Schade Hill Public Policy Pain Champion Award

The Schade Hill Public Policy Award is an annual award  created by the Texas Pain Society to recognize the outstanding work of an individual or group of individuals who have helped make positive changes in the world  of pain medicine. 

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

This award is inspired by the countless hours that  Drs. C.M. Schade & Stratton Hill dedicated to Texas Pain Society to help craft the pain  medicine laws that govern Texas today. 

 2018 Schade Hill ‐ Public Policy Pain Champion Award Winner

Sherif Zaafran, MD

Sherif Zaafran, MD is the President of the Southwest Division as well as the USAP Legislative Liaison. He serves as the Chair of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System Perioperative Services Committee as well as the Chair of the Joint Council on the Perioperative Surgical Home. Dr. Zaafran was appointed by the Governor of Texas in 2016 to serve on the Texas Medical Board and will begin serving his first term at the start of 2017. Dr. Zaafran is a certified anesthesiologist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He completed his medical education at University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston and his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


October 2017
October 2017
October 2016
October 2015 
October 2014 
October 2013
November 2012

David Teuscher, MD
Representative Cindy Burkett
Representative Kenneth Sheets 
Senator Charles Schwertner and Mari Robinson, JD
Gay Dodson, R.Ph - Executive Director of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Division of Workers Compensation Staff 
Johnny Hatcher, GM, Regulatory Compliance and Security