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 2019 Presidential Commendations:

  • Charles Argoff, MD
    In recognition and appreciation of his leadership on the AAPM Foundation and particularly the opioid tapering consensus report.

  • Arnold Caplan, PhD
    In recognition and appreciation of his work bridging stem cell search and pain medicine.

  • Steven Cohen, MD
    In recognition and appreciation of his contributions to pain medicine research and his efforts chairing the 2019 Annual Meeting.

  • Megan Drumm, CAE
    In recognition and appreciation for guiding the development of the AAPM website and her many efforts to support AAPM’s media efforts.

  • Mike Kent, MD
    In recognition and appreciation for chairing the Website Task Force and his leadership in the acute pain project.

  • Mac Gallagher, MD MPH
    In recognition and appreciation of his leadership on the Pain Medicine journal.

  • Salim Hayek, MD PhD
    In recognition and appreciation of his leadership and contributions to neuromodulation and AAPM and his leadership as Case Western Reserve Fellowship Program Director.

  • Sean Mackey, MD PhD
    In recognition and appreciation of his years of support for the AAPM mission, advocacy for patients, and his role in National Pain Strategy implementation, particularly his engagement and advisory role in NIH.

  • Vanila Singh, MD
    In recognition and appreciation of her leadership in the HHS Task Force.

  • Patrick Tighe, MD MS
    In recognition and appreciation of his contributions to developing Pain Medicine’s social media platform and his efforts chairing the 2019 Annual Meeting.

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