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Dr. Richard Payne

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Neurologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brownish Yellow
Favorite Food:
Roasted Chicken Breast
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Self-discipline Is The Highest Form Of Self-respect.

Birthplace

Born:
8/24/1951
Birth Location:
Elizabeth, New Jersey

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Neurologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brownish Yellow
Favorite Food:
Roasted Chicken Breast
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Self-discipline Is The Highest Form Of Self-respect.

Birthplace

Born:
8/24/1951
Birth Location:
Elizabeth
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Biography

The eighth child of a family of thirteen, Dr. Richard Payne was born on August 24th, 1951,in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Payne's earliest memories are of a household brimming with family and neighborhood activity. Payne attended the local elementary and junior high schools, which were integrated and provided a nourishing and supportive atmosphere. In high school, his interests focused on math and science and after graduating he enrolled in Yale University. After receiving his B.S. from Yale in biophysics and biochemistry, Payne obtained his M.D. at Harvard Medical School.

Payne is one of the foremost experts on pain management and palliative care in the country. He describes palliative care as "total care of patients with cancer." He has worked tirelessly to educate the medical community about the issues and breakthroughs in pain management, co-chairing the expert panel of the Agency for Health Care Policy panel that established clinical guidelines for pain management in cancer patients. Payne was also a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that evaluated end- of- life care in the United States. Payne has also been involved in programs working to close the disparities in health care access to minorities and poor populations worldwide.

Payne serves as Attending Neurologist and Chief of the Pain & Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York, in addition to holding the Anne Burnett Tandy Chair in Neurology at the same center. Payne has a wife, Terri, and the couple have two children. They reside in New York.

Payne passed away on January 3, 2019.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Richard Payne's favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Richard Payne talks about his parents' backgrounds
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Richard Payne gives the names of his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Richard Payne recalls early memories of family life in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Richard Payne describes his childhood personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Richard Payne discusses the demographics of Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Richard Payne remembers influential teachers
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Richard Payne details experiences at a biochemistry summer program for gifted teens
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Richard Payne talks about his early interest in science
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Richard Payne describes career goals during childhood, part I
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Richard Payne describes career goals during childhood, part II
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Richard Payne explains how he was influenced by his high school friend Henry Schneiderman
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Richard Payne talks about getting accepted into Yale and his early experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Richard Payne tells of his academic focus and the social climate at Yale University in 1969-73
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Richard Payne discusses the black pre-med students at Yale University in the early 1970s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Richard Payne remembers participating in a secret society at Yale University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Richard Payne discusses the workings of Yale's Book and Snake society
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Richard Payne talks about his wife's background
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Richard Payne tells of his reasoning behind applying to certain schools
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Richard Payne explains his interest in neurosciences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Richard Payne talks about the relationship of anesthesiology and neurology
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Richard Payne discusses changes in location during his early professional career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Richard Payne explains his area of expertise, the neurology of pain management
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Richard Payne explains how understanding psychology aids in his pain relief practice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Richard Payne describes palliative care
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Richard Payne talks about advances in cancer research
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Richard Payne discusses his beliefs on the relationship between race and health
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Richard Payne talks about "politically correct medicine"
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Richad Payne explains Memorial Sloan-Kettering's influence on the medical community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Richard Payne confirms his decision to be a physician
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Richard Payne explains different types of pain and treatments
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Richard Payne's hopes for the future of the medical community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Richard Payne remembers influential doctors from his childhood
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Richard Payne considers his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Photo - Richard Payne with employees of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's pain symptom management program, 1994
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Photo - Richard Payne with Lee Brown, Houston, Texas, ca. 1995-1996
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Photo - Richard Payne and his wife, 2000
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Photo - Richard Payne with his son, daughter and wife, Houston, Texas, ca. 1995
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Photo - Richard Payne's son's high school graduation photo, ca. 1999
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Photo - Richard Payne's daughter, 2001
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Photo - Richard Payne with Dr. Kathleen Foley, Dr. Leroy Hood and Ruth Galvin, 1984
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Photo - Cover of 'Time' magazine in which Richard Payne was interviewed, 1984
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Photo - Richard Payne and colleagues, 1992
  • Tape: 5 Story: 14 - Photo - Richard Payne and others at an occasion for Dr. Fred Plum, 1983