Perry G. Fine, MD
Pain Research Center, School of Medicine
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Perry Fine received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He served an internship at the Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California, and completed his residency at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, Dr. Fine completed a fellowship at the Smythe Pain Clinic of the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah, where he is on the faculty in the Pain Research Center, and is an attending physician in the Pain Management Center.
Currently, Dr. Fine serves on the board of directors and is president elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, serves on the board of directors of the American Pain Foundation, and is on the steering committee of the Pain Care Coalition, Washington, DC. He also serves as the external strategic advisor for Capital Hospice, Washington, DC developing sustainable models of advanced illness coordinated care in community settings as an integrative component of comprehensive chronic care. He is very pleased to have been selected to serve as the chair of the National Initiative on Pain Control, a broad-reaching pain improvement project of the American Pain Foundation.
Dr. Fine is widely published in the fields of pain management and end-of-life care. He serves on several scientific advisory boards and the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed medical journals. As a medical avocation, he has worked as a team physician for the University of Utah football team for the last 18 years and was a medical officer for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He is the recipient of the 2007 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Distinguished Hospice Physician Award, and the 2008 American Pain Society John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award. In addition, in 2008, an endowed lectureship has been created in his name at West Virginia University School of Medicine (Perry G. Fine, MD Annual Lectureship in Pain and Palliative Medicine). Dr. Fine is the recipient of the American Academy of Pain Management’s 2010 “Head and Heart” award.
Dr. Perry Fine has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Ameritox, Ltd., Archimedes Pharma, Nektar, and Nuvo Research Inc., as well as consultant fees from Cephalon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services, Purdue Pharma L.P., Mylan Technologies Inc., and Teva.