PROMPT Membership

FOUNDING MEMBER means any person listed on this PROMPT MEMBERSHIP page that agrees with PROMPT’s “Position & Overview” (below) regarding opioid therapy.  FOUNDING MEMBERS are so designated by their signature on our August 17, 2012 response letter to the FDA or their electronic signature support to that letter.

AFFILIATE MEMBER means any healthcare provider, patient, and/or group that are listed on our AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP PAGE that endorses and/or advocates for PROMPT.  There is no fee to be a founding member of PROMPT.  Affiliate members are additionally designated as HCP=Healthcare provider, PAT=Patient, ORG=Organization.

PROMPT Position & Overview:  Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmacotherapy (PROMPT) is a multidisciplinary professional advocacy group of clinicians, some of whom include researchers and academicians from various healthcare fields.  We promote the concept of balance in drug regulation and policy.  PROMPT has serious concerns about the safety of chronic opioid use; we are therefore in favor of mitigating these risks with appropriate proactive and ongoing validated interventions intended for the benefit of patient care and public safety. We advocate for clinician education, proactive risk stratification, and appropriate therapeutic monitoring.

Note:  Member affiliations appear for reference only and do not imply endorsement by any institutions listed.  If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, please contact prompt.


Jeanette Altavela, PharmD, BCPS
VP, Care Management and Pharmacy Services
Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association
Rochester, NY

Paul Arnstein RN, PhD, FAAN
Connell Nursing Research Scholar
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief
Massachusetts General Hospital GRB-1034
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Michael J. Brennan, MD
PROMPT, Vice Chair
The Pain Center of Fairfield in Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation, Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship (2003-2011)
Director, Blaustein Pain Treatment Center (2003-2008)
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
550 North Broadway, Suite 301, Baltimore, MD. 21205

Ryan Costantino, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Palliative Care/Pain Management,
Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
Richmond, VA

David Craig, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist and Director of the Pain and Palliative Care Specialty Residency, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL

Larry C. Driver, MD
Professor, Department of Pain Medicine,
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care &
Deputy Department Chair, Department of Pain Medicine,
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP
PROMPT, Chairman
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
Owner & Managing Editor,
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Pain Management, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Pain Residency, Albany NY

Kathryn L Hahn, PharmD, CPE, DAAPM
Affiliate Faculty, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
Chair, Oregon Pain Management Commission
BOD, American Academy of Pain Management
Pharmacy Manager, Bi-Mart Corp.
1521 Mohawk Boulevard
Springfield, OR

Lynn Hamil, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Chair, Pain Management Committee
St. Peter’s Hospital
Albany, NY 12208

Darlene Hernandez-Torres PharmD CGP BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Adult Oncology/Pain-Palliative Care
Florida Hospital Orlando
Orlando, FL

Howard J. Hoffberg, M.D., FAAPMR, AAPM, AAEM
10085 Red Run Blvd, Suite 404
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Cynthia Johnston, Pharm D, BCPS, BCOP, DAAPM, CPE
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Buies Creek, NC 27506
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine, Pain Management, & Palliative Care
Durham, NC 27705

Mark S. Maginn, ACSW, MSW
Founding Member Pain Community Leadership Council
Weekly Columnist on Living with Pain at the American News Report
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Seana O’Mara, Pharm.D.
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Chair, NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board
Rochester, NY

Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD
Director of Behavioral Medicine
The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass
2416 Regency Rd
Lexington, KY 40503

Elliot Krane, MD
Professor of Anesthesia & Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Pain Management
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, H3582
Stanford, CA 94305-5640

Michele L. Matthews, PharmD, CPE
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Mary Lynn McPherson,PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street, Room 405
Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Pamela S. Moore, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Pain & Palliative Care
Pharmacy Residency Program Director – PGY2 Pain & Palliative Care
Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio

James Patrick Murphy, MD
President, Murphy Pain Center
Murphy Pain Center Southern Indiana Business Office
Medical Arts Building, Suite 100 3020 Eastpoint Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223
207 Sparks Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Steven D. Passik, PhD
PROMPT, Vice Chair
Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Psychosomatic Medicine
Nashville, TN

Jayne Pawasauskas, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
URI College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Specialist – Pain Management, Kent Hospital
Kingston, RI

Russell Portenoy, MD
Neurology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Sq E Frnt 2R
New York, NY

Philip W. Rioux, R.Ph., FASCP
Director of Pharmacy
Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Vineeta Risbood Pharm.D, BCPS, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist
Cleveland/Akron, OH
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Medicine & Behavioral Health at Kaiser Permanente

Polly Robinson, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Tulsa, OK

Thomas Sachy BS, MSc, MD
Neuropsychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Pain Management
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Macon, GA

Howard Smith MD
Board Certifications: American Board of Anesthesiology (Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine),
Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Anesthesiology,
AMC Anesthesiology Group
47 New Scotland Avenue, MC 131
Attn: Pya Seidner
Albany, NY 12208

Scott Strassels, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Geraldine Vickers, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN
St. Peter’s Health Care Services
Emergency Department
315 So. Manning Blvd.
Albany, NY 12208

Steven J. Weisman, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Jane B. Pettit Pain Management Center
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
9000 W Wisconsin Ave MS 792
Milwaukee, WI 53226

3 thoughts on “PROMPT Membership

  1. As a Chronic pain patient I have had my pain medications reduced over the years. I used to be able to do so much more and experience less pain on a daily basis. My meds were cut to the “ceiling”.

    You wrote: “There are two separate populations that need different solutions: the population of patients treated with opioids for pain and the population of nonmedical users of opioids… It would be an error to try to solve the problem of nonmedical use by denying people with pain access to medication.”

    And that is exactly what has happened. Thank you SO MUCH for advocating for me and everyone else caught in this debacle.

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