About The Center for Brain Care

The Center for Brain Care was born from the needs of our patients and cutting-edge medical research.

We’re part of the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine (CIPS). In our work to help patients address pain and neurocognitive conditions over the last 12 years, multi-discipline treatment has always been central to finding relief for our patients. 

Now, we have something new.

As clinical evidence has grown that brain stimulation can profoundly improve the symptoms of many neurological conditions, we’ve followed the science. 


After YEARS of pain and procedures, Dr. Kim finally found the true source of the problem. I am finally 95% pain free! The office staff and medical staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Fern Jacobs

CIPS Center for Brain Care is the first and only clinic in Pennsylvania deploying MeRT (Magnetic EEG-guided Resonance Therapy) in the treatment of neurocognitive conditions and brain injuries. You can read more about this treatment at Wave Neuro.

Our Team

Philip Kim, MD

Dr. Kim began his career at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain management at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified in Pain Management,Anesthesiology, and Integrative Medicine. He has a masters in functional medicine at Univeristy of South Florida. He also has a college major in cognitive science with focus in artificial intelligence and neurophysiology. His multiple society memberships include the International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spine Injection Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and North American  Neuromodulation Society.

He is highly recognized for his specialty in neuromodulation therapies and intrathecal drug delivery systems. Dr Kim is Dr. Kim is passionate about interventional and minimal invasive spine approaches to pain management and increasing the quality of life for his patients. He is committed to offering patients options when they feel they have exhausted many of them.

Dr. Kim is the Chief Executive officer and founding member of the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, the Medical Representative for the Controlled Substance Advisory Committee of Delaware and a previous member of the Delaware Prescription Drug Action Committee. Dr. Kim is current president of Pennsylvania Pain society. Dr. Kim is recognized as top doc by Casle Connely since 2016.

Dr. Fishman has designed and/or participated in over twenty-five clinical trials in the field of pain medicine and neurostimulation. Dr. Fishman has authored more than sixty peer-reviewed abstracts and publications in the scientific literature and has presented his work at numerous local, regional, and international society meetings. The wide-ranging nature of pain care and pain treatments is reflected in the diversity of research being performed in his clinic.

Ashley Scherer

Ashley Scherer attended University of Delaware where she obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Ashley is the lead research coordinator and has been with Center for Interventional Pain and Spine since 2016. She has managed over 25 clinical studies in her time here and has been published in several articles and case reports. Ashley is experienced in all aspects of clinical trial management and has coordinated a wide range of studies from feasibility studies to post-market research. She has attended conferences for pain management and neuromodulation at the state and national level.

Justin Mann​

Justin Mann is a dedicated healthcare software and hardware expert with decades of experience leading information technology teams. Mann’s deep passion for the healthcare industry put him at the forefront of evolving trends and services.

Mann began his technology career in 2001 at Blue Ox Medical Network in Wilmington, DE, where his team focused on helping medical practices transition to the emerging Software as a Service (SaaS) model over traditional server-based methodologies. After leaving Blue Ox in 2006, Mann co-founded M3 Healthcare where he established and led a software development team in designing a proprietary SaaS Electronic Health Record (EHR). Justin’s role at M3 bridged his IT background and hands-on healthcare industry knowledge.

After 13 years at M3, Justin launched the medical consulting firm MVIT and partnered with CIPS to manage their compliance, security, and IT infrastructure during their tremendous growth and innovation phase.

Ashley Katsarakes

Ashley Katsarakes started with the Center for Interventional Pain and Spine as a clinical research intern while she finished her Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree from Franklin and Marshall College. She has been a full-time clinical research coordinator with CIPS since she graduated in 2020. Ashley has worked extensively on study design and protocol drafting. She has coordinated over 25 clinical studies ranging from feasibility to post-market. Ashley has published multiple articles in academic journals. She has written and presented posters at both state and national pain conferences. Currently she is working towards a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.