Dr. Mulvaney and Dr. Lynch in 2012 treating Special Operations Troops with SGB for the treatment of PTSD. They worked and published research as a part of a team of behavioral health professionals, medics and corpsman successfully treating combat-related PTSD.

Our mission

  • Serve as the world expert in applying new variants of the stellate ganglion block procedure to treat the injury of trauma.

  • Provide compassionate world-class care to our patients

  • Continue to publish research as well as educate both our patients and other clinicians on the benefits of SGB as a fusion between biologic and psychologic treatments for trauma.

  • Advocate on a national level for those struggling with PTSD

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How we can help


Located in Annapolis, Maryland, The Stellate Institute treats trauma from any source, including but not limited to:

  • Combat-related
  • Sexual abuse or assault
  • Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
  • Childhood abuse or neglect
  • First responder related trauma
  • Life-threatening events (car accidents, medical emergencies)

The Stellate Institute is an official ACGME accredited training site for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for Anesthesia-Pain Medicine Fellowship.

One of our missions at The Stellate Institute is to educate all clinicians on the benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) and to share our expertise with select military physicians learning how to perfect their SGB treatment.

Our standard goes well beyond the technical skills to perform a safe, effective ultrasound-guided nerve block. It’s about understanding trauma and its effects on the body and mind, which CAN be healed.

Teaching select military physicians both the demanding skills required, as well as how taking the time to talk with patients, is a critical factor in getting the best results. Our patients deserve that.

Quality SGB treatment cannot be mass produced! (SOF Truth number 3).

Meet the Doctors

The true leaders, Dr. Mulvaney and Dr. Lynch published the ground-breaking research which innovated and established the use of SGB to treat PTSD.


james lynch, m.d.


SGB Procedures


5-Star Reviews


Published SGB Research


Founders' Combined Years of Military Service