MAY 10, 2021

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.