Charles Berde, MD, PhD
Charles Berde received an MD and PhD from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, a residency in anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Children’s Hospital.
He has received several awards and honors for his pioneering work in pediatric pain relief, including the 2003 Scientific Achievement Award of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association. He was profiled as one of Time Magazine‘s “Heroes in Medicine” in 1997.
Dr. Berde’s research and clinical focus concerns the management of acute and chronic pain in children. He is co-founder and Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, the most clinically active pediatric pain program in the world. Clinical research areas include pharmacology of analgesics and local anesthetics in children, clinical outcomes of treatment of neuropathic pain and cancer pain in children, and functional brain imaging of children with neuropathic pain. Translational research on novel prolonged duration local anesthetics has progressed from his laboratory to clinical trials.