Thomas Edward Buchheit
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Dr. Buchheit serves as Director of the Regenerative Pain Therapies Program in the Duke Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM), and practices Pain Medicine at both Duke University and the Durham VAMC. His research focus is on the local and systemic inflammatory mechanisms that drive pain in arthritis and nerve injury. He has led and participated in several multicenter research projects that have studied patients at Duke, the Durham VAMC, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, clarifying post-amputation pain phenotypes and mechanisms that drive the chronification of pain. These research pursuits have guided the clinical and translational programs of CTPM that strive develop biologically-based methods for the treatment of arthritis and degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. The program’s overarching goal is to move beyond opioids, steroids and anti-inflammatory medications for the treatment of pain.
Dr. Buchheit currently serves on the Editorial Board of Pain Medicine and recently completed service as Pain Medicine Division Chief in the Duke Department of Anesthesiology. He also serves on the Board of The Pain Society of the Carolinas and previously on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Pain Medicine Committee, (2012-2014), as an American Board of Anesthesiology Question Author (2011-2014), and President of Pain Society of the Carolinas (2015-2017).
Current Appointments & Affiliations
- Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Anesthesiology 2021
- Director, Duke Regenerative Pain Therapies Program, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Anesthesiology 2012
- 4309 Medical Park Drive, Durham, NC 27705
- Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
- email@example.com (919) 668-7246
- Regenerative Pain Therapies Program
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