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Nagy A. Mekhail, MD
Chairman, Dept. of Pain Management
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

About Nagy A. Mekhail, MD

Nagy A. Mekhail, MD, PhD, is Chairman of the Department of Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mekhail also is the Director of the Pain Management Fellowship Program and a member of the Clinic's Spine and Cancer Centers.

Dr. Mekhail earned several degrees at the University of Ain Shams School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt; Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honors, Master of Science (Anatomy) and Doctor of Philosophy. His internship in internal medicine, residency in anesthesiology, and Fellowship in Pain Management/Neuroanesthesia were completed at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Mekhail is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, American Pain Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, International Association for the Study of Pain, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists and Ohio State Medical Association.

Further, Dr. Mekhail is on the Board of Directors of the World Institute of Pain and is an active member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Committee. He currently serves as a Reviewer for the Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Digest Journal, Pain Physician Journal and Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Mekhail also serves on the Editorial Board for Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Practice and Pain Physician Journal.

A prolific author, Dr. Mekhail has published more than 65 original articles and abstracts. In addition, he has instructed at more than 55 CME lectures and 25 lectures as a visiting professor.

Publications

Original Articles:

Kamel I, Nawar NNY, Mekhail NA, Assad EI: Pattern of intrinsic innervation of the ventricle of the heart of the Bufo Regularis. Egyptian J Anat 3:9-14, 1980.

Nawar NNY, Mikhail Y, Mekhail NA, Attia MM: Pattern of intrinsic innervation of the human coronary arteries. Singapore Med J 22:81-83, 1981.

Mekhail NA, Nawar NNY, Khairallah PA: New synapses associated with the granule-containing cells of rat sympathetic ganglia. Acta Anatomica 133:102-106, 1988.

Vitullo JC, Karam R, Mekhail NA, Khairallah PA, Healy B: Cocaine-induced small vessel spasm in isolated rat hearts. American Journal of Pathology 135:85-91, 1989.

Mekhail NA, Khairallah PA, Healy B, Estafanous FG: Propranolol induced ultrastructural changes on the catecholamine-containing cells of SHR sympathetic ganglia. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 51:56-67, 1989.

Mekhail NA, Estafanous FG, Vitullo JC, Khairallah PA: Portal-like microcirculation in rat sympathetic ganglia. Acta Anatomica 138:200-207, 1990.

Sen S, Kundu G, Mekhail NA, et al.: Myotrophin: purification of a novel peptide from spontaneously hypertensive rat heart that influences myocardial growth. J Biol Chem 265(27):16635-43, 1990.

Doss DN, Mekhail NA, Ekladdios EY: The localization of cholecystokinin immunoreactivity in the rat ovary and uterine tube. Neuropeptides 18(2):87-91, 1991.

Mekhail NA, Nawar NNY, Doss DN: Morphologic evidence of neuron glial interaction in rat sympathetic ganglia. Dendron 1:119-127, 1992.

Vitullo JC, Mekhail NA, Estafanous FG, Khairallah PA, Engelman GL: Acute morphological effects of cocaine on rat cardiomyocytes. Cytobios 76:31-39, 1993.

Mekhail NA, Doss DN, Bravo E, Estafanous FG: Fentanyl stimulates atrial natriuretic peptide secretion. J Mol Cell Cardiol 26:425-434, 1994.

Estafanous FG, Mekhail NA, Yared JP: Advantages and limitations of hemodilution. Seminars in Cardiothoracic Surgery 6:87-97, 1994.

Shinoda T, Mekhail NA, Estafanous FG, Khairallah PA, C. Smith: Hemodynamic responses to dobutamine during acute normovolemic hemodilution. J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesthesia 8:545-551, 1994.

Mekhail NA: Interpleural analgesia: Review. Pain Digest 6:364-367, 1996.

Swigris JJ, Olin JW, Mekhail NA: Implantable spinal cord stimulator to treat the ischemic manifestations of thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease). J Vasc Surg 29:28-35, 1999.

Conwell DL, Vargo JJ, Zuccaro G, Dews TE, Mekhail NA: The role of differential neuraxial blockade in the evaluation and management of pain in chronic pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology [submitted February 2000].

Aeschbach A, Mekhail NA: Common nerve blocks in chronic pain management. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America 18(2):429-459, 2000.

Mekhail NA, Kapural L: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-I in Cancer Patients. In: Managing Difficult Problems in Cancer Pain. Current Review of Pain 4:227-233, 2000.

Mekhail NA, Moufawad S: Discography and discogenic pain. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management 4(3):1-7, 2000.

Raj PP, Chado HN, Angst M, Heavner J, Dotson R, Brandstater ME, Johnson B, Parris W, Finch P, Shahani G, Dhand U, Mekhail NA, Daoud E, Hendler N, Somerville J, Wallace M, Panchal S, Gusman S: Analysis of painless electrodiagnostic current perception threshold and pain tolerance threshold values in CRPS subjects and healthy controls: A multi-site study. Pain Practice 1(1):53-60, March 2001.

Teng J, Steckner K, Mekhail N: Anterior spinal artery syndrome after neurolytic splanchnic nerve block Pain Practice (In Press) Malak O, Massad SB, Mekhail N: Management of an epidural abscess after continuous epidural cather Infusion. Pain Practice, Vol 1(2), 2001.

Farid IS, Hernandez-Popp V, Youssef GN, Mekhail N: Bupivacaine induces transient neurological symptoms after subarachnoid block. Pain Practice, Volume 2, Number 1, 2002.

Xing JH, Larive B, Mekhail N, Soffer EE: Transcutaneous Electrical Acustimulation can Reduce Visceral Perception in Patients with the with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Pilot Study. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Journal. (In Press)

Kapural L, Mekhail N: Assessment of sympathetic blocks. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management. July 2001 Vol. 5 (3):82-72

Mekhail N, Malak O: Lumbar sympathetic blockade. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management, July 2001 Vol. 5 (3):99-101

Senagor AJ, Whalley D, Delaney CP, Mekhail N, Duepree HJ, Fazio VW: Epidural anesthesia-analgesia shortens length of stay after laparoscopic segmental colectomy for benign pathology. Surgery 2001, 129:672-6.

Malak O, Massad SB, Mekhail N: Management of an epidural abscess after continuous epidural catheter infusion. Pain Practice, Vol 1(2), 183, 2001.

Moufawad S, Malak O, Mekhail N: Epidural Infusion of Opiates and Local Anesthetics for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain Practice, Vol 2 (2), 81-86, 2002

Kapural L, Mekhail N: Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Pain Control. Current Pain and Headache Reports 2001, 5(6): 517-525.

Senagore A, Delany CP, Fazio VW, Mekhail N: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Epidural Anesthesia/ Analgesia in Laparoscopic Segmental Colonectomy. (Submitted) British Journal of Surgery.

Farid I., Youssef G., Hernandez-Popp V., and Mekhail NA: Bupivacaine Induces TNS after Subarachnoid Block. Pain Practice, Vol.2, Issue 1, March 2002. Pp 53-55.

Abstracts:

Nawar NNY, Mikhail Y, Mekhail NA, Attia MM: Observations on the pattern of arterial coronary supply of the ventricles and interventricular septum. Egyptian Anatomical Society 3rd Annual Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, 1980.

Mekhail NA, Engelman GL, Khairallah PA, Estafanous FG: Effects of fentanyl on rat neonatal cardiomyocytes. Annual Meeting of the Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology, Las Vegas, Nevada, FASEB 2(5):A1134, 1988.

Vitullo JC, Karam R, Mekhail NA, Khairallah PA, Healy B: Cocaine-induced small vessel spasm in isolated rat hearts. Annual Meeting of the Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; May 1988 (Abstract) FASEB 2(4):A393, 1988.

Mekhail NA, Estafanous FG, Khairallah PA, Fouad-Tarazi F, Healy B: Catecholamine mediated positive inotropic response to narcotic anesthetics. 49th Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, USA; September 1988.

Mekhail NA, Estafanous FG, Khairallah PA, Healy B: Propranolol induced ultrastructural changes on the catecholamine-containing cells of SHR sympathetic ganglia. 4th International Congress of Cell Biology, Montreal, Canada; August 1988.

Mekhail NA, Vitullo JC, Khairallah PA, Healy B, Estafanous FG: Catecholamine mediated positive inotropic response of narcotic anesthetics. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, A522, 1989.

Mekhail NA, Doss DN, Estafanous FG: Effect of fentanyl on ANP secretion in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 1991.

Hassenbausch S, Mekhail NA: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD): Clinical treatment with peripheral nerve stimulation and an animal model for evaluation of peripheral nerve stimulation. 11th American Pain Society Meeting, San Diego, California, October 1992.

Mekhail NA Doss DN, Stanton-Hicks M: Role of chromaffin cells of sympathetic ganglia in sympathetically-maintained pain. 7th World Congress on Pain. Paris, France, Aug. 1993.

Pahr D, Krause T, Mekhail NA: Intrathecal narcotics for the pain of osteoporosis. M.A.R.C., Cleveland, OH, March 1994.

Mekhail NA, Rodriguez RA, Hanna A: Role of systemic phentolamine in postherpetic neuralgia. XIII Annual European Society of Regional Anesthesia, Barcelona, Spain, May 1994.

Gottlieb A, Sanga R, Whalley D, Ryckman J, Esfandiari S, Schoenwald P, Mekhail NA, Stanton-Hicks M, Lewis, B, Popovich M, Bedocs NM: Epidural anesthesia as an adjunct to general anesthesia does not improve outcome in aortic reconstruction. American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1994

Sogal R, Mekhail NA, Udayashankar S, Gupta M, Stanton-Hicks M: Relationship between endogenous opiates and postoperative pain control. 69th Clinical and Scientific Congress, International Anesthesia Research Society. Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1995. Anesth Analg 80:S458, 1995.

Borkowski R, Mekhail NA: Advantages of epidural analgesia in upper abdominal surgery. 20th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia Meeting. Orlando, Florida, March 1995.

Thota NR, Whalley DG, Grass JA, Mekhail NA, Amazon J, Group M, Lewis B: A randomized double-blind evaluation of the addition of bupivacaine 0.1% to fentanyl 0.0005% for establishment of epidural analgesia after major abdominal surgery. 20th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia Meeting. Orlando, Florida, March 1995. Reg Anes 20:II-S122, 1995.

Williams CR, Fedorchak BA, Mekhail NA, Grass JA: Epidural bupivacaine/fentanyl versus IVPCA for post-nephrectomy pain. 20th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia Meeting. Orlando, Florida, March 1995. Reg Anes 20:II-S123, 1995.

Mekhail NA, Hanna A, Stanton-Hicks M: Spinal cord stimulation for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, preliminary. 20th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia Meeting. Orlando, Florida, March 1995.

Mekhail NA, Hashim F, Olin J: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in CREST syndrome. 14th Annual European Society of Regional Anesthesia Congress. Prague, September 1995.

Mekhail NA, Sharma A, Hanna A: Intravenous phentolamine predicts the response to sympathetic blocks in cases of post-herpetic neuralgia. 8th World Congress of Pain. Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 1996.

Mekhail NA, Brems J, Daoud E, Beven M, Tetzlaff J: Preemptive administration of Ketorolac does not provide better postoperative analgesia. 16th Annual ESRA Congress. London, England, September 1997.

Group M, Grass J, Shrewsbery P, Mekhail NA: Incidence of respiratory depression with IV-PCA and epidural analgesia managed by an acute pain service. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Seattle, Washington, May 1998.

Grass J, Haider N, Group M, Frandsen J, Mekhail NA: Incidence of complications related to epidural catheterization and maintenance for postoperative analgesia. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Seattle, Washington, May 1998.

Grass J, DeLaney L, Butchko M, Group M, Mekhail NA: Incidence of side effects with local anesthetic/opioid solutions for epidural analgesia. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Seattle, Washington, May 1998.

Soffer EE, Kunz GY, Conwell D, Yap E, Mekhail NA: Chronic abdominal pain: The diagnostic value of a combined clinical and pain management approach. American Gastroenterology Association 1998 Annual Meeting. AGA 114(4):A42, 1998.

Mekhail NA, Steckner KS, Atalla E, Sahgal V: Central sleep apnea, intestinal obstruction. Two unusual complications of intrathecal Baclofen. 4th International Neuromodulation Society Congress. Lucerne, Switzerland, September 1998.

Mekhail NA, Daoud E, Maruna N: Effect of sympathetic blockade on pain tolerance and current perception in sympathetic-maintained pain state. European Society of Regional Anesthesia and EuroPain Conference in Pain Research. Geneva, Switzerland, September 1998.

Mekhail NA, Hiew MK: Neurolytic celiac plexus block in abdominal malignancies. EuroPain Conference in Pain Research. Geneva, Switzerland, September 1998.

Mekhail NA, DeLaney L, Covington E: Rapid opioid detoxification (ROD) in a patient with severe CRPS Type I. EuroPain Conference in Pain Research. Geneva, Switzerland, September 1998.

Mekhail NA, Haider N, Androjna C, Aeschbach A, Stanton-Hicks M: Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Philadelphia, PA, May 1999.

Haider N, Mekhail NA, Androjna C, Malak O, Stanton-Hicks M: Programmable intraspinal drug delivery system for chronic pain. The Cleveland Clinic experience: a preliminary report. American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Philadelphia, PA, May 1999.

Mekhail NA, Aeschbach A, Stanton-Hicks MD, Androjna C: Improvement of quality of life [QOL] measures in patients with implantable neurostimulators for chronic intractable pain: preliminary results. International Association for the Study of Pain 9th World Congress on Pain. Vienna, Austria, August 1999

Aeschbach A, Mekhail NA, Stanton-Hicks MD: Neuromodulation decreases utilization of health care resources [UHCR]: the Cleveland Clinic experience. International Association for the Study of Pain 9th World Congress on Pain. Vienna, Austria, August 1999

Stanton-Hicks MD, Aeschbach A, Mekhail NA: Functional improvement in patients with implantable neurostimulators [IN] for chronic intractable pain: preliminary results. International Association for the Study of Pain 9th World Congress on Pain. Vienna, Austria, August 1999

Saad S, O'Hara J, Mekhail NA, Sprung J: The effects of arteriovenous hemodialysis fistulas on pulse oximetry is variable. Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, September 1999.

Mekhail NA, Aeschbach A, Stanton-Hicks M: Cost effectiveness of neuromodulation techniques for chronic pain patients. 9th World Congress on Pain in San Francisco, CA, July 2000

Mekhail NA, Aeschbach A, Stanton-Hicks M: Improvement of quality of life measures in patients with implantable neurostimulators for chronic intractable pain. 9th World Congress on Pain in San Francisco, CA, July 2000

Mekhail NA: Bupivacaine induces transient neurologic symptoms after subarachnoid blocks. American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Vancouver, British Columbia, May, 2001

Kapural L,Mekhail NA: A prospective outcome study of the intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for discogenic pain. American Society of Anethesiology, accepted for January 2002; 94 (Supp) A 818

Kapural L, Mekhail NA: Strict patient selection improves outcome of the intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) used for treatment of discogenic pain: a prospective outcome study. 1st Joint World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy.

CME LECTURES

American Academy of Pain Medicine 1995 Review Course in Pain Medicine: Gross Neuroanatomy in Pain Medicine; February 14-19, 1995; Palm Springs, CA

American Academy of Pain Medicine 1995 Review Course in Pain Medicine: Neurological Examination for Pain Specialists; February 14-19, 1995; Palm Springs, CA

Dallas County Anesthesiology Society: Continuous Infusion Analgesia: Expanding the Role of Anesthesiologists Outside the Operating Room; December 7, 1995, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Dallas, Texas Pain Fellowship Director's Interventional Therapies Workshop.

Incorporating Advanced Pain Therapies into Fellowship Curriculum; Spinal Cord Stimulation Techniques; Instructor: Cadaver Course Medtronic Medical Education & Research Institute. July 10-12, 1998, Memphis, TN. (Course co-director and lecturer; workshop participant)

Scioto County Medical Society: Current Therapy Seminar: Update on Postoperative Pain Management; October 10, 1998.

Dannemiller Foundation Interventional Therapies Workshop and Labs. Evaluation and Management of Medical Problems Associated with Intraspinal Drug Delivery; Medtronic Medical Education & Research Institute. January 15-17, 1999, Memphis, TN.

Dannemiller Foundation Interventional Therapies Workshop and Labs. Neuraxial Analgesics and Other Medications; Medtronic Medical Education & Research Institute. January 15-17, 1999, Memphis, TN.

Dannemiller Foundation Interventional Therapies Workshop and Labs. Instructor: Percutaneous Single and Dual Lead Placement; Medtronic Medical Education & Research Institute. January 15-17, 1999, Memphis, TN.

Dannemiller Foundation Interventional Therapies Workshop and Labs. Instructor: Catheter Placement. Medtronic Medical Education & Research Institute. January 15-17, 1999, Memphis, TN.

The Inaugural Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Pre-emptive analgesia: fact or fiction? February 8-12, 1999, Key West, FL (course co-director and lecturer).

The Inaugural Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Peripheral Ischemic Pain. February 8-12, 1999, Key West, FL (course co-director and lecturer).

The Inaugural Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Sympathetic Blocks. February 8-12, 1999, Key West, FL (course co-director and lecturer).

The Inaugural Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Cervical and Thoracic Epidurals. February 8-12, 1999, Key West, FL (course co-director and lecturer).

Egyptian International Congress on Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Failed Back Surgery. Abstracts & Proceedings page 272; October 10-13, 1999, Sharm El-Sheikh, Cairo.

HCR ManorCare: Pain: Understanding the 5th Vital Sign. September 23, 1999; Cleveland, Ohio (course director and lecturer).

XVIII Annual European Society of Regional Anaesthesia Congress: Sympathetic Blocks in Pain Management. Highlights in Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy-VIII pages 242-246; September 29-October 2, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey.

XVIII Annual European Society of Regional Anaesthesia Congress: Thoracic Epidural Analgesia. Highlights in Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy-VIII pages 255-260; September 29-October 2, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey.

53rd Annual New York Post Graduate Assembly. Panel Session: When To Use Invasive Techniques to Manage Chronic Pain. December 11-15, 1999. New York, New York 53rd Annual New York Post Graduate Assembly.

Radiofrequency, Cryoablation and Beyond: What's New and When To Use It. December 11-15, 1999. New York, New York

2nd Annual Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Neurostimulation: Pain Therapy Efficacy and Outcomes. February 7-11, 2000; Key West, Florida

2nd Annual Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Cost Effectiveness of Advanced Pain Therapies. February 7-11, 2000; Key West, Florida

2nd Annual Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium: Intrathecal Pain Therapy for Nonmalignant Pain: Efficacy and Outcomes. February 7-11, 2000; Key West, Florida

Western Regional Interventional Therapies Workshop. Phoenix, AZ Course director and lecturer. February 12-13, 2000.

Western Regional Interventional Therapies Workshop. Neurostimulation Pain Therapy: Efficacy and Outcomes. Phoenix, AZ. February 12-13, 2000.

Western Regional Interventional Therapies Workshop. Intrathecal Pain Therapy for Nonmalignant Pain. Phoenix, AZ. February 12-13, 2000.

Western Regional Interventional Therapies Workshop. Cost Effectiveness of Advanced Therapies. Phoenix, AZ February 12-13, 2000.

Annual National Anesthesia Meeting: Anesthesia for Intracranial Vascular Surgery. February 15-18, 2000; Cairo, Egypt

Annual National Anesthesia Meeting: Sympathetic Blocks. February 15-18, 2000; Cairo, Egypt

Annual National Anesthesia Meeting: Intraspinal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain and Spasticity. February 15-18, 2000; Cairo, Egypt

Interventional Therapies Workshop: Spinal Cord Stimulation: Mechanism of Action. Course Director, Moderator and Lecturer. March 18-19, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

Interventional Therapies Workshop: Intraspinal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain and Spasticity. March 18-19, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

Interventional Therapies Workshop: Neurostimulation in Pain Therapy: Efficacy and Outcomes. March 18-19, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

Pain Management Symposium: Management of Adult Pain Management. The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. Merrillville, IN April 29, 2000.

Pain Management Symposium: Surgical Management of Pain. The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. Merrillville, IN April 29, 2000.

International Symposium: Spine Surgery that has Failed: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Course Co-Director, Moderator and Lecturer. May 5-7, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

International Symposium: Spine Surgery that has Failed: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Interventional Pain Management Options. May 5-7, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

International Symposium: Spine Surgery that has Failed: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Workshop: Interventional Pain Management. May 5-7, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

International Symposium: Spine Surgery That has Failed: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Workshop: Discography/IDET. May 5-7, 2000; Cleveland, Ohio.

Chronic Pain is a Disease: What Does the Family Physician Need to Know? Course Director, Moderator and Lecturer. May 13, 2000. Cleveland, Ohio

Chronic Pain is a Disease: What Does the Family Physician Need to Know? Chronic Pain is a Disease, Not Just a Symptom. May 13, 2000. Cleveland, Ohio

Chronic Pain is a Disease: What Does the Family Physician Need to Know? Discogenic Pain. May 13, 2000. Cleveland, Ohio

Chronic Pain is a Disease: What Does the Family Physician Need to Know? The Role of Neuromodulation. May 13, 2000. Cleveland, Ohio

Chronic Pain is a Disease: What Does the Family Physician Need to Know? Postherpetic Neuralgia. May 13, 2000. Cleveland, Ohio

Chronic Pain is a Disease: What Does the Family Physician Need to Know? Session Moderator: The Aching Back. May 13, 2000. Cleveland, Ohio

Intermediate Neurostimulation and Drug Delivery Workshop: Advanced lead placement. Memphis, Tennessee; October 26-27, 2000.

Intermediate Neurostimulation and Drug Delivery Workshop: Cost effectiveness of neurmodulation. Memphis, Tennessee; October 26-27, 2000.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, Seventh annual comprehensive review of pain management workshop: Cryoanalgesia. August 10 & 11, 2000. Key West, Fl.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, Seventh annual comprehensive review of pain management workshop: Radiofrequency lesioning. August 12, 2000. Key West, Fl.

Society for Education in Anesthesia: Curriculum for training on interventional therapy. May 31, 2001; Cleveland, Ohio.

American Society of Anesthesiologists: Postoperative outcome study of the IDET procedure for discogenic pain. October 13-17, 2001; New Orleans, LA

Tyco Healthcare - Valley Lab Clinical Affairs: Radionics discTRODETM RF catheter electrode system: Phase II clinical evaluation. December 13-14, 2001; Boulder, CO.

The Fourth Annual Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management & Regional Anesthesia Symposium. Discogenic pain: fact or fiction. February 3-8, 2002; Key West, FL

The Fourth Annual Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management & Regional Anesthesia Symposium. Cost effectiveness of neurostimulation. February 3-8, 2002; Key West, FL

The Fourth Annual Michael Stanton-Hicks Pain Management & Regional Anesthesia Symposium. Information management in pain practice. February 3-8, 2002; Key West, FL

18th International Anesthesia Egyptian Conference: Complex regional pain syndrome and discogenic pain. March 5-7, 2002; Cairo, Egypt.

American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine 27th Annual Spring Meeting and Workshop: Pain Management Program Directors Meeting. April 25-28, 2002; Chicago, IL

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