Professor Michele Curatolo
University of Washington, Washington, USA
Professor Curatolo received his M.D. at the University of Messina in Italy and continued his career in Switzerland. He attained a PhD at the University of Aalborg in Denmark and focused on pain research. He has been the Head of the Division of Pain Therapy in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy at the University of Bern (1997-2013) and Acting Chair of the department (2006-2008).
His expertise is in pain management, education and research and is currently Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Professor Curatolo has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications with his research focusing on two fields:
- How to detect and prevent hypersensitivity of nociceptive pathways in patients with chronic pain;
- Ultrasound guided interventional pain procedures. He has been awarded several prizes for scientific work in the field of pain and an honorary doctorate at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
His research has been supported with over $8.5 million U.S. dollars in competitive funding.
Prof Curatolo has extensive experience in University teaching and mentoring, and has been invited to hold over 260 lectures in national and international meetings. He has served as reviewer for multiple high ranked scientific journals, funding agencies and external academic institutions and in a variety of leading roles in academic institutions and medical organisations.