Pavan Grover is a unique newcomer to Hollywood; an up and
coming young screenwriter and a dynamic actor who is actually Or. Pavan
Grover an advanced pain-management specialist who runs a private practice in
Houston, Texas. Always wanting to be an actor since childhood, Pavan deferred
his movie ambitions on the advice of his mother who wanted him to have a
secure career before launching into the unpredictable world of writing and
acting. Having established himself as a prominent physician, he has now set
his sights on Hollywood, and his mother hiis helped him through raising funds
and producing his first film.
Dedicating his career to easing people's pain. Dr. Grover has successfully
spread national and international awareness on the many options available to
patients who experience extreme pain and suffering caused by life-threatening
illness such as cancer and heart disease.
In 1996, Dr, Grover appeared on a live national broadcast- as the
administrator and joint pioneer of a PDA-approved study. He successfully
implanted a pain-abating electrode close to the spinal cord of a patient
suffering from intractable angina. The procedure was dubbed a medical
breakthrough fro not only blocking pain caused by heart disease, but for
increasing the blood flowto-fhe patients heart.
At this time. Dr. Grover was Medical Director (1994-96) for the Memorial
Center for Pain Management; a muttidisciplinary facility staffed with
physical therapy, psychology and neurosurgery specialists at the Memorial
Hospital Southwest. Before that, Dr. Grover was a staff Anesthesiologist and
Pain Specialist within the Grater Houston Anesthestology group for board certified
anesthesiologists and the Director of Acute Services at Houston's Herman
In another national media appearance. Dr. Grover appeared on "Larry King
Live" in 1994 to debate the benefits of pain management with a notorious
proponent of assisted suicide, Dr. Jack Kevorkian. The broadcast resulted in
the successful anesthetic treatment of a patient with terminal cancer who
believed, prior to meeting Dr. Grover, that the only way to relieve pain was
to end his life. In 1992, Dr. Grover completed a fellowship under
world-renowned pain specialist. Professor Michael Cousins, at the Royal North
Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia and completed his residency at the
University of Texas Medical School's Department of Anesthesiology in 1991. He
earned an honors in Surgery and Family practice in 1989 at the Robertwood
Johnson Medical School and un
undergraduate in Pre-med in 1983 at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Dr. Grover's research has been published in prominent medical journals
including Anesthesiclogy News. He has presented key research studies to
colleagues at medical conferences held In Seattle, New York, Washin9ton D.C,
and San Diego.
He has also traveled to Ecuador as part of a Good Will Mission to treat
patients and give seminars to local doctors in mountain villages. In 1995,
Dr. Grover was among an elite group invited to attend a special White House
reception hosted by First Lady, Hilary Rodham Clinton that honored prominent
Asian American figures.
Dr. Grover's interest in the media has led him to host and produce a weekly
health segment for American r»ews program. "Texas Today" He has
been featured on Peter Jenning's "World News Report"; "Good
Morning America"; "Discovery Channel'; and "PBS"; with
reports in the "New York Times'; "Associated Press" and on
"National Public Radio".
Dr. Grover's day does not end at the clinic however; Pavan has a burning
passion for films. Aside from his interests in medicine, Pavan has deep
interests in acting in the mainstream. To accommodate both worlds, Pavan
creates his own acting opportunities by writing and producing his own films.
Unspeakable is one of six scripts he has written in his spare time between
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