Pain Research

The Pain Research Department is part of the Clinical Research Division of Swedish and works in association with the Swedish Pain and Headache Center. The Pain Research Department provides support and assistance – such as clinical coordination, data management and regulatory support – to all Swedish-affiliated investigators conducting pain and side-effect research.

Our philosophy is to ensure that Swedish continues to offer the best possible care by pursuing new innovations in pain management and making investigational pain therapies available to patients."

The Pain Department physicians employ an experienced research staff to assist in the management of research studies. We have conducted studies sponsored by the federal government (National Institutes of Health), as well as pharmaceutical and device companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Research studies:

  • We are currently conducting a study for patients with pain in the feet or legs due to diabetic neuropathy.  Click here for more information or contact the study coordinator listed below.

  • Click here to see a list of current studies at Swedish Pain Management

Department researchers:

Steven Stanos, D.O.

Medical Director, Swedish Pain Services
Dr. Steven Stanos is a Pain Specialist in Seattle, Washington. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. 

Cong Yu, M.D.

Anesthesiologist, Swedish Pain  Management
Dr. Yu is a fellowship-trained pain anesthesiologist who specialized in implantable devices. He was a researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for several years and has been peer-reviewed in many publications. He maintains an active interest in clinical research.

For more information about pain research at Swedish, contact: 

Reda Tipton, CCRC
Swedish Pain Research
600 Broadway, Suite 530
Seattle, WA  98122


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