Stephan A. Schug, MD, FANZCA, FFPMNZCA

School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia

Stephan Schug is currently Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia and Director of Pain Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.

He studied medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he also obtained his MD by thesis in clinical pharmacology and subsequently specialised in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine.

Professor Schug’s principal research interests include the management of acute and chronic pain, cancer pain, regional anaesthesia, the pharmacology of analgesics and anaesthetics and quality control in health care. He authored or co-authored 15 books, more than 80 book chapters, 75 original and 150 reviews and letters and multiple abstracts. He is on editorial and review boards of other leading journals in anaesthesia and pain medicine including ‘Spine’, ‘CNS Drugs’, ‘CPD Anaesthesia’ and ‘Baillière's Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology‘. He is also an active member of several pain and anaesthesia societies, a Fellow of the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and its Faculty of Pain Management (FPMANZCA), where he is also a member of the Board, and the Vice-Chair of the Special Interest Group Acute Pain of IASP.