Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pain Medicine
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Perioperative Pain Management
  • Interstitial Cystitis

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • M.S., Stanford University, Epidemiology (2013)
  • Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2011)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Residency:Cleveland Clinic Foundation (06/30/2007) OH
  • Internship:Cleveland Clinic Foundation (06/30/2007) OH
  • Fellowship:Stanford University Hospital - Pain Medicine (07/31/2010) CA
  • Residency:Stanford University Hospital - Anesthesia Dept (06/30/2009) CA
  • Medical Education:Northeastern Ohio Universities (2005) OH

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Perioperative Recovery of Opioids Mood and Pain Trial

Clinical Trials


  • Perioperative Recovery of Moods, Opioids, and Pain Trial (PROMPT) Recruiting

    The investigators aim to characterize the relationship between changes in emotional distress, opioid use, and pain throughout surgery and recovery. Additionally, the investigators aim to compare the effectiveness of post-surgical motivational interviewing and physician-guided opioid weaning vs. usual care on reducing persistent opioid use. Overall, the proposed research will advance knowledge regarding the role of psychological factors contributing to persistent opioid use after surgery.

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Publications

Journal Articles


  • Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY Carroll, I., Hah, J., Mackey, S., Ottestad, E., Kong, J. T., Lahidji, S., Tawfik, V., Younger, J., Curtin, C. 2013; 29 (4): 213-222

    Abstract

    Approximately 10% of patients following a variety of surgeries develop chronic postsurgical pain. Reducing chronic postoperative pain is especially important to reconstructive surgeons because common operations such as breast and limb reconstruction have even higher risk for developing chronic postsurgical pain. Animal studies of posttraumatic nerve injury pain demonstrate that there is a critical time frame before and immediately after nerve injury in which specific interventions can reduce the incidence and intensity of chronic neuropathic pain behaviors-so called "preventative analgesia." In animal models, perineural local anesthetic, systemic intravenous local anesthetic, perineural clonidine, systemic gabapentin, systemic tricyclic antidepressants, and minocycline have each been shown to reduce pain behaviors days to weeks after treatment. The translation of this work to humans also suggests that brief perioperative interventions may protect patients from developing new chronic postsurgical pain. Recent clinical trial data show that there is an opportunity during the perioperative period to dramatically reduce the incidence and severity of chronic postsurgical pain. The surgeon, working with the anesthesiologist, has the ability to modify both early and chronic postoperative pain by implementing an evidence-based preventative analgesia plan.

    View details for DOI 10.1055/s-0032-1329921

    View details for Web of Science ID 000317597000001

    View details for PubMedID 23463498

  • Factors contributing to pain chronicity CURRENT PAIN AND HEADACHE REPORTS Wang, C. K., Hah, J. M., Carroll, I. 2009; 13 (1): 7-11

    Abstract

    The chronicity of pain is the feature of pain that is least understood and most directly linked with our inability to effectively manage pain. Acute pain is relatively responsive to our current pharmacologic and interventional armamentarium. However, as pain persists, our ability to treat effectively diminishes and the patient's frustration and resource utilization increases. This article explores our current understanding of the factors linked to pain duration and the transition from acute to chronic pain in both human and animal models, and across a spectrum of human chronic pain conditions.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11916-009-0003-3

    View details for Web of Science ID 000263064900003

    View details for PubMedID 19126364

  • The dromedary sign - An unusual capnograph tracing ANESTHESIOLOGY Jaffe, R. A., Talavera, J. A., Hah, J. M., Brock-Utne, J. G. 2008; 109 (1): 149-150

    View details for Web of Science ID 000257135300022

    View details for PubMedID 18580185

Conference Proceedings


  • Exploratory factor analysis of the beck depression inventory: predictors of delayed opioid cessation after surgery in a pilot cohort study Hah, J., Carroll, I., Younger, J., Mackey, S. CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. 2013: S25-S25
  • Analysis of preoperative measures that predict interference with sleep recovery after surgery Schmidt, P., Hah, J., Barelka, P., Wang, C., Wang, B., Gillespie, M., McCue, R., Younger, J., Trafton, J., Humphreys, K., Goodman, S., Dirbas, F., Whyte, R., Donington, J., Cannon, W., Mackey, S., Carroll, I. CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. 2013: S19-S19

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