Speakers

The AAPM 2021 educational program and speakers will be available in fall 2020. In the meantime, browse 2020 speakers to get a sense of the leaders in the specialty that present at the AAPM Annual Meeting & Preconferences. View the complete list of 2020 planner and faculty disclosures.

Marian G. Acevedo Alvarez, MD--Loyola University Medical Center

Marian G. Acevedo Alvarez, MDLoyola University Medical Center

Dr. Acevedo Alvarez graduated with a Bachelor's degree in science from the University of Puerto Rico. She then moved to New York City, where she completed her MD and OB/GYN residency at New York University, School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospitals. Dr. Acevedo Alvarez pursued a fellowship in urogynecology from Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She is currently a urogynecology attending at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Her interests are recurrent urinary tract infections, surgical outcomes from prolapse and anti-incontinence procedures, and medical education. She is currently pursuing an MPH from Loyola University in Chicago.

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH -- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Jerome Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His mission as the “Nation’s Doctor,” is to advance the health of the American people. Dr. Adams’ motto as Surgeon General is “better health through better partnerships.” He is committed to strengthening relationships with all members of the health community, and forging new partnerships with members from the business, faith, education and public safety and national security communities.

As the Surgeon General, Dr. Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  In this capacity, he oversees the operations of approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of our nation.

During his tenure as Surgeon General, Dr. Adams has created several initiatives to tackle our nation’s most pressing health issues, including: the opioid epidemic, oral health, and the links between community health and both economic prosperity and national security. In response to the opioid epidemic, Dr. Adams issued the first Surgeon General’s Advisory in thirteen years, urging more Americas to carry naloxone, an FDA-approved medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Dr. Adams also released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids, and a digital postcard calling for a cultural shift in the way Americans think about, talk about, and respond to the opioid crisis. His Surgeon General’s postcard recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse, and promote recovery. Additionally, Dr. Adams is focused on building a culture of health and prevention in all sectors. As part of those efforts, Dr. Adams has commissioned a Surgeon General’s Report to explore the connection between private sector investments and public policies leading to healthier communities and advancing business and community prosperity.

Dr. Adams received bachelor’s degrees in both biochemistry and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.

He has been a leader in numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Association and the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists.  Dr. Adams is also the former Health Commissioner of Indiana, where he led the State’s responses to Ebola, Zika, and to the largest ever HIV outbreak in the United States related to injection drug use.

Dr. Adams has pledged to lead with science, and facilitate locally led solutions to the nation’s most difficult health problems. He also feels his toughest, but most important job, is being a father to two teenage boys, Caden and Eli, daughter, Millie, and dog Bella.

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General Session II

Title
Surgeon General
City/State
Washington, D.C.
Meredith C. Adams, MD MS FASA -- Wake Forest

Meredith C. Adams, MD MS FASA Wake Forest

Dr. Adams is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest Health and is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Clinical Informatics. She is currently funded by the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (K08) to study opioid response phenotypes for people with low back pain. Dr. Adams is a member of Dr. Jim Eisenach's Pain Mechanisms Lab at Wake Forest. Dr. Adams teaches and practices clinical pain medicine at Wake Forest Health.

Nathan Anderson, BA MDiv--University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Nathan Anderson, BA MDivUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Nathan Anderson is a first year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. He was accepted into the Pitt-Med Research Experience for Pre-Matriculation (PREP) and began research work with the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in June 2019. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, he has experience in clinical research as an emergency department Academic Associate at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to beginning medical training and research, Nathan was trained as a hospital spiritual care provider, completing residency training at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA.

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Poster Research Highlights #2

Title
Medical Student
City/State
Pittsburgh, PA
Magdalena Anitescu, MD PhD -- University of Chicago

Magdalena Anitescu, MD PhD University of Chicago

Dr. Anitescu, professor of anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine, is the program director for the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship and the section chief of pain management services at the University of Chicago Medicine. She completed a surgical internship at the University of Iowa and an anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following a pain medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, she joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. She is an accomplished national and international educator, author of numerous textbook chapters and scientific papers, and a member of many professional organizations and scientific committees that review the academic curriculum for various pain medicine meetings.

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Neuromodulation Review 1

Title
Professor
City/State
Chicago, IL
Charles E. Argoff, MD--Albany Medical College

Charles E. Argoff, MDAlbany Medical College

Dr. Argoff specializes in pain management with an emphasis on assessing and treating chronic headaches and neuropathic pain at Albany Medical Center. He is a Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and is board certified in neurology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Dr. Argoff completed an internship in internal medicine at Stony Brook, a residency in neurology at Stony Brook and a fellowship in neurology at the National Institutes of Health. Internationally recognized for his work, he is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and American Academy of Neurology, is the Neuropathic Pain Section Co-Editor for Pain Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain.

Meredith J. Barad, MD--Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Meredith J. Barad, MDStanford Hospital and Clinics

Dr. Meredith Barad grew up in Denver, CO. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin summa cum laude in 1998 and graduated from Stanford University Medical School in 2003. She completed her internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, and then went on to a neurology residency at Stanford University. After residency, Dr. Barad was the first neurologist to be admitted to the pain fellowship at Stanford. She is board certified in headache and pain. Currently, Meredith is a clinical associate professor of anesthesia, (pain management) and neurology and neurological sciences. She is also the co-director of the Facial Pain Program at Stanford, and the associate division chief of pain education and associate program director of the pain fellowship. At the AAPM. She is the current chair of the Headache and Orofacial Pain Medicine SIG and invites all members interested in these issues to join the SIG!

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

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

Title
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia (Pain Management) and Neurology & Neurological Sciences
City/State
Redwood City, CA
Jane C. Ballantyne, MD FRCA -- University of Washington

Jane C. Ballantyne, MD FRCA University of Washington

Dr. Ballantyne received her medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, England. She trained in Anaesthesia at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, before moving to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard University, Boston in 1990.  She began her research career working with statisticians at Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts Center for Evidence-based Medicine, developing an evidence base for Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (now AHRQ) pain guidelines.  She became Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in MGH in 1999.  She moved to the University of Washington in 2011 as UW Medicine Professor of Education and Research.  In 2014 she was appointed President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), a group of physicians that promotes rational opioid prescribing through advocacy, research and education.

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AAPM Foundation Spotlight: Opioid Reduction

Title
Professor
City/State
Seattle, WA
Inna Belfer, MD PhD--NIH Pain Consortium

Inna Belfer, MD PhDNIH Pain Consortium

Dr. Belfer is a world-recognized expert in human pain genetics and phenomics. She began her career as a neurologist, then received extensive training in neurobiology and human genetics. Her primary research interests have been the relationship between gene polymorphisms and complex phenotypes such as pain, psychiatric disorders, and addictions. Her research focused on biobehavioral aspects of acute and chronic pain, sex influence on pain and analgesia, and genomic predictors of the transformation of acute pain into chronic condition. After serving as a Staff Scientist at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Pain Program, she joined the University of Pittsburgh as Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Genetics and the Director of the Molecular Epidemiology of Pain Program. In 2015, Dr. Belfer joined the Food and Drug Administration as a medical officer for novel analgesics, evaluating clinical trial design and safety data, and analyzed trends and new scientific fields to assess the adequacy of clinical translational pain research including sex-specific factors controlling pain. Dr. Belfer has returned to NIH to direct the extramural pain portfolio at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Robert Bolash, MD -- Cleveland Clinic

Robert Bolash, MD Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Robert Bolash is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the departments of pain management and evidence-based pain research at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and trained in interventional pain management at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a Fulbright Scholar and is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology.

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Poster Research Highlights #1

Poster Research Highlights #2

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Cleveland, OH
Staja Q. Booker, PhD RN -- The University of Florida

Staja Q. Booker, PhD RN The University of Florida

Dr. Booker is a nurse scientist, with a passion for understanding pain in aging ethnic minorities and the movement-related changes imposed by chronic joint pain that threaten function and overall well-being. Recent work contributes new knowledge on osteoarthritis pain in older African Americans. Three themes characterize Dr. Booker's work: comprehensive understanding of factors and the experience of osteoarthritis and movement-evoked pain, the development and use of self-management interventions to reduce the burden of joint pain, and the application of smart technologies to measure pain and deliver interventions. Significant contributions include developing the first nursing clinical practice recommendations and a model for pain assessment and pain measurement in older African Americans. An engaged scientist, she has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, research abstracts, and scientific presentations. Dr. Booker has received several awards which denotes her strengths and applicability of her research to practice.

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

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Gainesville, FL
Gary J. Brenner, MD PhD -- Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Gary J. Brenner, MD PhD Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brenner sees patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Pain Medicine and has been the director of the MGH Pain Medicine Fellowship since 2002. He is an associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and has authored more than 50 publications including peer-review articles, reviews, and book chapters; these have related to the pathophysiology of pain, treatment of neurofibromatosis, neuro-immunology and clinical approaches to chronic pain. The major focus of his laboratory is the development of novel treatments for schwannoma. As part of his long-standing commitment to pain medicine education, he has served in the leadership of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD), the Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and on the Pain Medicine Committee of the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

Scott Brancolini, MD MPH--University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Scott Brancolini, MD MPHUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Scott Brancolini is an Associate Professor and Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and School of Medicine. He earned his BS from Carnegie Mellon University, his Master’s of Public Health from George Washington University, and his MD from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Brancolini completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Chronic Pain Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators.

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The Future of IPM? Evidence, Technique, Documentation, Billing and Coding Strategies for Percutaneous Surgeries

Title
Associate Professor and Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director
City/State
Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel Bruns, PhD -- Health Psychology Associates

Daniel Bruns, PhD Health Psychology Associates

Dr. Bruns received his PsyD from the University of Northern Colorado and specializes in the psychological assessment and treatment of patients with chronic pain. In addition to his practice, he is a senior clinical instructor for the University of Colorado Occupational Medicine Program, and a physician educator for the state of Colorado. Dr. Bruns has been involved in development of about 20 guidelines related to pain and injury, is currently co-chair of the ACOEM “MDGuidelines” medical treatment guidelines, and is a past co-chair of the Colorado Medical Treatment Guidelines. He is the coauthor of numerous research articles and book chapters about the assessment and treatment of patients with injuries or chronic pain, and was the principle investigator in a 15-year-long longitudinal study of 29 million injured patients which tested the benefits of the biopsychosocial model.

Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD -- Uniformed Services University - DVCIPM

Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD Uniformed Services University - DVCIPM

Dr. Buckenmaier is the program director and principal investigator for the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) under the Department of Military Emergency Medicine. He is program director emeritus of the National Capital Consortium’s Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), professor in anesthesiology at the USU, and a diplomat with the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Arnold I. Caplan, PhD -- Case Western Reserve University

Arnold I. Caplan, PhD Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Caplan is professor of biology and director of the Skeletal Research Center at Case Western Reserve University who received his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Caplan is a national and international scholar focusing on experimentation in the area of musculoskeletal and skin development. He has published over 450 papers and manuscripts and has long been supported by the NIH and other non- and for-profit agencies for his efforts in trying to understand the development, maturation and aging of cartilage, bone, skin and other mesenchymal tissues and for his pioneering research on mesenchymal stem cells.

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The Promise and Reality of Regenerative Medicine in Pain Management

Title
Professor
City/State
Cleveland, OH
Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD -- Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Cheng is professor of anesthesiology and director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program; immediate past president of AAPM; immediate past chair of the U.S. Section of World Institute of Pain; member of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Inter-Agency Task Force to identify gaps and make recommendations in best practice to Congress; member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Expert Work Group to develop, specify, and maintain clinical quality measures; member of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the Opioid Epidemic; played active leadership roles in the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and American Academy of Regenerative Medicine (AARM); served as associate editor of Pain Practice, senior editor and section editor of Pain Physician.

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The Promise and Reality of Regenerative Medicine in Pain Management

Title
Professor & Program Director
City/State
Cleveland, OH
May L. Chin, MD -- George Washington University Medical Center

May L. Chin, MD George Washington University Medical Center

Dr. Chin is professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is co-director of the GW Spine and Pain Center and director of the pain medicine resident rotation and medical student clerkship at the George Washington University Medical Center and School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Her current interests include innovative pharmacological approaches as well as interventional and neuromodulatory techniques for the management of chronic and neuropathic pain. Dr. Chin served on the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Pain Medicine Committee and on the American Medical Association advisory board for the development of continuing medical education series on pain management.

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Neuropathic Pain: Pharmacological Trends and Interventional Techniques in Challenging Patients

Title
Co-Director, GW Spine and Pain Center; Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
City/State
Washington, DC
Steven P. Cohen, MD -- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Steven P. Cohen, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Cohen obtained his medical degree at Mount Sinai, completed an anesthesiology residency at Columbia, and a pain fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a professor of anesthesiology neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University. He is also chief of pain medicine and director of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cohen has been active in teaching and pain research, having published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Among his major contributions are the development of an FDA-approved denervation technique for treating sacroiliac joint pain, helping set up the first pain clinic in a war zone, performing the first studies evaluating the epidural administration of biological agents for pain, serving as the Senior Investigator on the Congressionally-mandated study evaluating compounded topical creams for chronic pain, serving as committee chair for the ASRA/AAPM/ASA ketamine guidelines for pain management, and conducting research on facet arthropathy and epidural steroid injections that has changed the way the conditions are viewed and treated.

Luana Colloca, MD PhD MS -- University of Maryland Baltimore

Luana Colloca, MD PhD MS University of Maryland Baltimore

Dr. Colloca is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Nursing and School of Medicine. She is an exceptional young scientist, an inspiring and caring mentor, and an NIH-funded principal investigator who has established an outstanding program of independent research on pain. Her research explores endogenous mechanisms of pain modulation in humans, with a specific interest in placebo analgesia. In these areas, Dr. Colloca has conducted several ground-breaking studies that have advanced scientific understanding of the neurobiological bases of endogenous systems for pain modulation in humans. As a result, she has developed an international reputation as a leading scientist for advancing knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms of placebo effects with an integrative approach including psychopharmacological, neurobiological, and behavioral approaches.

Shrif Costandi, MD--Cleveland Clinic

Shrif Costandi, MDCleveland Clinic

Dr. Shrif Costandi is an anesthesiologist in Cleveland, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. He received his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine and has been in practice 17 years.

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Poster Research Highlights #1

Title
Anesthesiologist
City/State
Cleveland, OH
Edward C. Covington, MD -- Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Edward C. Covington, MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Covington is an emeritus staff at Cleveland Clinic. He was trained in psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry with added qualifications in pain management and addiction medicine. He is also certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. He worked in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic, where he founded the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program in 1979 and developed a hospital pain consultation service. In 2008 he founded the Neurological Center for Pain. Dr. Covington is an AAPM past president and has chaired the AAPM Opioid Advisory Committee since 2013. He continues to lecture and serves as a consultant for Cleveland Clinic, focused on creating opioid guidelines and educational programs for providers, patients, and families.He is member of the editorial review board of Pain Medicine and an ad hoc reviewer for Pain, The Journal of Pain, and the Clinical Journal of Pain. He served on the FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. He lectures nationally and internationally on subjects related to chronic pain.

Devon Crawford, PhD--National Institutes of Health

Devon Crawford, PhDNational Institutes of Health

Dr. Crawford is a Health Program Specialist at the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where she focuses on improving experimental rigor and transparency within the broader biomedical research community. She also serves the trans-NIH and trans-agency Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative through policy analysis activities. Before arriving at NIH, she received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis and conducted postdoctoral training in synaptic physiology and neurobiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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The Challenge of Translation of Basic Science to New Therapeutics in Pain Medicine

Title
Health Program Specialist
City/State
Rockville, MD
Beth D. Darnall, PhD -- Stanford University School of Medicine

Beth D. Darnall, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Darnall is associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. She is affiliated faculty of the Stanford Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and is faculty (by courtesy) in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. She is chief science officer at AppliedVR, a digital health therapeutics company. Dr. Darnall is a pain scientist and principal investigator for NIH and PCORI-funded clinical trials that broadly investigate the benefit of behavioral medicine and self-management strategies to manage acute and chronic pain and reduce need for prescription opioids.

Timothy C. Dawson, MD -- VA Puget Sound HCS and UW School of Medicine

Timothy C. Dawson, MD VA Puget Sound HCS and UW School of Medicine

Dr. Dawson is the chief of anesthesia and pain medicine at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and serves and clinical professor of anesthesia and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He directs the VISN 20 Functional Restoration Center and the VISN TelePain Program.

Felix E. Diehn, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Felix E. Diehn, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Diehn is a consultant and associate professor in radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1998 with an AB in biochemical sciences. He received his MD from Mayo Medical School in 2003, including a one-year appointment as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health. He completed a transitional internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in 2004. Dr. Diehn returned to Mayo for radiology residency, as well as a neuroradiology fellowship as a Mayo Clinic Scholar. He received his diagnostic radiology board certification in 2008, and his certificate of added qualification in neuroradiology in 2010.

David A. Edwards, MD PhD -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center

David A. Edwards, MD PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Edwards is chief of the division of pain medicine at Vanderbilt. His approach to the treatment of pain and the opioid epidemic is to use the best evidence where available and to assist in the generation of evidence where it is not. Dr. Edwards collaborates with Dr. Ranapurwala on the epidemiology of the opioid epidemic as measured through big data at Vanderbilt, UNC, and Duke as well as the departments of health of each state. The effect of state laws on prescribing and opioid-related deaths is an outcome of interest in their research.

Tina L. Doshi, MD MHS -- Johns Hopkins University

Tina L. Doshi, MD MHS Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Doshi is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, division of pain medicine, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in Maryland. Dr. Doshi attended Duke University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, where she served as chief resident from 2014-2015. She completed a clinical fellowship in pain medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2016. She holds a Master's in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Doshi has been involved in a number of clinical trials for the treatment of neuropathic pain, with a particular interest in craniofacial pain and developing precision pain medicine approaches for pain treatment.

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Do We Still Need Placebo Studies?

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Baltimore, MD
James C. Eisenach, MD--Wake Forest School of Medicine

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.

Mark E. Epstein, DVM CVPP -- Totalbond Veterinary Hospitals PC

Mark E. Epstein, DVM CVPP Totalbond Veterinary Hospitals PC

Dr. Epstein is medical director and senior partner at TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals PC, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in Charlotte, NC area; diplomate of American Board of Veterinary Practices (Canine/Feline specialist); certified veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) from International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management; and past-president of both ABVP and IVAPM. He is co-author of the 2015 American Animal Hospital Association/American Association Feline Practitioners Pain Management Guidelines. He is a speaker and author of various review articles.

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Pain Management in Special Populations

Title
Medical Director
City/State
Gastonia, NC
Steven Falowski, MD -- Neurosurgical Associates Lancaster

Steven Falowski, MD Neurosurgical Associates Lancaster

Dr. Falowski underwent his neurosurgical residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a focus on spinal cord stimulation and pain management, complex spinal procedures, and treatment for movement disorders such as deep brain stimulation. He completed a functional neurosurgical fellowship at Rush University in Chicago. His practice specializes in neuromodulation and spinal procedures. He is board certified in neurosurgery. He is a board member and secretary for the North American Neuromodulation Society, as well as annual meeting program chair. He is faculty of the International Neuromodulation Society, as well as Congress of Neurological Surgeons/American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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Neuromodulation Review 2

Title
Director of Functional Neurosurgery
City/State
Lancaster, PA
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.

Events

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.

Events

General Session II

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).

Events

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
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.

Events

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Rochester, MN
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.

Events

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.

Events

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.

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.

Events

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
City/State
Charlottesville, VA
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.

Events

How to Get Your Research Funded

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

Eugene Lipov, MD Illinois Masonic Pain Clinic

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

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

Sean Mackey, MD PhD Stanford University, School of Medicine

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

Events

Addison Award: Pioneers in Pain Medicine Registries

Brain Imaging

How to Get Your Research Funded

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

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

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

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Addressing Controversies Around Epidural Steroid Injections

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Washington, DC
Ajay Manhapra, MD -- Hampton VA Medical Center

Ajay Manhapra, MD Hampton VA Medical Center

Dr. Manhapra is an internist and addiction medicine specialist with clinical and research focus on recovering patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain and multiple comorbidities dominated by substance use disorders and medication dependence. Dr. Manhapra has been at the forefront of advancing the clinical concept of complex persistent opioid dependence as an explanation of long-term opioid therapy ineffectiveness and clinical instability following opioid taper. He has extensive experience of using the combined strategy of buprenorphine treatment and behavioral interventions among patients with sequelae of complex persistent dependence.

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AAPM Foundation Spotlight: Opioid Reduction (102)

Title
Physician
City/State
Hampton, VA
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.

Katherine Martucci, PhD  -- Duke University

Katherine Martucci, PhD Duke University

Katherine Martucci, PhD, is a neuroscientist who specializes in human clinical research of chronic pain, reward and motivation behaviors, sensory and acute pain perception, and opioid use and addiction. Dr. Martucci serves as Director of the Human Affect and Pain Neuroscience Lab which uses a combination of neuroimaging techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain and cervical spinal cord, as well as sensory, behavioral and psychological tests to study acute and chronic pain in humans.

As part of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM) at Duke, Dr. Martucci’s lab is in the Department of Anesthesiology and conducts research in collaboration with the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). Dr. Martucci earned her PhD in Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest School of Medicine and continued her training in clinical research with a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

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Brain Imaging (404)

Title
Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology
City/State
Durham, NC
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).

Events

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
Susan M. Moeschler, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Susan M. Moeschler, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Moeschler is a program director for the pain medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Moeschler is a #AAPM2020 Social Media Ambassador. Follow her on Twitter at @SMoeschlerMD.

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.

Jonathan M. Morris, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Jonathan M. Morris, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Morris is a Consultant in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic. He received his MD at Howard University College of Medicine, completed an internship at Washington Hospital Center, a research fellowship at National Institutes of Health, and his radiology and neuroradiology fellowships at Mayo Clinic. He’s a board certified Radiologist, CAQ Neuroradiologist and Director of the 3D Printing Anatomic Modeling Lab at the Mayo Clinic. His special interests are the use of 3D printing for preoperative planning and custom surgical guides. Clinically, he focuses on minimally invasive thermal ablation of tumors in the neuroaxis.

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Current State: Treatment of Cancer-Associated Pain

Title
Director, Anatomical Modeling Laboratory; Neuroradiologist, Mayo Clinic
City/State
Rochester, MN
Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD--Tampa VA, University of South Florida

Jennifer L. Murphy, PhDTampa VA, University of South Florida

Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D. is the master trainer and author of the VA’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) protocol and therapist manual, and has trained hundreds of providers across the VA system. She routinely serves as a consultant for the development and implementation of non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain in the private and public sector. Dr. Murphy is co-investigator on numerous funded trials focusing on applications and outcomes of CBT-CP, including its use as an aid for those tapering from opioid analgesics. She also serves on the editorial board of Pain Medicine.

Title
Pain Psychology Program Manager
City/State
Tampa, FL
Ameet S. Nagpal, MD MEd MS -- UT Health San Antonio

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

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

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

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

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD Western Reserve Hospital

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

Dr. Narouze is a #AAPM2020 Social Media Ambassador. Follow him on Twitter at @NarouzeMD.

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

Stephanie A. Neuman, MD FAB Gundersen Health System

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

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Neuromodulation and Mitigating the Risk of Infection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Einar Ottestad, MD FIPP CIPS Stanford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cutting Through the Hype: Marijuana and CBD Oil for Pain

Title
Physician
City/State
Rochester, MN
Sagar Parikh, MD  -- JFK / Center for Sports and Spine Medicine

Sagar Parikh, MD JFK / Center for Sports and Spine Medicine

Dr. Parikh is board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is an Assistant Professor at both Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship at John F. Kennedy Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. He is also the Director of the Center for Sports and Spine Medicine housed within the Department of Rehabilitation. Dr. Parikh focuses on comprehensive non-surgical care including minimally invasive image-guided procedures, exercise therapy, medication management, and mind-body techniques to treat pain conditions of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

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Botulinum, Biologics, and IT Therapies for Chronic Pain: Research and Reimbursement

Title
Interventional Pain Medicine / Fellowship Director
City/State
Edison, NJ
Lawrence Poree, MD PhD MPH -- University of California

Lawrence Poree, MD PhD MPH University of California

Dr. Poree holds the position of clinical professor in the department of anesthesia at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) where he serves as the director of the neuromodulation service. He started his neuromodulation career as a basic science researcher at UC Berkeley where he investigated the analgesic properties of CNS hormones as part of his doctoral thesis. He continued his research in neuromodulation at Johns Hopkins University in the department of biomedical engineering where he investigated the neural pathways involved in spinal cord stimulation and the sympathetic nervous system. He decided to apply his research to medical practice and enrolled at Stanford University where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency in anesthesia while continuing to conduct research on the analgesic properties of alpha-2 agonists. He then completed an interventional pain fellowship at UCSF. He founded and served as medical director of a private practice comprehensive pain management clinic and consulted for various neuromodulation companies in the development of novel neuromodulation devices. Later, he returned to academia to head the neuromodulation program at the University Of California at San Francisco Pain Management Center.

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Neuromodulation Review 1

Title
Director of Neuromodulation
City/State
San Francisco, CA
Joshua Prager, MD MS DABPM -- Center for the Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes(CRPS) at UCLA Medical Plaza

Joshua Prager, MD MS DABPM Center for the Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes(CRPS) at UCLA Medical Plaza

Dr. Prager, a Harvard- and Stanford-trained physician, holds four board certifications including the American Board of Pain Medicine. He specializes in complex regional pain syndrome (chaired the IASP group on CRPS). He also specializes in neuromodulation (two-term president of the North American Neuromodulation Society). He also focuses on precision spinal diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as economic issues in pain medicine and advocacy for access to care. During his career, he has trained more than 80 pain fellows. Dr. Prager demonstrated the effectiveness of transverse tripolar spinal cord stimulation and is the first physician in the medical literature to report the effectiveness of Botulinum toxin in prolonging sympathetic blockade.

Ravi Prasad, PhD -- University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Ravi Prasad, PhD University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Dr. Prasad is a psychologist by training and recently joined the University of California, Davis School of Medicine as the director of behavioral health services and clinical professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine. Prior to joining the UC system, Dr. Prasad was an associate chief in the division of pain medicine at Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, he played a critical role in significantly expanding their clinical pain psychology services and served as the program director for the Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program, one of only a handful of academic inpatient pain programs in the nation. He established a pain psychology fellowship training program that is now fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and also played an active role in the pain medicine fellowship program. Beyond the realm of pain, Dr. Prasad has a strong interest in clinician wellness: he was the co-director for the Stanford anesthesia resident wellness program and created the pain medicine division’s first wellness program specifically for fellows.

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Deconstructing Pelvic Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Interdisciplinary Treatment

Title
Clinical Professor
City/State
Sacramento, CA
Scott Pritzlaff, MD -- University of California, Davis

Scott Pritzlaff, MD University of California, Davis

Dr. Pritzlaff is an assistant clinical professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of California, Davis. He also serves as the associate program director for the pain medicine fellowship. Dr. Pritzlaff's clinical interests including opioid-sparing pain management strategies, peripheral nerve stimulation, and innovative use of ultrasound for pain procedures. As a former Navy combat physician, he also has a passion for treating military veterans and those affected by trauma.

Dr. Pritzlaff is a #AAPM2020 social media ambassador. Follow him on Twitter at @ScottPritzlaff.

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Applying to Pain Fellowships, Maximize Your Success: Tips for a Successful Match and Beyond

Title
Assistant Clinical Professor
City/State
Sacramento, CA
David A. Provenzano, MD -- Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care

David A. Provenzano, MD Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care

Dr. Provenzano is President of Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed a surgical internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a residency in anesthesiology at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He completed a pain management fellowship at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Provenzano has served as a principal investigator on multiple research studies and published numerous scientific articles. His research interests include neuromodulation and monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency lesioning.

Wenchun Qu, MD PhD -- Mayo Clinic

Wenchun Qu, MD PhD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Qu is an associate professor of PM&R and anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. He is board certified in PM&R, pain medicine, and serves as a consultant in the department of PM&R, division of pain medicine, and Spine Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is the director of Regenerative Pain Medicine Practice, chair of the Spine Research Committee, co-chair of China Regional Development Group, and a member of Augmented Human Intelligence Advisory Group at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Qu received medical education at Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, and received MS in biostatistics and PhD in occupational science at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He completed postdoctoral fellowship training at University of Pennsylvania, residency in PM&R and fellowship in pain medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester.

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The Promise and Reality of Regenerative Medicine in Pain Management

Title
Associate Professor
City/State
Rochester, MN
M. Cary Reid, MD PhD -- Weill Cornell Medicine

M. Cary Reid, MD PhD Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Reid is an associate professor and director of the Office of Geriatric Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Reid’s work supports translational research on pain and aging in New York City. Current projects include testing non-pharmacologic strategies for pain among older persons in both clinical and non-clinical settings, identifying barriers to the use of self-management strategies for pain, and examining optimal strategies for managing pain across ethnically diverse populations of older adults. Other areas of interest include the epidemiology and treatment of substance use disorders in older persons.

Eugene Roh, MD--Stanford University

Eugene Roh, MDStanford University

Dr. Roh is a sports medicine specialist treating sports-related injuries from weekend warriors to professional athletes and Olympians with non-operative treatments, including innovative ultrasound-guided minimally invasive interventions and regenerative medicine. These procedures treat injuries in the shoulder, elbow, Achilles, and other joints. He serves as a team physician for many elite sports teams including Stanford varsity and Team USA during the 2018 Winter Olympic games. He used to serve as a consultant team physician for the Golden State Warriors and a team physician for the San Francisco 49ers in sports ultrasound and orthobiologics. Dr. Roh’s research interests include non-surgical treatment outcome including orthobiologics and application of ultrasound to assess tendinopathy and sports ultrasound.

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Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions (002)

Title
Director, MSK & Sports Ultrasound Clinic, Clinical Assistant Professor
City/State
Redwood City, CA
Vafi Salmasi, MD -- Stanford University School of Medicine

Vafi Salmasi, MD Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Salmasi is an interventional pain specialist and anesthesiologist at Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2004. He completed his anesthesiology training at Cleveland Clinic where he had already completed a research fellowship at the department of outcomes research. He then joined Stanford University for fellowship in pain medicine. Dr. Salmasi’s research interest is focused on advancing clinical knowledge in perioperative and pain medicine by integrating comparative effectiveness research and clinical care. He is an active member of neuromodulation team at Stanford Pain Management Center.

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

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

Title
Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Division
City/State
Palo Alto, CA
Rachel L. Safer, BA -- Oxford University Press

Rachel L. Safer, BA Oxford University Press

Rachel Safer is a senior publisher of Science and Medicine Journals at Oxford University Press, which proudly publishes AAPM's journal, Pain Medicine. Prior to joining the Press in 2011, she worked for QuantiaMD, Wiley-Blackwell, Bedford/St. Martin’s, and Integrative Medicine Communications. She received her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and was elected to the COPE Council in 2016.

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How to Get Your Research Published

Title
Senior Publisher, Journals
City/State
New York, NY
Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD -- Washington VA Medical Center

Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD Washington VA Medical Center

Dr. Sandbrink is the national program director for pain management for the Veterans Health Administration and leads the comprehensive pain program at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. He completed his neurology residency at Georgetown University and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at the NIH. He is clinical associate professor at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, and assistant clinical professor at George Washington University. He participated in the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines Workgroups for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain (2017) and for Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain (2017), and in the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established by the Department of Health and Human Services. His interests include collaborative pain care, interdisciplinary pain management, opioid safety, neuropathic pain, and the study of neuroplasticity and placebo/nocebo effects related to pain.

Judith Scheman, PhD -- Cleveland Clinic

Judith Scheman, PhD Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Scheman has been the director of behavioral medicine for the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute since July 2016. She has been a member of the Cleveland Clinic staff since July, 1995. Prior to her present position she served as the director of psychology, research, and education; director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program in the Center for Neurological Restoration; and held a joint appointment in the Center for Spine Health. In addition, she is a clinical professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Scheman is an AAPM member and the first non-MD to hold a position on the board. She is co-chair of the Pain Psychology Task Force and co-founder and co-chair of the Pain Psychology Shared Interest Group and serves on the Membership Committee. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Washington and her MA and PhD from Kent State University in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine.

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Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations

Title
Director, Behavioral Medicine
City/State
Cleveland, OH
Byron J. Schneider, MD -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Byron J. Schneider, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Schneider is currently an assistant professor with the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to this, he completed his PM&R residency and interventional spine fellowship at Stanford University. Born in Canada before moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 2002, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and then completed medical school at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Schneider has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and text-book chapters. He has also given over 60 lectures at national and international conferences. His research primarily focuses on safety and effectiveness of interventional spine procedures.

Eric B. Schoomaker, MD PhD Lt General US Army RET -- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Eric B. Schoomaker, MD PhD Lt General US Army RET Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Lieutenant General (Retired) Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD was the 42nd U.S. Army Surgeon General/Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command prior to his retirement in 2012. He then served as Professor/Vice-Chair for Leadership, Centers and Programs in the Department of Military & Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).  He promotes Complementary and Integrative Health/Medicine (CIH/M) in the shift from a disease management-focused healthcare system to the improvement of health & well-being; and leadership education. He has been committed to the health of soldiers, families and veterans throughout the U.S. and the globe, focusing on soldier medical readiness, enhancing battlefield care, promoting comprehensive behavioral healthcare, preventing combat wounds, injury and illness and advancing comprehensive pain management.

He is an internal medicine physician with a PhD in Human Genetics. He held many assignments including command of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army’s Medical Research & Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, MD, a community hospital, a deployable medical brigade and two Army regional medical commands.

Dr. Schoomaker is the recipient of numerous military awards, including those from France and Germany, the 2012 Dr. Nathan Davis Award from the American Medical Association for outstanding government service, an Honorary Doctor of Science from Wake Forest University, a Doctor of Letters in Medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine, and the Philipp M. Lippe Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine for outstanding contributions to the social and political aspect of Pain Medicine.

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD -- UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine

Dr. Schuster is assistant professor of anesthesiology and associate clinic director at the Center for Pain Medicine at UC San Diego, where he practices pain medicine with a special interest in headache. He is board-certified in neurology, pain medicine, and headache medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed neurology residency at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center, headache and facial pain fellowship at Montefiore Headache Center in the Bronx, NY, and pain medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is section co-editor of the Teaching Images section in the journal Pain Medicine and serves as a member of the American Academy of Neurology/American Headache Society Headache Measure Development Work Group, member of the AAPM Migraine Guidelines Consensus Panel, member of the North American Neuromodulation Society Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Consensus Panel, and member of the research division of the Spine Intervention Society.

Kristin Schreiber, MD PhD -- Brigham Health/Harvard Medical School

Kristin Schreiber, MD PhD Brigham Health/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schreiber is a regional anesthesiologist and translational pain neuroscientist. Her research focuses on the development of chronic pain after surgical injury, particularly the mechanisms by which individual differences in psychosocial processing and nociceptive sensitivity lead to enhanced pain propensity and longevity in some people, but not others. Using a variety of methods, (quantitative sensory testing, psychosocial testing, fMRI, digital pills), she is investigating how non-opioid analgesic techniques (regional anesthesia, yoga-based exercise, placebo, distraction, music, CBT) may modulate pain.

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Studying the Acute-to-Chronic Pain Transition in Perioperative Patients

Title
Assistant Professor
City/State
Boston, MA
Nalini Sehgal, MD--University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, UW Health

Nalini Sehgal, MDUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, UW Health

Dr. Sehgal is Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine in Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, UW Hospitals & Clinics, UW Health, Madison. She is Board certified in PM&R and Pain Medicine. She established the Interventional Pain Program at UW Health in 2001 and its pain medicine fellowship. She is the PD for the ACGME-accredited UW pain medicine fellowship program. For the past 16 years, she has organized a nationally recognized annual review of pain medicine for fellows and practitioners held in Madison, WI. She has participated in developing guidelines for interventional pain procedures and opioid use. Her research interests include assessment of pain, neuropathic pain, chronic spine pain, osteoarthritis and joint pain, radiofrequency ablations for pain management, and exercise-induced hypoalgesia. She has also authored several publications and book chapters.

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Applying to Pain Fellowships, Maximize Your Success: Tips for a Successful Match and Beyond

Botulinum, Biologics, and IT Therapies for Chronic Pain: Research and Reimbursement

Title
Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine in Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
City/State
Madison, WI
Michelle Sexton, ND--University of California San Diego

Michelle Sexton, NDUniversity of California San Diego

Dr. Sexton is Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California San Diego. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington, 2008. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in the Departments of Pharmacology/Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She conducted NIH-funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research on the topic of cannabinoids and their roles in neuro-inflammation and neuro-degeneration, investigated cannabis use in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and impact on inflammatory markers. Dr. Sexton has presented her research internationally and published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes

Title
Assistant Adjunct Professor
City/State
La Jolla, CA
Emily A. Silverman, PhD -- Emily Silverman, LLC

Emily A. Silverman, PhD Emily Silverman, LLC

Dr. Silverman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Baltimore, MD. She did her graduate training in psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and completed her postdoctoral position at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore. Dr. Silverman is currently in private practice where one of her specialties includes working with members of the LGBTQ community.

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

Title
Clinical Psychologist
City/State
Baltimore, MD
Eellan Sivanesan, MD -- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Eellan Sivanesan, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Sivanesan is faculty and director of neuromodulation of the Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine. Dr. Sivanesan also utilizes advanced neuromodulation techniques to treat a range of chronic pain conditions. He is specialized in all modalities of spinal cord stimulation including the latest technologies such as high frequency stimulation, burst stimulation, and high density stimulation. He is also an expert in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, craniofacial stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery. Dr. Sivanesan’s neuroscience research at Johns Hopkins aligns with his clinical practice as he investigates the effects of spinal cord stimulation. He is particularly interested in the use of neuromodulation for cancer pain and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Dr. Sivanesan is a #AAPM2020 social media ambassador. Follow him on Twitter at @DoctorSivaMD.

Dmitri Souza, MD PhD -- Western Reserve Hospital, Ohio University

Dmitri Souza, MD PhD Western Reserve Hospital, Ohio University

Dr. Souza graduated from the anesthesiology residency program at Yale University; from the internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University; and from the pain medicine program at Cleveland Clinic. He has authored two books and a number of publications, including on regenerative medicine. He serves as a Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital and an Adj. Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Ohio University.

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Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

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

Title
Director of Clinical Research; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
City/State
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Brennan Spiegel, MD MSHS -- Cedars-Sinai

Brennan Spiegel, MD MSHS Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Spiegel is the director of health services research for Cedars-Sinai Health System and director of the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in health delivery science. Dr. Spiegel directs a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies, including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality, and social media, can improve people’s lives. His team developed among the largest and most widely-documented medical virtual reality pain management programs in the world at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Spiegel has published numerous best-selling medical textbooks, editorials, and more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Peter S. Staats, MBA MD--National Spine and Pain Centers

Peter S. Staats, MBA MDNational Spine and Pain Centers

Dr. Staats founded the division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he was the division chief and director for more than a decade. In this capacity, he was youngest major division chief in the history of Johns Hopkins Hospital and was the first anesthesiologist to obtain surgical privileges at any academic university. He is currently the chief medical officer of National Spine and Pain. He has edited or co- authored 11 textbooks on pain medicine and written over 400 articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is the Past President of ASIPP, SPS, NANS and NJSIPP and was the first chair of the American Society of Anesthesia’s committee on interventional pain and is currently President Elect of the WIP.

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Neuromodulation Review 1

Title
Chief Medical Officer
City/State
Atlantic Beach, FL
Steven P. Stanos, DO -- Swedish Health System

Steven P. Stanos, DO Swedish Health System

Dr. Stanos is the medical director of Swedish Health System Pain Medicine and Services in Seattle and leads Swedish's comprehensive pain center, Swedish Pain Services. The center provides interventional pain management, medical management, addiction treatment, and comprehensive interdisciplinary pain services. Prior to joining Swedish, he served as medical director of the Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago from 2002-2014 where he served as an assistant professor at Northwestern University Medical School Feinberg School of Medicine and co-chair of the multidisciplinary pain fellowship. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and by the American Board of Anesthesia. Dr. Stanos is Past President of AAPM and served as a panel member on the service delivery and reimbursement work group for the National Pain Strategy and as invited consultant for the CDC Opioid Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

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Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes

AAPM Foundation Spotlight: Opioid Reduction

Title
Medical Director, Pain Medicine and Services
City/State
Seattle, WA
Lisa J. Stearns, MD -- Center for Pain and Supportive Care

Lisa J. Stearns, MD Center for Pain and Supportive Care

Dr. Stearns, founder and medical director of Center for Pain and Supportive Care, provides innovative, personalized and holistic pain management treatments to improve overall function and quality of life for patients. She is an internationally renowned Interventional Pain Specialist board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and pain management. Her passion for changing the face of chronic pain treatment is evidenced by the active research department at CPSC specializing in both chronic and cancer pain research since 2003. Founder of the Valley Cancer Pain Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to cancer pain research, Dr. Stearns raises awareness and educates families, patients and providers on integrating interventional pain treatments. She is also a co-founder and executive committee member of the Cancer Pain Clinical Research Consortium, a group of doctors from across the nation working to find the latest and best treatments for cancer pain. Dr. Stearns has authored numerous articles, actively and frequently speaks at events in her field, continuously imparting her passion for transitioning patients back into life.

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Neuromodulation Review 2

Title
Pain Management
City/State
Phoenix, AZ
Mark Sullivan, MD PhD--University of Washington

Mark Sullivan, MD PhDUniversity of Washington

Dr. Sullivan received his MD and his PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After completing an internship in family medicine at University of Missouri, he completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1988. He is now Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. He has served as attending physician in the UWMC Center for Pain Relief for 30 years. He has done clinical research on opioid therapy for chronic pain for the past 15 years. He has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles. He has a book published by Oxford University Press, "The Patient As Agent of Health and Health Care."

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AAPM Foundation Spotlight: Opioid Reduction

Title
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
City/State
Seattle, WA
Patrick J. Tighe, MD MS--University of Florida

Patrick J. Tighe, MD MSUniversity of Florida

Dr. Tighe is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida, and is an affiliate Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Warrington College of Business. His NIH-supported research uses deep learning techniques to examine the temporal dynamics of acute postoperative pain (PI, R01GM114290), as well as the impact of acute pain and anesthetic techniques on postoperative cognition in older adults (Co-PI, R01AG121647).

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Title
Associate Professor
City/State
Gainesville, FL
Amy Turner, RN BSN MMHC CPC CHC CHIAP--GlassRatner

Amy Turner, RN BSN MMHC CPC CHC CHIAPGlassRatner

Amy Turner has a widespread background in clinical operations, revenue cycle, internal audit, risk management and health care administration. She is a Registered Nurse as well as a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Healthcare Compliance specialist and a Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional. Amy has 19 years of pain management experience. Amy’s unique blend of clinical training, coding education and revenue cycle, with an overlay of regulatory compliance expertise, offer insights that speak well to both the clinician and executive client. Amy’s experience includes working in large and small private practices, academic facilities as well as with hospital-based physicians. She is responsible for proposing, budgeting, staffing, leading and conducting various consulting engagements covering a wide spectrum of healthcare related needs. Amy lives outside of Nashville, TN.

Kevin E. Vorenkamp, MD FASA -- Duke Raleigh Hospital Pain Clinic

Kevin E. Vorenkamp, MD FASA Duke Raleigh Hospital Pain Clinic

Dr. Vorenkamp is medical director of pain at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He is associate director of patient safety and quality and associate professor in the Duke Department of Anesthesiology. He has been an AMA CPT editorial panel member since 2015. He is a member of the ASRA Practice Management and CME committees and the former co-chair of the ASRA Headache SIG and pain medicine lead for the ASRA newsletter. He is past chair of the 2017 ASRA pain meeting. He also serves on the ASA committees on economics and pain medicine and is past vice chair of the SIS health policy division.

Dr. Vorenkamp is a #AAPM2020 Social Media Ambassador. Follow him on Twitter at @KevinVorenkamp.

ToNhu Vu, MD -- Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center

ToNhu Vu, MD Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Vu graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and completed her Anesthesiology Residency at Cornell. She then completed her Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). After training, she joined the faculty at MGH and then entered private practice, serving as managing partner for Anesthesia Associates of York, PA. Dr. Vu recently returned to Hershey where she is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and serves as Pain Fellowship Director and Associate Director of Pain Medicine Division at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. 

Sayed E. Wahezi, MD -- Montefiore Medical Center

Sayed E. Wahezi, MD Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Wahezi is the program director of the pain medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He is a member of the AAPM Membership Committee and Board of Directors of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD), exercising the strengths of both to advance trainee education and awareness of AAPM.

Mark S. Wallace, MD -- University of California, San Diego

Mark S. Wallace, MD University of California, San Diego

Dr. Wallace received his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1987. He completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Maryland followed by an NIH training grant fellowship and a clinical pain fellowship in the department of anesthesiology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He is currently a professor of clinical anesthesiology and the chair, division of pain medicine in the department of anesthesiology, UCSD School of Medicine. He is also the director, division of clinical research in the UCSD Clinical and Translational Institute (CTRI) and sub-investigator for the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award which supports the CTRI. Dr. Wallace is past associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Pain and served as the chair of the University of California San Diego IRB from 2002-2018.

Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc -- Anesthesiology and Psychiatry

Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc Anesthesiology and Psychiatry

Dr. Wasan is the vice chair for pain medicine in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a professor of anesthesiology and psychiatry in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board certified in pain medicine and completed fellowship training in pain medicine in the anesthesiology department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also board certified in psychiatry and completed a residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Wasan has supervisory responsibility for clinical care across seven pain clinics in the UPMC system, pain medicine clinical faculty, and research within the pain medicine division. He is also co-chair of a system-wide committee to improve pain care across UPMC.

Nafisseh Warner, MD -- Mayo Clinic

Nafisseh Warner, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Warner received her medical degree from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine followed by residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and has recently been appointed as a Kern Scholar in the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Her clinical and research interests include opioid prescribing and chronic pain management. She is the co-director of the Mayo Clinic opioid course and serves on AAPM's Research Committee.

James C. Watson, MD -- Mayo Clinic

James C. Watson, MD Mayo Clinic

Dr. Watson is an associate professor and serves as a vice chair in the department of neurology for analytics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and is the neurology practice chair for the Mayo Clinic Enterprise. He holds a dual appointment in the department of anesthesiology, division of pain medicine. He is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease and pain medicine. His clinical practice includes interventional pain medicine, electrophysiology - EMG, and a consultative pain practice with special focus on neuropathic pain, spine related disorders, and headache. For AAPM, Dr. Watson chairs the Ethics Council and serves on the Annual Meeting Program Steering Committee, Scientific Review and Guidelines Committee, and Finance Committee. He also serves on a national Anesthesia Neurologic Complications Practice Advisory Committee and cofounded an interventional headache special interest group.

Kayode A. Williams, MD MBA FFARCSI -- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Kayode A. Williams, MD MBA FFARCSI Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Williams is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine and vice chair for system integration in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also holds a joint appointment as associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where he co-instructs the managing healthcare processes course. He completed his clinical training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in Nigeria, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and at the University of Michigan. In 2004, he completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Events

How to Get Your Research Funded

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

Title
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for System Integration
City/State
Baltimore, MD
Zirong Zhao, MD PhD FACP -- Department of Veterans Affairs

Zirong Zhao, MD PhD FACP Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Zhao is chief of interventional pain in the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine and pain medicine. She is an adjunct clinical associate professor in neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Events

Lumbar Facet Block and Radiofrequency Ablation International Consensus Guidelines Part 2

Title
Chief of Interventional Pain
City/State
Washington, DC
Patricia Zheng, MD -- University of California–San Francisco

Patricia Zheng, MD University of California–San Francisco

Dr. Patricia Zheng is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) focused on providing non-operative care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. She is an active researcher who is focused on leveraging emerging technologies to optimize personalize care of arthritic conditions. She has received grant funding to develop mobile technologies to deliver personalized physical therapy and to harness machine learning algorithms to improve diagnosis of spinal disorders.