Western Reserve Hospital Pain Physician Named President of National Academic Medicine Society


May 21, 2021 - Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, Chairman, Center of Pain Medicine, Western Reserve Hospital, was recently named president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), at the close of the 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting held recently in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

ASRA is a group dedicated to advancing the science and practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine to improve patient outcomes through research, education and advocacy. It is one of the largest subspecialty medical societies in anesthesiology with over 5,000 members in 66 countries across the world.

Dr. Narouze is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, headache medicine, and interventional pain management. He serves on many committees for national and international headache and pain organizations and has published about 200 research papers, review articles, book chapters and abstracts. His areas of interest are pain, headache, cannabinoids, diversity and inclusion, wellness, obesity and ultrasound.

In addition to his role at Western Reserve Hospital, Dr. Narouze is a professor of anesthesiology and surgery at NEOMED and Ohio University. He has served for several years as faculty for ASRA meetings and is a past chair of the Practice Management Committee, past co-chair of the Pain and MSK Certification Examination Board, past member of the CME and Nominating committees and named to the ASRA Board of Directors in 2013.