James W. Atchison, DOMayo Clinic Jacksonville

Dr. James Atchison has been a nationally recognized teacher and researcher in PM&R and Pain Management throughout his career. He has presented courses, lectures and workshops nationally and internationally on pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management, care of spinal injuries and spinal manipulation. More locally he won teaching awards at the University of Kentucky and the University of Florida, while developing and directing a PM&R Spine Fellowship at the University of Florida that lasted 13 years and graduated 19 specialists. He served on the Program Planning Subcommittee for the AAPM&R Annual Assembly for 13 years, and chaired the committee for meetings in Philadelphia, Honolulu, and Boston. He developed and co-chaired the AAPM&R National Meetings on Pain Management in 2004 and 2005, and in 2012, he chaired the Academy's Opioid/REMS Task Force. Dr. Atchison has led and participated in countless research projects including some funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published numerous research papers, book chapters and abstracts, been a reviewer of articles for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and previously served on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. In 2010 he was recognized by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) with their 'Distinguished Clinician Award'. He continues to serve the Academy as a Co-Chair of the 2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee and the Medical Education committee.