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Chris Gilligan, MD, MBA

Chris Gilligan, MD, MBA

Position

Staff Physician in Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Pain Medicine; Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Pain Medicine; Assistant Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Specialty

Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Professional Activities

Clinical Care: My clinical expertise is focused on the treatment of pain related to disorders of the spine. I also treat patients with a wide range of pain conditions, including cancer related pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and post-herpetic neuralgia.

Education and Research: My research focuses on clinical trials of new interventions, devices and medications for the treatment of pain.  I teach fellows, residents, and medical students about the evaluation treatment of pain conditions. In addition, I author book chapters and original articles, and give lectures on selected topics in pain medicine.

Medical Training

  • Harvard University, BA
  • Cambridge University, MPhil
  • Yale University, MD
  • Harvard Business School, MBA
  • New York Hospital, Surgical Internship
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Surgical Residency
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Pain Medicine

Publications

Original Articles

Modlin IM, Gilligan CJ, Lawton GP, Tang LH, West AB, Darr U. Gastric Carcinoids. The Yale experience.  Arch Surg 1995; 130: 250-255.

Lawton GP, Tang LH, Miu K, Gilligan CJ, Absood A, Modlin, IM. Adrenergic and cromolyn sodium modulation of ecl cell histamine secretion. J Surg Res 1995; 58: 96-104.

Linn S, Knoller N, Gilligan CJ, Dreifus U.  The sky is a limit: errors in prehospital diagnosis by flight physicians. Am J Emerg Med 1997; 15: 316-320.

Reviews, Chapters, and Editorials

Gilligan CJ, Lawton GP, Tang LH, West AB, Modlin IM. Gastric carcinoid tumors: the biology and therapy of an enigmatic and controversial lesion. Am J Gastroenterol 1995; 90: 338-352.

Pignatelli M, Gilligan CJ. Transforming growth factor beta in gastrointestinal neoplasia, wound healing and immune response. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol 1996; 10: 65-81. 

Abstracts

Zeldis JB, Xi-Xao Z, Ling Q, Melton LB, Hadro E, Gilligan C, Bertoux N, Strom TB. Hepatitis B virus inhibits T cell proliferation via the IL2 receptor pathway but stimulates human macrophages. Gastroenterology 1989; 96: A676-7

Related Links

Center for Pain Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Office:

Center for Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 324
15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8810
Fax: 617-726-3341

Academic Office:

Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 333
15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3332
Fax: 617-724-2719

Public Transportation Access: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes



 
Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Public Transportation Access: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes