Speakers

Learn about AAPM Annual Meeting speakers, who are experts in the pain medicine field from around the country, below, and view a full list of the planning committee and faculty disclosures.

Alexander Feoktistov, MD PhD--Diamond Headache Clinic

Alexander Feoktistov, MD PhDDiamond Headache Clinic

Alexander Feoktistov, M.D., Ph.D. is a Director of Clinical Research at the world renowned Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, Illinois. He is a Board Certified in Internal Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also Board Certified in Headache Medicine by United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a Diplomate of American Board of Pain Medicine. Doctor Feoktistov received a Ph.D. degree in neurology (Moscow Medical Academy, Russia) and 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. Doctor Feoktistov completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In February 2015 he has been named the recipient of the 2015 National Headache Foundation Lectureship Award.

Howard L. Fields, MD PhD--University of California San Francisco

Howard L. Fields, MD PhDUniversity of California San Francisco

Howard Fields, M.D., Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his M.D. and Ph.D. in neuroscience at Stanford in 1965-66. After internal medicine training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and clinical neurology training at Harvard Medical School’s Boston City Hospital he joined the faculty at UCSF. His major interests are in the neurobiology of pain and substance abuse with a focus on how endogenous opioids contribute to reward and pain modulation. He was a founder of the UCSF pain clinic and has made major contributions to understanding and treating neuropathic pain. He was the first to demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of opioids for neuropathic pain and of topical lidocaine for post-herpetic neuralgia. In laboratory studies with Allan Basbaum he discovered and elucidated a pain modulating neural circuit that is required for opioids to produce analgesia and showed that descending pain modulation can either inhibit or enhance pain. With Jon Levine he published a landmark study demonstrating that placebo analgesia is mediated by endogenous opioids. He discovered a novel opioid action related to reward, identified nerve cells in the striatum that encode the magnitude of a reward and how the neurotransmitter dopamine contributes to motivation and reward. Dr. Fields has received numerous research awards including a Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health.  In 1997 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and in 2010 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Opening Plenaries: Basic Science Night

Title
Professor
City/State
Berkeley, CA
David A. Fishbain, MD--Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

David A. Fishbain, MDMiller School of Medicine, University of Miami

David A. Fishbain, MD, distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology at the Miller School of Medicine University of Miami Florida. He currently heads a pain medicine research group within the Miller School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. A graduate of the University of Ottawa School of Medicine Canada, Dr. Fishbain holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in Microbiology from the University of Ottawa School of Science. He completed his internship in Medicine at Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana and his Psychiatry residency at University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Fishbain has been triple boarded. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. In 2003 Dr. Fishbain was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Fishbain has a national and international research reputation in pain medicine. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications on which he is first author on 89% and 180 published abstracts. Most of these publications relate to chronic pain evaluation, treatment, and outcome. His research on suicide in chronic pain patients was utilized in delineating chronic pain as a suicide risk factor for the American Psychiatric Association’s Guidelines on the assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behavior. Dr.Fishbain was also an advisor on psychiatric interface disorders in the development of the DSM-4-TR. Dr. Fishbain has also been active in organized pain medicine and has been named to a number of committees within the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, Medical Disability Advisor, Pain Medicine, Open Pain Journal, Journal of Opioid Management , Pain Research and Treatment, Pain Therapy, and the Journal of Pain Research and Treatment. He has served on the editorial boards of The Clinical Journal of Pain, the American Pain Society Bulletin, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine Newsletter. He has been the Regional Editor for The Pain Medicine Network Newsletter, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Pain, Psychiatric Editor of Pain and Headache Reports, and an Editor for Cochrane Reviews. Currently he is a Senior Editor for Pain Medicine as well as the Psychiatric Editor for Pain Medicine News. Dr. Fishbain has been the Chair of the American Pain Society (APS) Scientific Program Committee for the 1993 APS meeting and the new research chair for the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2000 meeting and has served on the APS Program Committee for the 2010 meeting. He has also served on the Florida Pain Management Commission and on the American Pain Society committee to develop Opioid Treatment Guidelines and is one of the authors of these guidelines. In 2005, Dr.Fishbain was recognized by the American Academy of Pain Medicine Board of Directors for his contributions to the journal Pain Medicine. In 2008 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine for research in pain medicine and in 2011, the Council of Canadian Academies Survey of Science reported that one of his papers was in the top 1% of the most highly cited papers in his field worldwide.

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Chronic Pain Patient-Physician Scenarios Which Can Lead to Violence

Title
Professor, Psychiatry/Anesthesiology/Neurological surgery
City/State
Miami, FL
Scott M. Fishman

Scott M. Fishman

Dr. Scott M. Fishman is the Fullerton Endowed Chair in Pain Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology (primary) and Psychiatry (secondary), Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, Davis, and Director of the Center for Advancing Pain Relief at UC Davis. He is the founding Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, a position he held for 20 years. His medical degree is from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Formal clinical training is in Internal Medicine (Greenwich/Yale University School of Medicine) and Psychiatry (Massachusetts General/Harvard Medical School). He completed Pain Medicine fellowship training through the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fishman has received board certification in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine 1995-2005), Psychiatry (American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry), Pain Medicine (American Board of Pain Medicine) and Palliative Medicine (American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.)

Dr. Fishman is past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, past chairman of the board of directors of the American Pain Foundation, and previously served on the board of directors for the American Pain Society. He is the immediate past Chair and a current member of the Pain Care Coalition (American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society, & Academy of Pain Medicine). He has authored “The War on Pain” (Harper Collins Publishers), “Listening to Pain” (Oxford Univ. Press), Responsible Opioid Prescribing (Federation of State Medical Boards), and coauthored Spinal Cord Stimulation: Implantation Techniques (Oxford Univ. Press). He has also coedited Bonica’s Management of Pain 4th and 5th eds. (Lippincott), “The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management 2nd edition” (Lippincott), and Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia (Elsevir). Dr. Fishman has authored many peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, book chapters, and other scholarly reviews. He is senior editor of the journal Pain Medicine, and editor for Acute and Chronic Pain for UpToDate. He advocates for safe and effective use of pain treatments with physicians, consumers and lawmakers. He has led a national and international effort to transform pain education through developing and enacting core competencies for pain education.

Dr. Fishman has been honored with the University of California, Davis Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the American Pain Society John and Emma Bonica Award for Public Service, the American Academy of Pain Medicine Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Social and Political Aspect of Pain Medicine, the National Pain Foundation Ambassador of the Year, The Head & Heart Award from the American Academy of Pain Management, the Washington, DC Capitol Hospice Josephina Magno Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership, the American Academy of Pain Medicine Public Service Award, the Federation of State Medical Boards Distinguished Service Award, the UC Davis Faculty Senate Public Service Award, and the American Pain Society Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements in the Field of Pain. In 2015, the American Pain Society named the UC Davis Center for Pain Medicine a Center of Excellence and the American Academy of Pain Medicine named the UC Davis Center for Pain Medicine the recipient of their 2016 Award for Excellence in Fellowship Education. He was most recently honored with a 2017 Presidential Commendation from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

Rollin McCulloch Gallagher, MD, MPH Dr. Gallagher, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Editor-in-Chief, Pain Medicine, recently retired as National Director for Pain Management, Veterans Health Administration, and Co-chair, Pain Management Workgroup, DoD-VA Health Executive Council. An Emeritus Investigator, Center for Health Equities Research and Promotion (CHERP), at the VA in Philadelphia and at Penn, he continues to participate in various research and national policy projects related to pain management. An early career in psychiatry/family 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. Back pain outcomes research and a mid-career NIMH post-doc in epidemiology/MPH led to development of interdisciplinary pain programs at SUNY Stony Brook, Drexel, and Philadelphia VA/Penn, and pain leadership posts in government and national pain organizations. Recent research includes effects of early regional anesthesia on severe battlefield injury outcomes, development of the pain screening tool, the DVPRS, management of opioids in primary care, and the effects of positivity on arthritis pain. He enjoys many-year friendships with colleagues in teaching, research and patient care activities, particularly with Veterans.

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

Vitaly Gordin, MDPenn State University-College of Medicine

I have been treating patients suffering from a broad range chronic pain conditions for more than 20 years. I utilize both medical management as well interventional procedures in treating my patients. Being a faculty at Penn State Medical Center I have trained many residents and fellows over this time. I collaborate with other specialties in treating my patients such as clinical psychologists, addiction specialists, physical and occupational therapists, surgeons and other providers. Being the only academic center in Central PA, we see a fair number of patients with dual diagnoses of chronic pain and addiction. We offer to these patients a comprehensive approach aimed at decreasing their reliance on controlled substances while providing relief via a multifaceted treatment plan.

Scott Grubman, JD--Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever

Scott Grubman, JDChilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever

Scott Grubman is a partner at the Atlanta law firm of Chilivis Cochran, and represents healthcare providers of all types and sizes in connection with government investigations and compliance-related matters.  Prior to joining private practice, Scott served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and prosecuted healthcare providers for fraud, waste, and abuse.

Amitabh Gulati, MD--Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Amitabh Gulati, MDMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Amitabh Gulati is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician and is currently an assistant professor and Director of Chronic Pain at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 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. His current research involves the use of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of neuropathic pain and the study of interventional paradigms for cancer pain medicine. He is involved in multiple educational societies as teaching faculty or board member in the field of pain medicine. He is the incoming President of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasound and a founding member and examiner for the CIPS (Certificate of Interventional Pain Sonography).

Sahil Gupta, MD--Mayo Clinic

Sahil Gupta, MDMayo Clinic

Dr. Gupta is currently pursuing his Interventional Pain Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Florida. He strives to deliver comprehensive care to his patients through various modalities including procedures, medications and behavioral therapy. He has completed his training in Neurology and is serving as the Chair of the Consortium of Neurology Residency and Fellows for American Academy of Neurology. He performs a variety of interventional procedures for spine pathology, chronic pain, joint pain, and much more.

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Poster Research Highlights #1

Title
Pain Medicine Fellow
City/State
Jacksonville, FL
Jennifer Hah, MD MS--Stanford University

Jennifer Hah, MD MSStanford University

Dr. Jennifer Hah MD, MS is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University where she is the director of the Stanford Pelvic Pain Program. She is part of the faculty of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography and is a Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist. In addition, Dr. Hah is a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical epidemiologist with research spanning the intersection of opioids, psychology, addiction, and pain.

Brian Hainline, MD--National Collegiate Athletic Association

Brian Hainline, MDNational Collegiate Athletic Association

Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer, Brian 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. For over 30 years, Brian 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. He is currently chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Neurology Section. Brian 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 Athletes: Neurophysiological, Biomechanical and Psychosocial Considerations

Title
Chief Medical Officer
City/State
Indianapolis, IN
Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Dr. Hayek is currently the chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University. He obtained a BSc degree in Biology with Distinction at the American University of Beirut in 1987 and MD degree in 1991.  Following a residency in Anesthesiology training at University Hospitals of Cleveland, he completed a PhD in Cellular Physiology at Case Western Reserve University in 2000 and subsequently obtained fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He remained on staff at that institution until 2006 when he became the chief of the division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and the program director for the Pain Medicine fellowship program. He is well published and serves on the editorial board of most pain journals.

Andrew A. Herring, MD--Highland Hospital--Alameda Health System, UCSF

Andrew A. Herring, MDHighland Hospital

Dr. Andrew A. Herring graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed residency in emergency medicine at Highland Hospital—Alameda Health System in Oakland, CA where he continues as an attending emergency physician and Associate Director of Research. Dr. Herring is Medical Director of the Highland Hospital Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program, and attending physician at the Highland Hospital Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Program. Dr. Herring is the Principle Investigator of the California ED-BRIDGE. Dr. Herring is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco he has conducted health policy research as a Fulbright Scholar in Central America. His current research focuses on emergency department treatment of opioid use disorders and pain management. Dr. Herring is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Medicine.

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Cutting Edge Science and Clinical Practice: Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

Title
Assistant Clinical Professor
City/State
San Francisco, CA
W. Michael Hooten, MD--Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

W. Michael Hooten, MDMayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Michael Hooten is a pain medicine specialist with a particular interest in unintended prolonged opioid use, mitigating the risks of suicide during opioid tapering, and the use of ketamine infusions for chornic pain symdromes. He serves on the AAPM Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Corey W. Hunter, MD

Corey W. Hunter, MD

Corey W. Hunter, M.D. is an interventional pain management physician practicing in New York City, holding board certifications in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Hunter earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Thereafter, he completed a residency in PM&R at New York University followed by a Pain Medicine fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Hunter went on to found the Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management in New York City where he serves as the Executive Director. In addition, he holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in PM&R at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hunter also serves on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society and American Society of Pain & Neuroscience. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Hunter worked as a research assistant at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis investigating embryonic stem cells to treat paralysis, Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain. He continued his research in medical school studying stromal stem cells (now known as mesenchymal) to treat paralysis – his work was amongst the earliest research on this particular cell line, which is now the mainstay of regenerative medicine. Dr. Hunter continues to be active in research, serving as the principle investigator on a number of clinical trials on emerging neuromodulation technologies as well as continuing his work with regenerative medicine. He has a keen interest in teaching and is well published with his work appearing in a number peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on a wide variety of topics. In addition to his work with stem cell therapy, Dr. Hunter is considered a world-expert on both DRG Stimulation and pelvic pain.

Kristen Huntley, PhD--NIH/NIDA

Kristen Huntley, PhDNIH/NIDA

Kristen Huntley, Ph.D., is a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Center for the Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) where she oversees research studying the effectiveness and implementation of interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders in multi-site, nationwide studies that enroll large samples of diverse participants in general medical settings and community-based treatment programs. Dr. Huntley co-leads NIDA’s Dissemination and Implementation Science Interest Group and provides leadership for selected projects conducted through the NIDA CTN Dissemination Initiative. During her tenure at NIH Dr. Huntley has served as a Scientific Review Officer at NIDA and as a Program Director at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) where she managed a portfolio of pain management research grants and led efforts to build collaborations with other federal agencies to encourage research on the use of integrative health approaches and models of care for pain management in military and veteran populations. Prior to working at NIH, Dr. Huntley was on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a project director at a research and consulting firm, and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings. Dr. Huntley has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has over 20 years of experience in academic, research, and clinical settings.

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Cutting Edge Science and Clinical Practice: Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

Title
Health Scientist Administrator
City/State
Bethesda, MD
Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD--Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Robert W. Hurley, MD PhDWake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The goal of the proposed project is to develop a pragmatic point of care health informatics tools for the elderly patient with chronic low back pain. I have a substantial background in needs assessment, registry development and implementation and education and dissemination. I began work in experimental pain physiology in my undergraduate education at McGill. During my MD and PhD, as well in post-doctoral work, I carried out research examining neurochemical, neuroanatomical and neuropharmacological mechanisms of nociceptive, inflammatory and neuropathic pain focusing on supraspinal regions and nuclei. Following my anesthesiology residency, I pursued a fellowship in clinical pain medicine and began a pain research post-doctoral fellowship pursuing research examining the site of the pain generator and central sensitization in post-amputation pain in the nervous system using quantitative sensory testing. As a faculty member, I have extensive clinical experience with elderly patients with acute, sub-chronic and persistent pain. In addition, as the Executive Director of the WFBMC Comprehensive Pain Program, I provide pain management in patients with acute, sub-chronic and persistent debilitating pain as well as oversee the Health System approach to pain diagnosis, management and education. This approach combines the tenets of implementation science to practical application. The current application builds logically on my prior work developing health informatics tools (HIT) in pain management and family medicine.

Ilya Igolnikov, MD MS--University of Pennsylvania

Ilya Igolnikov, MD MSUniversity of Pennsylvania

Dr. Igolnikov currently practices at the University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in the suburbs of Denver, went to college in the beautiful town (known as the People’s Republic) of Boulder. He's happy to be back skiing and presenting here... mainly skiing, though.

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Pain Management in Athletes: Neurophysiological, Biomechanical, and Psychosocial Considerations

Title
Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
City/State
Philadelphia, PA
Arthur Kalman, DO

Arthur Kalman, DO

Dr. Arthur Kalman graduated from Yale University where he was a two time All-Ivy football player.  He then graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Kalman completed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY where he was chief resident.  He then finished a fellowship specializing in spine care and musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Florida and served as an assistant professor at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics.  Currently, he is practicing in the Raleigh/Durham area where he specializes in interventional pain management, electrodiagnostic testing, occupational medicine, chronic pain management, Osteopathic manipulation and sports medicine.

Alexandra V. Kane, BS--Defense and Veterans Center For Integrative Pain Medicine

Alexandra V. Kane, BSDefense and Veterans Center For Integrative Pain Medicine

Alexandra Kane is a Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She implements prospective observational research studies and clinical trials at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda, MD). As a Department of Defense Center of Excellence, the DVCIPM team focuses on optimizing delivery of acute and chronic pain management across the clinical continuum for service personnel and their families; from point of injury to recovery; improving readiness of the force while also improving efficiency of care delivery.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors from Loyola University of Maryland and volunteers as an EMT in her community.

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Poster Research Highlights #2

Title
Research Assistant
City/State
Rockville, MD
Joanna G. Katzman, MD

Joanna G. Katzman, MD

Joanna G. Katzman, MD, MSPH Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH, a Professor at the University of New Mexico in Neurology, is a Senior Associate Director of the ECHO Institute. She recently stepped down from directing the University of New Mexico (NM) Pain Center since 2011 in order to concentrate her efforts on the national pain and opioid crises. In 2008, Dr. Katzman began the ECHO Pain and Opioid Management teleECHO program at the ECHO Institute. This program has been replicated by the Department of Defense, the Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and over 30 academic medical centers and the province of Ontario in Canada. Dr. Katzman is a FDA special governmental employee and has served on two Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committees related to the Gulf War and Health. Dr. Katzman is the immediate Past President of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (formerly American Academy of Pain Management).

David J. Kennedy, MD

David J. Kennedy, MD

Dr. Kennedy is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his practice focuses on non-operative and interventional spine. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 25 book chapters. He is on the editorial board for Pain Medicine and is a Deputy Editor for The Spine Journal. He is a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). He is on the Board of Directors for the Spine Intervention Society (SIS).

James Khan, MD MSc--University of Toronto

James Khan, MD MScUniversity of Toronto

Dr. James Khan has completed his medical training at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. He completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto and fellowship training in Pain Medicine at Stanford University. He is currently faculty member of Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Gwynne Kirchen, MD--Medical College of Wisconsin

Gwynne Kirchen, MDMedical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Gwynne Kirchen is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology within the pain medicine division of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University and postgraduate medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the Assistant Program Director for the Pain Medicine fellowship. Her academic interests include leveraging technology to improve education and research within pain medicine through use of digital applications and data registries.

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The 'Newish' Skill of Measuring Pain Care in Routine Clinical Practice and Outcomes So Far

Title
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
City/State
Milwaukee, WI
Narayan R. Kissoon, MD--Mayo Clinic

Narayan R. Kissoon, MDMayo Clinic

Narayan R. Kissoon, M.D. 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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Headache for the Pain Practitioner

Title
Neurologist
City/State
Rochester, MN
Lone Knudsen, MSc Psych PhD

Lone Knudsen, MSc Psych PhD

Lone Knudsen has a MSc Psych. degree from Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark and a PhD in Psychology from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia where she worked with Professor Peter Drummond and Pain Medicine Specialist Philip Finch. Dr. Knudsen is originally from Denmark and is currently employed at the Danish National Rehabilitation Center for Neuromuscular Diseases, Aarhus, Denmark in a clinical and research position.

Dr. Knudsen has conducted research into pain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) for more than a decade and, as such, she has also been actively involved in the teaching and dissemination of pain matters to a broad audience including international conference delegates, university students, patients and the general public. She is currently holding the position as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the CRPS Special Interest Group under the International Association for the Study of Pain and has played a major role in the organization of international symposia on CRPS. Most of her research work has been based on international collaboration between two or more research centers, and she is a current member of the International Research Consortium for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Dr. Knudsen is an active contributor to the scientific literature in the pain field, both as author and reviewer. She also serves as Co-editor of the Neuropathic Pain Section of the journal Pain Medicine. 

Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, MD--University of Texas -  MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, MDUniversity of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. She is currently a Professor at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. She has over 13 years of experience treating cancer pain with a keen interest in Interventions in Cancer pain, opioid use disorder in the cancer pain setting and risk mitigation strategies.

Michael S. Leong, MD--Stanford University

Michael S. Leong, MDStanford University

Michael Leong, MD is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Stanford University. He is the director of neuromodulation and treats patients with electrical stimulation and spinal medications to relieve pain as an alternative to opioids. As the first legislative fellow of the North American Neuromodulation Society, Dr. Leong has helped to educate members of Congress about pain care public policy issues, particularly during this opioid epidemic, and the potential for technological innovations to treat chronic pain. He continues this work as a Mayday Fellow of 2018 by informing the media about neuromodulation for pain management. 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 the Director of Neuromodulation and Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.

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General Session II: Pardon the Interruption: Rapid-Fire Neuromodulation (103)

Title
Director of Neuromodulation
City/State
Redwood City, CA
Sean Mackey, MD PhD--Stanford University, School of Medicine

Sean Mackey, MD PhDStanford University, School of Medicine

Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, is Redlich Professor and Chief of the Stanford Division of Pain Medicine. He received his BSE and MSE in Bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as MD from University of Arizona. He is author of over 200 journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and popular press pieces in addition to numerous national and international lectures. Dr. Mackey uses research tools such as big data, psychophysical, neurobehavioral and neuroimaging tools to investigate chronic pain and opioids. He is developer of an open-source learning health system—CHOIR (http://choir.stanford.edu)—to transform the care of people with pain, and serve as a platform for research in real-world clinic patients. He has served as principle investigator on multiple NIH awards. Under Dr. Mackey’s leadership, the Stanford Pain Management Center has been twice designated a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society for the Center’s innovative approach in comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and outcomes-based care. He was a member of the Institutes of Medicine committee that issued the report on Relieving Pain in America. Recently, he was Co-Chair of the Oversight Committee for the NIH/Health and Human Services National Pain Strategy (NPS). While working with Dr. Sean Mackey, researchers at the Stanford Pain Management Center and the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory (SNAPL) have made major advances in the understanding of chronic pain as a disease in its own right, one that fundamentally alters the nervous system. He has overseen efforts to map the specific brain and spinal cord regions that perceive and process pain, which has led to the development of a multidisciplinary treatment model that translates basic science research into innovative therapies to provide more effective, personalized treatments for patients with chronic pain.

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The 'Newish' Skill of Measuring Pain Care in Routine Clinical Practice and Outcomes So Far

Title
Redlich Professor
City/State
Redwood City, CA