Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is Director of the Penn Pain Medicine Center and was named to the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians in 2014. He has been active in clinical research, mainly centered on the development of outcome measurement systems for chronic pain and palliative care, the integration of specialty care into primary care practice through the patient-centered medical home model of care, the study of non-invasive drug delivery systems, and the conduct of safety and efficacy trials intended to evaluate a drug or device for the treatment of pain. He is a co-principle investigator for the University of Pennsylvania clinical trial hub site for the Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC-NET) program sponsored by the NIH (2019–present).
Dr. Ashburn is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Hospice and Palliative Medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology, and in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Ashburn earned his MPH at the University of Utah, his MBA at The Wharton School, and his medical training at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Utah.