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Unlocking the secrets of the brain’s connection to pain
Dr. Karen Davis

​​​Karen Davis, is bringing patients one step closer to personalized precision pain solutions

​Advanced brain imaging, led by doctors like Karen Davis, is bringing patients one step closer to personalized precision pain solutions

Dr. Karen Davis has devoted her life to learning about something no one wants. And there’s still so much to learn, she says, about pain. She was turned on to the topic by her North York, Ont., high-school biology teacher, Marty Greenberg.

“He was excited because they’d just discovered opiate receptors,” she recalls. “It was a cool idea that we have mechanisms in the brain to not only feel pain, but also to modulate pain.”