AASPD Candidate – Kohan

Lynn R. Kohan, MD

University of Virginia

Dr. Kohan is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Virginia, where she has served as the pain fellowship program director since 2012. She completed medical school and anesthesia residency at Georgetown University prior to completing a pain fellowship at the University of Virginia. She is ABA board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. She focuses on all clinical aspects of pain management including implantable technology. She is also actively involved in research including radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves and sacroiliac joints.

She also has a strong interest in pain fellowship education including the creation of a multidisciplinary curriculum which includes many interdepartmental conferences. She was selected to the Academy of Distinguished Educators at the University of Virginia based on excellence in teaching, mentorship, curriculum development, leadership in education, and creation of educational/scholarship material. Furthermore, she is a founding member and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Medical Student and Resident Special Interest Group (SIG) within ASRA. She is committed to the SIGs goal of creating a robust pain curriculum on a national level and engaging young learners within the field of pain medicine.

Nationally, she is involved in committees with ASRA where she has valuable administrative experience. She serves as the Chairman of the Headache Special Interest Group and as the Associate Editor for chronic pain for the ASRA newsletter. She is also on the ASRA 2020 Fall Meeting Planning Committee as well as the Fall 2019 Social Media Team. In addition, she serves on the board of directors for the American Pain Association and the American Interventional Headache Society. Furthermore, she is a founding member and serves as the treasurer of the Virginia Pain Society. She loves collaborating with other fellowship directors to advance the educational mission of residents and fellows. She was appointed to serve on the AASPD Council in an interim position and would love to continue her work on the council. She would truly do her best and work enthusiastically if selected to continue to serve on the council of the AASPD.