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Eastern Pain Association Board of Directors 

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Executive Committee
Peter Lascarides,, DO
Pain Medicine Clinician, Northern Westchester & Phelps Hospital
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Clinical Professor of Physiatry,
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine


Executive Commitee
President Elect
Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Site Director of Pain Medicine 
at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan 
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York NY

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Executive Commitee
Yili Huang DO,MBA

Director, Chronic Pain Services

Northwell Health

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Surgery

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Executive Committee
Baruch Kim, DO

Pain Management

Physician, ALL OF PAIN

Founder of BestDocz 

New York, NY 


Executive Committee
Immediate Past President

Neel Mehta, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief, Weill Cornell Pain Management
Co-Director, Weill Cornell Center for Comprehensive Spine Care



Executive Committee
William K. Schmidt, PhD

Pharmacologist, Analgesic Drug Development Expert ,Writer 

Past President of the EPA
President NorthStar Consulting, LLC

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Northeast Ambassador, EPA
Jason Yong, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School


Director At Large
Charles Argoff, MD

Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center


Director At Large
Meera Kirpakar , MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and

Pain Medicine NYU Langone 

New York, NY
Director of the Section on Women’s Pain

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Director At Large
Daniel Pak , MD

Associate Program Director, Weill Cornell Pain Fellowship

Director of Practice Innovations,
Weill Cornell Pain Management 


Director At Large
Nitin Sekhri, MD

Medical Director, Pain Management 
Department of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor
New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center Health Network


Director At Large
Hillary D. White, PhD

Neuroendocrine Immunologist
Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor
White Mountain Pharma Inc
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH

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Director At Large
Nima Yazdanpanah, DO

Pain Medicine | Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Seattle, WA

New York Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | President-Elect

Inner Peace Medicine | Founder & CEO


Executive Committee
Past President 

Christopher Gharibo, MD
Medical Director of Pain Medicine
New York University - Langone Orthopedic Hospital 
Langone Medical Center
New York, NY


Executive Committee
Past President
Naum Shaparin, MD, MBA

Director, Pain Service, Montefiore Medical Center Director, Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Center
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and
Associate Professor of Family & Social Medicine and
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Past-President Director
Charles Inturrisi, PhD

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Past-President Director 
Michael L. Weinberger, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
CUMC, Columbia University
Director, Pain Management Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Department of Anesthesiology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Past-President Director
Donald C. Manning, MD, PhD 

Pharmacology, Anesthesiology/ Critical Care Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pharmaceutical Development and Management

President and Founder- Arpeggio Pharma Consultants LLC

Past-President Director
Alexander Mauskop, MD, FAAN

Director, New York Headache Center
Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY, Downstate
New York NY


Michelle H. Byers

Executive Director

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