Ricardo Plancarte Sanchez

• Head and Founder of the Department. Of Pain Clinic National Institute of Cancerology
• Prof. Titular of the Chair of Algology and Interventional Pain Management of the National Autonomous University of Mexico


Ricardo Plancarte Sánchez: Head and Founder of the Department. Of Pain Clinic National Institute of Cancerology. Mexico, Prof. Titular of the Chair of Algology and Interventional Pain Management of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is a member National System of Investigators (SNI). His areas of clinical experience include interventional management of cancer pain and non-cancer pain.

Dr. Plancarte, obtained his medical degree from the “Dr. Ignacio Chávez “Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacan, Specialized in anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology, National Institute of Orthopedics, Mexico; Was certified in the specialization of critical medicine by Mexican advice of critical medicine. Currently certified by the National Council of Anesthesiology in “Algologia Intervencionista” .It has the international certifications of: FIPP Fellow in International Pain Practice: World Institute of Pain “Duly signed by Examination Board of Section on Pain Practice”. Pain Institute Senior Examiner: World Institute of Pain “Dulysigned by Examination Board of Section on Pain Practice” World Institute of Pain USA Has Doctorate Degree in Medicine Research by: The Superior School of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico; With the Thesis: “Femorocementoplasty”: “Clinical Benefits in Proximal Femur Metastasis”, with which he obtained an Honorable Mention of Degree. The series of patients with successful management and the Titularity in the field of Interventional Pain Management generate the interest to act as a teacher, year after year in courses highly recognized worldwide abroad.

He has taught in such important places as Houston, New York, Sn. Diego, Sn. Francisco, Atlanta, Paris, Budapest, Istanbul, Canada, Italy, Spain, etc. And many more in Central and South America, not to mention countless courses, congresses and national and international symposia. He has more than 76 articles published in various indexed journals and has actively participated in the dissemination of his work in various workshops, conferences and symposium at national and international level. In addition, 7 books from the area of ​​anesthesiology, algology and palliative care, As well as 88 chapters of texts dedicated to his specialty. Tools that evaluate scientific production like Google Scholar Citation Report, show that his work has been to date, referred in at least 1986 occasions, with index H = 17 with cittations 2123, which places it in the position number 682 of scientists in Mexican Institutions, according to Webometrics (Ranking of scientists in Mexican Institutions according to their GSC public profiles | Ranking Web of Universities). An important part of his work is dedicated to the formation of Human Resource of High Specialty in the Treatment of Pain. He is Professor of 2 Postgraduate Courses of High Specialty in Medicine (Algology, Interventional Pain Management) which are dictated by the National Cancer Institute and are endorsed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Contributing in this way to the training of 5-6 experts in the area per year, continuously since 1984, whose professional work is located not only in our territory but in several Latin American countries. In addition, he has participated as a tutor or coordinator of the research work carried out as part of the academic requirements of these two courses.

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In December 1998, University Medical Center named Dr. Racz recipient of a $1 million endowed chair in recognition of his “greatness in patient care, teaching and research” at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and University Medical Center. Under his direction the International Pain Institute at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has grown to international prominence, attracting patients and visiting physicians from around the world.

His innovative work with nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, radiofrequency thermocoagulation and a wide range of other pain management procedures brings many patients referred to his care from doctors throughout the world. He is a regular faculty member with education groups such as Dannemiller Educational Memorial Foundation, Pain Net, Inc., and American Society of Pain Physicians. He is a charter member of World Institute of Pain and National Pain Foundation. He is currently treasurer of WIP, president elect, and registrar of the WIP Interventional Examination.

In May 2005 he will begin a three-year tern as President of World Institute of Pain, which will include his presiding over the 4th WIP World Congress in September 2007 in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Racz holds the certificate of Diplomat with the American College of Pain Management as well as the American Board of Anesthesiology certification in Pain Management and the WIP Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice certification.

He is an advocate for high standards of certification and training among pain physicians and works toward the advancement of those goals. He has earned numerous awards and honors and is listed in all editions (1992-2005) of The Best Doctors in America.

Within the next year his vision of education, clinical practice and research will be further fulfilled when the new International Pain Institute of Pain building will break ground on the campus of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Racz has published numerous book chapters and journal articles describing his techniques in spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, neurolysis and radiofrequency thermocoagulation and other procedures used in management of pain.

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