Guest: Dr. Mohammed Issa
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Mohammed Issa is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School with clinical appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Psychiatry. His recent academic work has focused on the relationship between chronic pain and addiction, with special interest in opioid use disorder, utilization of buprenorphine for chronic pain patients showing high-risk behaviors and genetics underlying addiction in chronic pain patients receiving opioid medications. Dr. Issa has been an active member of the scientific abstract and publication committees of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, and Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists. He has authored several book chapters, articles and abstracts in the areas of behavioral medicine, addiction and chronic pain.
Segment Overview: Dr. Mohammed Issa, Medical Director, Pain Management Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, discusses the important role of abuse-deterrent opioids in helping to curb the opioid epidemic.