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Lynn R. Webster

Lynn R. Webster M.D., is a leading pain physician and researcher with a focus on the management of complex pain problems.

Lynn R. Webster M.D., is a leading pain physician and researcher with a focus on the management of complex pain problems. Dr. Webster has long been an advocate for patients suffering from chronic pain and has fought for better education and safer therapies to address the twin crises of chronic pain and addiction in America. For 25 years, he treated patients with chronic pain, many of whom were at high risk for substance abuse. For 15 of those years, he also treated individuals with opioid addiction. The dual role lends Dr. Webster a valuable perspective: He is dedicated to treating patients in pain while simultaneously working to minimize the potential for harm from pain medications. Dr. Webster earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Nebraska and completed his residency in the University of Utah’s Department of Anesthesiology. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. He lectures extensively and has authored over 300 scientific publications and a book entitled Avoiding Opioid Abuse While Managing Pain: A Guide for Practitioners. Dr. Webster is a senior editor to Pain Medicine and former editor of the sections on Neuromodulation and Opioids, Substance Abuse and Addiction. Dr. Webster is vice president of Scientific Affairs for PRA, a leading clinical research organization that operates in more than 80 countries. Dr. Webster is a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). He is the author of The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Each of Us (Webster Media LLC) and co-producer of the documentary It Hurts ‘til You Die, to be viewed at film festivals and public television in 2017.

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