Thomas Edward Buchheit
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Buchheit is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Duke. Over the past 15 years, he has served in multiple leadership and educational positions both inside and outside Duke including: Duke Pain Medicine Fellowship Director (2000-2002), President of Carolina Pain Consultants 2006-2010, Board of Directors of The Pain Society of the Carolinas (2010 – present), Member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Pain Medicine Committee, (2012-2014), Question Author for American Board of Anesthesiology (2011-2014), and President of Pain Society of the Carolinas (current). He currently oversees both inpatient and outpatient medical and interventional pain services. 

Dr. Buchheit is also actively involved in translational nerve injury pain research. His overarching research goal is to improve the mechanistic understanding of neuropathic pain, leading to future advances in therapy and prevention. Dr. Buchheit is funded through the Department of Defense: currently PI for PT1100575 (Regional Anesthesia and Valproate Sodium for the Prevention of Chronic Post-amputation Pain). This research studies will further define the clinical phenotypes of neuropathic pain, test a clinical intervention, and elucidate the underlying epigenetic, and metabolomics alterations that occur in the transition from acute to chronic pain.

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