Join Dr. Robert Yong as he presents “Invasive Pain Management Techniques” in 2023 Injury Insight Series.
Join Dr. Robert Yong as he presents “Invasive Pain Management Techniques”. In this session, Dr. Robert Yong presents on Pain Medicine as a specialty and what modalities we utilize to manage patients suffering with acute and chronic pain. The mantra of Pain Medicine is “Multi-Modal, Multi-Disciplinary”. Within the specialty of Pain Medicine, we have many interventional options to reduce and manage pain, from injections to surgeries. During this presentation, Dr. Yong will cover the gamut of interventions and future directions Pain Medicine is headed.
Participants will walk away with a better understanding of:
1. What is included in the multi-disciplinary approach to pain medicine
2. Basics of the interventions we have to offer patients suffering with acute and chronic pain
3. What surgical options patients have suffering with chronic pain
Dr. Yong serves as the Chief of Pain Medicine and the Medical Director of the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Yong attended college at the University of Texas in Austin and completed the joint MD/MBA program from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management. Dr. Yong then moved to Boston where he graduated from Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s anesthesiology residency program and served as a Chief Resident. He then completed the Pain Medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with additional rotations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the VA hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.
As a resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he received recognition as the Distinguished Resident of the Year and was selected as a Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Practice Management Scholar. Dr. Yong then joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine as an Assistant Professor. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Yong was awarded Anesthesiology’s 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year and 2013 Intraoperative Teaching and Clinical Mentorship awards. Since joining the faculty in 2013, Dr. Yong was selected as Associate Program Director for the Pain Management Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was recognized with the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021 Pain Attending of the Year awards. Additionally, he was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Mentoring Award by the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
While at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Yong has published on opioid management, regenerative medicine, cancer pain, neuromodulation, and practice efficiency. His clinical interests include cancer pain, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and neuromodulation therapy. Dr. Yong also has interest in product development and has done collaborative work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Engineering.
Dr. Yong is fluent in Spanish and also has a passion for international health. He has spent time on medical mission trips to the Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Ecuador, Brazil, and Guatemala.