This week David sits down with Dr. Vanila Singh, former Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, and a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Singh is an expert on pain management and a patient advocate who has dedicated over 25 years to the medical field. In this inspiring and insightful conversation, we explore the topic of chronic pain affecting over 50 million people and high-impact pain affecting over 20 million people. Dr. Singh sheds light on the challenges and myths surrounding pain management and why a patient-centered approach is crucial. We dive deeper into why a one-size-fits-all approach is problematic and how individualized patient care can make a huge difference in their pain management journey. Her leadership and advocacy have paved the way for a more patient-centered approach to pain management and have influenced policymaking at the highest levels. Join us for this inspiring conversation with Dr. Vanila Singh, and learn how her leadership and expertise are shaping the medical field and making a difference in the lives of millions of people.
About Dr. Vanila Singh: Dr. Singh is an American physician, educator, policymaker, and patient advocate who is an expert on pain management and the illicit opioid epidemic. As former Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she tackled one of the nation’s most widespread, expensive, and devastating battles of our time: the opioid and greater drug epidemic. She continues to dedicate her career to clinical medicine and the public health issues we continue to face as a nation.
As a double-board certified faculty physician in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, Dr. Singh has brought her background in molecular and cell biology and economics in understanding the underlying mechanisms of complex acute and chronic pain as well as other medical conditions.
Dr. Singh has spent over 17 years at the Stanford University School of Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor where her practice focuses on pain management, regional anesthesia and advanced ultrasound-guided procedures. She is passionate about advancing individualized, patient-centered care and improving clinical outcomes, patient empowerment, health policy, economics, and medicine.
Hosted By: David Radlo