Editor-in-Chief: Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, PhD

Editorial Board


Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH, FASA
Medical Director, UW Health Pain Services
Medical Director, UW Pain Clinic

Section Head, Chronic Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Board of Directors, Medical Examining Board, Wisconsin

Chronic Pain Physician and
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

E-mail: abdelsayed@wisc.edu


James Giordano, PhD

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry

and Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Georgetown University Medical Center
4000 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC 20057, USA

Senior Research Fellow

Biosecurity, Technology, and Ethics

US Naval War College

Newport, RI, USA

E-mail: james.giordano@georgetown.edu

Section Editors

Cancer Pain


Salahadin Abdi, MD

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Carlos J. Roldan, MD

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX



Controlled Substances


Standiford Helm II, MD

The Helm Center for Pain Management- Laguna Woods, CA

Amol Soin, MD

Ohio Pain Clinic- Dayton, OH, Wright State University, Ohio University College of Medicine, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Medicine 





Megan Applewhite, MD

Albany Medical College, Albany, Ny



Interventional Techniques


Jerry Lin, DO

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME

Maine General Physiatry, Augusta, ME

Kent H. Nouri, MD

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center- Houston, TX

Bradley W. Wargo, DO

Crosstown Back and Pain Institute, PC- Memphis, TN



Lumbar Endoscopic Spinal Decompression


Albert Telfeian, MD, PhD

Brown University-Providence, RI





Vincent Galan, MD

Pain Care-Atlanta, GA



Peripheral Nerve Stimulation


Mahendra Sanapati, MD

Pain Management Centers of America-Indianapolis, IN





Adam M. Kaye, PharmD

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD

LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA





Sheri Albers, DO

Interventional Radiology, San Diego CA



Regenerative Medicine


George Chang Chien, DO

Ventura County Medical Center-Los Angeles, CA

Sudhir A. Diwan, MD

Advanced Spine on Park Avenue, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York


Editorial Board

Mowafak Abdelghani, MD

Manchester University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom

David Abejón, MD, PhD

Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa de Lanzarote: Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa Arrecife, Las Palmas, Spain

Megan Applewhite, MD

Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

George J. Arcos, DO

Korunda Pain Management-Naples, FL

Steve M. Aydin, DO

Kayal Orthopaedic Center, P.C., NJ, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, NY

Sanjay Bakshi, MD

Lenox Hill Hospital- New York, NY

Carl C. Balog, MD

BALOG Regenerative- Tigard, OR

Sushma Bhatnagar, MD

Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD

National Spine and Pain Centers- Bloomington, IL

Navneet Boddu, MD

Scripps Memorial Medical Center, Encinitas, CA

Pradeep Chopra, MD

Pain Management Center- Providence, RI

Srinivas Chiravuri, MD

Michigan Medicine- Ann Arbor, MI

Sukdeb Datta, MD

Laser Spine & Pain Institute- New York, NY

Miles Day, MD

The Pain Center at Grace Clinic, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

Jose De Andres, MD, PhD

Valencia School of Medicine, General University Hospital, Valencia Spain

Timothy R. Deer, MD

The Spine and Nerve Center of The Virginias- Charleston, WV

Gulshan Doulatram, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- Galveston, TX

Brian T. Durkin, MD

Pain Institute of Long Island-Rockville Centre, NY

Maxim Eckmann, MD

UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Mitchell Engle, MD, PhD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Ike Eriator, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center- Jackson, MS

Clifford R. Everett, MD

University of Rochester Medical Center- Rochester, NY

Michael A. Fishman, MD

Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, Exton, PA

Shuchita Garg, MD

Pain Clinic at MAB, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Mahmood Gharib, MD

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Christopher Gharibo, MD

New York University Hospitals Center- New York, NY

Ramis Gheith, MD

Interventional Pain Institute- Chesterfield, MO

Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD

University of Kentucky- Lexington, KY

Karina Gritsenko, MD

Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Program-Bronx, NY

Mayank Gupta, MD

Kansas Pain Management & Neuroscience Research Center-Overland Park, KS

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-Overland Park, KS

Hans C. Hansen, MD

The Pain Relief Centers, LLC- Conover, NC

Michael E. Harned, MD

University of Kentucky- Lexington, KY

Paul Hilliard, MD

University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems- Ann Arbor, MI

Corey W. Hunter, MD

Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management-New York, NY, Mount Sinai Hospital

Benjamin W. Johnson, MD

Center for Spine, Joint, & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation- Hermitage, TN

Jatin H. Joshi, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Yury Khelemsky, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai- New York, NY

Hussein Abu Khdair, MD

King Hussein Cancer Center, Aman, Jordan

Chong H. Kim, MD

Case Western Reserve University/ MetroHealth- Cleveland, OH

Kyung-Hoon Kim, MD, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology at Pusan National University- Busan, South Korea

Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Lynn Kohan, MD

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Ira Kornbluth, MD

Clearway Pain Solutions- Owing Mills, MD

Haiyin Li, MD, PhD

Department of Orthopedics, Xinqiao Hospital, Army Medical University, China

Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, MD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Tommaso Martino, MD

Neuroscience Department: SC Ospedaliera of Neurology and Stroke Unit - Policlinico Riuniti of Foggia, Italy

Mahesh Mehta, MD

University of Anesthesiology and Pain Management- Jackson, MS

Neel Mehta, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Jeffrey Ngeow, MD

Integrative Care Center, The Hospital for Special Surgery- New York, NY

Miguel A. Pappolla, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- Galveston, TX

Vikram Patel, MD

Phoenix Interventional Center for Advanced Learning, Algonquin, IL

Devin Peck, MD

Austin Pain Associates-Austin, TX

Joseph Pergolizzi, MD

NEMA Research Inc.- Naples, FL

VK Puppala, MD

Comprehensive Spine & Pain-Atlanta, GA

Gabor Racz, MD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center- Lubbock, TX

Arra Suresh Reddy, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Boston, MA

Anthony Sabatino, MD

Consults for Third Bridge, GLG, Alphasights, and ICS-Walnut Creek, CA

Victor M. Silva-Ortiz, MD

Hospital Zambrano Hellion, Tec Salud, Monterrey, Mexico

Thomas Simopoulos, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Boston, MA

Vanila M. Singh, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine- Palo Alto, CA

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago- Chicago, IL

Lee Snook, MD

Metropolitan Pain Management Consultants, Inc- Sacramento, CA, Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Yuanzhang Tang, MD, PhD

Department of Pain Medicine, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Raghu Thota, MD

Homi Bhabha National Institute-Mumbai, India

Tata Memorial Hospital/ACTREC, Mumbai, India

Andrea Trescot, MD 

Pain and Headache Center, Eagle River, AK

Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD

National Spine and Pain Center- Bloomington, IL

Gustaf Van Acker, III, MD, PhD

The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Omar Viswanath, MD

Valley Pain Consultants, Scottsdale, AZ

Romanth Waghmarae, MD

Integrative Pain & Wellness- Williamsville, NY, McMaster University, SUNY-UB School of Pharmacy

Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD

Montefiore Medical Center- Bronx, NY

Dajie Wang, MD

Jefferson Pain Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Arthur S. Watanabe, MD

Spinal Diagnostics Associates- Liberty Lake, WA

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