Dr. Michael Stanton-Hicks to Present ASRA’s 2017 John Bonica Lecture

Aug 10, 2017

Dr. Michael Stanton-Hicks

Former ASRA President and Distinguished Service Award recipient Dr. Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, will present the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine’s 2017 Bonica Award lecture, titled "CRPS: What’s In A Name?" The award is named for John J. Bonica, MD, who championed the collaboration of multidisciplinary specialists in the evaluation and treatment of patients with pain. Awardees embody the ideals of John Bonica and his passion for pain medicine as manifested through their contributions to research, teaching, and clinical practice. 

Called a “giant” in the field of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and a “pioneering clinician, researcher and inventor across the spectrum of pain medicine” by colleague Richard Rosenquist, MD, Dr. Stanton-Hicks has been on the staff of the Cleveland Clinic since 1988. He is originally from Adelaide, Australia, where he attended medical school and completed residencies in orthopedic surgery. He was trained in anesthesia in Sweden and London and came to the University of Washington in Seattle to serve his fellowship in anesthesia. His list of accolades is lengthy; in addition to serving as president of ASRA from 1989-1990, he was president of the American Neuromodulation Society, is executive editor of Pain Practice and serves on the editorial boards for Neuromodulation Practice and Pain Physician.

Dr. Stanton-Hicks’ numerous research projects have focused primarily on the movement disorder of CRPS (also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy), pharmacologic aspects of pain management, and the use of neurostimulation in pain medicine.

The John J. Bonica Lecture will be presented on November 18th in conjunction with the 16th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting being held at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Nominations for the John J. Bonica Award are accepted each spring for the subsequent year.

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