Following a residency in Psychiatry, a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine, and working as a staff physician in the Montefiore Dept. of Neurology Headache Unit, Dr. Marcus started the first pain center in NYC in the Department of Anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital in 1978, and went on to establish pain centers at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC and Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, UK. As a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Dr. Marcus chaired the committee and initiated the concept of the development of uniform outcome measures for pain treatment centers. At Lenox Hill Hospital, he studied for five years, the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain with Hans Kraus, MD, White House physician to President Kennedy for his back pain. From 2006-2016, he taught muscle pain evaluation and treatment to residents and fellows of the NYU/Langone School of Medicine and in 2017 moved to WCM and began teaching the evaluation and treatment of soft tissue pain to residents and fellows in Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery at the Cornell Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is a member of the International Consortium of the Ehlers Danlos Society and a member of its Pain Committee. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on pain treatment and is the author of Freedom from Pain and End Back Pain Forever. He has written in 2020, with Roger Hartl, two publications dealing with the role of soft tissue as a source of pain in pre- and post-spine surgery patients, a topic that is rarely addressed in the literature.
LDN in the Treatment of Pain in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome