Meet our Providers

All of the providers at Pennsylvania Pain and Spine are trained to offer the most cutting-edge and minimally invasive techniques to treat your pain.

Robert Kelly, D.O.

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained
President of Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute

Dr. Kelly completed his residency at Harvard Medical School and then completed a prestigious subspecialty Pain Medicine Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital.  Dr. Kelly’s areas of interest include: back pain, sports medicine, ultrasound guided therapies & diagnostics, individualized rehabilitation & occupational therapy programs, unique treatments for neuropathic pain, minimally invasive procedures & surgeries for pain relief, manual medicine, and various forms of acupuncture for pain relief and sports performance. The foundation of his care philosophy is based on a functional restorative approach so that patients are able to maximize their physical and emotional well-being. 

David Qu, M.D., M.S.

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained
Founder of Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute

Dr. Qu completed intense medical training at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard Medical School’s residency program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Boston, Massachusetts, and then completed his fellowship in pain medicine through the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Qu’s areas of interest include: cancer pain, spinal pain, neurologic pain conditions, minimally invasive surgeries and procedures for pain relief, comprehensive medical management, and interdisciplinary team approach for pain relief.

Dr. David Bozak, D.O.

Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Bozak completed his residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the North American Spine Society. Dr. Bozak’s areas of interest are: minimally invasive pain treatments of the joins, nerves, muscles and spine, joint procedures under imaging guidance, diagnosis of pain origins, and regenerative medicine treatments. Dr. Bozak is also an elite cyclist and CrossFit competitor, and has competed on American Ninja Warrior. 

Christian Acharte, M.D., M.P.H

Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Fellowship Trained

Dr. Acharte completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and Fellowship at Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute. He is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilition, Spine Intervention Society, and North American Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Acharte’s areas of interest include: treating spine, joint and complex neurologic conditions. Dr. Acharte is head of the Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute’s research initiative. He has helped organize partnerships with nationwide research studies to provide our patients with access to new surgery sparing procedures, and greater options to treat their pains. Dr. Acharte is fluent in both English & Spanish.

Ali Shah, M.D.

Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Fellowship Trained

Dr. Shah completed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and he completed his Spine Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health. He is also a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Shah’s areas of interest within the field  include minimally invasive pain treatments of the joints, nerves, muscles and spine, joint procedures under imaging guidance, diagnosis of pain origins and regenerative medicine treatments. In his free time, Dr. Shah enjoys hiking, biking, spending time with family and traveling. 

Jennifer Della Guardia, PA-C

Jennifer Delta Guardia, PA-C has over 27 years experience as a Physician’s Assistant. Her vast experience includes: Urgent Care at the Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Geriatric Rehabilitative Medicine, ENT & Allergy Specialists, and contracted for the Department of Homeland Security in Family Medicine. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physicians Assistants. Her experience with veterans and geriatric rehab give her a unique perspective on patients suffering with acute and chronic pain allowing her to educate patients in pain medicine and rehabilitative therapies to support positive outcomes. Jennifer is also a competitive swimmer and certified swim teacher, competing with and co-coaching the Spring Valley YMCA Masters Swim Team for the past 12 years where she continues to instruct Adult Aquatics Fitness Classes. 

Amanda Hyland, PA-C

Amanda Hyland PA-C graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and graduated from Salus University with a Master of Medical Science (MMS) in Physician Assistant studies in 2017. Amanda’s areas of interest include: acute and chronic pain conditions, and maintaining proper health and lifestyle habits. Her passion in health and wellness led her to also become a volunteer on medical mission trips to Haiti. 

Dr. Judy Le of Penn Pain

Judy Le, PA-C

Judy Le, PA-C graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral HEalth from Penn State University in 2016. She went on to gain experience in the healthcare field as a medical assistant at Pennsylvania Pain and Spine before graduating with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020. She believes in treating the whole person and working with every member of the care team to find treatment plans that are tailored to each individual. 

Dr. Lauren of Penn Pain

Lauren Bruce, PA-C

Lauren Bruce, PA-C received her undergraduate degree in Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University in 2017. She worked as a medical assistant at Pennsylvania Pain and Spine to gain hands-on patient experience before going on to receive her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She returns to Pennsylvania Pain and Spine eager/excited to creative comprehensive care plans for each patient through compassionate understanding and overall helping improve their quality of life.