About The World Institute of Pain

Executive Board

Giustino Varrassi

President

MD, PhD, FIPP President, Paolo Procacci Foundation Via Tacito 7 00193 Roma, Italy

Peter S. Staats

President-Elect

MD, MBA, FIPP Chief Medical Officer, National Spine and Pain Centers Board of Directors Emeritus, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Founder and Director, Division of Pain Medicine ACCM Johns Hopkins University 1994-2003 Past President ASIPP, NANS, NJSIPP, SPS 1911 Beach Ave Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA

Miles R. Day

Honorary Secretary

MD, DABA-PM, DABIPP, FIPP Traweek-Racz Endowed Professor in Pain Research Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Director, The Pain Center at Grace Clinic 4515 Marsha Sharp Freeway; Lubbock, TX 79407

Dominic Hegarty

Honorary Treasurer

BSc, BMedSc, MSc (Pain Management), PhD, FCARSCI, FFPMCAI, FIPP Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation Orthopaedic and Spine Centre Mater Private Hospital, Cork; Ebury House, Upper Rose Hill Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland 1

Mert Akbas

Chair, Board of Sections

MD, FIPP Professor of Anesthesiology, Clinic Instructor in Algology Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine Division of Algology Antalya, Turkey

Serdar Erdine

WIP Founder and Past President

MD, FIPP Director, Istanbul Pain Center 3 Levent, Camlik Caddesi no 31 Istanbul 34330 Turkey

Gabor B. Racz

WIP Founder and Past President

MD, DABIPP, FIPP PO Box 810201 Dallas, TX 75381 USA

Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez

WIP Founder and Past President

MD, FIPP President, Clinica Vertebra Barcelona Spine & Pain Surgery Center P. Bonanova 51 Barcelona 08017 Spain

Special Committee Chairs to EXB

Milan P. Stojanovic

Chair, Education Committee (non-voting)

MD, FIPP Chief, Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Services VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA USA

Kris C.P. Vissers

Chair, Board of Examination

MD, PhD, FIPP, PI Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain & Palliative Medicine Chair of the Radboudumc Expertisecenter for Pain and Palliative Medicine (REPPG) Radboudumc Medical Center Geert Grooteplein 10 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

E.A. (Bert) Joosten

Editor-in-Chief, PAIN Practice

PhD Professor, Experimental Anesthesiology & Pain Management Maastricht University Medical Center; P. Debyelaan 25 6229 HX Maastricht, The Netherlands Mail: Postbus 5800, 6202 Maastricht, The Netherlands

Advisory Board

Richard L. Rauck

Chair

MD, FIPP (USA)

Kris C.P. Vissers

Immediate Past President

MD, PhD, FIPP

Serdar Erdine

Past President & Founder

MD, FIPP (Turkey)

Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez

Past President & Founder

MD, FIPP (Spain)

Gabor B. Racz

Past President & Founder

MD, DABIPP, FIPP (USA)

Craig T. Hartrick

President, Ex-officio

MD, DABPM, FIPP (USA)

Pain Practice Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

  • E.A. (Bert) Joosten, PhD

Past Editors-in-Chief (Emeritus)

  • Prithvi Raj, MD, FIPP (2001-2005)
  • Craig T. Hartrick, MD, FIPP (2005-2017)

Imaging Techniques and Pain Management

  • Section editor: Michael Gofeld (Canada)
  • Farah Abdallah (Canada)
  • Jennifer Hah (USA)
  • Chih-Peng Lin (USA)
  • Thomas Simopoulos (USA)

Rehabilitation, Psychology and Pain Management

  • Section Editor: Robert J. Gatchel, PhD ABPP (USA)
  • Frank Huygen (The Netherlands)
  • Robert Jamison (USA)
  • Michael E. Schatman (USA)
  • Rob Smeets (The Netherlands)
  • Philip S. Sizer Jr. (USA)

Managing Editor

  • Michelle Bayman

Interventional Techniques and Pain Management

  • Section Editor: Milan Stojanovic (USA)
  • Ramsin Benyamin (USA)
  • Abram Burgher (USA)
  • Tim Deer (USA)
  • Jose A. DeAndres (Spain)
  • Jatinder Gill (USA)
  • Nagy Mekhail (USA)
  • Peter Staats (USA)
  • Agnes Stogicza (Canada)
  • Koen van Boxem (Belgium)
  • Maarten van Kleef (The Netherlands)

Translational Pain Research

  • Section Editor: Bert Joosten (The Netherlands)
  • Albert Dahan (The Netherlands)
  • Marshall Devor (Israel)
  • Yun Guan (USA)
  • Vikram Patel (India, USA)
  • Andrei Sdrulla (USA)
  • Richardo Vallejo (USA)

Clinical Science and Pain Management

  • Section Editor: Chi Wai Cheung (Hong Kong)
  • Chetwyn Chan (China)
  • Sang Chul Lee (S-Korea)
  • Philip Finch (Australia)
  • Leonardo Kapural (USA)
  • Tat Leang Lee (Singapore)
  • Samer Narouze (USA)
  • Andrea Nicol (USA)
  • Narinder Rawal (Sweden)
  • Gabor Racz (USA)
  • Christopher Wells (UK)
  • Jan Van Zundert (Belgium)

Statistics and Epidemiology

  • Section Editor: Sander van Kuijk, PhD (The Netherlands)

Oncology, Palliative Care and Pain Management

  • Section Editor: Kris Vissers (The Netherlands)
  • Honorio Benzon (USA)
  • Allen Burton (USA)
  • Guilherme de Barros (Brazil)
  • Athina Vadalouca (Greece)
  • Giustino Varrassi (Italy)
  • Ricardo Plancarte (Mexico)
  • Richard Rauck (USA)