Western Pain Society

The Western Pain Society was founded by John Bonica in 1974, as a result of the first meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The Western Pain Society is a regional society of the American Pain Society (APS). The WPS is the largest society representing 13 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


Our Mission 

  • To promote the education of its membership on the subject of pain.
  • To encourage research and discussion of causes for and treatment of pain.
  • To support the American Pain Society‚Äôs establishment of standards for the treatment of pain.

Board Members

 Daniel Bennett, MD, Daniel A Brzusek, DO, Alex Cahana, MD, B Eliot Cole, MD, MPA, Scott Fishman, MD, Joshua Haber, MD, Kathryn Hahn, PharmD, Robert Hines, MD, Teresa Keane, PMHNP, Bill McCarberg, MD,  Michael Moskowitz, MD, Michael Schatman, PhD, Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, Mark Wallace, MD