Director Center for Translational Pain Research
Director Center of Excellence for Chronic Pain and Drug Abuse Research
Professor of Physiology, Anesthesia, PM&R
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Apkarian has studied pain for two decades, both in animal models and fMRI studies in humans.

His current interests include cortical dynamics of pain as well as brain plasticity. His overall goal is the uncovering of brain mechanisms underlying PAIN QUALIA. This work aims to alleviate clinical pain conditions and achieve a more profound theoretical and mechanistic understanding of the brain.


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