Dawood Sayed, MD, is the president of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience and associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Sayed serves as the chief of pain medicine at the university. He established and serves as the program director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kansas. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Kansas and pain medicine fellowship from the Tri-Institute at Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Sayed serves on the Advocacy and Policy, Education, and CPT committee’s of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). He lectures and serves as teaching faculty for the American Society of Pain Physicians (ASIPP), NANS, and ASRA. His clinical interests include spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, implanted intrathecal drug delivery, vertebral augmentation, cancer-related pain, spinal tumor ablation, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has published and written textbook chapters on various pain-related subjects.