Michael J. Lewandowski, Ph.D., is assistant clinical professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada's Medical School and adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada’s Department of Psychology.
Michael J. Lewandowski, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and is president of Pain Assessment Resources. He has extensive training and experience in the application of psychological principles to problems in medicine. Since completing his Ph.D. in 1990, he has worked exclusively with individuals suffering from chronic medical conditions starting during his internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno, NV. Of the two accredited pain programs in northern Nevada, he helped develop and direct both. He was deemed an expert in chronic pain by the Nevada District Court and has testified in cases in which the validity of chronic pain was questioned. In addition to his clinical, administrative, and legal experience working with chronic pain sufferers, Lewandowski has conducted, presented, and published original scientific research in the area of chronic pain and has presented at national pain conferences throughout the world.
He was principal developer of the Behavioral Assessment of Pain Medical Stability Quick Screen (BAP-MSQS) and codeveloper of the Behavioral Assessment of Pain questionnaire (BAP), which are both utilized in pain management programs around the world. He was co-owner of Integrated Healthcare Resources, an interdisciplinary healthcare organization that provides comprehensive pain management, work hardening, and functional restoration programs for injured workers and persons with chronic pain conditions.
Lewandowski was the secretary/treasurer of the Board of Psychological Examiners for the State of Nevada; a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management;; a member of the American Pain Society; and a member of the American Psychological Association. He was licensed as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor by the state of Nevada and is a marriage and family therapist along with being certified as a rehabilitation counselor and biofeedback therapist.