WIP Honors

Hassenbusch Prize

The WIP President will invite three (3) members of the Executive Board to serve as Chairman of the Samuel Hassenbusch Prize Committee to consider the top three candidates submitted by the Chairman of the FIPP Board of Examination, and select the best candidate among them. This candidate will be awarded the Samuel Hassenbusch Prize at an official function of WIP.

FIPP "Scotty Dog" Tie

This attractive maroon tie bearing the “Scotty Dog” emblem originated from a belief that all candidates for the FIPP would identify with the eye of the Scotty Dog, which is symbolic of a target for radiofrequency denervation procedures for facet joint pain.

Excellence in Pain Practice Award

The World Institute of Pain (WIP) launched the Excellence in Pain Practice (EPP) Award in 2010 to promote the highest standards of pain practice around the world through a recognition program for Pain Centers.

This program supports WIP’s mission of fostering the exchange of medical science in the field of interventional pain management, encouraging medical research, and creating opportunities for continued learning in the most up-to-date technical procedures.

Trailblazers Award

The Trailblazer Award is given in honor and recognition of recipients’ enumerable contributions to the field of pain medicine. As pioneers, their research and scholarship has advanced our field and raised the standard of care for pain treatment. Their dedication to alleviating pain and suffering benefits countless patients.

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P. Prithvi Raj, MD, FIPP & Menno Sluijter, MD, FIPP


John D. Loeser, MD, FIPP & James E. Heavner, DVM, PhD, FIPP(Hon)


David Niv, MD, FIPP; Serdar Erdine, MD, FIPP; Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez, MD, FIPP & Edit Racz, MD, FIPP


Péter Sótonyi, MD, PhD, DSc & Richard Rauck, MD, FIPP


Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, FIPP & Gerald Rosen, PhD


Miles Day, MD, FIPP & Agi Stogicza, MD, FIPP, CIPS


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