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Dr. Peeters-Asdourian Named Interim Chief, Pain Medicine and Medical Director, Pain Management Center

Dr. Peeters-Asdourian Takes Over for Dr. Abdi

  • Date: 7/5/2012

Dr. Christine Peeters-Asdourian

Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD, has been named interim Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Medical Director at the Arnold Pain Management Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), replacing Salahadin Abdi, MD, effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Abdi is relocating to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he will be Chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Peeters-Asdourian, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, is also Director of Pain Medicine Residency Education at BIDMC, on staff at the Spine Center, and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include geriatric pain medicine and opioid issues.

"We are pleased to announce that Dr. Peeters-Asdourian will serve as Interim Medical Director at the Pain Management Center as well as truly appreciative of Dr. Abdi's leadership," says Brett Simon, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at BIDMC. "We are confident he is leaving the Pain Center under the most capable direction of Dr. Peeters-Asdourian, and we wish him the best as he leaves our area for his new endeavor."

Dr. Peeters-Asdourian, named by her peers as one of the "Top Docs" the past two years in Boston Magazine's annual issue, is available to see patients at BIDMC's Arnold Pain Management Center at One Brookline Place, Brookline, the Spine Center at BIDMC (Boston), and Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare Chelsea.

To make an appointment with Dr. Peeters-Asdourian at the Arnold Pain Management Center, please call 617-278-8000. Please contact the Spine Center at 617-754-9000 to make an initial consult with her in Boston or at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare Chelsea.

Follow this link for directions to the Arnold Pain Management Center. Follow this link for directions to the Spine Center at BIDMC, and this link for directions to Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare Chelsea.