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The Mayday Fund Special Committee on Pain and the Practice of Medicine

Committee Co-Chairs:

Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chair, Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Neurology & Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Director, Pediatric Pain Program, Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA
Associate Director, Patients & Survivors Program, UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center

Committee Members:

James N. Campbell, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University

Nancy Eksterowicz, RN, BC, MSN
Immediate Past President, American Society for Pain Management Nursing

Scott M. Fishman, MD
President & Board Chair, American Pain Foundation
Chief, Division of Pain and Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis

Sandra Fitzler
Senior Director of Clinical Services, American Health Care Association

Kathleen M. Foley, MD
Attending Neurologist, Pain & Palliative Care Service and Chief, Pain Service, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience & Clinical Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH
President, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Anesthesiology, Director for Pain Policy Research & Primary Care,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Carmen R. Green, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Michigan School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Constance S. Houck, MD
Chair, Section on Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics
Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital of Boston

Bill McCarberg, MD
Founder, Chronic Pain Management Program, Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Diego

Patrick McGrath, OC, PhD
Vice President, Research, IWK Health Centre
Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics & Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Pathology (Neuropathology), Massachusetts General Hospital

Steven D. Passik, PhD
Associate Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatric & Behavioral Sciences,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College

Lisa Robin
Senior Vice President, Member Services, Federation of State Medical Boards

Will Rowe
Chief Executive Officer, American Pain Foundation

Seddon R. Savage, MD, MS
President-Elect, American Pain Society
Director, Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery & Education
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School
Pain Consultant, Manchester VA Medical Center

Mary Jean Schumann, MSN, MBA, RN, CPNP
Chief Programs Officer, American Nurses Association

Knox H. Todd, MD, MPH
Director, Pain and Emergency Medicine Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Peter VanPelt, RPh
Senior Manager, Corporate Alliances, American Pharmacists Association

Gary A. Walco, PhD
Director of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington College of Medicine

Robert A. Wise, MD
Vice President, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission

All signatories

Please note that signatory status indicates only the signatory's endorsement of the content of the Special Committee's report. It does not signify endorsement of the Mayday Fund, The Committee, or any other organization, nor does the Mayday Fund necessarily endorse the organization or person of any or all signatories.

First Name
Daniel B. Carr, MD
Saltonstall Professor of Pain Research
Department of Anesthesia and Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
C. Richard Chapman, PhD
Professor & Chair
Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah
Paul Christo, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program, Division of Pain Medicine,
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michael J. Cousins, MD, DSC
Professor, Anaesthesia
Northern Clinical School, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney
Steven Cowart
Flight Simulation Project Manager
Patrick Coyne, RN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Director
Thomas Palliative Care Unit at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals/Virginia Commonwealth Health Systems
David Craig
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Mia Cruz
Catherine Daly
Rn Lamaze instructor
American nurses association
Erika DeCarlo
Volunteer Advocate
Mary Doino
Patient Advocay
Larry C. Driver, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair; Adjunct Ethicist, Clinical Ethics Consultation
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Claretta Dupree
Assistant Professor
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Robert Echenberg
Pelvic Pain Management
Elizabeth Ely, RN, PhD
Nursing Researcher
Center for Pediatric Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perry G. Fine, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Pain Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Utah
Judy Fine-Edelstein, MD
G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology
Dalhousie University Medical School
Teresa Flynn, RN, BSN
Director of Accreditation
Wanda Fry
patient & caregiver
Paul Gileno
US Pain Foundation inc
Toni Glover
Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Florida, Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence
Una Gohery-Loose
Donna Gray
Thomas B. Gregory, Pharm. D.
Clinical Lead Pharmacist - Surgery and Corporate Pain Committee Co-Chair
Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill
Beth Grunschel
Psychiatry Resident
Yale University
Stacy Gunter
Diana Gustafsson
Assistant Director for Scientific Affairs
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
R. Whit Hall, MD
Professor, Neonatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Helen Harris
Chronic Pain
Gwenn Herman
Executive Director
Pain Connection-Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc.
Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Keela A. Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF
Professor & Chair, Adult & Gerontology
College of Nursing, The University of Iowa
Pamela M. Hertzler
Registered Nurse
C Philip Hudson MD
Residency Program Director
Dept of Family & Preventive Medicine UAMS
Sandra H. Johnson, JD, LLM
Professor Emerita of Law and Health Care Ethics, Mayday Fellowship Advisory Committee Member
St. Louis University School of Law
Celeste Johnston, RN
School of Nursing at McGill University, Quebec
Mike Karnyski
CRPS/RSD Support Group for Buffalo and WNY
Tom Kelly, President/CEO
Patient Physician Trust Partnership
Donna Kloppenburg
Forum Director
Methadone Support.Org
Susan Kuhn
Healthcare Communications Consultant
alison lauber
associate professor Family & palliative medicine
Medical college of Georgia
Kelly Lloyd
Melissa Matrese
patient & caregiver
Stephen Matrese
Founding Member
Central Pain Syndrome Foundation
Lora McGuire
Ewan McNicol, RPh, MS
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Corinna Morton
Chronic Pain Patient
Beth Murinson, MS, MD, PhD
Director of Pain Education and Assistant Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C
Senior Research Specialist
Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center
Nicky Otts
Lorie Parch
Editor in Chief
Pain Solutions Magazine
Debbie Pasnak
Franklin Perry, MD
Rainbow Medical Corporation
Daniel Phelps
Senor Project Manager
Mordecai Potash
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology
Tulane University School of Medicine
Theodore Price
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
University of Arizona
Margy Priddy
Education Coordinator
Cape Fear Valley Health System
Thomas Purtzer
Intractable Pain Centers
M. Cary Reid, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Director
Cornell Columbia Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life, Weill Cornell Medical College
Pamela Ressler
Stress Resources LLC
Elaine Rice
self employed
tim riley
Stephen Roberts
Doctor Steve's Banjo
Kimberley Robinson
Amy Rowe
Chase Samsel
Pediatrics/Psychiatry Resident
Brown Residency Program
Valerie Schafer
Senior Engineering Consultant
Jack Schwartz
Visiting Law Professor and former Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Attorney General's Office
University of Maryland School of Law
Renee Sharp
Judy Spross
University of Southern Maine
Steven Stanos
Dir., Corporate Pain Services
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Laura S Stone
Assistant Professor
McGill University Centre for Research on Pain
Scott Strassels, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health
University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy
Paula Tanabe
Research Assistant Professor
Northwestern University