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Dallas VA Dallas VA Medical Center
VA North Texas Health Care System serves a Veteran population of over 110,000 in 38 counties in North Texas and 2 in southern Oklahoma. Its size and complexity ranks it the 2nd largest in VA.


Dr. Thiru M Annaswamy Dr. Thiru M Annaswamy is the Site-Principal Investigator for the LESS project at the Dallas VA Medical Center (DVAMC). He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, with specific training and expertise in low back pain, lumbar stenosis, radiculopathy and electrodiagnosis. Dr. Annaswamy has a demonstrated record of accomplishments in similar research projects in areas of high relevance for the veteran population, and will lead patient recruitment efforts in the LESS Trial at DVAMC.



The BOLD Project is supported by grant number 1R01HS019222-01 from the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)