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Alex Cahana, MD, MAS, FIPP, serves as Director of Medical Affairs for the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence. Dr. Alex Cahana provides the organization and its partners with world-class insight into the field of pain medicine and serves as a liaison to the medical and academic communities.
Dr. Cahana is an Affiliate Professor in Science, Technology, Education and Health Studies; and has served as Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. He has received the American Pain Society Centers of Excellence Award; the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s Best Practice Mention; the World Institute of Pain comprehensive pain program award, and Honorable Mention for Innovation in Health Care by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Dr. Cahana has also provided his expertise in pain management to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Veterans Administration. He is a decorated combat medical officer in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Dr. Cahana obtained his medical degree from Tel Aviv University. He also holds degrees in Bioethics, Philosophy and Theology and recently received the University of Washington’s Presidential David B. Thorud Leadership Award for ‘exceptional abilities to lead serve and collaborate with broad impact’.