Hassenbusch Lectureship Award

The Samuel J. Hassenbusch, MD, PhD Lectureship Award is an annual award created by the Texas Pain Society to honor the memory of TPS board member Dr. Sam Hassenbusch.

This award is presented to an individual each year during the TPS Annual Meeting. The board of directors will select the person to receive the award based on the individual’s research, academic achievements, professional contributions to pain management, patient care, and advocacy, among other factors.

This person will receive a plaque and will have $1,000 donated from TPS on their behalf to Riders For the Cure.




17th Annual Samuel J. Hassenbusch Lectureship Award 2023: Phil Sizer, PT, PhD

Phil Sizer is an Endowed Professor in Pain Science, TTUHSC President’s University Distinguished Professor, and the Associate Vice President for Research Innovation at TTUHSC in Lubbock, TX, USA. Phil is co-founding partner / CEO of TKQuant, LLC and co-inventor of the patent-pending Tis-KinTM technology. He serves as an NSF Regional I-Corps Instructor and National I-Corps Industry Mentor. As Senior Faculty in the ScD (PT), PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences) and Medical Pain Fellowship Programs at TTUHSC, he coordinated or instructed in over 250 graduate course deliveries and lectured at over 500 national and international courses and conferences. In addition, he coauthored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, commentaries, and book chapters, as well as over 200 research platform and poster presentations. Phil serves as the President of the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock, an NPO designed for youth of all ages and backgrounds to participate in excellent music education and artistic performance experiences.

Past Winners

October 2022
October 2021
October 2019
November 2018
October 2017

October 2016 
October 2015 
October 2014 
October 2012 
November 2011
October 2010
June 2010
June 2009  
October 2009
June 2008 

Robert Levy, MD, PhD
Linda R. Watkins, PhD
Vanila M. Singh, M.D., MACM
John P. McCallin, MD, FAAPMR, MAJ, MC

Martin Grabois, MD
Daneshvari R. Solanki, MD
Larry Driver, MD
Gabor Racz, MD
Steve Passik, PhD
Prithvi Raj, MD
Alex Cahana, MD, FIPP
Marc Huntoon, MD, FIPP 
Joshua Prager, MD 
John Loeser, MD, FIPP, ABIPP