Russell K. Portenoy, MD

Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Gerald J. Friedman Chair in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, New York
Chief Medical Officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Dr. Russell Portenoy received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed an internship in medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. He continued his postgraduate studies with a residency and chief residency in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship in pain and neuro-oncology at Memorial Hospital. Dr. Portenoy is currently chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, and the Gerald J. Friedman Chair in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. In addition, he is chief medical officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, and professor of neurology and anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Portenoy serves on the Board of Directors of the American Pain Foundation, is president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and was past president of the American Pain Society. He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, associate editor of Pain, and section editor of The Oncologist. Dr. Portenoy serves on numerous other editorial boards and has written, co-authored, or edited numerous books, chapters, and papers on pain and symptom management, opioid pharmacotherapy, and symptom assessment.

Last modified: June 5, 2012