Department of Anesthesiology

Acute Pain Medicine

Acute Interventional Perioperative Pain & Regional Anesthesiology

Charles B. Luke, MD, MBA, Interim Co-Director
Rita Merman, MD, Interim Co-Director
Beverly A. Pearce-Smith, MD, Interim Co-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.