About Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP
Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP, is Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Pain Management, Western New England University College of Pharmacy, in Springfield, Massachusetts, He also is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, in Storrs, Connecticut, and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Director, PGY2 Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency at the Stratton VA Medical Center, in Albany, New York.
Dr. Fudin graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS) with his Bachelors Degree and his PharmD. He was awarded and completed an American Cancer Society Sponsored Fellowship in Oncology/Hematology at SUNY/Upstate Medical Center shortly after his undergraduate work.
He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and a member of several other professional organizations. Dr. Fudin is a Section Editor for Pain Medicine, the official journal of AAPM. He is Founder/Chairman of Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmacotherapy (PROMPT), an advocacy group in favor of safe opioid prescribing by encouraging clinician education, proactive risk stratification, and appropriate therapeutic monitoring.
As a peer reviewer, Dr. Fudin helped to establish the American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Arthritis, for Fibromyalgia, and for Cancer Pain and Palliative Care. He was a panel member for establishing guidelines on the “Use of Chronic Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain,” a collaborative effort between the APS and the AAPM; these guidelines have been widely disseminated by the American Journal of Pain for use by healthcare providers worldwide. Recently, he participated in development of draft guidelines for the proper use of urine testing in addiction medicine, a collaborative project by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers with support from the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Fudin is a reviewer for publications and poster submissions for the ACCP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AAPM, and other recognized professional pharmacy, medical, and nursing organizations. He is founder and two-time past Chair of the ACCP Pain Pharmacy Practice Network group.
Dr. Fudin practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Director, PGY-2 Pharmacy Pain Residency Programs at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany NY. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Western New England University College of Pharmacy; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, and has several other academic affiliations including and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has been an Instructor of Pharmacology at SAGE Graduate School of Nursing for several years. He is a Clinical Pharmacy Consultant to Homedical Associates, an innovative home-based academic patient care service dedicated to medically complex patients in their homes.
Dr. Fudin is an active lecturer, writer, and researcher on pain management issues. He has been an invited speaker on pain management at VA Hospitals and at major academic medical centers throughout the United States. In the last year alone, Dr. Fudin has lectured live and by Webinar on various pain-related topics to thousands of physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers and administrators in over 30 states nationwide. He is also the owner and managing editor of PainDr.com, and interactive website that houses his pain blog and has many professional resources developed by Dr. Fudin for medical professionals including pharmacists.
Recent national attention to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) has been an increasing subject of interest. Dr. Fudin has been called upon by several professional organizations to help strategize in anticipation of much needed education on proper opioid prescribing and monitoring.
Practical Pain Management readers will recognize Dr. Fudin as one of the co-developers of the PPM Opioid Calculator.