Steven D. Passik, PhD

Dr. Steven Passik received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and was chief fellow in the psychiatry service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Currently he is professor of psychiatry and anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1999, Dr. Passik was a faculty scholar for the SOROS Foundation’s Project on Death in America. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Psycho-Oncology, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Cancer Pain Guidelines, Cancer Investigation, and Oncology. Dr. Passik has served as the president of the Indiana Cancer and AIDS Pain Initiative and as editor in chief of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Supportive Care Editorial Board. He is the author of more than 120 journal articles, 60 book chapters, and 59 abstracts.

Dr. Passik was recently named a Fellow of DIV 28 of APA (Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse), awarded a MayDay Fund Pain & Society Fellowship, given the academy of psychosomatic medicine Visiting Professor Award, and the American Psycho-Oncology Excellence in Clinical Care Award where he also serves on the advisory board. In addition, he received the Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements. He speaks nationally and internationally on pain, addiction and the pain/addiction interface.

Financial Disclosure

Dr. Steven Passik has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Ameritox, Ltd.; Cephalon, Inc.; Covidien; Endo Pharmaceuticals; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Purdue Pharma L.P.; PharmacoFore; Pfizer Inc.; and Quest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has received grant support related to research activities from Covidien.

Last modified: October 4, 2013