About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the only NIH funded researcher board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Clinical Informatics. I am currently funded by the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (K08) to study opioid response phenotypes for people with low back pain through the Mentored Clinician Scientist program. I am a member of the Pain Mechanisms Lab at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. I teach and practice clinical pain medicine at Wake Forest Baptist. I serve as the pain editor for OpenAnesthesia.org. My research interests are novel approaches to pain education and pain biomedical informatics. My previous funding is in educational app development for pain medicine through FAER/SAAA and the Faye McBeath Foundations.