The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article “Boston-based program comes to the region to help doctors prescribe safer alternatives to opioids” (July 25, 2017) discussed various efforts in the Pittsburgh region to address safe opioid prescription practices, including UPMC’s 90-90 program directed by Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc.
Congratulations to Trent D. Emerick, MD, MBA, who was elected to the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Board of Directors for the January 2017-December 2018 term.
The article “Stepping off the Path to Hell” in the Fall 2016 issue of PittMed magazine features interviews and quotes from department faculty members Stephen A. Esper, MD, MBA; Howard B. Gutstein, MD; Michael P. Mangione, MD; and Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc.
Congratulations to Scott Brancolini, MD, MPH, who was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD). Dr. Brancolini is the director of our UPMC Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. He was elected to the AAPD Board of Directors earlier this year and will be shifting from board member to Secretary/Treasurer.
Congratulations Scott A. Brancolini, MD, MPH, who was invited to speak at the to the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors (AASPD) Pain Medicine Breakout session at the 2016 Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations (SAAA) meeting, November 11-12 in Chicago, IL. The title of his lecture will be “Introducing a Pain Medicine Fellowship Educational Resource: […]
Our UPMC Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, directed by Scott Brancolini, MD, MPH and overseen by Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc, has been awarded a national “2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award” from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). The award was one of only four given by the AAPM; other pain medicine fellowship programs […]
Congratulations to Scott Brancolini, MD, MPH, who was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD). Dr. Brancolini directs our UPMC Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, which was recently awarded a national excellence award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Congratulations to Jaymin Patel, MD (Pain Medicine Fellow), who has been selected to receive the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Scholarship. The award includes a one-day registration to the AAMP Annual Meeting on Friday, February 19, 2016 and up to $1,000 for related costs to attend the meeting, registration to […]
Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc (Professor, Anesthesiology and Psychiatry and Vice-Chair for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology) recently participated in a discussion about prescription opioids in the NPR segment Draft of CDC’s New Prescribing Guidelines Stirs Debate. Listen to the show or read the transcript of the discussion at http://n.pr/1MFtzvq.
The recently published paper “Evidence for Brain Glial Activation in Chronic Pain Patients,” co-authored by Visiting Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Pain Medicine Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc, provides evidence that neuroinflammation is present in key regions of the brains of chronic pain patients, paving the way for the exploration of […]