Hassenbusch Lectureship

The Samuel J. Hassenbusch, MD, PhD Lectureship Award is an annual award created by the Texas Pain Society to honor the memory of TPS Board Member, Dr. Sam Hassenbusch.

This award will be presented to an individual each year during the TPS Annual Meeting.

The Board of Directors will select the person to receive the award based on the individual’s research and academic achievements, professional contributions to pain management as well as patient care and advocacy among other factors.

This person will receive a plaque and will have a $1,000 donated from TPS on their behalf to Riders For the Cure (www.ridersforthecure.org)


12th Annual Samuel J. Hassenbusch Lectureship Award 2017 : John P. McCallin, MD, FAAPMR, MAJ, MC 


 "Dr. John (J.P.) McCallin III is a native of Northeast Ohio who attained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and minor in Sports Medicine from Case Western Reserve University. During his time there he was a four year varsity letterman in track & field. He was commissioned as a 2LT through ROTC at nearby John Carroll University. He went on to medical school at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine.

Dr. McCallin completed his internship and residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) and later the newly formed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). 

After residency he spent time as staff physiatrist at WRNMMC PM&R clinic and Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital PM&R clinic until Dec 2012. Upon his arrival at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) he served as staff physiatrist in the BAMC PM&R clinic. Shortly after his arrival to BAMC he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the squadron surgeon for 4/9 Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Upon his return from deployment he served as the assistant chief Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Management at BAMC. After fellowship he served as the Chief, PM&R Service, Chief Complementary & Integrative Medicine Clinic, Chief, Palliative Care Service and the Medical Director of the Functional Restoration Program. He currently is the Associate Program Director for the Pain Management Fellowship at BAMC.


October 2016 
October 2015 
October 2014 
October 2012 
November 2011
October 2010
June 2010
June 2009  
October 2009
June 2008 

Martin Grabois, MD
Daneshvari R. Solanki, MD
Larry Driver, MD
Gabor Racz, MD
Steve Passik, PhD
Prithvi Raj, MD
Alex Cahana, MD, FIPP
Marc Huntoon, MD, FIPP
Joshua Prager, MD
John Loeser, MD, FIPP, ABIPP



For further details regarding these awards, or to sponsor awards, please contact [email protected].