Principal Investigator John Markman, MD Dr. John Markman directs the Translational Pain Research Program in the Department of Neurosurgery and is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Markman leads the Department of Neurosurgery's Neuromedicine Pain Management Center, a multi-specialty pain practice with a focus on patients with chronic pain associated with nerve injury. His practice and center offering’s includes the gamut of medical, interventional, and behavioral therapies for chronic pain. His clinical research on chronic pain and low back pain have recently appeared in Journal of Pain, Pain, Rheumatology, Neurology, Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, Medical Clinics of North America, and Geriatric Clinics of North America in addition to numerous book chapters and non peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Markman is Chairman-elect of the Pain and Palliative Care Section of the American Academy of Neurology, the guest editor of the recent Continuum Edition on Neuropathic Pain, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also serves as a special government employee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a member of the Anesthetic and Life Support Drug Advisory Committee. He lectures internationally and nationally on lumbar stenosis, chronic low back pain, opioid therapy, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Markman is board certified in Neurology and has subspecialty board certification in Pain Management. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Markman trained in Neurology at The Massachusetts General Hospital and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His training in Pain Management was completed in the Department of Anesthesiology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry where he was awarded the Rudolph Angell Prize, the Robert J. Joynt Prize for Excellence in Clinical Neurology, and a member of AOA. To view Dr. Markman's publications, please click on the link below: View full profile.