The Southern Pain Society was incorporated in 1989 and is a region of the American Pain Society covering the 18 southern states and Puerto Rico.  Our mission is to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community.  

Board of Directors 2018

Mordecai Potash, MD, President
Geralyn Datz, PhD, Past President
Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, APN, President Elect
Thomas Davis, MD, Secretary
John Satterthwaite, MD, Treasurer
Harry Gould, MD, Director at-large 
Joe Tramontana, PhD,Director at-large
James McAbee, PhD Director at-large
David Gavel, PhD Director at-large

Executive Director:  Lori Postal,  MHA, RN

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Hubert L. and Renee S. Rosomoff Award for Excellence in Pain Management

This annual award is given to the professional who demonstrates outstanding contributions to pain research, education and clinical practice.  The award was renamed in 2008 in honor of our founding presidents, Hugh and Renee Rosomoff.

1991 – Hubert Rosomoff, MD
1992 – C. David Tollison, PhD
1993 – Renee Steele-Rosomoff, MBA RN
1994 – Stanley Chapman, PhD
1995 – C. David Tolison, PhD
1996 – J. David Haddox, DDS, MD
1997 – Karen Rucker, MD
1998 – Winston Parris, MD
2000 – Samuel Hassenbusch, MD
2001 – Dan Doleys PhD
2002 – Mary Alice Yoham, MSN, ARNP
2004 –  Peter Staats, MD
2005 – Angela Koestler, PhD
2006 – Albert Ray, MD
2007 – Janice Livengood, PhD
2008 –  John Satterthwaite, MD
2009 – Benjamin Johnson, MD
2011 – Maged Hamza, MD
2012 – Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH
2013 – Dan Doleys, PhD
2014  – Eduardo Fraifeld, MD
2015 – none
2016 – David A. Hanscom, MD and Robert Childs, MPH
2017 – Francis Keefe, PhD 


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