Jane C. Ballantyne, M.D., F.R.C.A. – University of Washington, Medicine Professor of Education and Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seattle, WA. Dr. Ballantyne received her medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, England. She trained in Anesthesiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, before moving to Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in Boston, MA in 1990. There she completed a research and clinical fellowship in Pain Medicine and was Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care from 1997 until 2008. Her research interests include outcomes research, and assessment of the role of opioids in chronic pain management. Dr. Ballantyne moved to the University of Washington in 2011.
Miles Belgrade, M.D. – Medical Director, Pain Tele-health, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Belgrade completed his medical school training at the University of Illinois where he was a James Scholar and his residency in Neurology at the University of Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in Pain Management at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He is an Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is board certified in Neurology and Pain Management. One area of research interest has been on institutional change for improved Pain Management. Under the direction of Dr. Belgrade, Fairview Pain Management Center was been twice awarded the Clinical Center of Excellence designation by the American Pain Society.
W. Michael Hooten, M.D. – Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN. Dr. Hooten completed his medical training at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO and his residency at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He completed additional residencies in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD; and in Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Hooten is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. His interest is evidence-based pain management.
Chris Johnson, M.D. – Emergency Medicine, Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN. Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine currently working for the Allina Health Urgent Care system. He is the Chair of the Minnesota Dept. of Human Services Opioid Prescribing Work Group and serves as well on their Health Services Advisory Council. He’s on the Board of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing and continues to participate in the Minnesota Medical Association’s Opiate Task Force and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Pain Management Work Group.
Andrew Kolodny, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer, Phoenix House, New York, NY; President, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP). Dr. Kolodny completed his medical school training at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and his residency in New York City at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine where he was Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship at Columbia University in New York and is board certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Kolodny is dedicated to public health and community psychiatry.
Charles Reznikoff, M.D. – Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Reznikoff earned his medical degree in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He completed his Internal Medicine residency, followed by a chief residency, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Reznikoff then completed an Addiction Medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2007. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and an award-winning teacher of medical students and residents.
Paul Satterlee, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Satterlee is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and works for Emergency Care Consultants, based in Minneapolis MN. He received his medical degree in his home state of South Dakota and did his Emergency Medicine residency at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. While practicing Emergency Medicine, Dr. Satterlee has incorporated Emergency Medical Services into his career … first as an educator, then as associate Medical Director of a large EMS system and as a member of the Minnesota EMS regulatory board. Dr. Satterlee has extensive experience working with patients, first responders and pre-hospital medical providers to ensure optimal care is provided prior to arrival at the Emergency Department.
Marvin D. Seppala, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, MN. Dr. Seppala obtained his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He served his residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, MN. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. His responsibilities include overseeing all interdisciplinary clinical practices at Hazelden, maintaining and improving standards of care, and supporting growth strategies for Hazelden’s residential and nonresidential addiction treatment programs.
Anne M. Pylkas, MD – Dr. Anne M. Pylkas, MD is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed her residency and addiction medicine training at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, teaching medical students and residents. At HCMC, she treated opioid dependence in a methadone clinic setting and was a primary care provider for a medically and socially complex population. She also helped develop a curriculum for Chronic Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain in Primary Care and Screening and Brief Intervention for primary care physicians. She now also works at HealthPartners Interventional Pain Clinic in St. Paul, treating complex chronic pain and addiction. She is the Medical Director of Sage Prairie Recovery, an outpatient chemical dependency treatment program in Burnsville, MN.
Peter Stiles, MD – Pete is the medical director of the pain management program at TRIA where he practices full time, working to provide patients comprehensive and opioid-sparing pain management options. Holding board certifications in both areas, he completed an anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he designed a nationally-recognized web-based system to aid patients and primary care physicians in the management of perioperative pain and opioid tapering. Locally, he serves on the board of the Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation. Dr. Stiles is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota Medical School, he holds memberships with the American Society of Anesthesiology, Spine Intervention Society, Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medical Society.