Christine N. Sang, M.D., M.P.H.

Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Dr. Sang is a pain specialist and anesthesiologist whose clinical lab conducts important research into novel analgesics to target specific mechanisms of pain.

She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and also earned a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. After completing her internship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she continued her medical training at Harvard Medical School and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. At the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, she was the Associate Medical Director of the Pain Research Clinic. Prior to heading the Translational Pain Research Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Sang served as the Director of the Clinical Trials Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center.

Dr. Sang serves on the Board of Directors of the American Pain Society, and is a founding member and steering committee member of the Neuropathic Pain Institute. She has been selected as a member of numerous national and international steering committees and scientific advisory boards for professional societies and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, she has organized and participated in consensus conferences in neuropathic pain, neurofibromatosis, and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Sang’s clinical lab is funded by competitive private sources, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, as well as the National Institutes of Health. In addition to the research conducted in her own lab, Dr. Sang is an active consultant in the discovery and clinical development of novel analgesics, clinical trial design, and pain management of central and peripheral neuropathic syndromes.

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts:
    • Director, Translational Pain Research
    • Attending Anesthesiologist
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
    Attending Anesthesiologist
  • Harvard Medical School
    Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1989
  • M.S., Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994
  • Pediatrics Internship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1990
  • Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University, 1992
  • Pediatric Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
  • Anesthesia Research, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994
  • Pain Research, National Institutes of Health, 1997

American Board of Anesthesiology

Hospital Affiliations & Admitting Privileges
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • West Roxbury VA Hospital