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Pain Fellows’ Education and Research During COVID-19

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  • Magdalena Anitescu, MD PhD

    Professor, Section Chief, Pain Management Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
    University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL

    Dr. Anitescu, professor of anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine, is the program director for the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship and the section chief of pain management services at the University of Chicago Medicine. She completed a surgical internship at the University of Iowa and an anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following a pain medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, she joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. She is an accomplished national and international educator, author of numerous textbook chapters and scientific papers, and a member of many professional organizations and scientific committees that review the academic curriculum for various pain medicine meetings.

  • Scott Brancolini, MD MPH

    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Dr. Brancolini is an Associate Professor and Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and School of Medicine. He earned his BS from Carnegie Mellon University, his Master’s of Public Health from George Washington University, and his MD from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Brancolini completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Chronic Pain Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators.

  • Lynn Kohan, MD

    Session Director/Planner/Presenter
    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
    Division of Pain Medicine 
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA

    Dr. Kohan is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Virginia. She obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University where she also completed her residency in anesthesia. She completed her pain medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia where she has since stayed on as faculty. She has been serving as the Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship for the past several years.

  • Boris Spektor, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology,
    Emory School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA

    Dr. Boris Spektor is the Program Director of the Emory Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pain Program Directors. He has received multiple teaching awards including the Subspecialty Teacher of the Year award, Pain Teacher of the Year award, Emory Doctor’s Day Award, as well as the Emory Educator Appreciation Day award. His research interests involve novel treatment application of stellate ganglion blockade, innovative teaching methods, and trainee wellness.

  • Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc

    AAPM President; Session Moderator
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Dr. Wasan is the Vice Chair for Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board certified in pain medicine and completed fellowship training in pain medicine in the Anesthesiology Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also board certified in Psychiatry and completed a residency in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Wasan has supervisory responsibility for clinical care across seven pain clinics in the UPMC system, pain medicine clinical faculty, and research within the Pain Medicine Division. He is also Co-Chair of a system-wide committee to improve pain care across UPMC.

  • Jennifer Westlund, MSW

    Director of Education, American Academy of Pain Medicine
    Planner/AAPM Staff

May 1, 2020
Fri 6:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 15M

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