Lifetime Achievement Award


2022 Winner

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Dr. Schade started his medical career in the United States Air Force. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center in California. He then relocated to San Antonio, Texas, and completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, where he received invaluable experience treating soldiers and veterans at the Air Force’s largest hospital. Dr. Schade completed his ten – year military career as a Lieutenant Colonel and Flight Surgeon at the School of Aerospace Medicine.

Dr. Schade started his private practice in the Dallas metroplex in 1981 and remains today a leader in Pain Medicine. He is the past president of the Texas Pain Society, currently serves as Director Emeritus of the Texas Pain Society and was the Texas Pain Society delegate to the Texas Medical Association for 20 years.

Dr. Schade specializes in the treatment of patients with Chronic Pain as a result of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)) and back injuries.

Dr. Schade actively collaborates and works with the Texas Legislature, the Texas Medical Board, and the Texas Department of Insurance Workers Compensation Division developing laws and rules that benefit pain patients in the state of Texas.


 

PAST Winners

 

Gabor B. Racz, MD - 2021 Winner

Dr. Racz filled numerous assignments, such as respiratory consultant in the neurosurgical head injury unit and Associate Professor at SUNY, until 1977 when he moved to Lubbock, Texas to become the first Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He held that position until March 1, 1999 when, as Director of Pain Services, he focused full attention to treatment of patients, expanding the operations of pain services, and the future development of an international pain institute in Lubbock, Texas. 


P. Prithvi Raj, MD - 2021 Winner
(1931-2016 )

Dr. Raj was a world-renowned anesthesiologist and pioneer in the field of regional anesthesia, setting standards for care worldwide. He began his medical training at Mysore Medical College in India and his illustrious career took him around the world. His significant research, many articles, books, lectures and demonstrations on regional anesthesia and pain management proved him to an international leader in the field. He is a founding member of American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Texas Pain Society, and the World Institute of Pain.