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Larry C. Driver, M.D is Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, and Professor, Section of Integrated Ethics, Adjunct Ethicist for Clinical Ethics Consultation, at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He serves as the Education and CME Oversite Committee Chair for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, where has been a member for twenty years. His undergraduate education was at Austin College followed by medical education at The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Anesthesiology Residency was completed at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Pain and Symptom Management at MD Anderson. Driver is Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow. He was the founding Chair and Medical Director of the Texas Pain Advocacy and Information Network (TxPAIN), is Past-President of the Texas Pain Society, and is Chair of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. He has served on numerous state and national organizations’ boards and committees. Driver has been recognized in numerous Best Doctors, Top Doctors, Super Doctors and Who’s Who listings, and has received various state and national awards for his advocacy efforts. He is an elected Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science, an elected member of the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Educators, and is designated a UT Distinguished Teaching Professor. Interests include clinical pain and symptom management for patients with active cancer and advanced cancer, as well as cancer survivors; ethical issues surrounding those clinical situations; research focused on symptom burden and impact in cancer patients; and pain education and public policy initiatives.

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