P. Brendon Lundberg
President & CEO, Board Member
Brendon founded Radiant Pain Relief Centres with a vision to build the safest, most consistently effective and appealing solution to the epidemic of chronic pain. Combining a mission to change the way chronic pain is treated with deep experience in healthcare management, marketing, business development and sales, Brendon opened Radiant Pain Relief Centres in West Linn in February 2014. Following the success of the first center, they are laying out a plan for expansion to open new centers in new markets nationally and internationally. Previous to founding Radiant, Brendon played key operational and business development roles for two Portland-Area Portland Business Journal and Inc. Magazine Growth Award winning companies, and was the Director of Sales and Marketing for another Portland-based medical device start-up. Brendon holds a BS in business marketing and an MBA.
Brendon’s wife, Rachel, is the owner of Lundberg Yoga Teacher Training Program, and teaches at the Gudmestad Yoga Studio and Stafford Hills Club. They have three children and live in the Portland suburb, West Linn.
Dr. John K. Hong
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. John K. Hong is a pain management physician with over 15 years of private practice and leadership experience. Dr. Hong trained at several prestigious institutions, including Cornell, Tufts, Rush, and the University of Illinois. He is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Hong also serves as the founder and president of Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians with multiple offices in the Chicago region. Over the years, he has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from a wide range of painful conditions and has gained a reputation of excellence regionally and nationally.
Dr. Hong has expertise performing routine and advanced interventional pain procedures. This includes various nerve blocks and ablations, spinal and peripheral nerve neurostimulation, and minimally invasive spine surgeries. He believes in a multimodal, balanced, evidence based approach to pain control, utilizing conservative treatments first and advancing as appropriate.
Dr. Hong has extensive knowledge of pain pathways and the role of central sensitization and neuroplasticity in the progression of acute to chronic pain. He also appreciates through experience the complexity, limitations, and challenge of treating chronic pain with widely available modalities. This has led to a particular passion for Scrambler Therapy and Radiant Pain Relief Centres.
As Chief Medical Officer of Radiant Pain Relief Centres, Dr. Hong strives to expand the visibility and utilization of this unique FDA approved, evidence backed, safe and highly effective treatment for chronic pain. He believes that Radiant Pain Relief Centres has the potential to help alleviate an epidemic of suffering from chronic pain affecting millions of Americans daily.
Dr. Hong is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Neuromodulation Society, and Spinal Intervention Society.
Dr. Melissa Cady
Chief Science Officer
Melissa Cady, D.O. is an American-trained osteopathic physician trained extensively in the traditional medical field. With a background of athletic endeavors, personal training, and physical therapy aide work, Dr. Cady’ medical school education was followed by a year of general surgery, a year of internal medicine, three years of anesthesiology, and a year of pain medicine fellowship training. She is currently board-certified in anesthesiology and also in pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Known as the Challenge Doctor, Dr. Cady chose not to join the typical pain practice out of conviction that there is a better way to address pain’s root cause with better education being a critical component. Her first public educational effort is reflected in her recent book/audiobook release, PAINDEMIC: A Practical and Holistic Look at Chronic Pain, the Medical System, and the antiPAIN Lifestyle. It is deemed by many to be a valuable perspective when facing or rethinking how one’s chronic pain is addressed in today’s medical climate and emphasizes why patient engagement, advocacy, and self-care are essential throughout the pain journey regardless if medical interventions are utilized.
As a result of the book, Dr. Cady created, manages, and self-funds the PainOutLoud.com website to highlight the video stories of those who have found ways to overcome their pain and also the thoughtful professionals who are devoted to helping those in pain with more holistic and educational approaches. Her hope is that people in pain will better understand why certain options may better address the root cause of their pain and only use more risky interventions as a bridge or a last resort for extreme symptoms that may hinder their progress. By minimizing or avoiding chronic masking of pain with drugs and other riskier interventions, Dr. Cady challenges people to improve their function and decrease suffering with more conservative measures so that they can live a life with less pain and more joy.
Dr. Cady loves animals, dancing and traveling—she is especially fond of Australia and New Zealand. Oh, and she has a passion for the platypus, which ironically has a connection to pain (male spur has painful toxin untreatable by opioids).