Robert W. Hurley, MD PhDWake Forest University/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Dr. Robert Hurley carried out research examining neurochemical, neuroanatomical and neuropharmacological mechanisms of nociceptive, inflammatory and neuropathic pain focusing on supraspinal regions and nuclei. He began a post-doctoral fellowship pursuing research examining the site of the pain generator and central sensitization in post-amputation pain in the nervous system using quantitative sensory testing. Dr. Hurley has extensive clinical experience with elderly patients with acute, sub-chronic and persistent pain. As the Executive Director of the WFBMC Comprehensive Pain Program, he provides pain management in patients with acute, sub-chronic and persistent debilitating pain as well as oversee the Health System approach to pain diagnosis, management and education.