Pain Management Center In The Department of Anesthesia

We are now accepting applications for the Pain Psychology Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.
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All positions for the 2014-15 Pain Medicine Fellowship have been matched.
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Dr. Mackey's pain research was recently featured in the Discovery Channel's Human Body series. Streaming video is available. More »


Stanford University Division of Pain Management hosted a Satellite Symposium covering "Pain Assessment and Opiates in the Workplace: Medical, Legal and Practical Issues" before the World Congress on Pain in San Diego, CA. The lectures from that symposium are available online. More »



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Program Overview

The Stanford Division of Pain Management is pleased to announce the publication of the Institute of Medicine Consensus Report on Relieving Pain in America.

Dr. Sean Mackey had the privilege of serving as an author alongside Dean Phil Pizzo. This report sheds new light on the far reaching impact of chronic pain within this country and offers a blueprint for action in transforming prevention, care, education, and research, with the goal of providing relief for people with pain in America.

Our vision at the Stanford Pain Center aligns with the goals and priorities in the report, and we look forward to continuing to integrate our research and clinical missions to further predict, prevent, and alleviate chronic pain and suffering.

Full details are available at the IOM website.

We are honored to be recognized for a second time as a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society. This award is a recognition and validation of the interdisciplinary model of pain management exemplified by the Stanford Pain Center.

The Pain Management Center at Stanford University Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with acute or chronic pain.

Through the combined expertise of a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists, Stanford offers the most advanced treatment options currently available, in a supportive, compassionate environment.

Pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on your physical and mental well-being.  Our goal is to help you decrease your level of pain and suffering, to return you to your maximum level of functioning and independence, and to help you restore your quality of life.

The Stanford University Pain Management Center provides care for thousands of hospitalized and ambulatory patients with acute, chronic and cancer pain problems. On these pages you will find information on some of the services we offer.

Patient Referral

If you have arrived at this site due to recent media coverage of our program and are interested in patient referral to the Pain Management Center, please contact the Stanford patient referral service at 800.756.9000 and they will be happy to assist you.


For more information on the recently published love and pain or fibromyalgia articles co-authored by Drs. Sean Mackey & Jarred Younger, please visit our pain research page.


Dr. Mackey's lab is currently recruiting for numerous pain research studies. Details available.
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