Dr. Ajay Wasan supervises clinical care across seven hospital pain clinics in the UPMC system, 10 clinical faculty members, the Department of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, and all Division of Pain Medicine research. This research is funded from a variety of sources, such as the National Institutes of Health and industry funds. Dr. Wasan’s current research interests are in the areas of tracking pain treatment outcomes using electronic records, mechanism-based treatment studies of negative affect in pain, quantitative sensory testing, and in preventing prescription opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain. His publications are in the general area of pain outcomes research, and cover topics such as opioid treatment, interventional treatments, neuropathic pain assessment, the brain physiology of chronic pain, and the impact of psychiatric factors on pain response. Dr. Wasan serves on AAPM’s Board of Directors, is a past co-chair of the AAPM Annual Meeting, and has served on both the Program Committee and Scientific Poster Abstract committees.
- Professor and Vice Chair, Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
- Pittsburgh, PA