David A. Fishbain, MDMiller School of Medicine, University of Miami

David A. Fishbain, MD, distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology at the Miller School of Medicine University of Miami Florida. He currently heads a pain medicine research group within the Miller School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. A graduate of the University of Ottawa School of Medicine Canada, Dr. Fishbain holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in Microbiology from the University of Ottawa School of Science. He completed his internship in Medicine at Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana and his Psychiatry residency at University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Fishbain has been triple boarded. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. In 2003 Dr. Fishbain was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Fishbain has a national and international research reputation in pain medicine. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications on which he is first author on 89% and 180 published abstracts. Most of these publications relate to chronic pain evaluation, treatment, and outcome. His research on suicide in chronic pain patients was utilized in delineating chronic pain as a suicide risk factor for the American Psychiatric Association’s Guidelines on the assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behavior. Dr.Fishbain was also an advisor on psychiatric interface disorders in the development of the DSM-4-TR. Dr. Fishbain has also been active in organized pain medicine and has been named to a number of committees within the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, Medical Disability Advisor, Pain Medicine, Open Pain Journal, Journal of Opioid Management , Pain Research and Treatment, Pain Therapy, and the Journal of Pain Research and Treatment. He has served on the editorial boards of The Clinical Journal of Pain, the American Pain Society Bulletin, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine Newsletter. He has been the Regional Editor for The Pain Medicine Network Newsletter, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Pain, Psychiatric Editor of Pain and Headache Reports, and an Editor for Cochrane Reviews. Currently he is a Senior Editor for Pain Medicine as well as the Psychiatric Editor for Pain Medicine News. Dr. Fishbain has been the Chair of the American Pain Society (APS) Scientific Program Committee for the 1993 APS meeting and the new research chair for the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2000 meeting and has served on the APS Program Committee for the 2010 meeting. He has also served on the Florida Pain Management Commission and on the American Pain Society committee to develop Opioid Treatment Guidelines and is one of the authors of these guidelines. In 2005, Dr.Fishbain was recognized by the American Academy of Pain Medicine Board of Directors for his contributions to the journal Pain Medicine. In 2008 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine for research in pain medicine and in 2011, the Council of Canadian Academies Survey of Science reported that one of his papers was in the top 1% of the most highly cited papers in his field worldwide.


Chronic Pain Patient-Physician Scenarios Which Can Lead to Violence

Professor, Psychiatry/Anesthesiology/Neurological surgery
Miami, FL