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Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Cleveland Clinic Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. He is one of the 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in America (Becker's ASC Review). Board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Cheng is the Chairman of USA Section of World Institute of Pain. He is also a Principal Physician Investigator in the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner Research Institute.
Dr. Cheng has received research grants of more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and other funding agencies. He has published more than 90 research papers, review articles, and book chapters in scientific journals and textbooks. His clinical expertise and research interests are in the mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of chronic pain, spinal cord physiology of sensory-motor integration, and clinical application of neuromodulation.
Chairman of the USA Section of World Institute of Pain
Chairman of the Scientific Revise/Clinical Guideline Committee of American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member of NIH Study sections/Grant review committee (National Institutes of Health Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group)
Invited Reviewer of grant applications to the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, the Scientific Peer Advisory and Review Services division of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).
Editor, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine (Springer, 2014)
Member of Editorial Boards: Pain Practice (official journal of World Institute of Pain), World Journal of Anesthesiology, and Journal of Perioperative Science
Invited reviewer for 19 journals, including Journal of Neurophysiology, American Journal of Physiology, Experimental Neurology, Experimental Brain Research, Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Analgesia, and Anesthesiology
Author of board examination questions for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Committee member, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Pain Medicine
Committee member, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Educational Track Subcommittee on Pain Medicine
Committee member, Educational Programs Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Pain Medicine Fellowship Education Committee
Member of Anesthesiology Institute Research Advisory Committee, Education Committee, Visiting Professor Committee, Resident Selection Committee, CWRU School of Medicine Admission Interview Committee
Previously worked or studied in Harvard University, University of Louisville, University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, University of Guelph, and Qingdao University
Invited to give lectures or present research findings more than 100 times
Trained more than 100 postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and clinical research fellows
Received more than 30 honors and awards from institutions, societies, and government agencies
Expertise reported in national media many times
Recognized for professional achievements and representing the medical community in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Editions of Covington Who's Who.
abdominal and pelvic pain, Abdominal Pain, abdominal pain and spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, acute postoperative pain management, anesthesia for orthopedic surgery, back, back neuropathic, Back Pain, back/neck pain, cancer pain, CRP, complex regional pain syndrome, evaluation of back and neck pain, headache and orofacial pain, Headaches, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, Neck Pain, neuromodulation, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, Pediatric Pain, pelvic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, regional anesthesia, research, spinal cord stimulation, spine, spine pain
Awards & Honors
Dr. Cheng is named one of the 70 Best Pain Physicians in the US (Becker's ASC Review) and has received Patients' Choice Award, Passionate Doctor Award, and 30 other awards from academic, societal, and governmental agencies. As principle investigator, his research has been consistently funded in the last 18 years by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, and the Canadian NeuroScience Network of Centers of Excellence/Medical Research Council of Canada. As educator, he has trained more than 100 postdoctoral fellows, clinical research fellows, and clinical fellows.
Innovations & Patents
Dr. Cheng is a recipient of the Cleveland Clinic 2012 and 2007 Inventor Awards for his achievements and innovations in effective treatment of back pain with a new technique of frequency denervation of the sacroiliac joint.and his investigation of the therapeutic application of gap junction inhibitors in the management of pain. He is also the inventor of a wheelchair powered by electrical stimulation of paralyzed leg muscles, designed for patients with spinal cord injury and the elderly.
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