Dr. Michael Schatman is a clinical psychologist who has spent the past 37 years working in multidisciplinary chronic pain management. He currently serves on the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, & Pain Medicine and the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health, both at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Schatman is the author of over 180 journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of chronic pain management, and lectures regularly on pain management on local, national, and international bases. Much of his current research is neuromodulation outcomes Dr. Schatman is a member of the Editorial Boards of numerous journals, and for the past 10 years, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain Research. He is also the editor of Ethical Issues in Chronic Pain Management and Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development, both of which were released by Informa Healthcare in 2007. He is the past-Chairperson of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the American Pain Society, and the immediate past-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.