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AAPM

Active Membership
(USA & Canada)

AAPM Active Membership is open to physicians who possess a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine and non-physicians who possess a doctoral level degree in psychology or neuroscience.

These members spend a significant portion of their professional activities within the field of pain medicine or related disciplines.

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International Membership
(Outside USA & Canada)

AAPM International Membership is open to physicians who possess a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine and non-physicians who possess a doctoral level degree in psychology or neuroscience who have a license to practice medicine within their country of origin and outside of the United States or Canada.

These members spend a significant portion of their professional activities within the field of pain medicine or related disciplines.

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Clinical Practice
Affiliate Membership

AAPM Clinical Practice Affiliate Membership is open to non-physician professionals in the United States or Canada who are (or are eligible to be) licensed, registered, or certified in a clinical healthcare profession that addresses the needs of patents with pain. 

Non-physicians who possess a doctoral level degree in psychology or neuroscience qualify for Active membership. 

 Requires that licensure, registration or certification be in good standing or provide documentation that one has completed a program or course, allowing them to be licensed, registered or certified in a non-physician clinical healthcare profession that provides direct patient care as part of a pain care team.

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Nonclinical Affiliate
Membership

AAPM Nonclinical Practice Affiliate Membership is open to non-physician professionals in the United States or Canada who do not provide direct patient care but whose principal professional responsibilities support the field of pain medicine. 

 Non-physicians who possess a doctoral level degree in psychology or neuroscience qualify for Active membership.

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Trainee Membership (Fellow)

AAPM Trainee Membership is open to physicians enrolled and in good standing in a fellowship program at an institution within the United States of America that is approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association. Requires a letter from the fellowship program director or coordinator verifying enrollment in good standing. This category is for the one-year fellowship and then at renewal, your membership becomes Active Membership with the renewal fees of an Active Member.
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Trainee Membership (Resident)

AAPM Resident Membership is open to physicians enrolled and in good standing in a residency program at an institution within the United States of America that is approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association.

Requires a letter from the residency program director or coordinator verifying enrollment in good standing. 

This category is for up to four (4) years of residency and your membership becomes either a Fellow Membership (for one year of fellowship) or Active Membership with the renewal fees of an Active Member.

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Medical Student Membership

AAPM Medical Student Membership is open to medical students enrolled and in good standing in a curriculum at an institution within the United States of America that is approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association. 

Requires a letter from the institution or unofficial transcript verifying enrollment in good standing and expected date of graduation. 

This category is open to applicants during the term of medical school and then membership becomes a Resident Membership (for up to four (4) years of residency).

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Affiliate Student Membership

AAPM Afilliate Student Membership is open students enrolled and in good standing in a curriculum at an institution within the United States of America that is leading to licensure, certification, or registration in a clinical healthcare profession involved in the direct care of patients with pain. 

Requires a letter from the institution or unofficial transcript verifying enrollment in good standing and expected date of graduation. 

This category is open to applicants during the term of professional training school and then upon graduation and licensure, certification or registration, membership becomes a Clinical Affilliate Membership.

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The American Academy Of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
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meet the board | 2020-2021

Ajay D. Wasan,
MD MSc

President

W. Michael Hooten, MD

President-Elect

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD

Treasurer

Kayode A. Williams, MD MBA

Secretary

Vitaly Gordin, MD

Vice President for Scientific Affairs

Tim J. Lamer, MD

Immediate Past President

Charles E. Argoff MD

President AAPM Foundation, ex officio

Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD

Director-at-Large
Editor-in-Chief, Pain Medicine

Halena M. Gazelka, MD

Director-at-Large

Steven P. Cohen, MD

Director-at-Large

Judith Scheman, PhD

Director-at-Large

Patrick Tighe,
MD MS

Director-at-Large

James C. Watson, MD

Director-at-Large

Eduardo Fraifeld, MD

Liaison Director

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

Liaison Director

Robert E. Wailes, MD

Liaison Director
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