Mark Schumacher, MD, PhD is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco with a clinical, research and educational focus on pain management. He is currently Medical Director of Pain Services at UCSF Medical Center and Division Chief of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia. Dr. Schumacher was the PI for a recent NIH award in 2012 to establish a Center of Excellence in Pain Education at UCSF.
Dr. Schumacher has expertise in opioid and non-opioid strategies in pain control and has worked successfully to introduce multidisciplinary pain care and non-opioid analgesic strategies at UCSF Medical Center. His scientific achievements include being part of the team that isolated the Capsaicin Receptor – TRPV1, a major target in the development of non-opioid analgesic therapies.