czakanskiAssistant Professor


Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest

·         Obstetrics/Gynecology

Education and Degrees

·         Christian-Albrechts-University, School of Medicine, Kiel, Germany, Medical Doctor, 1983

·         Bollmanns Hospital Nienburg/Weser, Germany, Surgical Residency, 1985

·         Medical College of Wisconsin, Cardiology Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1987

·         Christian-Albrechts-University, School of Medicine, Kiel, Germany, Ph.D., 1990

·         Northwestern University Medical School, Cardiology Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990

·         Christian-Albrechts-University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kiel, Germany, Residency, 1997

·         Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Subspecialty Research Training in Pain, 2002

Professional Societies

·         Society for Neuroscience

·         International Association for the Study of Pain

·         American Pain Society

Recent Publications

·         Czakanski P.P., Wilke Ch., Arp W.-D. Weisner D.: Schwangerschaftsbetreuung und geburtshifliches Management bei idiopathischer thrombozytopenischer Purpura (ITP) Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics Vol. 254 Number 1-4, 1993, pp I - XLVIII, 1 - 1663, S. 1410 - 1411 (in German: Obstetric management in patients with ideopathic thrombocytopenic purpura)

·         Wesselmann, U., and P. P. Czakanski, Chronic pelvic pain: development of a novel rat model for the study of neurophysiological mechanisms and pharmacological interventions. J. Womens Health Gend. Based Med., 10, 403, 2001.

·         Wesselmann U, Czakanski PP, Affaitati G, Giamberardino MA. Uterine inflammation as a noxious visceral stimulus: behavioral characterization in the rat. Neurosci Lett. 1998 Apr 24;246(2):73-6

·         Wesselmann, U. and P. P. Czakanski: Pain of urogenital origin. Curr. Rev. Pain 3: 160-171, 1999.

·         Wesselmann, U., C. Sanders and P. P. Czakanski, Altered CNS processing of nociceptive messages from the vagina in rats, that have recovered from uterine inflammation. Progress in Pain Research and Management, 16, 581-588, 2000.

·         Wesselmann U, Czakanski PP. Pelvic pain: a chronic visceral pain syndrome.  Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2001 Feb;5(1):13-9

·         Affaitati, G., R. Lerza, M. A. Giamberardino, U. Wesselmann, P. P. Czakanski, D. Lapenna, and L. Vecchiet, Effects of lornoxicam on pain and referred muscle hyperalgesia from uterine inflammation in rats.  J. Musculoscelet. Pain, 9 (Suppl. 5), 36, 2001.