Winston-Salem, NC, USA: Today the World Institute of Pain is pleased to
announce Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP as President of the
World Institute of Pain (WIP) . WIP is the premier international organization
supporting and training physicians across the globe interested in caring for
patients with acute and chronic pain problems. Dr. Staats has previously
served WIP as President-Elect (2019-2020) and Chair, Board of Examination (2015-2019).
“We are all happy that Dr. Staats has agreed to serve as the tenth President for
our organization. Dr. Staats has been deeply involved in the organization since
it was founded in 1994, having served as President-elect and Chair of the
Board of Examination, and we look forward to his leadership as President,” says
Serdar Erdine, MD, FIPP, Founder and Past President of WIP.
Says Dr. Staats, “I am thrilled to accept the position as President, and I look forward
to helping meet the mission of WIP. Considering the scope of chronic pain in the
world today, training international physicians how to care for patients with cost-effective
approaches is one of the most impactful humanitarian missions our world faces today.”
“Dr. Staats’ wealth of experience in the field of pain management is the
prescription for our current organization, and will help the organization grow to the
next level,” says Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez, MD, FIPP, Founder and past president of WIP.
Dr. Staats has served as President of the North American Neuromodulation
Society, American Society of interventional Pain physicians, NJ Society of Interventional
Pain Physicians and Southern Pain Society. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer
for National Spine and Pain Centers, the largest network of pain physicians in the United
States. In addition, Staats was the founder of the division of Pain Medicine at Johns
Hopkins, where he served as its director for ten years, and has written several hundred
articles book chapters and abstracts on the field of pain and neuromodulation.