Mission Statement:  

To help those who suffer from chronic pain and substance use disorder through clinical care, research, education and legislation. To train the next generation of subspecialty health care providers and researchers as well as to reach out to the community with the latest outcome research and education.  



Create a Center that embraces and thrives in preclinical and clinical research that addresses chronic pain and addiction while educating all health care providers and students across the state of Arizona.  Design new legislation that helps prevent future addiction crisis while developing innovative technology that will predict those at risk of substance misuse and prevent opioid-induced deaths.  A Clinical Center that provides state-of-the-art and affordable care to all Arizonans suffering from chronic pain and addiction. Train and prepare future physicians to adequately manage both chronic pain and addiction. 

Todd Vanderah PhD

Chronic Pain Addiction Center Interim Director

Co-Director, MD/PhD Dual Degree Program, Professor and Head of Pharmacology

Professor, Anesthesiology - Professor, Neurology - Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP - Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP - Professor, BIO5 Institute

Mohab Ibrahim MD/PhD

Chronic Pain Addiction Center Interim Medical Director

COM-T, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology