President and CEO, The Spine & Nerve Centers of the Virginias
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University
Chairman and Founder, The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN)
Dr. Deer is a renowned expert in pain management who has lobbied for the safe utilization of pain therapies and improving access to care for patients. As an educator, he has instructed physicians and clinicians on effective pain control, minimally invasive spine advancements and the judicious and proper use of technology to treat pain conditions. More recently, Dr. Deer cofounded ASPN, a community of specialists in pain and neuroscience dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, and research.
Dr. Deer has published extensively on a wide range of topics, including injection techniques, minimally-invasive spine procedures, intrathecal drug delivery, and spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation. He is a frequent editorial board member, author and series editor for textbooks on interventional techniques. He has served as faculty, moderator and presenter at numerous national and international meetings. He has held the role of president at the International Neuromodulation Society and the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and served as a board director for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the North American Neuromodulation Society, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He is a past Chairman of the Pain Division of the American Society of Anesthesiology.
In addition to his work in medicine, Dr. Deer is a committed endurance athlete, inspiring his friends to add exercise to their lives as a form of stress reduction and healthy lifestyle. His endurance life has included many Ironman World Championships, the Badwater135 Endurance run, and marathons throughout the world.