Roland Staud, M.D.

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Professor of Medicine

M.D. at Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany, ‘Magna Cum Laude’
Residency in Internal Medicine at Englewood Hostpital, New Jersey.
Fellowship in Rheumatology at New York University.
Faculty member at the University of Florida since 1991.

Clinical Interests

Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, systemic sclerosis.

Research Interests

  • Abnormalities of pain processing in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Abnormal descending pain modulation in patients with fibromyalgia
  • Neuro-Imaging of Pain
  • The effects of exercise on chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Autonomic dysfunction in patients with chronic pain

Research supported by the National Institute of Health (NIH)

Over 200 publications available online: R. Staud

  1. Staud, R. Non-Restorative Sleep in Fibromyalgia. MedScape (2010) in press
  2. Staud, R. Effectiveness of CAM Therapies: Understanding the Evidence. Rheum.Dis.Clin. (2010) in press
  3. Staud, R. Is it All Central Sensitization? Role of Peripheral Tissue Nociception for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Curr.Rheum.Rep. (2010) in press
  4. Staud, R., Price, D.D., Robinson, M.E. The Provisional Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, AC&R. (2010) in press<
  5. Staud, R., Target-oriented drug treatment improves clinical outcomes more than routine care in rheumatoid arthritis. ACPJC (2010) in press
  6. Dussias, P., Kalali, A.H., Staud,R. Treatment of Fibromyalgia, Psychiatry 7(5):15-18 (2010)
  7. Kindler, L.L., Sibille, K.T., Glover, T.L., Staud, R., Riley,J.L., Fillingim, R.B. Drug Response Profiles to Experimental Pain are Opioid and Pain Modality Specific. J.Pain (2010) in press
  8. Staud, R., Price, D.D., Janicke, D.D., Andrade, E., Hadjipanayis, A.G., Eaton, W.T. Kaplan, L., Wallace, M.R. Two novel mutations of SCN9A (Nav1.7) are associated with partial congenital insensitivity to pain. Eur.J.Pain (2010) in press
  9. Staud, R., Robinson, M.E., Weyl, E.E., Price, D.D. Alternating exercise with rest decreases pain and hyperalgesia of fibromyalgia patients. J.Pain (2010) in press
  10. O’Brien, E.M.,Waxenberg, L.B., Atchinson, J.W., Gremillion, H.A., Staud, R., McCrae, C.S., Robinson, M.E. Negative Mood Mediated the Effect of Poor Sleep on Increased Pain among Chronic Pain Patients. Clin.J.Pain 26(4):310-319. (2010) PMC20393266
  11. Riley,J.L., Hastie, B.A., Glover, T.L., Fillingim, R.B., Staud, R., Campbell, C.M. Cognitive-Affective and Somatic Side Effects of Morphine and Pentazocine: Side-Effect Profiles in Healthy Adults. Pain Med. 11(2):195-206 (2010)
  12. Staud, R., Robinson, M.E., Price, D.D. Do Past Pain Events Systematically Impact Pain Ratings of Healthy Subjects or Fibromyalgia Patients. J.Pain 11(2): 142-148 (2010) PMC19783222
  13. O’Brien, E.M., Staud, R., Hassinger, A., McCulloch, A.C., Craggs, J.C., Price, D.D., Robinson, M.E. Patient-Centered Perspective on Treatment Outcomes in Chronic Pain. Pain Med. (2010) PMC19732374
  14. Staud,R. Pharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: New developments, Drugs 70(1),1-14 (2010) PMC20030422
  15. Wen, S., Wang, C., Berg, A., Chang, M.M., Li, Y., Fillingim, R.B., Wallace, M.R., Staud, R., Kaplan, L., Wu, R., Modeling genetic imprinting of DNA sequences with multilocus polymorphism data. Algorithms Mol.Biol. 4:11 (2009) PMC19671182
  16. Staud, R. Chronic widespread pain syndrome and fibromyalgia: Two sides of the same coin?. Curr.Rheumatol.Rep. 11(6):433-436 (2009) PMC19922733
  17. Staud, R. The overestimation of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant fibromyalgia. Curr.Rheumatol.Rep. 11(6):390-392 (2009) PMC19922727
  18. Staud, R, Abnormal Pain Modulation in Patients with Spatially Distributed Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia. Rheum.Dis.Clin.35:263-274 (2009) PMC19647141
  19. Staud, R., Nagel, S., Robinson, M.E., Price, D.D. Enhanced Central Pain Processing of Fibromyalgia Patients is Maintained by Muscle Afferent Input: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study. Pain 145:96-104 (2009) PM 19540671
  20. Raphael, K.G.., Janal, M.N., Ananthan, S., Cook, D.B., Staud, R. Temporal Summation of Heat Pain in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients. J.Orofac.Pain 23(1):54-64 (2009)
  21. Shabalina, S.A., Zaykin, D.V., Gris, P., Ogurtsov, A.Y., Gauthier, J., Shibata, K., Sama, S., Tchivileva, I.E., Belfer, I.E., Bikash, M., Kiselycznyk, C., Wallace, M.R., Staud, R., Spiridonov, N.A., Max, M.B., Goldman, D., Fillingim, R.B., Maixner, W., Diatchenko, L. Expansion of the Human-Opioid Receptor Gene Architecture: Novel Functional Variants. Hum.Mol.Genetics 18(6):1037-51 (2009) PMC19103668
  22. Stutts, L. A. Robinson, M. E. McCulloch, R. C. Banou, E. Gremillion, H. A. Waxenberg, L. B., Staud, R. Patient Centered Outcome Criteria for Successful Treatment of Facial Pain and Fibromyalgia. J.Orofac.Pain 23:47-53 (2009)
  23. Nielsen, C.S., Staud, R., Price, D.D. Individual Differences in Pain Sensitivity: Measurement, Causation, and Consequences. J.Pain 10(3):231-237 (2009) PMC19185545