Dwight E. Moulin, MD, FRCPC
Professor Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology, Earl Russell Chair Pain Research, Western University
Office: London Regional Cancer Program A1-C85
Secretary: Vickey McAlpine
Dwight Moulin received his MD cum laude from Western University in 1973 and then spent four years in general practice. He completed his fellowship in Neurology at Western in 1983 followed by a 2-year Pain Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City. He joined the faculty at the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University in 1985 and is currently Professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology specializing in pain and pain management. He also holds the Earl Russell Chair of Pain Medicine at Western.
He has published extensively on the role of opioid analgesics in the management of chronic pain and led the first randomized controlled trial of morphine in the management of chronic non-cancer pain. He described the prevalence and impact of chronic pain in multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome – two neurological disorders where significant pain was not previously recognized. More recently he has led a series of observational studies on the long term outcome of the management of neuropathic pain. He chaired the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group of the Canadian Pain Society from 2005-2014 and led the Consensus Statement on the Pharmacological Management of Chronic Neuropathic Pain – initially published in 2007 and updated in 2014.
His research interests include randomized controlled trials to determine the role of opioid analgesics in the management of chronic pain and observational studies to assess the impact of chronic pain in a variety of chronic neurological disorders. Current research projects include the role of intravenous lidocaine in the management of painful neuropathy, functional MRI changes in fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome and long term outcome of the management of neuropathic pain.
Opioids, Cancer Pain, Chronic Pain
Honours and Awards
- 2012, Distinguished Career Award, Canadian Pain Society
- 2009, Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education, Western University
- 2005, University Students' Socuncil teaching Honour Roll, Western University
- 2003, Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education, Western University
- 2002, Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education, Western University
Shokouhi M, Clarke C, Morley-Forster P, Moulin DE, Davis K, Lawrence KS. Structural and Functional Brain Changes at Early and Late Stages of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. J Pain. 2017 Oct 13. pii: S1526-5900(17)30734-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.09.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29038061.
Budhram A, Feng M, Mather R, Lee DH, Moulin DE. Alternating Horner Syndrome With Vegetative Alterna and Spastic Quadraparesis After Bacterial Meningitis. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Oct 9. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.2865. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29052695.
Mai LM, Clark AJ, Gordon AS, Lynch ME, Morley-Forster PK, Nathan H, Smyth C, Stitt LW, Toth C, Ware MA, Moulin DE. Long-Term Outcomes in the Management of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jul;44(4):337-342. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.429. Epub 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28065184
Coulombe MA, Lawrence KS, Moulin DE, Morley-Forster P, Shokouhi M, Nielson WR, Davis KD. Lower Functional Connectivity of the Periaqueductal Gray Is Related to Negative Affect and Clinical Manifestations of Fibromyalgia. Front Neuroanat. 2017 Jun 8;11:47. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2017.00047. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28642688
Racine M, Galán S, de la Vega R, Tomé Pires C, Solé E, Nielson WR, Miró J, Moulin DE, Jensen MP. Pain-related Activity Management Patterns and Function in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Clin J Pain. 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000526. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28591081
Meng H, Johnston B, Englesakis M, Moulin DE, Bhatia A. Selective Cannabinoids for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002110. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28537982
VanDenKerkhof EG, Stitt L, Clark AJ, Gordon A, Lynch M, Morley-Forster PK, Nathan HJ, Smyth C, Toth C, Ware MA, Moulin DE. Sensitivity of the DN4 in Screening for Neuropathic Pain Syndromes. Clin J Pain. 2017 May 5. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000512. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28481836
Bostick GP, Kamper SJ, Haanstra TM, Dick BD, Stitt LW, Morley-Forster P, Clark AJ, Lynch ME, Gordon A, Nathan H, Smyth C, Ware MA, Toth C, Moulin DE. Pain expectations in neuropathic pain: Is it best to be optimistic? Eur J Pain. 2017 Apr;21(4):605-613. doi: 10.1002/ejp.962. Epub 2016 Oct 14. PMID: 27739623
Racine M, Sánchez-Rodríguez E, Gálan S, Tomé-Pires C, Solé E, Jensen MP, Nielson WR, Miró J, Moulin DE, Choinière M. Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Pain Med. 2017 Feb 1;18(2):283-293. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnw115. PMID: 28204732