MD, John J. Bonica Award Lecture, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
Srinivasa N. Raja, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, and Director of Pain Research at the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Dr. Raja and his collaborators have received NIH funding for their research for >30 years, and have published >210 peer-reviewed articles. He is an editor of five textbooks related to pain medicine. Dr. Raja has been an active member of IASP for several years and throughout his tenure has served the association through a variety of volunteer leadership positions. Dr. Raja was the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, 2014. Dr. Raja was a Section Editor for PAIN from 2012-2014 and he served as IASP Secretary and Chair of NeuPSIG from 2014-2016. Dr. Raja’s clinical and research interests focus on understanding and managing chronic neuropathic pain states, and identifying novel peripheral targets for alleviating chronic neuropathic pain.