Dr. Staats founded the division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he was the division chief and director for more than a decade. In this capacity, he was youngest major division chief in the history of Johns Hopkins Hospital and was the first anesthesiologist to obtain surgical privileges at any academic university. He is currently the chief medical officer of National Spine and Pain. He has edited or co- authored 11 textbooks on pain medicine and written over 400 articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is the Past President of ASIPP, SPS, NANS and NJSIPP and was the first chair of the American Society of Anesthesia’s committee on interventional pain and is currently President Elect of the WIP.
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