null Yoram Shir, MD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital site

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Anaesthesia, Division of Adult Anaesthesia, MUHC



pain • opioids • fibromyalgia • myofascial pain • diet

Research Focus

My research focuses on means to improve therapeutic outcome of patients with chronic non-cancerous and cancer pain. This research is done in the following domains: opioid analgesia, the analgesic role of specific dietary ingredients, novel diagnostic measures of patients with low back pain, characterizing and developing new therapeutic approaches of patients with fibromyalgia and using pain registries to predict and improve therapeutic outcomes of chronic pain patients.

Selected Publications

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  • Ware MA, Fitzcharles MA, Joseph L, Shir Y: The effects of nabilone on sleep in fibromyalgia: results of a randomized control trial. Anesth & Analg 110;604-10:2010. PMID: 20007734.

  • Fitzcharles MA, Ste-Marie PA, Shir Y. A medicolegal analysis of worker appeals for fibromyalgia as a compensable condition following workplace soft-tissue injury. J Rheumatol 40;323-8:2013. PMID: 23322465.

  • Fitzcharles MA, Ste-Marie PA, Goldenberg DL, Pereira JX, Abbey S, Choinière M, Ko G, Moulin DE, Panopalis P, Proulx J, Shir Y. 2012 Canadian Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia syndrome: Executive summary. Pain Res Manag 18;119-26:2013. PMID: 23748251.

  • Perlman R, Giladi H, Brecht K, Ware MA, Hebert TE, Joseph L, Shir Y. Intradialytic clearance of opioids: Methadone versus hydromorphone. Pain 154;2794-800:2013. PMID: 23973378.

  • Adelmanesh F, Jalali A, Shooshtari SMJ, Raissi GR, Ketabchi SM, Shir Y. Is there an association between lumbosacral radiculopathy and painful gluteal trigger Points? A cross-sectional study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2015 (in press). PMID: 25768072.