Hance Clarke MD PhD is the Director of Pain Services and the Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. He is also the Director of the Centenary Pain Clinic and is the Chief Medical Officer of Scientus Pharma.
After his medical doctor (MD) and anesthesia subspecialty training in Toronto he received his PhD from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto and is a member of the Royal College Clinician Scientist Program. He has further sub-specialty medical training in Chronic Interventional Pain and Hyperbaric Medicine. His research interests include identifying novel acute pain treatments following major surgery, identifying the factors involved in the transition of acute postsurgical pain to chronic pain, and identifying risk factors associated with continued opioid use and poor health related quality of life after major surgery.
He is also leading clinical trial work within the medical cannabis field. Dr. Clarke was recently awarded the 2016 Early Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society, and recognized nationally and internationally for his research productivity and improvements to patient care.