Authors
    • Psychiatry
    • Pain Medicine
    • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Washington
    Dr. Sullivan received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After completing an internship in Family Medicine at University of Missouri, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1988. He is now Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. He has served as attending physician in the UW Center for Pain Relief for over 25 years, where he is Co-Director of Behavioral Health Services. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles, many on chronic pain. He is currently participating in NIMH, NIDA, CDC, PCORI and VA-funded studies on opioid therapy for chronic pain. He has been chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Pain Society and on the editorial board of Pain. He has just completed a book titled, The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care.
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pain Medicine
    Pain specialist at University of Washington, Seattle
    Pain specialist at University of Washington, Seattle
    • Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington
    Dr. Ballantyne received her medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, England. She trained in Anaesthesia at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, before moving to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard University, Boston in 1990. She began her research career working with statisticians at Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts Center for Evidence-based Medicine, developing an evidence base for Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (AHCPR, now AHRQ) pain guidelines. She became Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in MGH in 1999. She moved to the University of Washington in 2011 as UW Medicine Professor of Education and Research. She has editorial roles in several leading journals and textbooks, is a widely published author, and is involved in the development of on-line educational programs. She has been a Board member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and chair of its education Endorsement Committee for the past six years. Last year she was appointed President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), a group of physicians that promotes rational opioid prescribing through advocacy, research and education.