About Us


About the Pain Management and Addiction Medicine Section

The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for discussion, education and advancement of pain management and addiction medicine practice within the emergency department.

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Section Objectives

  • Promote the subspecialty of pain management within emergency medicine
  • Evaluate and develop strategies to better manage acute and chronic pain in the emergency department
  • Educate emergency medicine physicians regarding the management of acute and chronic pain without the use of opiates
  • Discuss novel protocols and evidence based approaches to pain management in the emergency department
  • Provide guidance and support to assist emergency physicians in helping patients with opiate addiction and referral to detox and rehabilitation
  • Research the use of Suboxone in the emergency department for opiate addiction
  • Develop an ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine Pain Management Fellowship program
  • Provide advice to the College regarding pain management issues

Subject Areas and Proposed First Year Activities


Section Officers & Staff


Don Stader, MD, FACEP

Chair / Councilor


Reuben Strayer, MD, FACEP



Igor Middlebrook, MD

Newsletter Editor


Eric Ketcham, MD, FACEP

Immediate Past Chair/ Alternate Councillor


Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP

Board Liaison


Sam Shahid, MBBS, MPH

Staff Liaison

Interested in becoming an officer? Contact us.