PainCare, a pain management practice with 11 locations throughout New Hampshire, will open a new location in Concord this fall. Ashleigh Byrne, MD, will lead the medical team at the center.
David S. Cheng, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation pain medicine physician, will join Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago in August.
Douglas Constant, MD, has joined the pain management practice at Coastal Orthopedics in Bradenton, Fla. He will work out of the practice's Pointe West Medical Plaza office and surgery center.
EP Global Communications has appointed Corey W. Hunter, MD, to the position of company medical director and chairman of the scientific advisory board.
Spine physiatrist and pain management specialist John C. Keel, MD, has joined the medical staff of New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He will see patients in the hospital's spine center and at a satellite office in Chestnut Hill.
Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio, has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a pain center at the hospital's Ambulatory Care Center. Amish R. Patel, DO, will serve as lead physician at the clinic and receive support from the Memorial Hospital pain management team.
Sudhir Rao, MD, will lead the medical team at the newly-opened Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland in Mt. Airy.
R. Gregg Wilroy, DO, joined the Regional West Physicians Clinic-Neuroscience Pain Clinic in Scottsbluff, Neb.
The National Institutes of Health have appointed pain and neuroscience researcher Catherine Bushnell, PhD, scientific director of a new multidisciplinary pain program studying how the brain interprets and manages pain. The research program will explore how chronic pain produces changes in the brain that can modify how the brain reacts to pain medications.
The Connecticut Hospital Association has recognized a team of physicians at Greenwich Hospital led by anesthesiologist Mark Chrostowski, MD, for using a new approach to reduce pain following joint replacement surgery. Prior to surgery, the team administers non-opioid medications to control pain and applies a local anesthetic to numb the joint area via a single injection or peripheral nerve catheter.
Tamara King, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, will use a two-year, $140,000 research grant to study cancer pain and bone loss. She said she hopes the grant from the Main Cancer Society will allow her to pursue research that enables future cancer patients to alleviate pain while preserving mental ability.
Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD, a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has received a four-year, $1.36 million grant to study the relationship between pain and the parts of the brain associated with emotional response. He will use the grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to understand a process that causes hyperactivity in the amygdale and leads to persistent pain and anxiety.
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