Presidential Scholar Award

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Presidential Scholar Award recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding scientific and sustained contributions to regional anesthesia and pain medicine in the last 10 years.

Members are asked to nominate mid-career, qualified anesthesiologists whose research has had or will have meaningful impact on the clinical practice or scientific direction of regional anesthesia and/or pain medicine.

The Presidential Scholar Award is presented annually at the ASRA Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting in spring or the Annual Pain Medicine Meeting in fall.

Dr. Kevin Vorenkamp

2021 Presidential Scholar Award recipient Kevin Vorenkamp, MD

Selection Criteria

The Presidential Scholar Award is for recognition of an individual’s work. Individuals may only receive the award once.

Nominees are required to be:

  • Actively involved in research and academically accomplished.
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of high impact publication and have built a significant body of work on a topic relevant to regional anesthesia and/or pain medicine.
  • 15 years or less post-training.
  • Active, regular members of ASRA.

Past Winners:

2020Richard Brull, MD
2019Chad Brummett, MD
2018De QH Tran, MD, FRCPC
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