Faculty Announced for Chronic Pain Collaborative


Earlier this year Samueli Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement partnered to launch a Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Chronic Pain.

To inspire transformational change in the delivery of care to patients suffering from chronic pain, the collaborative has assembled a world-class faculty of civilian and military healthcare experts.

Chronic Pain Collaborative Faculty are the following:

Eric Schoomaker, M.D., Chair
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Surgeon General (ret.)
Professor and Vice Chair for Centers and Programs, Uniformed Services University
Michael Saenger, M.D., FACP
Physician Lead for Pain Management for VISN 7
Director of Empower Veterans Program, Atlanta VA Medical Center
Martha Brown Menard, PhD, LMT
Director, Crocker Institute
Faculty, Saybrook University, School of Mind-Body Medicine
Adam Perlman, M.D., MPH, FACP
Executive Director, Duke Integrative Medicine
Chair (past) for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
Heather Tick, M.A., M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Departments of Family Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
David P. Fridovich
Lieutenant General U.S. Army (ret.), Deputy Commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) (ret.)

The learning collaborative is currently seeking participants to join the expert faculty to identify and implement innovative ways to reduce chronic pain and optimize quality of life through timely delivery of team-based, person-centered, integrative pain management.

If participating in a high-level, results-oriented learning collaborative on integrative pain management would be valuable to you and your organization, please contact us today at www.SamueliInstitute.org/collaboratives.

Who Should Join?

The Collaborative is appropriate for pain practices within organizations and clinical sites that want to offer a more integrative approach to pain management. Typically these organizations are:

  • Health systems with integrative pain clinic sites
  • Hospitals with integrative pain clinic sites
  • Group pain management practices
  • Primary care organizations utilizing at least one integrative modality.

The first collaborative meeting will take place in June 2015 and we are looking for commitments from participating organizations by April 20, 2015. More info here.