Norman Marcus, MD, DABPM, following a residency in Psychiatry, a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine, and working as a staff physician in the Montefiore Dept. of Neurology Headache Unit, started the first pain center in NYC in the Department of Anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital in 1978, and went on to establish pain centers at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC and Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, UK. As a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Dr. Marcus chaired the committee for the development of uniform outcome measures for pain treatment centers. At Lenox Hill Hospital, he studied for five years the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain with Hans Kraus, MD, White House physician to President Kennedy for his back pain. From 2006-2016, he taught muscle pain evaluation and treatment to residents and fellows of the NYU/Langone School of Medicine and in 2017 will be teaching the evaluation and treatment of soft issue pain to residents and fellows in Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery at the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is currently on the BOD of the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Marcus and John Pappas, MD, geneticist at NYU/Langone, presented a poster at the EDS society meeting in 2016 on the use of photobiomodulation for the treatment of pain in hypermobile EDS. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on pain treatment and is the author of Freedom from Pain and End Back Pain Forever.
Pain Management (USA)