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HD Research

As thought leaders in the field of pain management, both Drs. Leiman and Minkowitz consult with drug developers in order to create new protocols and research models to study novel pain therapies.  They are actively involved in publishing and lecturing nationally and internationally to advance the field of pain control.  They take pride in their ethics and the quality of their clinical research.

Meet the Docs

Dr. Harold Minkowitz

Dr. Minkowitz is a board-certified physician with over 25 years of clinical experience. He has been actively involved in technical research since his residency training. During his clinical tenure, he served as Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and was involved with multiple patient care hospital committees. He has conducted almost 200 clinical trials, and published and lectured extensively on these research topics.

Dr. David Leiman

Dr. Leiman is a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Leiman completed his training at the University of Texas at Houston where he was awarded the honor of Chief Resident in his last year. He has a special interest in acute and postoperative pain control and has a clinic dedicated to treating patients with complex postsurgical pain syndromes. Additionally, he is an avid researcher that has been the principal investigator in numerous clinical trials. Dr. Leiman is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas at Houston, and was voted “Top Doctor” in the 2017 Houstonia Magazine.


What is a Bunion?

A bunion is the manifestation of a misshapen bone that protrudes from the side of your big toe, making the toe appear crooked.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms may include bone deformity, pain, and stiffness.

What causes a Bunion?

Bunions are caused when a big toe applies pressure to the neighboring toe in a way that inflames the joint in the big toe, causing it to protrude. This can be a result of narrow shoes, tight shoes or socks, genetic structural defects, stress on the foot, or other medical issues.

Do you have a Bunion in need of surgery?

We are conducting a clinical research study. If you qualify, bunion surgery and study-related care may be provided at no cost


If you qualify, you may be eligible to participate in Clinical Research Trials. Give us a call or leave your information!

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