Thomas Edward Buchheit
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Buchheit is Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Duke. Over the past 20 years, he has served in multiple leadership and educational positions both inside and outside Duke including: Duke Pain Medicine Fellowship Director (2000-2002), Board of Directors of The Pain Society of the Carolinas (2010 – 2012), Member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Pain Medicine Committee, (2012-2014), American Board of Anesthesiology Question Author (2011-2014), President of Pain Society of the Carolinas (2015-2017), and the Editorial Board of Pain Medicine. He is a member of the Duke Center for Translational Pain Medicine where he serves as Director of Regenerative Pain Therapies.

Dr Buchheit's research focus is to define the mechanisms that drive pain in response to nerve injury and arthritis and to develop novel, biologically-based therapies to actively resolve inflammation and pain. Dr. Buchheit has had research funding from multiple sources, including the Department of Defense to investigate the phenotypic and epigenetic mechanisms that lead to chronic pain after injury.

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