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Dr. Erdek is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is director of the Chronic Inpatient Pain Service and director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Erdek received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Walter Lewis Croll and James and Helen Hovorka Scholar. He trained in Surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center and in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida. He completed his subspecialty training in Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Erdek is appointed to the Polyanalgesic Consensus Panel, which formulates international recommendations for intraspinal drug delivery. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scientific posters in the field of interventional pain medicine, and has lectured at Johns Hopkins and as a visiting professor at several academic medical institutions. He serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He is board certified in Pain Medicine and in Anesthesiology. Dr. Erdek’s society memberships include the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has served as a consulting reviewer for Lancet, Pain Medicine, and Anesthesiology.
Dr. Erdek has received significant private and industry funding for his research in cancer pain management. His interests center around interventional pain management, particularly the assessment and interventional treatment of cancer pain, intrathecal therapy for spasticity refractory to management by oral medications, and the use of spinal cord stimulation for treatment of neuropathic pain, refractory angina pectoris, and refractory peripheral vascular disease.