Steven Stanos, DO
Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO
Steven P. Stanos, DO is currently Medical Director of Swedish Pain Services and Medical Director of Occupational Medicine Services at Swedish Health System in Seattle, Washington. Besides directing pain management services, he also leads Swedish's pain rehabilitation center, Functional Restoration, an integral part of the pain medicine continuum of care for Swedish. Prior to joining Swedish, he served as medical director of the Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) from 2002-2014, serving as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and program-co chair of the multidisciplinary pain fellowship.
He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and by the American Board of Anesthesia.
Dr. Stanos presently serves as President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is active with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has served as the co-chair of education for the Pain and Neuromuscular Council .He recently served as a panel member on the National Pain Strategy and an invited consultant to the CDC for the CDC Opioid Guidelines published in 2016.
Dr Stanos is active with ongoing educational initiatives for primary care, pain medicine, and physical medicine specialists around the United States and abroad. Dr. Stanos has been involved in the development and publication of treatment guidelines related to rehabilitation approaches for chronic pain and low back pain conditions and serves as a reviewer for pain and PM&R related scientific journals. Dr Stanos has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters related to pain management. A Mayday Foundation Advocacy fellow in 2013, his advocacy project focuses on increasing awareness for multi- and inter-disciplinary pain care.