Lynn R. Webster, MD, Senior Fellow

Lynn R. Webster, M.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Center for U.S. Policy, a not-for-profit organization
advancing solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing challenges, including the intertwined crises of
improperly treated pain, substance misuse, and drug poisonings.

Prior to joining CUSP, Dr. Webster treated people with complicated pain and substance use disorders for
more than 20 years. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. Dr.
Webster served as President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine from 2013 to 2014.
Dr. Webster was the founder, CEO, and Medical Director of Lifetree Medical Inc., a multi-disciplinary
pain practice. In addition, he was the cofounder of a medical research company and has worked within
the biopharmaceutical industry to develop safer and more effective therapies for pain and substance
use disorders.

Dr. Webster has written more than 300 scientific publications and abstracts. He is the author of The
Painful Truth (Oxford University Press) and a co-producer of The Painful Truth documentary, both of
which chronicle the lives of people with pain and make a compelling case for treating them with
compassion.

Dr. Webster is Senior Editor of the journal Pain Medicine and a regular contributor to Pain News
Network. He has been published or quoted in The Wall Street JournalBloomberg, NBC
News, CNN.comChicago Tribune, The HillMilwaukee Journal SentinelThe Washington PostThe New
York Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, and Huffington Post. He has appeared on national television and radio
networks, including ABC NewsNPR’s Airtalk with Larry Mantle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. He lectures
extensively internationally and is frequently a keynote speaker.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska and completed his residency in the
University of Utah Medical Center’s Department of Anesthesiology.