James C. Eisenach, MDWake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Eisenach's clinical and laboratory research has tried to better understand how pain is perceived, especially in settings where even light touch causes pain, like chronic pain from trauma, surgery, or cancer, and how we might better treat this pain or even prevent it. Work by Dr. Eisenach and colleagues over the years has led to new pain treatment options in settings ranging from women in labor to people suffering from severe pain and cancer. Currently, he is directing research efforts to identify ways to speed up recovery from pain after injury--whether the injury is a battle wound in a soldier or surgery to cure cancer.