Stimwave Technologies has appointed Gabor Racz as the chair of the Stimwave medical advisory board. Honoured with numerous lifetime achievement awards throughout the industry, a company press release says that “Racz is considered by many to be the father of interventional pain medicine.”
“Gabor Racz is a renowned leader in the field of pain medicine, and we look forward to benefiting from his guidance and expertise,” said Laura Tyler Perryman, chairman and chief executive officer of Stimwave.
Racz has been honoured with several lifetime achievement awards from societies throughout the world in recognition of contributions that span more than five decades. Racz is one of the founders and past presidents of the World Institute of Pain, as well as chairman emeritus and a lifetime member of the executive board.
Racz was also instrumental in the development of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, a society of over 4,500 members specialising in pain medicine. In honour of Racz, the annual keynote speech of the society is called the Raj and Racz Award. He is currently chairman emeritus at the Department of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, USA, and an acknowledged Grover E Murray professor. Racz was the first to introduce the concept of using needle/catheter-based procedures to replace drug and other therapies for people suffering from chronic pain.