Charles E. Argoff, MD

Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

Dr. Charles Argoff received his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed an internship in the Department of Medicine, a residency in the Department of Neurology at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, and a fellowship in developmental and metabolic neurology at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS). He is currently a professor of neurology at Albany Medical College and director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Argoff is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology, among others. He serves on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain, and as a reviewer for the Journal of Pain, Brain, JAMA, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and the Clinical Journal of Pain. He is co-editor of the neuropathic pain section of Pain Medicine and isone of the editors of the recently published textbook Raj’s Practical Management of Pain. In addition, Dr. Argoff has served as a guest editor for and published articles in the Clinical Journal of Pain, and Current Pain and Headache Reports, among others. He has written on many types of pain, including myofascial pain, neuropathic pain, spinal and radicular pain, and on such treatments as topical analgesics, interventional pain management, botulinum toxins, and oral analgesics. Dr. Argoff had an active role in the development of the diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain guidelines published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and he has contributed to other published neuropathic pain treatment guidelines.

Last modified: June 6, 2012