Chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine, Western Reserve Hospital

Samer Narouze, MD, PhD  is board certified in pain medicine, neurology headache medicine, interventional pain management, as well as anesthesiology. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology in 2000 and his Pain Medicine Fellowship in 2002 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He received his PhD in cervicogenic headaches from Maastricht University, the Netherlands in 2012.

He received the “Master Educator” award from Cleveland Clinic in 2009 and the “Innovator Award” in 2008 for his advancement in the use of minimally invasive techniques used in treating chronic headaches. He recently founded the American Interventional Headache Society (AIHS) and he is on the board of directors for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) and serves on many committees for other national and international headache and pain organizations. He frequently speaks and serves as a visiting professor both nationally and internationally.

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Background: Chronic migraine (CM) is a debilitating neurological disorder with few treatment options. Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of the occipital nerves is a potentially promising therapy for CM patients. Methods: In this randomized, controlled multicenter study …

…, SS LiuCJL McCartneySN Narouze… – Regional Anesthesia & …, 2010 – rapm.bmj.com
Objectives: The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine charged an expert panel to examine the evidence basis for ultrasound guidance as a nerve localization tool in the clinical practices of regional anesthesia and interventional pain medicine …
SN Narouze – Current pain and headache reports, 2010 – Springer
Cluster headache is a primary neurovascular headache. It is a strictly unilateral head pain that is associated with cranial autonomic symptoms and usually follows circadian and circannual patterns. Chronic cluster headache, which accounts for about 10% to 15% of …
…, RW Hurley, ER Viscusi, Narouze… – Regional Anesthesia & …, 2018 – rapm.bmj.com
Background Over the past 2 decades, the use of intravenous ketamine infusions as a treatment for chronic pain has increased dramatically, with wide variation in patient selection, dosing, and monitoring. This has led to a chorus of calls from various sources for …
…, A Blumenfeld, U Napchan, Narouze… – … : The Journal of …, 2010 – Wiley Online Library
(Headache 2010; 50: 943‐952) Interventional procedures such as peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) and trigger point injections (TPIs) have long been used in the treatment of various headache disorders. There are, however, little data on their efficacy for the treatment of …
NarouzePWH Peng – Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, 2010 – rapm.bmj.com
There is a growing trend in using ultrasonography in pain medicine as evident by the plethora of published reports. Ultrasound (US) provides direct visualization of various soft tissues and real-time needle advancement and avoids exposing both the health care …
Narouze, L Kapural, J Casanova… – … : The Journal of Head …, 2009 – Wiley Online Library
Objectives.—Chronic cluster headache patients are often resistant to pharmacological management. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) was shown before to improve episodic cluster headache but not chronic cluster …
Narouze, HT Benzon, D Provenzano… – Regional Anesthesia & …, 2018 – rapm.bmj.com
Abstract The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) 2012 survey of meeting attendees showed that existing ASRA anticoagulation guidelines for regional anesthesia were insufficient for their needs. Those surveyed agreed that procedure …
…, A MachadoNarouze – … : The Journal of …, 2010 – Wiley Online Library
(Headache 2010; 50: 1164‐1174) Introduction.—Cluster headaches (CH) are primary headaches marked by repeated short‐lasting attacks of severe, unilateral head pain and associated autonomic symptoms. Despite aggressive management with medications …
S Ayad, Y Demian, SN Narouze… – Regional Anesthesia & …, 2003 – rapm.bmj.com
Background and Objectives The incidence of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) after epidural wet tap for obstetric patients may be as high as 75%. We have studied how subsequent placement of a subarachnoid catheter immediately after confirmation of a wet …