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. 

 2021 Schade Hill ‐ Public Policy Pain Champion Award Winner

Sherif Zaafran, MD (@szaafran) | Twitter

Sherif Z. Zaafran, M.D 

Sherif Z. Zaafran, M.D., of Houston, is the President of the Texas Medical Board. He is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and is the Vice-Chair of the Clinical Governance Board for US Anesthesia Partners for the Gulf Coast region as well as a member of the Clinical Governance Board for US Anesthesia Partners Texas. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lucid Lane and is a member of the FDA Analgesia and Anesthesia Drug Product Advisory Committee. He has also served as subcommittee chair on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Taskforce. He is also a delegate for the Texas Medical Association (TMA), Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, delegate and Fellow for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and a member of the TMA delegation to the American Medical Association. Zaafran studied biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin and finished medical school and residency at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. He is the current chair of the Texas Medical Board.


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Sherif Z. Zaafran, M.D 
Representative J.D. Sheffield, DO 
"Patient Advocate Award"  Representative John Zerwas, MD
Sherif Zaafran, MD
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