Doctor Tim Deer is the president and chief executive officer of The Spine & Nerve Centers in Charleston, West Virginia.
The Spine & Nerve Centers treats more than 3500 chronic pain patients per month, many with unique conditions that require an algorithmic approach to their management. He is a native West Virginian who received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and where he currently holds the position of clinical professor of anesthesiology.
Dr. Deer is President Emeritus of the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (WVSIPP) and past President of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). Dr. Deer is a former member of the board of directors of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and has served as faculty, moderator and presenter on many important subjects at many national and international meetings.
In his role as WVSIPP president, Dr. Deer has organized and chaired an extremely successful annual meeting specifically targeted at the interventional practitioner. These meetings have not only served to provide education regarding the specialty, but also to bring attention to the goals of WVSIPP in promoting safe, effective and cutting edge treatment options to patients who suffer from chronic pain.
Dr. Deer has published extensively on a wide range of topics including injection techniques, minimally-invasive disc procedures, intrathecal drug delivery, and spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, as well as served tirelessly on many editorial boards. Dr. Deer has recently served as author and series editor on a number of textbooks relating to interventional techniques.
Dr. Deer is well known for his passion in lobbying for the safe utilization of pain therapies and improving access to care for patients as well as instructing physicians and clinicians on effective pain control, palliative care and end of life care for patients suffering from chronic, unrelenting pain pathologies.