Duke Center for Translational Pain Medicine

Duke Center for Translational Pain Medicine

The Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM) represents a novel entity that is transforming the way that we diagnose and treat painful conditions. A guiding principle of the CTPM, which is driving the discovery of new and innovative therapies, is the recognition that patients suffering from painful conditions require a multidisciplinary, multidimensional approach to diagnose the cause of a patient’s pain condition and to identify the most effective treatment. Research initiatives are underway that are rapidly unraveling the mysteries of pain. This new center will further expand Duke’s existing clinical and research program in innovative pain therapies by bringing together, under one umbrella, leading basic scientists, clinicians and clinical researchers who have a common core mission of unraveling the causes of painful conditions to better improve patient care.

Updates & Announcements

Duke Anesthesiology Awarded Program Project Grant

Two CTPM Faculty Awarded a 2020 DREAM Innovation Grant

Pain Journal Club
First Friday of the month
12 – 1 PM | GSRBIII 6130

Stay up-to-date on the latest pain-related news, research & events:
American Pain Society | IASP | NIH Pain Consortium | Pain Research Forum

Incorporating basic science, clinical research and pain management with three primary goals:


Understanding the pathophysiological processes that mediate persistent pain conditions and translating new discoveries into clinical practice.


Creating high-quality educational programming for clinical and research professionals and the public.

Patient Care

Providing high-quality comprehensive, primary and specialized care to individuals with a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, including orofacial pain.

Tradition - Innovation - Translation


Chris KeithDuke Center for Translational Pain Medicine