The following appeared in the Summer 2013 edition of The Pain Practitioner, a publication of the American Academy of Pain Management, under the title Newly Credentialed Members:
"Open to all pain practitioners, the Academy's credential demonstrates that a clinician is knowledgeable about interdisciplinary/integrative pain management; has practiced in the field of pain management for at least two years; remains in good standing with federal and state regulatory agencies; has passed a rigorous exam; and is committed to ongoing education in the field of pain. The Academy welcomes the following credentialed pain practitioners who have met the Academy's requirements and demonstrated proficiency in the management of pain."
Bruce Coplin, M.D., Toms River, NJ
Joseph A. Locke, DO, Germantown, Wisconsin
Mary Mcneill, MD, Buford, Georgia
Richard Randovich, DO, Boise, Idaho, and
Yours truly, with the following "bio"
Igal Staw, PhD, MD, has been in private practice for over 30 years. His
introduction into the life sciences started at Columbia University, where he
was the first student to graduate with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, in
1968. He then continued to do biomedical research work at Columbia University
and joined the faculty of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now part of NYU).
Dr. Staw graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1974, and
preceded with a pulmonary fellowship at a Yale affiliated Connecticut hospital,
where he also ran the respiratory intensive care unit for over 10 years. During
that time he also held a chaired professorship at the University of Bridgeport,
CT, teaching biomedical engineering and directing special student projects.
Dr Staw developed a particular interest in health risk
reduction, and in doing so developed computerized algorithms for early
detection and prevention of chronic and other diseases. Recently, Dr. Staw has
been focusing on pain management, which had been neglected for many years, but
which is becoming an increasingly important part of medical care, especially at
a time of opioid use and abuse.