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, buprenorphine, as well as pain fellowship education.

She also has a strong interest in pain fellowship education including the creation of a multidisciplinary curriculum. She was recently selected to serve on an ASRA committee to provide guidance on the development of such a curriculum. 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 and has been nominated for a Master Educator Award. Furthermore, she is a founding member and serves currently serves as the 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. She was also selected to serve on the Milestones 2.0 ACGME committee for pain management. The committee is currently revising the original Milestones for the specialty.

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 (SIG). She has served on the ASRA 2020 and Fall 2021 Fall Meeting Planning Committees. Additionally, she is the current secretary/treasurer of the Association of Pain Program Directors, a position that advances to President Elect and subsequently President. She feels the collaboration between the APPD and SAAAPM is vital and thus would love to serve a 2nd term on the SAAAPM in order to enhance collaboration between these 2 groups. 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 would truly do her best and work enthusiastically if selected to serve on the council of the AASPD.