Professor of Anesthesiology
Pain Research Center, School of Medicine
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Perry G. Fine, MD, completed medical school in 1981 at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He served an internship in 1982 at the Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California, and completed his residency in 1984 at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, Dr. Fine completed a fellowship in 1985 at the Smythe Pain Clinic of the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Fine is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah, where he serves on the faculty in the Pain Research Center, and is an attending physician in the Pain Management Center. Dr. Fine is the Strategic Advisor for Capital Caring, Washington, DC developing sustainable models of advanced illness coordinated care in community settings, as an integrative component of comprehensive advanced illness care. He is Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and represents the Academy on the Steering Committee of the Pain Care Coalition, Washington, DC. He serves on the Clinical Models Committee of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC). He serves on the Board of Directors of ISA Scientific, and he is Medical Director, developing new safe and effective analgesic therapies from phytocannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain, diabetes and other health-related conditions. He currently holds two additional Board seats: he is on the Board of Directors of Magellan Health, a large healthcare management company focusing on behavioral health and improving health outcomes in special and vulnerable populations; he is on the Board of Directors of the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation, whose sole focus is to raise funds to support research that will lead to the eradication of breast cancer.
Dr. Fine is widely published in the fields of pain management and end-of-life care. He serves on several scientific advisory boards and the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed medical journals, including Pain Medicine and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. As a medical avocation, he worked as a team physician for the University of Utah football team for 18 years and was a medical officer for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He is the recipient of the 2007 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Distinguished Hospice Physician Award, and the 2008 American Pain Society John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Pain Management’s 2010 Head and Heart award and the 2011 Nyswander Award, presented at the annual Pain and Chemical Dependency meeting in New York City. In 2012, the Perry G. Fine, MD Endowed Fund in Pain and Palliative Medicine was created at West Virginia University by Hospice Care Inc. to honor his contributions to the fields of pain and palliative care and ensure ongoing continuing health professionals’ education in these essential domains. He was honored with the 2012 “Passion for Caring” award by Capital Caring, presented at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Most recently, in March 2015, he received the American Academy of Pain Medicine Distinguished Service Award.