Dr. Hubert Rosomoff (1927 -2008) is the Founder and Medical Director Emeritus of the Center. He is recognized as a world authority on pain and its treatment. As Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Neurological Surgery, he has been associated with the University of Miami since 1971. His accomplishments include pioneering research in hypothermia, cryosurgery, spine and brain surgery, pain surgery, and rehabilitation. He was the first to investigate and use lasers in brain surgery. Dr. Rosomoff has innovated numerous surgical techniques and procedures, and also helped to develop radiological criteria which led to the present interpretations of CAT-Scans and MRIs. He has written well over 200 papers and books on numerous medical and scientific topics. Dr. Rosomoff was the organizer of the RCRC, now one of the largest pain treatment centers in the world.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the American Pain Society Distinguished Service Award and the naming of a clinic in Cali, Colombia in his honor. He is a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society, and the Eastern Pain Society. He has served as Vice President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, founder and President of the Southern Pain Society, and Board of Directors and Treasurer of the American Pain Society, then President of the American Pain Society. He further served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, later becoming the President. He is a member of some 30 professional organizations, consultant for a number of state and federal agencies and editor or consultant to many scientific journals. He is vice chairman of the State of Florida Pain Management Commission.