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Mark V. Boswell

Lolita S. and Samuel D. Weakley Endowed Research Chair in Anesthesiology

School of Medicine

Mark V. Boswell, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. is endowed professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He also serves as the executive director of the American Board of Interventional Pain Management.

Boswell joined the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1988. He then joined Case Western in 1990 where he served for 15 years - his role included serving as director of the pain medicine fellowship program and the chief of the pain medicine service.

In 2005, he joined Texas Tech as professor of anesthesiology and director of the International Pain Center and the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. In 2006, he began a three-year term as the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. As chairman, he oversaw the reorganization of the department and led the effort for accreditation of the department’s residency program.

The author of more than 100 scientific writings, Boswell’s clinical interests include acute and chronic pain medicine, cancer pain management, bioethics, palliative care and hospice. His basic science interests include the pharmacology of opioids, brain derived neutorophic factor and the mechanisms of general anesthesiology.

He is also an editor for Journal Pain Physician, and serves as a reviewer for the journals Spine, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Archives of Internal Medicine and the Clinical Journal of Pain.

Boswell earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Case Western, including a clinical scientist track program in neuroscience. He also earned his Ph.D. in experimental pathology from Case Western, and an M.B.A. from Texas Tech University.

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