The Southern Pain Society was incorporated in 1989 and covers the 18 southern states/regions:  Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. 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 2023

Thomas Davis, MD President
Harry J. Gould, III, MD  Past President
James Weisberg, PhD President Elect
Randolph Roig, MD, Treasurer
Eric Royster, MD Secretary
Norman Harden, MD Director at-large
Casey Murphy, MD Director at-large
Barry Straus, MD, JD Director at-large
Alethia Sellers, MD, Director at-large
Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, APN Emeritus Director at-large
Executive Director:  Lori Postal,  MHA, RN

Southern Pain Society states

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, Hubert 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
2018 – Geralyn Datz, PhD and Mordecai Potash, MD
2019 – Ann Quinlan-Colwell, APN, PhD
2020 – Rollin M. Gallagher, MD
2021 – Scott Fishman, MD

John R. Satterthwaite, MD Early Career Award

This award is given to the early career professional who demonstrates excellence in leadership, education and research.

2020 – Casey A. Murphy, MD
2021 – Patrick Owens, MD