Russell K. Portenoy, M.D.
Chairman of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York,New York
United StatesRussell K. Portenoy, M.D. Russell Portenoy is Chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is past president of the American Pain Society, current Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and Editor?in?Chief of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. He has been an active clinical investigator in the field of opioid pharmacology and pain epidemiology, and has published numerous articles related to the use of opioids in nonmalignant pain and the interface between pain and chemical dependency. He is author or editor of 12 books and more than 350 papers devoted to the field of pain management.