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Pediatric Pain Management Expert Joins Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital named Giovanni Cucchiaro, M.D. as director of the Chronic Pain Program in the Department of Anesthesia and professor of anesthesiology and critical care (pending academic review) with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His expertise includes pediatric anesthesia, pain management and palliative care and he most recently served as the director of pain and palliative care services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“Dr. Cucchiaro brings nearly three decades of training and practice to our institution and will play a key role in providing new and expanded approaches to pain management to the children we treat,” said Mohamed Rehman, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesia. “As a pediatric anesthesiologist, pain management and palliative care physician, he will work with teams across our organization to enhance the care of patients with chronic pain by integrating medications with anesthesia techniques and complementary, alternative therapies.”

After earning his medical degree from the University of Milan in Milan, Italy, Dr. Cucchiaro completed an internship at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, New York. Dr. Cucchiaro completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Milan and an anesthesia residency at Health Science Center SUNY in Syracuse, New York. He also completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cucchiaro also holds a masters in international public policy and management from the University of Southern California. His clinical research interests include the safety of short and long term use of opioids, addiction prevention and use of complementary intervention to assist children with acute and chronic pain.

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