Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Acute Pain Medicine

Acute Interventional Perioperative Pain & Regional Anesthesiology

Charles B. Luke, MD, MBA, Director

The Acute Interventional Perioperative Pain Service (AIPPS) offers 24-hour perioperative pain management for orthopaedic, thoracic, and urologic patients requiring peripheral and paravertabral nerve blocks. The mission of AIPPS is to coordinate and standardize perioperative pain management of patients undergoing surgery while under the care of AIPPS at UPMC.