Dr. Alex Cahana


Dr. Cahana is the Director of Medical Affairs at the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) (http://claad.org/dr-cahana/) and works with State and Federal agencies on policies to improve pain management and reduce opioid-related deaths. He is a Subject Matter Expert for the Department of Defense, the Veterans Health Administration, the NFL Players Association and the Institute for First Responder Wellness. Dr. Cahana consults multiple national and international companies, start-ups, and healthcare payers on how to integrate digital technologies.

He is a Professor in Science, Technology and Health Studies at the University of Washington, a theme developer for ARK Investment and Management and has published over one hundred publications.
Dr. Cahana has received multiple awards, among them -- the American Pain Society Center of Excellence; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Best Practice; the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Innovation Health Care award; and the University of Washington President’s medal for remarkable leadership, social impact and public service --. 

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