About Joachim Scholz, MD

Joachim Scholz, MD, was a member of the Task Force for the Classification of Chronic Pain of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). With Nanna B. Finnerup, MD, he served as co-lead for the classification of chronic neuropathic pain. A board-certified neurologist and expert in research and treatment development for pain, Dr. Scholz currently serves as associate medical director at Biogen in Cambridge, MA. Before joining Biogen, he was an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, and an assistant professor of anesthesiology research and neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Scholz has received research grants from NIH, the Thompson Family Foundation, and pharmaceutical companies exploring new targets in pain treatment. He has lectured at national and international venues and published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the neurobiology of pain and clinical trial design in neuropathic pain.

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