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Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (with Tenure) and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Director, Acute Pain Clinical Research
  • Director, Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Director, Center for Innovation in Pain Care
  • Founder and Acute Pain Physician-in-Chief, Acute Interventional Perioperative Pain Service, UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Hospital
  • Former Director, Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Dr. Chelly has over 30 years of clinical research experience and developed the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine’s Clinical Research Program that has enrolled thousands of research subjects since July 2002.

    Education & Training

  • René Descartes University, Paris, France, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Board
  • Broussais Hospital, Paris, France, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Residency
  • University of Houston, MBA
  • University of Houston, PhD, Pharmacology
  • Lariboisiére-St. Louis Medical School, Paris, France, MS, Pharmacology
  • Necker-Enfants Malades Medical School, Paris, France, MD
  • Mont-Rouge College, Paris, France, BS
Representative Publications

Dr. Chelly's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

Dr. Chelly’s research interests include postoperative outcomes and pain after surgeries, including abdominal oncologic surgery, and orthopedic, trauma, and thoracic surgery. More recently, Dr. Chelly has been involved with complementary medicine including auriculotherapy, aromatherapy, and CBD.

Current Projects

  • PI: The Effect of Auriculotherapy Combined with an Interscalene block for Post-Operative Pain Management following Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
  • PI: Pilot Study Investigating the Post-Operative Analgesic Effect of NSS-2 BRIDGE Device in Subjects Undergoing Major Abdominal Oncologic Surgery: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial
  • PI: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Regional versus General Anesthesia to Promote Independence after Hip Fracture (REGAIN Trial)