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Peter Staats, MD, MBA
President-Elect, World Institute of Pain

About Peter Staats, MD, MBA

Peter Staats, MD, MBA, founded the division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he was the division chief and director for more than a decade. In this capacity, he was the youngest major division chief in the history of Johns Hopkins Hospital and was the first anesthesiologist to obtain surgical privileges at any academic university. He is currently the chief medical officer of National Spine and Pain Centers and president-elect of the World Institute of Pain. 

Dr. Staats has edited or co-authored 11 textbooks on pain medicine and written more than 400 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He is a past president of ASIPP, SPS, NANS, and NJSIPP and was the first chair of the American Society of Anesthesia’s committee on interventional pain.

He discloses that he was involved in research for Prialt in the 1990s.

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