Welcome to the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience

ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of Pain and Neuroscience together

The society has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and to elevate each other in a quest to improve the field. By this combined effort, we can foster a new sense of cooperation, collaboration, and can be a part of the solution to societal issues such as the opioid crisis, increasing disability, lack of diversity, and mixed messages about the prevailing goals of those of us striving to improve the field.

The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience was established to lead us to an age of scientific enlightenment via mutual collaboration with physician members, scientists, governmental agencies, payers, centers of higher education, and other medical societies.

Welcome to the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience

ASPN was created to bring the top minds in the fields of Pain and Neuroscience together

The society has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practice, and to elevate each other in a quest to improve the field. By this combined effort, we can foster a new sense of cooperation, collaboration, and can be a part of the solution to societal issues such as the opioid crisis, increasing disability, lack of diversity, and mixed messages about the prevailing goals of those of us striving to improve the field.

The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience was established to lead us to an age of scientific enlightenment via mutual collaboration with physician members, scientists, governmental agencies, payers, centers of higher education, and other medical societies.

ASPN Mission

Mission Statement

The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience is dedicated to advancement in the fields of Pain and Neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation. ASPN is committed to achieving its goals by embracing diversity that is inclusive to individuals of all genders, cultures, age, race, sexual orientation, and profession.

Mission Statement

The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience is dedicated to advancement in the fields of Pain and Neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation. ASPN is committed to achieving its goals by embracing diversity that is inclusive to individuals of all genders, cultures, age, race, sexual orientation, and profession.

ASPN Committees

A Different “Pain Society”

ASPN was created to harness the talents of brightest minds in our profession. Innovative committees, educational meetings, and collaborative publications set ASPN apart as a unique society.

Interventional Pain Medicine is an unprecedented time of innovation and growth. Advancements in neuromodulation, minimally invasive spine procedures, regenerative medicine, and other areas requires a society of the top thought leaders to shape the safe, effective, and responsible utilization of these treatments.

A Different “Pain Society”

ASPN was created to harness the talents of brightest minds in our profession. Innovative committees, educational meetings, and collaborative publications set ASPN apart as a unique society.

Interventional Pain Medicine is an unprecedented time of innovation and growth. Advancements in neuromodulation, minimally invasive spine procedures, regenerative medicine, and other areas requires a society of the top thought leaders to shape the safe, effective, and responsible utilization of these treatments.

Our Leadership

Our various leadership boards play an integral role in the direction of ASPN

Timothy Deer, MD
Timothy Deer, MD
Executive Board President Emeritus, Founder and Chairman
Dawood Sayed, MD
Dawood Sayed, MD
Executive Board Immediate Past President and Vice Chairman
Jason Pope, MD
Jason Pope, MD
Executive Board President
Erika Petersen, MD
Erika Petersen, MD
Executive Board-President Elect
Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PHD
Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PHD
Executive Board-Chair of Translational Research
Kasra Amirdelfan, MD
Kasra Amirdelfan, MD
Executive Board-Vice President Clinical Affairs
Jon Carlson, MD
Jon Carlson, MD
Executive Board – Treasurer
Jackie Weisbien, MD
Jackie Weisbien, MD
Executive Board-Chair of Diversity and Outreach
Natalie Strand, MD
Natalie Strand, MD
Executive Board-Vice President of Social Media
David Lee, MD
David Lee, MD
Executive Board-Vice President of Social Media
Michelle Byers-Robson
Michelle Byers-Robson
Executive Board
Dipan Patel, MD
Dipan Patel, MD
Executive Board
Steven Falowski, MD
Steven Falowski, MD
Executive Board Secretary
Pankaj Mehta, MD
Pankaj Mehta, MD
Executive Board-Vice President of Translational Research

Armed Forces Division

David E. Reece, DO
David E. Reece, DO
Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Pain – Walter Reed
Pain Specialty Consultant, White House Medical Unit
Mike Verdolin, MD
Mike Verdolin, MD
CEO/Medical Director – Pain Consultants of San Diego
Brian McClean, MD
Brian McClean, MD
Chief, Pain – Landsthul Medical Center (Germany)
Pain Consultant to Army Surgeon General
Alane Costanzo, MD
Alane Costanzo, MD
Associate Program Director, Pain Fellowship – Balboa Naval Medical Center (San Diego)
Adam Soto, MD
Adam Soto, MD
Deputy Chief, Pain – Tripler Army Medical Center (Hawaii)
Sara Wilson, MD
Sara Wilson, MD
Deputy Chief, Pain – Walter Reed

Directors at Large

Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, MBA

Jessica Jameson, MD, FASA

Kathleen W. “Kate” Meacham, MD, PhD

Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD

Louis J. Raso, MD, PA

Mark N. Malinowski, DO

Peter Staats, MD, MBA

Ramo K. Naidu, MD

Richard M. “Rick” Paicius, MD

Sean Li, MD

Stanley Golovac, MD

Timothy Lubenow, MD

Timothy T. Davis, MD

Leadership Council

Aaron K. Calodney, MD, FASA, FIPP, ABIPP

Ahn Ngo, MD, MBA

Ajay Antony, MD

Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH, FASA

Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Alyson M. Engle, MD

Amit Gulati, MD

Anish S. Patel, MD, MBA

Chad B. Stephens, DO

David Reece, DO

Harry P. Sukumaran, MD

Hemant Kalia, MD, MPH

Jay M. Shah, MD, FAAPMR

Jennifer Hah, MD

Johnathan H. Goree, MD

Jonathan M. Hagedorn, MD

Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH

Mark N. Malinowski, DO

Marshall Bedder, MD, FRCPC

Michael Gesquiere, MD

Michael Verdolin, MD

Neel Mehta, MD

Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR

Paul J. Lynch, MD, DABA

Pooja R. Chopra, MD

Rany T. Abdallah, MD, PhD, MBA

Sachin “Sunny” Jha, MD, MS

Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD

Shachi Patel, MD

Shravani Durbhakula, MD

Vincent Galan, MD, MBA, DABPM

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ASPN Donation

Donate to ASPN

Please give to the society to allow us to further our goals. Consider donating in amounts of $100, $250, $500 or $1,000.

Donate to ASPN

Please give to the society to allow us to further our goals. Consider donating in amounts of $100, $250, $500 or $1,000.