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In Memorial: Professor Gavril Pasternak

Paul A. Sloan, MD

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It is with sadness and compassion that I write this editorial in the memory of Professor Gavril Pasternak. The field of Science, Pain Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacology, and Opioid Science and Pharmacology lost a world leader and pioneer in all of these areas, this February 2019. On behalf of the Journal of Opioid Management, the Editorial Board, the Publisher, the International Conference on Opioids, and as Editor-in-Chief, I am honored to give tribute to the life and person of Dr. Gavril Pasternak.

To summarize the life and work of Dr. Pasternak in a few pages is not possible, but this author is pleased to try and present some important highlights. Dr. Pasternak graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then completed a residency in Neurology also at Hopkins. He completed Fellowship work at Johns Hopkins in the laboratory of Dr. Sol Snyder in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Thus, Dr. Pasternak was both a true clinician and scientist, always using science to help treat patients with pain using newer and better methods.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/jom.2019.0499

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