Michael E. Schatman

Dr. Schatman is a clinical psychologist who has spent the past 26 years working in multidisciplinary chronic pain management. He is currently the Executive Director of the Foundation for Ethics in Pain Care in Bellevue, Washington, and maintains a part-time practice in pain psychology, also in Bellevue.


Dr. Schatman is the author of over 40 journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of chronic pain management, and lectures regularly on pain management both locally and nationally. Additionally, he is the editor of Ethical Issues in Chronic Pain Management and Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development, both of which were released by Informa Healthcare in 2007.


Dr. Schatman is on the editorial review boards of Pain Medicine and Psychological Injury and Law, and is the Secretary of the Western Pain Society, the Chairperson of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the American Pain Society, is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Pain Society, and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law. He served for 2 years on the Clinical Advisory Board of the American Society of Pain Educators, on whose Board of Directors he now sits.