Daniel Gruener, MD
Director of the Center for the Research of Pain Disorders,
Principal Investigator, CRI Lifetree
Philadelphia Research Center
Dr. Daniel Gruener completed his psychiatric training at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1991 and served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry during his last year of residency. He has received additional training and is certified in psychiatry and pain medicine and has been on the volunteer teaching faculty of Jefferson Medical College since 1992. Dr. Gruener currently serves as Director of the Center for Pain Research and Principal Investigator at CRI Llifetree’s Kirkbride Center in Philadelphia.
Active both academically and clinically, Dr. Gruener has divided his time between the fields of psychiatry and pain medicine. He is active in clinical and administrative work in psychiatry, and served as President of the Medical Staff of Friends Hospital in Philadelphia for two years and as Medical Director of Inpatient Services for several years. Dr. Gruener was also a member of the Board of Managers at Friends Hospital for four years where he founded the Friends Hospital Chronic Pain Management Program and served as its medical director.
In addition to his administrative posts, Dr. Gruener is involved in clinical research, teaching, clinical practice, and writing in the fields of pain management and psychiatry. He has chaired numerous conferences, continuing medical education programs, advisory boards, and similar activities both nationally and internationally, and is a frequent invited lecturer.
Dr. Gruener was named one of the "Top Docs” by Philadelphia Magazine in 2002. His recent projects include serving as senior editor on a guide to treating pain in the primary care setting, Pain Control in the Primary Care Setting, which was published by the American Pain Society. In addition, Dr. Gruener recently coauthored the textbook, Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients, with Dr. Aaron Beck of the University of Pennsylvania.