The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Pain Medicine have an active and well-funded research arm. For information about current research, please visit our research site.
UPMC Pain Medicine has close partnerships with the Chronic Pain Research Division and the Center for Innovation in Pain Care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Our research studies include clinical trials investigating treatments for chronic pain; quality improvement research to enhance the level of care at UPMC Pain Medicine; and data analytics research using patient-reported outcome measures and electronic medical records. You can find a list of completed studies here.
The Chronic Pain Research Division is led by Ajay D. Wasan, MD, professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Psychiatry and vice chair for Pain Medicine.