Thomas R. Vetter, M.D., M.P.H.

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Professor, Vice Chair and Director

tvetter@uab.edu

205-934-6501


Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest

·         Pediatric Pain Management and Treatment

·         Adult Pain Management and Treatment

·         Health Policy and Organization

Education and Degrees

·         Ohio State University College of Medicine, Medical Doctor, 1984

·         University of Florida College of Medicine, Pediatric Residency, 1986

·         University of Florida College of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1988

·         Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Anesthesia & Critical Care Fellowship, 1989

·         University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, 1999

·         Harvard Medical School, Clinical Training Program in Mind/Body Medicine, 2003

·         Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Physician Leadership Program, 2005

·         Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Masters in Public Health, 2007

Awards and Honors

·         Delta Omega: National honorary society for graduate studies in public health, May 2007

Professional Societies

·         American Society of Anesthesiologists

·         Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists

·         Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

·         International Anesthesia Research Society

·         International Association for the Study of Pain

Recent Publications

·         Vetter TR. A primer on health-related quality of life in chronic pain medicine.  Anesth Analg. 2007 Mar;104(3):703-18

·         Vetter TR, Carvallo D, Johnson JL, Mazurek MS, Presson RG Jr. A comparison of single-dose caudal clonidine, morphine, or hydromorphone combined with ropivacaine in pediatric patients undergoing ureteral reimplantation. Anesth Analg. 2007 Jun;104(6):1356-63

·         Vetter TR. The application of economic evaluation methods in the chronic pain medicine literature. Anesth Analg. 2007 Jul;105(1):114-8

·         Vetter TR. A clinical profile of a cohort of patients referred to an anesthesiology-based pediatric chronic pain medicine program. Anesth Analg. 2008 Mar;106(3):786-94,

·          Robinson RL, Vetter TR: Healthcare Economic Evaluation of Chronic Pain: Measuring the Economic, Social and Personal Impact of Chronic Pain and its Management. In Moore RJ (Ed). Biobehavioral Approaches to Pain. New York: Springer, 2008, (in press).

·         Vetter TR: Assessment Tools in Chronic Pain: Specificity and Validity. In McClain BC, Suresh S (Eds). Pediatric Chronic Pain: Current Science and Integrative Practice. New York: Springer, 2008, (in press).

·         Vetter TR: Health-Related Quality of Life in Pain Medicine. In Preedy VR (Ed). The Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2008, (in press).

·         Sakawi Y., Vetter TAirway Management and Vascular Access Simulation During a Medical Student Rotation.  The Clinical Teacher, 2011; 8: 48-51.