About the Editors

José M. Castro-Lopes, MD, PhD, obtained his training at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal. He is currently full professor and chair of Histology and Embryology and coordinator of the postgraduate course on pain medicine of the same faculty. He is also coordinator of the National Program for Pain Control of the Portuguese Ministry of Health, and participated actively in the recent establishment of the Competence on Pain Medicine by the Portuguese Medical Association.
Srinivasa N. Raja, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, and Director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and his postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Martin Schmelz, MD, PhD, is Professor at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Heidelberg’s Mannheim campus. He also serves as visiting professor at the University of Uppsala, Sweden and University of Oslo, Norway. He obtained his MD training at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Erlangen. He completed his internship in the Department of Occupational Medicine and his doctoral thesis in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Erlangen.