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Michael Caterina, MD, PhD.
Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
Co-Director of the Biological Chemistry Graduate Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Professor of Neurosurgery, Biological Chemistry & Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Allan Belzberg, MD
Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center

Shawanna Jackson
Administrative Program Coordinator of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute

Scientific Advisory Board

Henry Brem, MD
Harvey Cushing Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering

Xinzhong Dong
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Gary W. Goldstein, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics & Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD
Director, The Center for Mind-Body Research & Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Program Co-Director of the Hopkins Pain Fellowship

Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH
Director, Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Pathology, Epidemiology and Medicine

Gayle Page RN, DNSc, FAAN
Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Scholarship in the School of Nursing
Professor and Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education
Program Co-Director of the Hopkins Pain Fellowship

Srinivasa N. Raja, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Neurology
Director of Pain Research and the Division of Pain Medicine

Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD
Director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research,
Director for the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute and the BSi NeuroTranslational Program
Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience

Thomas J Smith, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine
The Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Solomon Snyder, MD, DSc, D.Phil (Hon. Causa)
Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University

Contact us

To learn more about the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute at Johns Hopkins - To Control, Prevent, and Eliminate Pain, please email us.


Town Meeting: April 2

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting will convene on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hurd Hall. A  panel discussion on biomedical discovery, one of the six priorities identified in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan, will feature Dr. Michael Caterina as one of the panelists. All are encouraged to attend. 

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