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David Lussier

Training:

M.D., University of Montreal, 1990-1995

Residency in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, University of Montreal, 1995-2000

Fellowship in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 2001-2004

Current positions:

Director, Geriatric Pain Clinic
McGill University Health Center

Staff physician, Division of Geriatric Medicine, MUHC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Staff physician, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montréal

Research interests:

Pain in older persons, Pharmacology of pain

Selected recent publications:

Lussier D, Portenoy RK. Adjuvant analgesics in pain management. In: Doyle D, Hanks G, Cherny N, Calman K, eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 3rd edition. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 349-77.

Portenoy RK, Forbes K, Lussier D, Hanks G. Difficult pain problems: an integrated approach. In: Doyle D, Hanks G, Cherny N, Calman K, eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 3rd edition. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 438-58.

Lussier D, Huskey AG, Portenoy RK. Adjuvant analgesics in cancer pain management. The Oncologist 2004; 9(5): 571-91.

Lussier D, Mallet L. Particularités pharmacologiques de la douleur chez le patient âgé. In : Beaulieu P, ed. Pharmacologie de la douleur. Montréal, Qc : Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2005, pp. 537-45.

Lussier D, Portenoy RK. Cancer pain management, adjuvant analgesics, in management of cancer-related neuropathic pain. In: Schmidt RF, Willis WE, eds. Encyclopedic Reference of Pain. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Cruciani RA, Sekine R, Homel P, Lussier D, Yap Y, Suzuki Y, Schweitzer P, Yancovitz SR, Lapin JA, Shaiova L, Sheu RG, Portenoy RK. Measurement of QTc in patients receiving chronic methadone therapy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2005; 29(4): 385-91.

Laverdière C, Lussier D. What health care providers can learn as caregivers. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005; 23(22) : 5260-2.

Lussier D, Portenoy RK. Adjuvant analgesic drugs. In: Bruera E, Higginson IJ, Ripamonti C, Von Gunten C, eds. Palliative Medicine. London, England: Hodder Arnold, 2006, pp. 402-14.

Lussier D. Douleur chronique. In: Arcand M, Hébert R, eds. Précis pratique de gériatrie. Montréal, Qc: Edisem Maloine, 2007, pp. 635-54.

Hadjistavropoulos T, Herr K, Turk DC, Fine PG, Dworkin R, Helme R, Jackson K, Parmelee PA. Rudy TE, Beattie LB, Chibnall JT, Craig KD, Ferrell BR, Ferrell BA, Fillingim RB, Gagliese L, Gallagher R, Gibson SJ, Harisson L, Katz B, Keefe F, Lieber SJ, Lussier D, Schmader KE, Tait RC, Weiner DK, Williams J. An Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement on Assessment of Pain in Older Persons (An Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement on Assessment of Pain in Older Persons. Clinical Journal of Pain 2007; 23(Suppl. 1) : S1-43.

Lussier D, Huskey AG, Beaulieu P, Portenoy RK. Overview of analgesic agents. Pain Medicine News, July/August 2007, 1-25.

Other:

Founding Chairman, Special Interest Group on Pain in Older Persons, International Association for the Study of Pain

IASP Liaison, Global Year Against Pain in Older Persons, International Association for the Study of Pain

Member, Steering Committee, Canadian Guidelines on treatment of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia