The World Institute of Pain (WIP) launched the Excellence in Pain Practice (EPP) Award in 2010 to promote the highest standards of pain practice around the world through a recognition program for Pain Centers.

This program supports WIP’s mission of fostering the exchange of medical science in the field of interventional pain management, encouraging medical research, and creating opportunities for continued learning in the most up-to-date technical procedures.


EPP AWARD RECIPIENTS
by Award Category and Country
MOST RECENT RECIPIENTS IN RED

Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Pain Practice

BELGIUM

Multidisciplinary Pain Centre of Ziekenhuis-Oost-Limburg Hospital
   Genk, Belgium
   Director: Jan Van Zundert, MD, PhD, FIPP

BRAZIL

Clinica para o Tratamento da Dor - Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina
  de Ribeirão Preto - Universidade de São Paul
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   São Paulo, Brazil
   Director: Gabriela Rocha Lauretti, MD, MSc, PhD, FIPP

NETHERLANDS

Radboud Expertise Center for Pain and Palliative Medicine 
   Nijmegen, The Netherlands
   Director: Kris C.P. Vissers, MD, PhD, FIPP

University Pain Center of Maastricht – Academic Hospital
   Maastricht, The Netherlands
   Director: Maarten van Kleef, MD, PhD, FIPP

TURKEY

Istanbul Pain Center
   Istanbul, Turkey
   Director: Serdar Erdine, MD, FIPP

USA

Spine Institute Northwest
  
Bothell, Washington, USA
   Director: Solomon Kamson, MD, PhD, FIPP

University of Washington Center for Pain Relief
  
Seattle, Washington, USA
 

Clinical Pain Practice

ARGENTINA

♦ Cemecid - Centro Integral de Medicina y Cirugia del Dolor
   Capital Federal, Argentina
   Director:  Antonio Carlos Rezoagli, MD, FIPP

BRAZIL

Avilar - Medicina Da Dor - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
   Director:  Paul Renato Barrieros Da Fonseca, MD, FIPP

Clinica de Dor - Colatina, Esprito Santos, Brazil
   Director:  Lucio Hott Silva, MD, FIPP

INDIA

Interventional Pain and Spine Centre - New Delhi, India
   Director:  Pankaj Surange

Pain Clinic Fortis Hospital, Noida - Uttar Pradesh, India
   Director:  Shiv Pratap Singh Rana

ITALY

Uosd Terapia Antalgica — Rome, Italy
   Director: Gianni Colini-Baldeschi, MD, FIPP

USA

ACME Pain Care — Algonquin, Illinois, USA
   Director: Vikram B. Patel, MD, FIPP

East Louisville Interventional Pain Specialist, PLLC - Louisville, KY
   Director:  Bill Haney, MD, FIPP

Clinical Pain Practice Specializing in
Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

AUSTRALIA

Metro Spinal Clinic
   Caulfield South, Victoria, Australia
   Co-Medical Directors: David Vivian, MBBS; Bruce Mitchell,
   MBBS, FIPP; and Paul Verrills, MBBS, FIPP)

USA

The Pain Center USA PLLC
   Bloomfield Hills and Warren, Michigan, USA
   Director: Rajendra Bothra, MD, FIPP

Multidisciplinary Clinical Pain Practice

ARGENTINA

Centro de Atención Integral del Dolor
   Buenos Aires, Argentina
   Director: Juan Carlos Flores, MD, FIPP

BRAZIL

Singular—Centro de Controle Da Dor
   Cambui, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
   Director: Fabrício Dias Assis, MD, FIPP

INDIA

DARADIA: The Pain Clinic
   Kolkata, West Bengal, India
   Director: Gautam Das, MD, FIPP

ITALY

♦ IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico della
Basilicata

   Rionero in Vulture, Italy
   Director: Pasquale De Negri, MD, FIPP

KOREA

Pain Center of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital
   Seoul, Korea
   Director: Yong Chul Kim, MD
   Chairman: Sang Chul Lee, MD, PhD, FIPP

NETHERLANDS

Multidisciplinair Pijncentrum Lievensberg Ziekenhuis
   Halsteren, The Netherlands
   Director: C.W.J. van Tilburg, MD, FIPP

SINGAPORE
The Pain Specialist, of Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
   Singapore, Singapore
   Director: Alex Sow Nam Yeo, MD, PhD, FIPP

SWITZERLAND

Centre de la Douleur Clinique Cecil
   Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
   Director: Philippe Mavrocordatos, MD, FIPP

USA

Interventional Pain and Physical Medicine Clinic  
   Sartell, Minnesota, USA
   Director: Thomas C. Kowalkowski, DO, FIPP

Neuro Pain Care  
   Manhasset, New York, USA
   Director: Vikas Varma, MD, FIPP

Pain Management Division of the Department of
Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati
  
   Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Pain Physicians NY
   New York, New York, USA
   Director-Founder: Leonid Reyfman, MD, FIPP

Utah Center for Pain Management and Research, Inc.  DBA Nexus Pain Care
   Provo, Utah, USA. 
   Director: Richard M. Rosenthal, MD, FIPP