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
  • Childhood abuse or neglect
  • First responder related trauma
  • Life-threatening events (car accidents, medical emergencies)

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