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Zahid H. Bajwa, MD

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Zahid Bajwa, MD, is the founding Director of Boston Headache Institute at the Boston PainCare Center. He also serves as Director of Pain Research at the Boston PainCare(BPC). Dr. Bajwa is a lecturer at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, and has been teaching at the Tufts Pain Research, Education and Policy (PREP) Master’s program since its inception. Prior to joining the BPC, Dr. Bajwa was Director of Clinical Pain Research and Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Neurology) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bajwa was the founding Director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at BIDMC, and had a distinguished career as Attending Physician at the Pain Management Center at BIDMC from 1993-2012. The recipient of the 1992-1993 Donald P. Todd, MD, Golden Needle Award from Massachusetts General Hospital for Excellence in Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia, Dr. Bajwa is a renowned researcher and educator on a variety of topics, including migraine/chronic headache, neuropathic pain, post-herpetic neuralgia/Shingles-related pain, diabetic neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, and cancer pain. He is nationally recognized for his clinical expertise in the management of intractable neuropathic pain, migraine, and cancer pain. Dr. Bajwa's research focuses on the mechanisms of migraine, neuropathic phenomenon, and novel pharmacologic and interventional treatments for headache, acute, cancer, and chronic pain syndromes. He developed Harvard Medical School’s annual CME course “Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine” and continues to teach that course where he also leads a session on Headache Medicine and Neuropathic Pain. Dr. Bajwa, along with Dr. Warfield, has edited the textbook titled “Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine” which is a great resource for clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bajwa has also been an invited presenter at national meetings including American Headache Society, American Academy of Pain medicine, and has published numerous research and review articles in this field. He is board certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, Headache Medicine and has been involved in teaching and training students, residents, and fellows.