Michael Ashburn

Senior Fellow

Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH

  • Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine

Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Penn Pain Medicine Center and was named to the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians in 2014. Dr. Ashburn is also a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President.

Dr. Ashburn was a member of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah from 1987 – 2002 and served as a Professor of Anesthesiology and as Director of the Pain Management Center from 1996 – 2002. Dr. Ashburn was President of the American Pain Society from 2000 – 2002. In addition, Dr. Ashburn served on the Board of Directors of the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, (CARF) from 2001-2003.

Dr. Ashburn is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology, and in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Ashburn completed 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.

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