R. Norman Harden, MD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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R. Norman Harden

R. Norman Harden, MD

  • Medical Director, Center for Pain Studies

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Gender:
Male

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1980-1984
Medical College of Georgia, Emory, Augusta, Georgia, Doctor of Medicine

Residency

1989
Cornell/Sloan Kettering, New York, New York, Observership in Cancer Pain Control
1984-1985
Medical University of South Carolina-Charleston, Intern
1985-1988
Medical University of South Carolina, Neurology Resident

Fellowship

1989
Pain Control and Rehabilitation Institute of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, Fellow

Additional Information

Center for Pain Studies

Honors & Awards

2003 - Present: Chairman, Clinical Affairs Committee, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association
2003 - Present: Editorial Board, Journal of Neuropathic Pain
2003 - Present: North American Editor, Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
2002 - Present: Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2001 - Present: Robert G. Addison Chair in Pain Studies, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
2001 - Present: Board of Trustees for CARF
2001 - Present: Reviewer, Annals of Behavioral Medicine
2001 - Present: Reviewer, Anesthesia & Analgesia
2000 - Present: Editor, Innovations Section, American Pain Society Bulletin
2000 - Present: Editorial Board, Current Pain and Headache Reports
2000 - Present: Program Director, IASP Research Symposium: CRPS
1999 - Present: Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of Pain
1999 - Present: Reviewer, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
1999 - Present: Reviewer, Medical Problems of Performing Artists
2007: Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine
2003: Nominating Committee, American Pain Society
2002: Castle Conolly Guide to Best Doctors: Chicago Metropolitan Area
2000-2002: Rosen Research Scholar, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Publications

Harden RN. Cytokine imbalance/activity as a unifying hypothesis for the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Pain 2012 Feb; 152(2):247-8.

Harden RN. Ketamine Analgesia: A Call for Better Science. Pain Medicine. 2012;13:145-47.

Research Interests

Medication trials for pain, post amputation pain, psychological aspects of pain, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia. headache, back and neck injury, spinal cord injury pain, pain and multiple sclerosis

Certifications & Licenses

Chronic Pain Management

Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 312-238-7800

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