Southside Pain Specialists has a team of highly specialized pain management doctors who provide treatment in Birmingham. Our physicians are board certified and have decades of experience working with a variety of pain mitigation techniques. We provide treatments such as spinal cord stimulation and kyphoplasty to patients suffering from chronic pain.

If you are looking for a pain management doctor in Birmingham, Alabama, consider Southside Pain Specialists. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring ease and comfort back into the lives of each patient. Browse the list of our providers to learn more about their qualifications and experience. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have about our physicians, our pain treatment options, or our referral process.


Scott Kendrick is an Anesthesiology and Pain Management Physician at Southside Pain Specialists, a Birmingham pain clinic.

Scott Kendrick, MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Kendrick, a native of Birmingham, but raised just outside of Atlanta, GA, received an undergraduate degree from The Citadel before obtaining his medical degree from UAB. After completing his internship in General Surgery, Dr. Kendrick did his residency in Anesthesiology. As a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, he has been practicing exclusively in pain management since 2002. His practice focuses on interventional techniques, including injections, kyphoplasty procedures, and spinal cord stimulators, as well as worker’s compensation claims.

Cheryl Goyne is a Neurology and Pain Management Doctor at Southside Pain Specialists.

Cheryl Goyne, MD

Neurology and Pain Management

Dr. Goyne is from New Orleans, LA and completed her residency in Neurology in 1992. She is board certified in both Neurology and Pain Management and has been in practice for 23 years. She has experience in interventional therapies and medication management of acute and chronic pain conditions, with emphasis on neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Matthew Berke works as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician at the Birmingham, Alabama pain clinic - Southside Pain Specialists.

Matthew Berke, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Berke was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey.  He attended both undergraduate and Medical school at Emory University in Atlanta.  After finishing his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Atlanta, he moved to Birmingham to serve as a co-director for the Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Physiatry Fellowship.  Dr. Berke has practiced the last 20 years with the focus on musculoskeletal sports injuries, spinal interventions and electromyography.

Ross Lumsden is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation MD at Southside Pain Specialists.

Ross Lumsden, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Lumsden, a native of Birmingham, attended both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. After graduation, he successfully completed his internship in Internal Medicine, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Lumsden is also a fellow graduate of the Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Fellowship at UAB. He specializes in interventional procedures originating from both the spine and musculoskeletal areas as well as spinal cord stimulation.

Gene Gordon is an Anesthesiologist at the Southside Pain Specialists clinic in Birmingham, AL.

Gene Gordon, MD


Jerry McKnight, MD

Dr. McKnight graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. For 26 years, Dr. McKnight served as Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Alabama where he taught 270 family doctors in training. He also authored 20 peer review publications. Additionally, he has a Masters of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama Birmingham. After his retirement from the University of Alabama, he treated wounded veterans at the VA hospital and the complex pain syndromes that accompanied the veterans’ illnesses.  Because of this experience in the area of pain medicine, Dr. McKnight decided to engage in Pain Medicine as a full time career.  He has now joined Southside Pain to serve the greater Birmingham and Cullman areas.

Other Providers

Stephanie Calvert is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner at Southside Pain Specialists in Birmingham, AL.

Stephanie Calvert, CRNP

After graduating from Samford’s Nursing program, Stephanie worked at Baptist Princeton for 2 years before returning to obtain her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner. Since receiving her Master’s degree, she has been working full-time for Southside Pain. She also currently teaches in the undergraduate nursing program at Samford. Stephanie is a registered CRNP in the state of Alabama.

Kelsey Robinson works as a PA-C at Southside Pain Specialists, a pain treatment clinic located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Kelsey Robinson, PA-C

After graduating from Auburn’s Microbiology program in 2012, Kelsey attended the University of South Alabama to obtain her Masters of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies. She has been employed at Southside Pain Specialists since September 2016.

Alice Griffin, CRNP

John Hartsell, PA

Olivia Jones, CRNP