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Authors > Charles E. Argoff, MD

Charles E. Argoff, MD is Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Management Center at Albany Medical Center in New York. He is a co-author of Pain Management Secrets, 4th Edition.


Dr. Argoff received his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed an internship in the Department of Medicine and a residency in the Department of Neurology at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, followed by a fellowship in developmental and metabolic neurology at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS).


Dr. Argoff is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology, among other professional organizations. He serves on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain and as a reviewer for the Journal of Pain, Brain, Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and the Clinical Journal of Pain. He is co-editor of the Neuropathic Pain Section of Pain Medicine.


A prolific author, Dr. Argoff has served as a guest editor for and published articles in the Clinical Journal of Pain and Current Pain and Headache Reports, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has written on many types of pain, including myofascial pain, spinal and radicular pain, and neuropathic pain. He has written on treatments such as topical analgesics, interventional pain management, botulinum toxins, and oral analgesics, and has contributed many book chapters as well. Dr. Argoff had an active role in the development of the diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain guidelines published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and he has contributed to other published neuropathic pain treatment guidelines.

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