Professor Paul Glare
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Professor Paul Glare is the Chair of Pain Medicine in the Northern Clinical School of the University of Sydney and Director of the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI). Prior to this appointment, Professor Glare was Chief of the Pain & Palliative Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York with an affiliated appointment as Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Professor Glare is also Head of Discipline, Pain Medicine, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, and is on the Board of the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI).
Established in 1990, the PMRI is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. It conducts basic and clinical research, operates an education program, and in collaboration with the Pain Management & Research Centre, treats patients with acute pain, cancer pain and chronic non-cancer pain.
After graduating from University of Sydney Medical School in 1981, Professor Glare undertook physician training at RPAH during which time he developed an interest in palliative care. Subsequently he went to the Cleveland Clinic for 2 years as a research fellow (working on opioid pharmacology in cancer pain, specifically measuring morphine and its metabolites with HPLC) before returning to Sydney as staff specialist in palliative care at RPA. Later he moved to Westmead, then RPAH as head of palliative care. Professor Glare is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the American College of Physicians, the Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA) and in the RACP Chapter of Palliative Medicine. He completed a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, as well as a MA in Appl Ethics (Health Care).
His main research interest currently is pain in cancer survivors. His other interest include the comparative effectiveness of chronic pain therapies, and the decision architecture science/social psychology/behavioural economics of decision making in pain management.