Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic
2021-2022 President, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
W. Michael Hooten, MD, a native of Seminole, Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Musical Arts in piano. Later, he received his MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Following an internal medicine internship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1992-1993, he was a resident in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1993-1995. He was then Chief Resident of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine from 1995-1996, after which he completed internal medicine residency training at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Minnesota from 1996-1998.
After working two years in private practice as a psychiatrist and hospitalist in the greater St. Louis area, he developed an interest in pain medicine and pursued further residency training in anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine from 2000-2003. In 2004, he completed a pain medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Minnesota; the following year he was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Since 2014, he has been Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Dr Hooten is author or co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and his research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the Indian Health Service Agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Mayo Clinic. In addition to his role at Mayo Clinic Proceedings, he is Section Co-Editor for the journal Pain Medicine and Associate Editor for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr Hooten has served in various leadership capacities for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Most recently, he accepted a Director-at-Large position on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Since 2013, Dr Hooten has been a Member-at-Large at Proceedings. His areas of responsibility include adjudication of pain-related manuscripts; and Co-Editor of the Symposium on Pain Medicine.
Sessions at Neurovations Events
• 2013 ASRA 2013 Fall Pain Meeting Poster AwardAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Annual Meeting
• 2012 AAPM 2012 Scientific Poster Award, “Plenary Research Highlights” session American Academy of Pain Medicine 28th Annual Meeting
• 2011 AAPM 2011 Research Poster AwardAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting
• 1999 Young Investigator’s AwardAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine 12th National Conference on Nicotine Dependence, Cleveland, OH.
• 1997 National Poster FinalistAmerican College of Physicians 1997 National Associates Research Competition, 78th Annual Session, Philadelphia, PA.