Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest
  • Urogenital and pelvic pain in women

Education and Degrees

  • Harvard Medical School, Pain Medicine Fellowship, 1994
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pain Medicine Fellowship, 1995
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Medical Doctor, West Germany, 1983
  • London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, DTM&H (Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene), 1985
  • Physiological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, West-Germany,  Research Fellow in Neurophysiology, 1985
  • Physiological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, West-Germany Dr. med., (PhD equivalent), 1987
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Internal Medicine Internship (PGY-1), 1990
  • The University of Chicago, Neurology Residency (PGY-2 to PGY-4), 1993

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient, scholarship of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes" (German National Merit Scholarship Program)
  • Recipient, dissertation-scholarship of the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes"
  • Recipient of the "Wolf-Boas-Preis" (5000 DM) for dissertation: "Untersuchungen der Impulsübertragung im Ganglion Mesentericum Inferius", Heidelberg, West-Germany
  • Recipient, research fellowship, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America
  • Passano Physician Scientist Award
  • Visiting Scientist Fellowship Grant awarded by Flinders University of South Australia.
  • Research Award, National Vulvodynia Association
  • Research Award, National Vulvodynia Association
  • Finalist: Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, Princeton Club, New York
  • Certificate of Appreciation, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health
  • Selected to present at Reproduction 2003: a forum of scientific presentations to highlight the advances and groundbreaking research of outstanding funded grantees. NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Reproductive Sciences Branch
  • Honorary Member, Indian Society for Pain Research and Therapy
  • 2007-2008 Best Doctors in America Database

Professional Societies

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • International Brain Research Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Pain Society
  • American Physiological Society
  • International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience
  • International Council on Women's Health Issues
  • The International Pelvic Pain Society
  • American Neurological Association

Recent Publications