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Advisors


The following medical experts helped the painACTION team to develop the outline and content for the website.

Paul Arnstein, Ph.D, RN, FAAN, is an expert in pain management and pain management education. He is Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the MGH Institute for Health Professionals.

David M. Biondi, D.O., is a Senior Director of Clinical Development for Pain with Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC in Raritan N.J. He is certified in Neurology and Pain Management by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Carol P. Curtiss, MSN, RN, BC, is the owner of Curtiss Consulting in Greenfield, MA. She has been an educator in pain and symptom management and oncology for more than 30 years.

Joanne Borg-Stein, M.D., is the chief of Pain Management and Rehabilitation at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and the medical director of the Spaulding-Wellesley Rehabilitation Center, both in Newton, MA.. She serves as team physician at Wellesley College, medical director of the Newton Wellesley Hospital Spine Center, and is assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.

Jane Gruber, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, is Director of Rehabilitation Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA., and Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with 35 years of experience treating musculoskeletal disorders, providing patient and professional education.

Robert N. Jamison, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with over twenty-five year’s experience working with persons with chronic pain. He is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Departments of Anesthesia, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is the Chief Psychologist at the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Debra Kerrigan, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA.
Martin Perez, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Pasadena California, who has expertise working with patients with cancer.

Peggy Rios, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, is the Program Director with The Wellness Community, Greater Miami. For the last six years, Dr Rios has dedicated herself to the growth of Wellness Community programs to the benefit of cancer patients and in particular Hispanic underserved patients.

Aurora Sanfeliz, Ed.D., is a psychologist at the Bureau of Study Counsel at Harvard University.

Sonia Smith, OTR/L, has been an Occupational therapist for nearly 30 years. She currently works at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA where she deals with a wide variety of patient populations, including orthopedics, neurology and geriatrics.

Leo Stolbach, M.D., is a retired oncologist from Newton, MA.