Speakers

Learn about speakers who are presenting during the 2020 AAPM Annual Meeting. 

Kathryn T. Hall, PhD -- Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Kathryn T. Hall, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hall is an associate molecular biologist and assistant professor in the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and director of placebo genetics in the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard Medical School (HMS). After receiving her PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics from Harvard University she spent 10 years in the biotech industry tackling problems in drug discovery and development, first at Wyeth (now Pfizer) and then at Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda), where she became an associate director of drug development. Dr. Hall returned to HMS in 2010, joining the fellowship in integrative medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2012, and receiving a master’s in public health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2014.

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Do We Still Need Placebo Studies?

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Boston, MA
Marie N. Hanna, MD MEHP -- Johns Hopkins University

Marie N. Hanna, MD MEHP Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Hanna is an associate professor of anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is the division chief of regional anesthesia and acute pain management at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hanna conducted her training at Loyola University, Chicago. Since completing her training, Dr. Hanna has been instrumental in developing numerous regional anesthesia educational programs both in the US and abroad. She provided more than 60 national and international talks on pain management. In face of opioid epidemic, Dr. Hanna initiated an innovative multidisciplinary perioperative pain program for chronic opioid users that adds value to patient care by improving perioperative pain control, reducing opioid use and reducing the percentage of patients who might become chronic opioid users.

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Pain Medicine Practice Management: Knowledge for Practice Efficiency, Growth, Economic Viability, and Compliance

Poster Research Highlights #2

Title
Associate, Professor Anesthesiology; Chief, Division Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine
City/State
Baltimore, MD
W. Michael Hooten, MD -- Mayo Clinic

W. Michael Hooten, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Hooten is professor of anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Rochester and his practice is exclusively limited to pain medicine. He is AAPM Secretary and serves on the Executive Committee.

Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD FASA -- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD FASA Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Dr. Hurley is an academic triple threat with leadership in research, education, and administrative domains across acute and chronic pain. He specializes in developing systemwide pain programs and pain policy advocacy at the state and national level and is currently practicing at Wake Forest. His pain training started at McGill in undergrad, includes MD/PhD from the University of Chicago and clinical training at Johns Hopkins. His publications include over 110 papers and book chapters (Miller, Barash, Bonica).

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How to Get Your Research Funded

Lumbar Facet Block and Radiofrequency Ablation International Consensus Guidelines Part 2

Title
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Executive Director, Pain Shared Service Line
City/State
Winston Salem, NC
Robert N. Jamison, PhD -- Harvard Medical School

Robert N. Jamison, PhD Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jamison is a professor at Harvard Medical School with appointments in the departments of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He balances his clinical duties with research and teaching. His recent research has focused on the examination of predictors of opioid abuse in chronic pain patients and he has been involved in interventional controlled trials to assess and manage those at risk for prescription opioid misuse. He is also research mentor to several attending physicians and graduate students and helps to coordinate clinical research within the Pain Trials Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has been principal investigator on a number of NIH-funded projects. He is currently on the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He has authored two books, and over 300 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and abstracts in the areas of behavioral medicine and chronic pain.

Anita D. Karnik, MD -- Phoenix VA Health Care System

Anita D. Karnik, MD Phoenix VA Health Care System

Dr. Karnik is a board certified addiction psychiatrist who specializes in addiction medicine treatment within a multidisciplinary chronic pain setting. She is the program director for the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Her areas of interest include assessing patients with opioid use disorder, educating patients on concepts of complex persistent opioid dependence, and addressing co-occurring psychiatric concerns in patients who struggle with chronic pain conditions. She is passionate in her care for veterans and in educating residents, fellows, and other healthcare professionals in addiction medicine.

Francis J. Keefe, PhD -- Duke University

Francis J. Keefe, PhD Duke University

Dr. Keefe is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center and a member of the Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Program of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is director of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, an active clinical research program concerned with the behavioral assessment and treatment of patients having acute and persistent pain. Dr. Keefe played a key role in the development of clinical pain services and pain research programs at Duke Medical Center. For 20 years he directed the Pain Management Program and was a leader in the development of Duke Medical Center's multidisciplinary pain programs (both out-patient and in-patient). Dr. Keefe has developed and refined a number of treatment protocols for persistent pain conditions (e.g. cancer, arthritis) including spouse and partner-assisted pain coping skills training interventions. He has conducted a number of randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy of these and other behavioral interventions (e.g. aerobic exercise protocols, yoga based interventions, mindfulness-based interventions, forgiveness-based interventions, loving kindness meditation, and emotional disclosure). Dr. Keefe has served on numerous study sections and has chaired two NIH study sections (BMIO, PRDP). Dr. Keefe has published over 400 papers, as well as 60 book chapters, and three books on topics ranging from pain during mammography to the assessment and treatment of cancer pain at end of life. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the journal PAIN.

David J. Kennedy, MD -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center

David J. Kennedy, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Kennedy is a professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his practice focuses on non-operative and interventional spine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle where he served as chief resident, and then a spine and sports fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His research has focused on the safety and efficacy of interventional spine procedures. He has pioneered safe injection techniques and is an internationally recognized expert in interventional spine procedures. He has been the recipient of numerous research grants and he has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 50 published abstracts, and over 20 book chapters.

Narayan R. Kissoon, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Narayan R. Kissoon, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Kissoon is an assistant professor with a dual appointment in neurology and anesthesia that is board certified in neurology, pain medicine, and headache. His clinical practice primarily involves interventional pain management, but with a special focus in interventional management of craniofacial pain and neuromodulation. He studies the mechanisms of action and clinical outcomes in treatments for headache and chronic pain. This research includes clinical trials investigating the efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous interventions and the impact of pain treatments on nervous system function. Dr. Kissoon also investigates the abnormal function and structural causes of pain disorders. As part of his research, he reviews the clinical features that predict successful treatment outcomes.

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The Headache Toolkit: Treating (and Teaching) Headache for Non-Neurologists

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Rochester, MN
Michael S. Leong, MD -- Stanford University

Michael S. Leong, MD Stanford University

Dr. Leong is a specialist in pain medicine with clinical foci on neuromodulation: spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal analgesia, as well as legislative advocacy. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at University of California, Davis and at Stanford University, where he also completed his fellowship in pain medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Leong is currently a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at Stanford University.

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Pain Debate

Title
Director of Neuromodulation
City/State
Redwood City, CA
Yu “Woody” Lin, MD PhD -- National Institute on Drug Abuse

Yu “Woody” Lin, MD PhD National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. Lin is a physician scientist in neuroscience and a NIDA program director with oversight of a program portfolio in clinical, translational, and basic research areas of chronic pain, neuroimmune disorder and addiction science. He was an anesthesiologist before switching to the field of pain management and research.

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How to Get Your Research Funded

Title
Program Director
City/State
Bethesda, MD
Eugene Lipov, MD -- Illinois Masonic Pain Clinic

Eugene Lipov, MD Illinois Masonic Pain Clinic

Dr. Lipov is a pioneer in the use of cervical sympathetic blocks to treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder; an expert in stellate ganglion block for the treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), hot flashes, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and involved in pilot study researching the effects of stellate-ganglion blocks on hot flushes and night awakenings in survivors of breast cancer.

Sean Mackey, MD PhD -- Stanford University, School of Medicine

Sean Mackey, MD PhD Stanford University, School of Medicine

Dr. Mackey is chief of the division of pain medicine and Redlich Professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Mackey received his BSE and MSE in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in electrical and computer engineering, as well as his MD, from the University of Arizona. He completed his anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Stanford. Dr. Mackey has led the Stanford Pain Management Center to be twice designated an American Pain Society (APS) Center of Excellence. He has served as principle investigator on multiple NIH awards where he has overseen efforts to map the specific regions of the brain and spinal cord that perceive and process pain. Dr. Mackey is past president of AAPM.

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Addison Award: Pioneers in Pain Medicine Registries

Brain Imaging; How to Get Your Research Funded

Title
Redlich Professor and Chief
City/State
Redwood City, CA
Dermot P. Maher, MD MS MHS -- Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine

Dermot P. Maher, MD MS MHS Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine

Dr. Maher is the medical director of pain management at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Maher also serves as the assistant fellowship director and director of medical education for the chronic pain fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a diplomat in pain medicine. Dr. Maher is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and their Annual Meeting Programming Committee.

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Addressing Controversies Around Epidural Steroid Injections

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Washington, DC
Jianren Mao, MD PhD -- MGH Center for Pain Medicine

Jianren Mao, MD PhD MGH Center for Pain Medicine

Dr. Mao is the Richard J. Kitz Professor of Anaesthesia Research at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist, currently practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mao is the vice chair for research and chief of division of pain medicine, department of anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine, MGH. He is the director of the MGH Center for Translational Pain Research. Dr. Mao is an associate editor of Pain and executive section editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia (pain and analgesic mechanisms). He is a reviewer for over 50 professional journals and served as a section editor of Pain Medicine (translational research) for nine years.

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Opioid Therapy 2020: Past, Present, and Future

Title
Professor
City/State
Boston, MA
Aram Mardian, MD -- Phoenix VAHCS

Aram Mardian, MD Phoenix VAHCS

Dr. Mardian is clinical associate professor of family, community, and preventive medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix, is a board-certified family physician, and holds additional certifications in addiction medicine, pain medicine, and medical acupuncture. He is the founding chief of the Chronic Pain Wellness Center at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, which has developed into a model for interprofessional whole person care for patients with pain and opioid use disorder. Dr. Mardian was a contributor for the Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines published in 2014 and 2018 and a workgroup member for the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline, Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain, published in February 2017. He serves as co-chair for the Health Care Advisory Team for the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative and co-chair for the Arizona Pain and Addiction Curriculum Workgroup.

Winfried Meissner, MD -- Jena University Hospital

Winfried Meissner, MD Jena University Hospital

Dr. Meissner undertook his residency as an anesthesiologist at University Hospital Berlin-Steglitz, after which he was appointed head of Jena University Hospital’s pain unit in 1994, and head of the palliative care department in 2009. The pain unit covers all areas of pain management (including an acute pain service, outpatient service unit, inpatient consultation service, multimodal pain management program and interdisciplinary pain conference). Dr. Meissner and his group have initiated and coordinated two large registries in the area of acute pain: quality improvement in post-operative pain management (QUIPS) in Germany and its international counterpart, improvement in postoperative pain outcome (PAIN OUT). These registries offer feedback and benchmarking of pain treatment outcomes and facilitate health service research. The registries comprise more than 500,000 data, resulting in more than 50 publications so far. In addition, he was the coordinator of the NeuroPAIN project (chronic pain and neurologic consequences in sepsis survivors) and has broad teaching experience, including the development of curricula for perioperative care, palliative care, and medical communication. He is the coordinator of EC-funded IMIPainCare's subproject, Patient reported outcome measures to improve management of acute and chronic pain (PROMPT), which involves setting up a registry to follow-up postsurgical pain. Meissner is president-elect of the German Pain Society and a member of several national and international societies including the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

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Addison Award: Pioneers in Pain Medicine Registries

Title
Professor
City/State
Jena, Thuringia, Germany
Zachary L. McCormick, MD -- University of Utah

Zachary L. McCormick, MD University of Utah

Dr. McCormick is a board-certified specialist in both pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). He received his MD at the University of Pennsylvania, completed a PM&R residency and fellowship at Northwestern University (The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). Following training, he served as a faculty member at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. McCormick currently serves as associate professor of PM&R, the director of the interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine fellowship, and the director of clinical spine research. An active researcher, Dr. McCormick's work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, specifically radicular, discogenic, zygapophyseal joint, sacroiliac joint, and knee joint pain.

Zaman Mirzadeh, MD PhD -- Barrow Neurological Institute

Zaman Mirzadeh, MD PhD Barrow Neurological Institute

Dr. Mirzadeh is a neurosurgeon in the department of neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Mirzadeh’s expertise includes functional neurosurgery, surgical management of facial pain and chronic neuropathic pain, neuromodulation for chronic pain, and neuroablative techniques for cancer pain management. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, International Society for Stem Cell Research, and Society for Neuroscience. He earned his doctorate and medical degrees from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed his residency at Barrow Neurological Institute. He completed a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital and another in advanced pain at the Baylor College of Medicine/MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Current State: Treatment of Cancer Associated Pain

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Phoenix, AZ
Kavita Mishra, MD -- Stanford University

Kavita Mishra, MD Stanford University

Dr. Mishra is a board-certified urogynecologist and clinical assistant professor at Stanford University, who specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. She has specific training in pelvic organ prolapse and urinary and fecal incontinence, and has expertise in vaginal and minimally invasive reconstructive pelvic surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches. She also manages urinary and pelvic conditions such as painful bladder syndrome and pelvic muscle and nerve conditions.

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Deconstructing Pelvic Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Interdisciplinary Treatment

Title
Clinical Assistant Professor
City/State
Stanford, CA
Jee Youn Moon, MD PhD -- Seoul National University Hospital College of Medicine

Jee Youn Moon, MD PhD Seoul National University Hospital College of Medicine

Dr. Moon is an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Her current interest is in the field of ultrasound-guided pain medicine, which Dr. Moon received the Best Speaker Award from the Korean Pain Society. Dr. Moon is a director of the International Cooperation of the Korean Pain Society and an active member of the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Moon received her MD from Kyung Hee Medical College and received both Master’s and PhD from the College of Medicine of the Seoul National University. In addition to her experience at Seoul National University Hospital. Dr. Moon has also held teaching and professional positions at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital and Kyung Hee University Hospital. Dr. Moon is also concurrently the director of the Cancer Pain Management Center at Seoul National University Hospital.

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Lumbar Facet Block and Radiofrequency Ablation International Consensus Guidelines Part 1

Title
Associate Professor
City/State
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Thomas P. Pittelkow, DO MPH -- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Thomas P. Pittelkow, DO MPH Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Pittelkow is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the division of pain medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He currently serves as the associate program director of the pain medicine fellowship. Dr. Pittelkow is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine and hospice, and palliative medicine. His clinical practice includes interventional pain management, chronic and cancer pain management, and palliative care. Dr. Pittelkow’s clinical and research interests include the use of advanced therapies for the treatment of cancer-pain and the enhancement of medical education.

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Cutting Through the Hype: Marijuana and CBD Oil for Pain

Title
Physician
City/State
Rochester, MN
Ameet S. Nagpal, MD MEd MS -- UT Health San Antonio

Ameet S. Nagpal, MD MEd MS UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Nagpal is a board certified PM&R and pain medicine physician who is an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology at UT Health San Antonio. He is the associate program director of the pain medicine fellowship at UT Health SA and the medical director of the UT Health SA Pain Medicine Clinic as well. He has a master’s in science in biophysics from Georgetown University and a master’s in education in health care curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. He completed medical school in 2008 from New York Medical College and went on to complete his PM&R residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Baylor College of Medicine PM&R Alliance Program and his pain medicine fellowship at UT Health SA.

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Frontiers in Denervation for Chronic Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Complex, Knee, Shoulder, and Hip

Title
Associate Professor/Clinical
City/State
San Antonio, TX
Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD -- Western Reserve Hospital

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD Western Reserve Hospital

Dr. Narouze chairs the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He is a professor of surgery at NOMED, clinical professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at OUCOM, and a clinical professor of neurological surgery at OSU. He is considered an expert consultant in headaches and pain medicine and has served as an editor and medical reviewer in several headache and pain medicine journals. Dr. Narouze is board certified in pain medicine, neurology headache medicine, interventional pain management, as well as anesthesiology. He founded the American Interventional Headache Society in 2015 and he is the president-elect for American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and serves in many committees for AAPM and other national and international headache and pain organizations.

Stephanie A. Neuman, MD FAB -- Gundersen Health System

Stephanie A. Neuman, MD FAB Gundersen Health System

Dr. Neuman is a fellowship trained pain medicine physician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. She has been on staff for over 7 years and is currently the department chair. Her focus is on interventaionl pain management with a very busy spinal cord stimulator practice. She developed her institution’s policy regarding prevention and management of spinal implantable device infections. She was also a contributor and co-author of the largest multi-center study regarding spinal cord stimulator implant infection rates and risk factors.

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Neuromodulation and Mitigating the Risk of Infection

Title
Department Chair, Pain Medicine
City/State
La Crosse, WI
Andrea Nicol, MD MSc FASA -- University of Kansas School of Medicine

Andrea Nicol, MD MSc FASA University of Kansas School of Medicine

Dr. Nicol completed her residency in anesthesiology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), then trained in pain medicine at the same institution. Concurrently with fellowship training, Dr. Nicol conferred a master’s in science in clinical research through the UCLA department of biomathematics. Currently, she is an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where her clinical responsibilities include chronic pain and her NIH funded research program focuses on include fibromyalgia, centralized pain syndromes, and mechanisms of the chronification of pain.

Elizabeth M. Oliva, PhD -- VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Elizabeth M. Oliva, PhD VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Dr. Oliva received her PhD in developmental psychopathology and clinical science from the University of Minnesota where her graduate work examining the etiology of substance use from adolescence to early adulthood was funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at UCSD/VA San Diego. Dr. Oliva is an Investigator at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and a Senior Evaluator for the VA Program Evaluation and Resource Center (PERC; one of three VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention evaluation centers). She is currently the VA National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) coordinator and also conducts research on VA OEND implementation. In her role as VA National OEND coordinator, Dr. Oliva works with interdisciplinary teams—e.g. MDs, PharmDs, RNs, LCSWs, Psychologists—to create national VA OEND resources for patient and provider training.

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Advancing Pain Care for Veterans: Innovations in Interdisciplinary Pain Management, Telehealth, and Opioid Safety

Title
VA National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Coordinator
City/State
Menlo Park, CA
Einar Ottestad, MD FIPP CIPS -- Stanford

Einar Ottestad, MD FIPP CIPS Stanford

Dr. Ottestad joined Stanford faculty and became associate chief for inpatient pain in 2009. As such, he manages acute, postoperative pain and cancer pain at Stanford Hospital as well as chronic outpatient pain medicine. He is committed to the Stanford Pain Center’s multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach when treating pain clinic patients with chronic pain. In the outpatient pain clinic, Dr. Ottestad possesses expertise in advanced interventions such as intrathecal medications, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, cryotherapy and cryoanalgesia, radiofrequency neuromodulation and ablation and ultrasound-guided procedures in general for the treatment of chronic pain. Ultrasound imaging allows accurate imaging of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and nerves that are difficult to identify using only x-ray imaging or anatomic landmarks. This imaging is useful both diagnostically as well as therapeutically when specific, targeted treatment is needed in an area of pain.

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Emerging Applications for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Subacute and Chronic Pain Syndromes

Title
Clinical Associate Professor
City/State
Redwood City, CA
Tonya M. Palermo, PhD -- University of Washington/Seattle Children's Research Institute

Tonya M. Palermo, PhD University of Washington/Seattle Children's Research Institute

Dr. Tonya Palermo is a pediatric psychologist and professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at University of Washington with adjunct appointments in pediatrics and psychiatry. She also serves as associate director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She directs the Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab that aims to improve the lives of children with pain and their families. Her NIH-funded research investigates behavioral, psychosocial and family factors that affect pain experiences, and development and evaluation of innovative psychological treatments that can be delivered at low cost. Dr. Palermo has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and two books on cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents.