Pain Research at Swedish

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The Pain Research Department is part of the Clinical Research Division of Swedish and works in association with Swedish Pain Services. 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 department's research nurses are experienced in pain management, oncology, HIV, home health/hospice, infusion and palliative care. They have more than eight years of experience in the management of research protocols sponsored by the federal government (National Institutes of Health), pharmaceutical and device companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and other funding sources.

Research studies

Click here to see a list of current pain-related research studies being conducted by Swedish Pain Management. 

Swedish is participating in a study for patients with pain in the feet or legs due to diabetic neuropathy. Click here for more information.

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, at 206-386-3806 or