AAPM Presidential Commendation Honorees
Each year, the AAPM President may choose to honor additional worthy individuals with a Presidential Commendation. The American Academy of Pain Medicine is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Presidential Commendations:
- Perry Fine, MD
In recognition and appreciation of years of service advocating for pain medicine and pain patients as a member of the Pain Care Coalition.
- Robert Wailes, MD and Donna Bloodworth, MD
In recognition and appreciation of their service representing AAPM at the American Medical Association House of Delegates.
- Patrice Harris, MD
In recognition and appreciation of commitment to physicians and patients and leadership of the American Medical Association Opioid Task Force.
- Judith Scheman, PhD
In recognition and appreciation of dedication to advancing interdisciplinary pain care both with patients and in training the next generation of behavioral pain clinicians.
- Charles Argoff, MD
In recognition and appreciation of leadership of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation and ongoing educational initiatives across multiple specialties and disciplines.
- Patrick J Tighe, MD, MS
In recognition and appreciation of contributions to the development of the ACTTION-APS-AAPM Acute Pain Taxonomy (AAAPT), a multidimensional acute pain classification system; supporting development of the Acute Pain SIG; and work related to our academy’s journal, Pain Medicine, including the Acute Perioperative Pain Section and the growing Social Media Project.
- Diane Flynn, MD, COL. (Ret.) MC USA
In recognition and appreciation of leadership in advancing multi- and inter-disciplinary pain care for the military health system.
- W. Michael Hooten, MD
In recognition and appreciation of advancement of pain education for clinical professionals.
- James Atchison, DO and Vitaly Gordin, MD
In recognition and appreciation of their efforts to chair the 2018 AAPM Annual Conference.
- Chad Brummett, MD
In recognition and appreciation of research in peri-operative and post-surgical pain management and contributions to the field of pain medicine.
- Chris Baumgartner, BS
In recognition and appreciation of leadership in expanding the impact and effectiveness of Washington State’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.