Chief Medical Officer,
National Spine & Pain Centers
North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
NJ Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP)
Peter Staats, MD, MBA is an American physician, educator, author, inventor and clinical researcher, specializing in interventional pain medicine. He was the founder of the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1994 and served as its director for 10 years. He has trained fellows and residents from around the world in the areas of pain management and neuromodulation and is past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain physicians, the NJ society of interventional pain physicians, and the southern pain societies.
He is currently chair of the board of examination of the World Institute of Pain, chief medical officer of National Spine and Pain Centers, the largest pain practice in the US.
Dr. Staats has written or co-authored 10 books and over 300 articles book chapters and abstracts on the science and clinical practice of interventional pain medicine.
Honors & Awards
- 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
- America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report
- New Jersey’s Top Doctors from New Jersey Monthly
Recent Sessions at Neurovations Events
2019 Napa Pain Conference
- How the Practice of Pain Management Has Evolved
- Developing Electricalphysiological Models of Disease
- Fine-tuning Clinical Compensation Structures: How Financial Incentives Influence Non-financial Decisions
2018 Neuromodulation: the Science
2017 Napa Pain Conference
- New Waveforms of Spinal Cord Stimulation: The Science of Burst Stimulation
- Improving Safety for Neuromodulation & Intrathecal Therapy: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Committee and Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference Recommendations
2016 Napa Pain Conference
- Intrathecal Therapy as an Alternative to Opiates
2015 Napa Pain Conference
- State of Interventional Pain
- Ashburn, M. A., & Staats, P. S. (1999). Management of chronic pain. The Lancet, 353(9167), 1865-1869.
- Staats, P. S., Yearwood, T., Charapata, S. G., Presley, R. W., Wallace, M. S., Byas-Smith, M., … & Mayo, M. (2004). Intrathecal ziconotide in the treatment of refractory pain in patients with cancer or AIDS: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 291(1), 63-70
- Wallace, M. S., Charapata, S. G., Fisher, R., Byas‐Smith, M., Staats, P. S., Mayo, M., … & Ziconotide Nonmalignant Pain Study 96‐002 Group. (2006). Intrathecal ziconotide in the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain: a randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled clinical trial. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 9(2), 75-86.
- Manchikanti, L., Staats, P. S., Singh, V., Schultz, D. M., Vilims, B. D., Jasper, J. F., … & Racz, G. B. (2003). Evidence-based practice guidelines for interventional techniques in the management of chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician, 6(1), 3-81.
- Deer, Timothy, et al. Management of intrathecal catheter‐tip inflammatory masses: an updated 2007 consensus statement from an expert panel. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 11.2 (2008): 77-91.
- Wu, C. L., Tella, P., Staats, P. S., Vaslav, R., Kazim, D. A., Wesselmann, U., & Raja, S. N. (2002). Analgesic Effects of Intravenous Lidocaine and Morphine on Postamputation Pain: A Randomized Double-blind, Active placebo-controlled, Crossover Trial. Anesthesiology: The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 96(4), 841-848.
- Hassenbusch, S. J., Portenoy, R. K., Cousins, M., Buchser, E., Deer, T. R., Du Pen, S. L., … & Levy, R. M. (2004). Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference 2003: an update on the management of pain by intraspinal drug delivery—report of an expert panel. Journal of pain and symptom management, 27(6), 540-563.
- Boswell, M. V., Shah, R. V., Everett, C. R., Sehgal, N., Mckenzie-Brown, A. M., Abdi, S., … & Spillane, W. F. (2005). Interventional techniques in the management of chronic spinal pain: evidence-based practice guidelines. Pain physician, 8(1), 1-47.