Eugene R. Viscusi, MD Professor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Eugene R. Viscusi is professor of anesthesiology and chief of pain medicine/director of acute pain management in the department of anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After receiving a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, he completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His research interests include the development of new pain management techniques, outcome studies with pain management, and the development of novel agents and delivery systems for pain management. He has been a primary investigator for most of the emerging technologies in the perioperative arena and has been involved with the major development programs involving pain or related side effects over the last 25 years. Dr. Viscusi developed a novel, nurse-driven model for delivering acute pain management with specially trained nurses in the early 1990s that has served as a model for other institutions. Dr. Viscusi has lectured extensively at national and international meetings. He has authored more than 100 book chapters and abstracts, in addition to co-authoring a textbook on acute pain and contributing more than 75 peer-reviewed articles in journals including JAMA, Anesthesiology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He currently serves on the editorial board of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the Clinical Journal of Pain, and the American Journal of Orthopedics, and he regularly reviews for many other journals. Dr. Viscusi’s research has been covered by the major media, including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, and he has appeared on nationally televised interviews. Dr. Viscusi has served on the board of directors of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), since 2011 and serves as Society president in 2019-2021.

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Advancing Pain Management Science and Education: ASRA Special Session