About Dr. Fudin
Dr. Fudin graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS) with his Bachelors Degree in 1981 and completed his Pharm.D. in 1998. He was awarded and completed an American Cancer Society Sponsored Fellowship in Oncology / Hematology at SUNY/Upstate Medical Center shortly after his undergraduate work.
He is a Diplomate to the American Academy of Pain Management, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and a member of several other professional organizations, some of which include the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, American Pain Society, and Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Dr. Fudin was named a 2010 “Parata/Pharmacy Times “Next generation Pharmacist Lifetime Achievement Honoree”. He was a peer reviewer established American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Arthritis, for Fibromyalgia, and for Cancer Pain and Palliative Care. He was a panel member for establishing guidelines on the “Use of Chronic Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain”, a collaborative effort between the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine; these guidelines have been widely disseminated by the American Journal of Pain for use by healthcare providers worldwide. He is a reviewer for publications and poster submissions for both ACCP, ASHP, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and other recognized professional pharmacy, medical, and nursing organizations. He is a two-time past Chair and founder of the ACCP Pain Pharmacy Practice Network group. Dr. Fudin is a Medical Advisory Board Consultant member for the Danmiller Memorial Education Foundation (an on-line public service for pain practitioners and patients).
Dr. Fudin practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany NY. He has been employed there since 1982. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and has been an Instructor of Pharmacology at SAGE Graduate School of Nursing for several years. He is CEO and founder of NovaPain Associates, a private Internet-based pain resource. He is a Clinical Pharmacy Consultant to Homedical Associates, an innovative home-based academic patient care service dedicated to medically complex patients in their homes.
Dr. Fudin has been an invited speaker on pain management nationally and internationally at VA Hospitals and within the private sector and at major academic medical centers throughout the United States. In the last year alone, Dr. Fudin has lectured on various pain-related topics to thousands of physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers and administrators in over 30 states nationwide. He has presented symposia at local and regional forums (NYS Counsel of Health-system Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Society of the State of NY), national meetings for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmaceutical Association, and several other national meetings for physician, nurse, and osteopathic medicine groups. He is an active lecturer, writer, and researcher on pain management issues. Most recently, Dr. Fudin accepted a nomination to serve as a member of Task Force for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) for role delineation study/practice analysis of pain and palliative care pharmacy.
Recent national attention to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) has been an increasing subject of interest. Dr. Fudin has been called upon by several professional organizations to help strategize in anticipation of much needed education on proper opioid prescribing and monitoring.