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Local and Regional Anesthesia

ISSN: 1178-7112

Dr Stefan Wirz

Dr Wirz

Department for Anesthesiology, Intensive Medicine, Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine; Centre for Pain Medicine, GFO-Clinics Bonn/CURA-Hospital Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany

PhD Dr Stefan Wirz began his work in anesthesiology as an assistant at the CURA Hospitals and University Hospital at Bonn, Germany. From there, his experience at the Pain Clinic and the University Hospital at Bonn and the Center of Palliative Medicine in the Malteser Hospital helped to shape his special interest in postoperative analgesia. His specialties include anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, pain therapy, palliative medicine, acupuncture, and neural therapy.

PhD Dr Wirz has organized numerous national and international lectures on pain therapy in the University of Bonn, and co-authored several German S3 Guidelines, e.g. for Postoperative Pain Therapy, Palliative Medicine, Supportive Therapy. He has also authored publications on the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures, cancer pain therapy, symptom control, and oro-facial pain.

PhD Dr Wirz is currently the Head of Department for Anesthesiology at the CURA Hospitals at Bad Honnef, in addition to his services as Associate Professor at the University of Bonn, Germany. Further, he is Chairman of the Cancer Pain Work Group for the German chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).


Editorial Board

Kenneth Candido, Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Gabriele Finco, Medical Department, University of Cagliari, Italy.

Dario Galante, Chief Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care and Surgical Department, Hospital Giuseppe Tatarella, Cerignola, Foggia, Italy.

Chiu-Ming Ho, Department of Anesthesiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Debasish Hota, Professor and Head, Dept. of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Nurten Inan, Anesthesiology and Algology Departments, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey

Nico Jonas, Division of Otolaryngology, Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge, UK

James R. Miner, MD FACEP, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department Head
University of Minnesota, USA.

Nitin K Sethi, MD, Weill Cornell Medical Centre, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Anesthesiologist, Campbellton Regional Hospital, Campbellton, NB, Canada

Cheng Wang, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, AR, USA

James M. Wooten, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, MO, USA

Guo-Gang Xing, Professor, Vice director, Neuroscience Research Institute, Department of Neurobiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University, Key Laboratory for Neuroscience, Ministry of Education of China & National Health Commission of China; Laboratory for Molecular Studies on Chronic Pain, China.

Jeff L. Xu, M.D., FASA, is a board certified anesthesiologist, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Chief, Division of Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management, and Program Director of Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College (WMC/NYMC), Valhalla, New York, USA.

Miroslav Zupcic, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Medicine, Rijeka (Croatia).