Mission & Vision


1. Lead research and education allowing the transformation of pain care delivery and outcomes  using  innovative techniques and  paradigms in various clinical settings:

  • Based on the concept of a continuum of pain care from acute to chronic across multiple clinical care environments, pain conditions, and specialties
  • Based on the integration of new techniques, including complementary and alternative approaches
  • Using a multidisciplinary approach

2. Develop innovations that benefit multiple stakeholders—patients, providers, payers, industry, and healthcare systems.

3. Reach out to internal and external departments and groups and other leaders of opinion, industry, foundations, national and international societies, and research organizations. Education, research, and support of proof of concept projects are important tools by which the center expects to promote and develop innovations in pain care delivery. 


  • Develop innovative approaches aimed at facilitating recovery and improving surgical, acute, and chronic pain outcomes, as well as reducing perioperative pain, complications, hospital length of stay, readmissions, and opioid use disorders.
  • Position the Center as a thought-leader and partner in innovation in pain care
  • Develop new clinical integrated and multidisciplinary management of partnerships with internal & external stakeholders, such as industry collaborators.