Timothy Ness, M.D., Ph.D.

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Timothy Ness, M.D., Ph.D.
Simon Gelman Endowed Professor
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
UAB School of Medicine
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Subspecialty and Areas of Interest

Dr. Ness is the Simon Gelman Endowed Professor in the UAB Department of Anesthesiology.

As a member of the Division of Pain Medicine, Dr. Ness specializes in the treatment of urologic-gastroenterologic pain. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Ness has an extensive research portfolio focusing on multiple aspects of pain research, including the mechanisms of urologic-gastroenterologic pain, pain sensation related to exposure to toxic inhalants, and spinal cord injury.

He is a founding member and Co-Director of ADAPT (Alliance for the Development and Advancement of Pain Treatment) at UAB.



Education and Degrees

University of Iowa College of Medicine, M.D. and Ph.D., in Pharmacology, 1988

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1993

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Pain Management Fellowship, 1993



Awards and Honors

Named to Best Doctors in America List, 2012, 2013


Professional Societies

American Society for Regional Anesthesia [Editorial Board, RAPM]

International Anesthesia Research Society

American Pain Society [Editorial Board, J. Pain]

Society for Neuroscience

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) [Assoc. Editorial Board, PAIN]

IASP, Task Force — Global Year Against Visceral Pain [Co-Chair]

IASP Special Interest Group on Abdominal & Pelvic Pain

American Society of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics [Assoc. Editor: JPET]



Recent Publications

See PubMed

Learn more about Dr. Ness’s work on his lab page.

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