Professor André P. Boezaart is the Group Chief Medical Officer of Lumina Health and Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he headed the Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine division and co-founded the UF Cancer and Palliative Pain collaborative and UF Patient and Family-Centered Care initiative.
Prof. Boezaart’s main areas of focus and interest include ERAS for general, thoracic, urologic, gynecologic, neuro, and orthopaedic surgery, primary headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic lower back pain, and end-of-life and palliative pain care.
He has published 145 refereed publications, been cited more than 2,600 times, written 60 textbook chapters and 10 textbooks, produced 80 educational videos, and delivered over 220 lectures and competitive abstracts at international conferences. With dozens of prestigious awards, including being selected one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2005, the Haven M. Perkins Lifetime Teaching Award, and the Chairman’s Research Award and numerous residents Excellence in Teaching Awards from the University of Florida College of Medicine, André has seven international patents and he received the Colonel Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier Trailblazer Award for having placed the first continuous nerve blocks for the transport of injured soldiers during the Angolan Civil War, a procedure later perfected by Colonel Buckenmaier and now routinely used by the US military.
A strong advocate for conventional and unconventional, patient-centric, scientifically validated approaches to pain management, including the use of neuromodulation and peripheral nerve stimulation for acute and perioperative pain management and transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation for the management of other chronic pain conditions, André is committed to sharing his knowledge, insights, and experience with colleagues because “applying what you know treats one patient at a time, sharing what you know treats thousands.”