Pain is one of the biggest problems in medicine and society. It is a source of significant cost and disability. More importantly, pain can adversely influence quality of life.
Here at the Division of Pain Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, we are committed to decreasing patient suffering. We have a multidisciplinary team of anesthesiologists, pain physicians, psychologists, rheumatologists, surgeons, geneticists, statisticians, and engineers. Together, we are working towards a precision medicine approach to pain treatment. Our goal is to better understand the mechanisms and unique patient factors causing pain and tailor therapies to individuals.