About the Author

Serge Marchand, PhD, is a professor in the Neurosurgery Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sherbrooke University, and Director of the Étienne-Le Bel Clinical Research Center of Sherbrooke University Hospital. He received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Montréal in 1992 and then completed his postdoctoral training in neuroanatomy at the University of California in San Francisco in 1994. He is a world-renowned expert in the field of pain mechanisms and treatment. His research is characterized by a close link between fundamental and clinical projects on the neurophysiological mechanisms implicated in the development and persistence of chronic pain.