Padma Gulur

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Population Health Executive Vice Chair, Duke Anesthesiology
  • Director of Pain Management Strategy and Opioid Surveillance, Duke University Health Systems

Dr. Gulur is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and specializes in advanced interventional pain management. She is recognized for her care of patients with acute and chronic pain, cancer‐related pain, sports injuries, and pain from disorders of the spine.

As Professor of Anesthesiology and Population Health, Dr. Gulur is dedicated to training the next generation of physician leaders in pain medicine. She both teaches and advises medical students and trainees on both the resident and fellowship level.

Dr. Gulur is Vice Chair for Continuing Certification (MOCA) for the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Gulur is committed to researching innovative techniques to assess and manage pain, and optimize existing pain therapies. Her research interests include pain management for high resource utilizers, underserved populations, and pediatric, cancer, and spine patients. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Gulur is a CPT Advisor on the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel responsible for coding medical services in the United States and is the Chair of the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) Advisory Committee on Compounding.

Dr Gulur is an at‐large member of the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) Board of Managers.

Dr Gulur is the Director, Pain Management Strategy and Opioid Surveillance for the Duke University Health System (DUHS) and in this role provides overall direction, coordination and leadership for the pain management and opioid surveillance programs across DUHS.