Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry/Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Director for Pain Policy and Primary Care Research
Penn Pain Medicine Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director of Pain Medicine
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Rollin Gallagher received his medical degree from Boston University, his master of public health degree from Columbia University and completed a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral epidemiology fellowship. He practiced family medicine (Colorado), trained in psychiatry (Dartmouth), and held joint psychiatry/family practice professorships and directed pain training programs at University of Vermont (1976-1989) and SUNY/Stony Brook (1990-1997), and was professor of psychiatry/anesthesiology/public health and director of pain medicine at Drexel (1997-2003) before moving to Penn/VA in 2004.

Dr. Gallagher is editor-in-chief of Pain Medicine, former president of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and is a director of the American Pain Foundation and the American Academy of Pain Medicine where he is president-elect.  He serves on several national VA committees related to pain and on a joint project with the VA and DoD to establish pain management guidelines. His present research includes patterns of opioid treatment, pain and depression in the elderly, fibromyalgia, and pain outcomes of traumatic battlefield injury. 

Last modified: June 5, 2012