Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD, is professor of anesthesiology and director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. He is immediate past president of American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) and immediate past chair of the U.S. Section of World Institute of Pain. He serves in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Inter-agency Task Force (PMTF) and the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic. Dr. Cheng also is a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Expert Work Group (EWG) to develop, specify, and maintain clinical quality measures. As a clinician, Dr. Cheng was recognized by Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors Inc.), 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in the U.S. (Becker's ASC Review), and Top Doctors (International Association of Anesthesiologists).
As a physician investigator, Dr. Cheng has directed basic, translational, and clinical investigations of stem cells, opioid tolerance, and chronic pain. His research is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and other funding agencies. He has published more than 250 articles including investigations on opioid tolerance and neuropathic pain. As an educator, Dr. Cheng has published two textbooks, "Fundamentals of Pain Medicine" (Springer-Nature) and "Neuropathic Pain: A Case-based Approach to Practical Management" (Oxford University Press) and has given more than 150 lectures/presentations world-wide. He has trained more than 150 clinical pain fellows and postdoctoral research fellows. In addition, Dr. Cheng has played active leadership roles in the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and American Academy of Regenerative Medicine. He has served as Senior Editor, Associate Editor, and Section Editor for the scientific journals of "Pain Medicine," "Pain Practice," and "Pain Physician". Dr. Cheng was trained in Pain Medicine at Harvard University (Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital), Surgery and Anesthesiology at University of Louisville (Residency), Neurology at the Qingdao University, and Neurosciences at the University of Guelph (PhD, Biophysics), University of Manitoba, and University of Alberta.