of his patients and helps them resume their normal activities.

Dr. Lee is a member of various professional organizations such as the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN), North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Jillian Youngquist

board certified family nurse practitioner

Jillian is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree at Olivet Nazarene University in 2016. She gained a wide variety of experience and knowledge working in different settings including a rehabilitation center, inpatient cardiology, and oncology. She earned a chemotherapy certification through the Oncology Nursing Society. After six years of nursing, she then earned her doctorate of nursing practice degree at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2022. Jillian is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She has a passion for caring for others and helping to alleviate patients’ pain.