Speakers

Learn about speakers who are presenting during the 2020 AAPM Annual Meeting. View the complete list of 2020 planner and faculty disclosures.

Alexander Feoktistov, MD PhD -- Diamond Headache Clinic

Alexander Feoktistov, MD PhD Diamond Headache Clinic

Dr. Feoktistov is a director of clinical research at the world-renowned Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago and he serves as the president of the American Interventional Headache Society. He is a board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in headache medicine by United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a diplomat of American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Feoktistov graduated in 1998 summa cum laude and has a Doctor of Medicine degree from Moscow Medical Academy—the oldest and most prestigious medical school in Russian Federation. In 2000, he completed his residency in neurology at the department of neurology of Moscow Medical Academy and subsequently underwent further specialization in psychotherapy and Eriksonian hypnosis. In 2002, Doctor Feoktistov received a PhD in neurology at the department of neurology at the Moscow Medical Academy. His dissertation was devoted to the problems of medication overuse headaches. As a result of his research, he received a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence and Clinical Research from the President of Russian Federation.

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Headache Rapid-Fire: Headache Management Pearls for the Pain Provider

Title
Director of Clinical Research
City/State
Glenview, IL
Grace Forde, MD--North American Partners in Pain Management

Grace Forde, MDNorth American Partners in Pain Management

Dr. Forde is Director of Neurological Services at North American Partners in Pain Management, Lake Success, New York. Previously Dr Forde was Director of the Headache Clinic at North Shore University Hospital, Syosset, New York. She is the current Secretary of the New York State Pain Society. As part of her research, she has conducted multiple clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of medications for the treatment of headache and various neuropathic pain syndromes. She has also published articles on neuropathic pain, myofacial pain syndrome and migraines. She has great interest in medicinal cannabis and has been doing a lot of work in this space.

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Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes

Title
Director of Neurological Services
City/State
Lake Success, NY
Juliet Gaisey, MD -- Johns Hopkins

Juliet Gaisey, MD Johns Hopkins

Dr. Gaisey is a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident interested in pain medicine. She has a research background in biomedical engineering, orthopedics, and clinical gait analysis. She is attending her first AAPM Annual Meeting, and is looking forward to getting more involved. Dr. Gaisey is excited to use her experience and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment to share our clinical outcomes at this conference.

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH -- Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Dr. Gallagher, editor-in-chief, Pain Medicine, recently retired as national director for pain management for the Veterans Health Administration, co-chair of the pain management workgroup for the DoD-VA Health Executive Council, and clinical professor of psychiatry and anesthesiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He is an emeritus investigator, Center for Health Equities Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the VA in Philadelphia, and he continues to participate in various research and national policy projects related to pain management such as chair, subcommittee 1, of the HHS's Pain Management Best Practices Task Force. An early academic career in psychiatry/family practice/behavioral medicine at Dartmouth and Vermont focused on leading NIMH-funded biopsychosocial medicine education programs, developing multi-disciplinary behavioral medicine and pain programs, and roles as a residency director and an education dean.

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How to Get Your Research Published

Title
Emeritus Investigator
City/State
New York, NY
Halena M. Gazelka, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Halena M. Gazelka, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Gazelka attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, then completed an anesthesiology residency and both pain and palliative medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She practices medical and interventional pain management, serving as the Mayo Clinic Medical Director for Public Affairs. Dr. Gazelka has chaired the MC Opioid Stewardship Program since its inception in 2016 and is a national expert on the US opioid crisis and responses to it. Further, Dr. Gazelka has served on the Mayo Ethics Subcommittee, teaches in the medical school and serves on the multiple committees with national pain organizations. She was appointed to the federal HHS Pain Management Task Force in 2018. She testified on Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic before the US Senate HELP committee, by invitation of Chair, Lamar Alexander, in February 2019.

Robert W. Gereau, PhD -- Washington University Pain Center

Robert W. Gereau, PhD Washington University Pain Center

Dr. Gereau received a BS in biology from Missouri State University, and a PhD in neuroscience from Emory University. Dr. Gereau is a researcher interested in determining mechanisms that underlie the development of chronic pain conditions. His lab utilizes a combination of behavioral studies, patch clamp electrophysiology, optogenetics, in vivo imaging, molecular and genetic approaches to understand the signaling pathways, cells and circuits involved in nervous system plasticity that underlies pain sensitization. The lab mission is to identify novel approaches to reverse this maladaptive plasticity to provide new therapeutic strategies to reduce pain and its impact on patient quality of life. Work in the lab also includes clinical science aimed at translating findings from the lab into new or improved therapies for patients with pain.

Vitaly Gordin, MD -- Penn State University-College of Medicine

Vitaly Gordin, MD Penn State University-College of Medicine

Dr. Gordin graduated from medical school in Riga, Latvia, former U.S.S.R. Prior to coming to the U.S., he worked as an anesthesiologist in his native country. He completed anesthesia residency and fellowship in pain management at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gordin is a professor of anesthesiology at the department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is chief of the Chronic Pain Division and Medical Director of the Pain Clinic there. Dr. Godin’s clinical interests include comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with various pain conditions. In his practice Dr. Gordin is utilizing a broad range of interventional pain management procedures including implantable devices.

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Pain and Addiction: Which Came First?

Title
Director, Pain Division
City/State
Hershey, PA
Yun Guan, MD PhD -- The Johns Hopkins University

Yun Guan, MD PhD The Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Guan is a professor in the department of anesthesiology and department of neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the director of pain research core and director of pain neuromodulation research at the Johns Hopkins University. The long-term goal of his research is to elucidate the spinal and peripheral neuronal mechanisms of chronic pain and develop better strategies and novel targets for the treatment of chronic pain. Major areas of research include mechanistic study of neurostimulation for pain treatment, developing novel analgesics for chronic pain, and new strategies to improve peripheral opioid analgesia. Dr. Guan has been leading an internationally recognized pain research group that has been funded by the NIH and industry. We have been successful in garnering substantial NIH and industry support.

Jeffrey Gudin, MD--Englewood Hospital

Jeffrey Gudin, MDEnglewood Hospital

Dr. Gudin completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Yale University School of Medicine and his fellowship at The Yale Center for Pain Management. While in New Haven, Dr. Gudin also trained in Addiction Medicine and directed a substance abuse treatment center. Until recently, and for the last 19 years, Dr. Gudin was the Director of the Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is a Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He remains active in teaching and research and has lectured internationally on a variety of topics in pain management, palliative care and addiction medicine. He is currently engaged in research on novel analgesics.

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Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes

Title
Pain Management and Palliative Care Attending
City/State
Bardonia, NY
Amitabh Gulati, MD -- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Amitabh Gulati, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Gulati is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician currently practicing in New York City. He is an associate professor and director of chronic pain, specializing in interventional cancer pain management at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed his anesthesiology residency at Emory University School of Medicine, and obtained his pain management fellowship diploma from Weill Cornell School of Medicine in 2007. Furthermore, Dr. Gulati completed his acupuncture certification at the Helms Medical Institute in 2007, and is licensed to practice in the state of New York. He is currently the program director of the Weill Cornell pain management fellowship in New York City. He regularly gives lectures and teaches at workshops on topics involving ultrasound guided pain procedures, interventional procedures in cancer pain management, and neuromodulation techniques for oncologic pain.

Elizabeth B. Habermann, PhD MPH -- Mayo Clinic

Elizabeth B. Habermann, PhD MPH Mayo Clinic

Dr. Habermann is a professor of health services research at the Mayo Clinic with a specific focus in surgical care. As the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Surgical Outcomes Research, she leads teams that utilize both institutional and national data to study the quality and outcomes of surgical care. Over the past few years, Dr. Habermann has been studying opioid prescribing at discharge from surgery, resulting in the development and implementation of evidence-based, specialty-specific, procedure-specific opioid prescribing guidelines that have demonstrably impacted patient care. Within Mayo Clinic, she serves as the chair of the acute prescribing subgroup within the Mayo Clinic Opioid Stewardship Program Oversight Group, and she has participated nationally on the National Quality Forum's Opioid Stewardship Action Team and the CDC Opioid Prescribing Estimates Workgroup.

Katie Hadlandsmyth, PhD -- University of Iowa

Katie Hadlandsmyth, PhD University of Iowa

Dr. Hadlandsmyth is a clinical psychologist specializing in pain. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine in the department of anesthesia. She completed her clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic's Neurological Center for pain and her research postdoctoral work at the University of Iowa. Her current research focuses on psychological aspects of persistent postsurgical pain and designing behavioral interventions tailored to specific subsets of patients with pain. Dr. Hadlandsmyth also works clinically with patients who have chronic pain.

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Innovative Approaches to Providing Quality Pain Care to Under-Served Populations

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Iowa City, IA
Jennifer Hah, MD MS -- Stanford University

Jennifer Hah, MD MS Stanford University

Dr. Hah is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Division of pain medicine, department of anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine. Her research interests focus on the link between mental health, pain, and pain medication use. She is an NIH-funded researcher focusing on interventions to limit the development of persistent post-surgical pain and opioid use after surgery. As the director of the Stanford Pelvic Pain Program, her clinical focus is on the management of various pelvic pain conditions including bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, pelvic floor myalgia, and peripheral nerve entrapments. Through collaboration with the Stanford Pelvic Health Center, Dr. Hah cares for patients with complex chronic pelvic pain conditions as part of an interdisciplinary team including urologists, gynecologists, colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, pelvic physical therapists, and pain psychologists.

Brian Hainline, MD -- National Collegiate Athletic Association

Brian Hainline, MD National Collegiate Athletic Association

Dr. Hainline is chief medical officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where he oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The NCAA Sport Science Institute works collaboratively with member institutions and centers of excellence across the United States and works in partnership with the Department of Defense for the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance—the largest and most comprehensive concussion study in history. For over 30 years, Dr. Hainline has been actively involved in sports medicine, including serving as chief medical officer of the US Open Tennis Championships and the United States Tennis Association. He is co-author of Drugs and the Athlete and played a pivotal role in the rollout of drug testing and education worldwide. Dr. Hainline is co-editor of the recently published medical book Sports Neurology, which provides an in-depth, academic overview of concussion and repetitive head impact exposure as well as the interplay of the nervous system and sport. Dr. Hainline is clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Pain Management in Special Populations

Title
Chief Medical Officer
City/State
Indianapolis, IN
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
Joseph Hobelmann, MD MPH -- Ashley Addiction Treatment

Joseph Hobelmann, MD MPH Ashley Addiction Treatment

Dr. Hobelmann currently serves as the chief medical officer of Ashley Addiction Treatment. In this role, he oversees the medical, clinical, and nursing staff for both the inpatient and outpatient clinics. He previously served as a staff psychiatrist after completing his psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins. He has also completed an anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2006 and has a master of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His treatment interests include addiction and chronic pain. Prior to arrival at Ashley, he worked as an interventional pain specialist.

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Pain and Addiction: Which Came First?

Title
Chief Medical Officer
City/State
Havre De Grace, 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.

Christy Hunt, DO--Mayo Clinic

Christy Hunt, DOMayo Clinic

Dr. Hunt is an assistant professor in Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Her clinical and research interests include neuromodulation, regenerative medicine, ultrasound, axial pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain management including in the spinal cord injured population.

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Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Rochester, MN
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.

Ming-Chih Kao, MD PhD -- Stanford Pain Management Center

Ming-Chih Kao, MD PhD Stanford Pain Management Center

Dr. Kao is the clinic chief at Stanford Pain Management. A computational biologist and pain physician by training, he studied molecular biology and psychology at UC Berkeley. At Harvard University, he earned his PhD in biostatistics, developing methods for rigorous understanding of heritable diseases and genomic sequences. He then pursued medical training at University of Michigan, Yale, and Stanford.

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Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Redwood City, CA
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
Lynn Kohan, MD -- University of Virginia

Lynn Kohan, MD University of Virginia

Dr Kohan is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Virginia.  She obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University where she also completed her residency in anesthesia. She completed her pain medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia where she has since stayed on as faculty. She has been serving as the Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship for the past several years.

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Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
City/State
Charlottesville, VA
Tim J. Lamer, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Tim J. Lamer, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Tim Lamer has practiced Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic for over 30 years as a clinician, investigator, administrator, and educator. Although he practices in an academic setting, he has a busy clinical practice, trained hundreds of trainees and has been involved in the affairs of organized medicine throughout most of his career. He is a Professor of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and practices in the Division of Pain Medicine and in the Multidisciplinary Spine Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where his practice encompasses the spectrum of pain medicine including cancer, chronic, and acute/peri-operative pain evaluation and management.

Dr. Lamer has been involved with AAPM for over 20 years and have served on many committees and leadership positions over those years, including his current position as President. He has also served on the Editorial Board for the AAPM Pain Medicine Journal since its inception and currently serves as the Interventional Pain and Neuromodulation Section Co-Editor.

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