Speakers

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

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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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
Nagy A. Mekhail, MD PhD -- Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Nagy A. Mekhail, MD PhD Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Mekhail holds a joint appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Center and Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. He is also a professor of anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve. His treatment interests include pain management, interventional spine pain management, cancer pain, and neuropathic pain.

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Neuromodulation Review 2

Title
Carl E Wasmuth MD Endowed Chair
City/State
Cleveland, OH
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
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.