Dr. John Stas is a retired Army Officer that has decades of acute pain management experience. He has led anesthesia departments to reduce opioid consumption with alternative pain management methods. Additionally, he spent ten years in civil service as both an anesthesia leader and developing a state-of-the-art pain management practice for combat casualties. Dr. Stas has been teaching advanced regional anesthesia both clinically and didactically for many years in multiple areas to include the University of South Carolina Anesthesia Program and holds a faculty position for Twin Oaks Anesthesia. He is an expert with ultrasonography in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain management. Dr. Stas graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and received both a master’s degree from the U.S Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia and a Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University.