Tony Yaksh, PhD

Dr. Tony L. Yaksh obtained his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, served in the U.S. Army at the Biomedical Laboratory, Edgewood Arsenal, MD, was a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin and an Associate Research Scientist at University College London with Pat Wall. He worked at the Mayo Clinic with Dr. Frederick Kerr in Rochester, MN, where he rose to the rank of Consultant and Professor. Dr. Yaksh joined UCSD in 1988 as Professor and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Professor of Pharmacology. Funded consistently by NIH since 1977, twice receiving a Javitz award, his research has been on the biology of pain processing and his studies have provided a basis for understanding the pharmacology of the spinal gating of pain information. He is an expert in spinal drug kinetics and evaluation of spinal drug safety, published more than 800 papers, edited 6 texts and garnered over 46,000 citations in over 26,000 papers. He has mentored more than 100 postdocs and trainees. His honors include the Kerr Award/American Pain Society, award for Excellence in Research/American Society of Anesthesiologists, Bonica Award/International Association for the Study of Pain and the lifetime achievement award/North American Neuromodulation Society.


324 - Not So Basic Pain Anatomy
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

325 - Pain Secondary to Tissue Injury and Inflammation
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

326 - Post Nerve Injury Pain
Friday, September 15, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM