World Institute of Pain

About The World Institute of Pain

Executive Board

Peter S. Staats


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 Treasurer

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


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

Honorary Secretary

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

Adnan Al-Kaisy

Chair, Board of Sections

MBChB, FRCA, FPMRCA, FIPP, Clinical Lead of the pain management and neuromodulation centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust,

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

Peter Staats

President & Chair


Kris C.P. Vissers

Past President

MD, PhD, FIPP (Netherlands)

Serdar Erdine

Past President & Founder

MD, FIPP (Turkey)

Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez

Past President & Founder

MD, FIPP (Spain)

Gabor B. Racz

Past President & Founder


Pain Practice Editorial Board


Past Editors-in-Chief (Emeritus)

Imaging Techniques and Pain Management

Rehabilitation, Psychology and Pain Management

Managing Editor

Interventional Techniques and Pain Management

Translational Pain Research

Clinical Science and Pain Management

Statistics and Epidemiology

Oncology, Palliative Care and Pain Management