Sean C. MackeyMD, PhD
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Neurosciences and Neurology at Stanford University. He is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Mackey received his BSE and MSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as MD from the University of Arizona. Dr. Mackey is an author of over 200 journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and popular press pieces in addition to numerous national and international lectures.
Under Dr. Mackey’s leadership, the Stanford Pain Management Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society, one of only two centers to receive this honor twice. In 2011 he was a member of the Institutes of Medicine committee that issued the report on Relieving Pain in America. He is currently Co-Chair of the Oversight Committee for the NIH/Health and Human Services National Pain Strategy, an effort to establish a national health strategy for pain care, education and research.