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Daniel Carr, MD, FABPM, FFPMANZCA (Hon.)

daniel-carrDaniel B. Carr, M.D., is a Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and directs its interprofessional program in Pain Research, Education and Policy. Founded in 1999, it is the only such program based in a department of public health and community medicine. A clinician and investigator, Dr Carr has published in pain research, evidence-based medicine, and the social and political aspects of pain relief. He was key in developing multidisciplinary pain treatment centers and clinical pain fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center, and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (all in Boston). He was Founding Editor of IASP’s Pain: Clinical Updates, co-founding editor for pain trials in the Cochrane review group on Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care,and serves on editorial boards of pain-related journals. Key publications include co-editing the first two DHHS clinical practice guidelines on pain; the first monograph on evidence, outcomes and quality of life in pain management; and the latest edition of the authoritative Cousins and Bridenbaugh text on neural blockade and pain medicine. Beyond his work with IASP and the US AHCPR and AHRQ, he has had advisory roles (many ongoing) for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the Joint Commission, NIH, FDA, and the American Chronic Pain Association. He currently is an oversight panelist and subgroup member for the National Pain Strategy of the NIH’s Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. His honors include Bonica Lectures at ASRA and the University of Washington, APS’s Fordyce, Distinguished Service, and Narcessian (Educational Excellence) Awards, AAPM’s Lippe and Founders’ Awards, and two citations from the Secretary of HHS.