Peter Staats, MD, MBA
Main Stage & Concurrent Speaker
Dr. Staats completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also received his MBA. After completion of his fellowship, he founded the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. In this capacity he became the university’s youngest division chief and the first academic anesthesiologist granted privileges to implant spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps. Dr. Staats is internationally recognized for his work developing a unified theory of pain, inventing, developing, and implementing minimally invasive procedures and therapeutics for chronic pain, COVID, as well as other medical disorders. In addition he has been at the forefront of vagus nerve stimulation in optimizing health and wellness. He is currently Past President of the World Institute of Pain (WIP), the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Southern Pain Society. He is currently Founder and Chair of the Vagus Nerve Society.
Dr. Staats has numerous patents, written or co-edited 14 books and over 500 articles, abstracts, monographs, and book chapters on pain medicine and neuromodulation. His work has been highlighted on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Newsweek, and CNN. He has received numerous awards including the lifetime achievement awards from the New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia branches of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, from American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the North American Neuromodulation society (NANS) and the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN), the Trailblazer award from the WIP, and the Legacy Award from the Napa Pain conference.