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roi treisterResearch Interests:

  • Pain assessment and monitoring
  • Developing methods and tools for pain research
  • Peripheral neuropathic pain
  • Assessment and development of potential therapeutic
  • Patient education


Academic Rank: Senior Lecturer

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2003-2006  Psychology, University of Haifa; B.A.

2006-2009  The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion; M.Sc. 

2009-2011 The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion; Ph.D. 

2011-2013  Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa; Post-Doctoral  

2013-2016  Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard University; Post-Doctoral




  • Treister R, Pud D, Ebstein RP, Liba E, Gershon E, Haddad M, and Eisenberg E. (2009) Associations between polymorphisms in dopamine neurotransmitter pathway genes and pain response in healthy humans. Pain. 147 (1-3) 187-193.
  • Treister R, Eisenberg E, Gershon E, Haddad M, Pud D. (2010) Factors affecting—and relationships between—different modes of endogenous pain modulation in healthy volunteers. European Journal of Pain. 14, 608-614.
  • Treister R, Pud D, Ebstein RP, Laiba E, Gershon E, Haddad M, Eisenberg E.
  • Treister R, Kliger, M, Zuckerman, G, Goor Aryeh, I, Eisenberg, E. (2012) Differentiating between heat pain intensities: The combined effect of multiple autonomic parameters. Pain. 153(9):1807-14.
  • Treister R, Pud D, Eisenberg E. (2012) Is opioid-induced hyperalgesia reversible? A study on active and former opioid addicts and drug naïve controls. Journal of Opioid Management. 8(6):343-9.
  • Suzan E, Eisenberg E, Treister R, Haddad M, Pud D. (2013) A negative correlation between hyperalgesia and analgesia in patients with chronic radicular pain: is hydromorphone therapy a double-edged sword? Pain Physician. 16(1):65-76.
  • Eisenberg E, Sandler I, Treister R, Suzan E, Haddad M.
  • Suzan E, Midbari A, Treister R, Haddad M, Pud D, Eisenberg E. (2013) Oxycodone alters Temporal Summation (TS) but not Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM): Preclinical findings and possible relations to mechanisms of opioid analgesia. Pain. 154(8):1413-8.
  • Treister R, Pud D, Eisenberg E. (2013) The dopamine agonist apomorphine enhances conditioned pain modulation in healthy humans. Neuroscience Letters. 548:115-9.
  • Treister R, Pud D, Ebstein RP, Eisenberg E. (2013) Dopamine transporter genotype dependent effects of apomorphine on cold pain tolerance in healthy volunteers. PLoS One. 8(5):e63808.
  • Treister R, Lang M, Klein MM, Oaklander AL. (2013) Non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the motor cortex for neuropathic pain—At the tipping point? Rambam Maimonides Med J. 4 (4):e0023.
  • Pud D, Treister R, Eisenberg E. (2014) Sub-grouping healthy subject’s sensitivity to pain and its relationship to personality traits: results of a cluster analysis. Journal of Applied Mathematics. 5, 1705-1712.
  • Treister R, Eisenberg E, Demeter N, Pud D. (2015) Alterations in pain response are partially reversed by methylphenidate (Ritalin) in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Pain Practice. 15(1):4-11.
  • Suzan E, Treister R, Haddad M, Pud D, Eisenberg E. (2015) The effect of hydromorphone therapy on psychophysical measurements of the descending inhibitory pain systems in patients with chronic radicular pain. Pain Medicine. 16(1):168-75.
  • Eisenberg E, Burstein Y, Suzan E, Treister R, Aviram J. (2015) Spinal cord stimulation attenuates temporal summation in patients with neuropathic pain. Pain. 156(3):381-5.
  • Goldstein L, Ariche K, Eisenberg E, Treister R, Geller R. Suzan E, Aviram J, Treister R, Eisenberg E ,Pud D. (2015) Individually-based measurement of temporal summation evoked by a noxious tonic heat Paradigm. Journal of Pain Research. 16;8:409-15.
  • Treister R, Nielsen CS, Stubhaug A, Farrar TJ, Pud D, Sawilowsky S, Oaklander AL. (2015) Experimental assessment of parametric versus nonparametric statistics in human pain research:  The cold pressor test as an example. J Pain. 16(6):537-48.
  • Canaipa R, Treister R, Moreira JM, Caldas AC. (2016) Feeling hurt: pain sensitivity is correlated with and modulated by social rejection. Clinical Journal of Pain. 32(1):14-9.  
  • Klein MM, Treister R, Raij T, Pascual-Leone A, Park L, Nurmikko T, Lenz F, Lefaucheur JP, Lang M, Hallett M, Fox M, Costello A, Cudkowicz M, Carr DB, Ayache SS, Oaklander AL. (2015) Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain: guidelines for pain treatment research. Pain. 156(9):1601-14.
  • Treister R, O’Neil K, Downs H, Oaklander AL. (2015) Validation of the Composite Autonomic Symptom Scale-31 (COMPASS-31) in patients with small-fiber polyneuropathy. European Journal of Neurology. 22(7):1124-30.
  • Gruss S, Treister R, Werner P, Traue HC, Crawcour S, Andrade A, Walter S. (2015) Pain intensity recognition rates via biopotential feature patterns with support vector machines. PLoS One. 16;10(10):e0140330.
  • Treister R, Nielsen CS, Stubhaug A, Farrar JT, Pud D, Sawilowsky S, Oaklander AL. (2016) Response to the Letter to the Editor: experimental comparison of parametric versus nonparametric analyses of data from the cold pressor test. J Pain. 17:128-9.
  • Klein MM, Treister R, Raij T, Pascual-Leone A, Park L, Nurmikko T, Lenz F, Lefaucheur JP, Lang M, Hallett M, Fox M, Costello A, Carr DB, Ayache SS, Oaklander AL. (2016) Reply. Pain. 157:1175-6.
  • Owoyele BV, Yakubu MT, Treister R. (2016) Pain and inflammation: update on emerging phytotherapy, zootherapy, and nutritional therapies. Evid. Based Complement Alternat. Med. 2016:2520371.
  • Lang M, Treister R, Oaklander AL. (2016) Diagnostic value of blood tests for occult causes of initially idiopathic small-fiber polyneuropathy. J Neurol. 263: 2515-2527.
  • Treister, R., Trudeau, J. J., Van Inwegen, R., Jones, J. K. and Katz, N. P. (2016) Development and feasibility of the misuse, abuse, and diversion drug event reporting system (MADDERS®). Am J Addic., 25: 641–651.
  • Canaipa R, Castro-Caldas A, Moreira JM, Pimentel-Santos F, Branco JC, Treister R. (2016) Impaired pain modulation in fibromyalgia patients in response to social distress manipulation. Clinical Journal of Pain. (in press).
  • Treister R, Eaton TA, Trudeau J, Elder H, Katz NP. (2017) Development and preliminary validation of the Focused Analgesia Selection Test (FAST) to identify accurate pain reporters. Journal of Pain Research. (in press).
  • Treister R, Lodahl M, Lang M, Tworoger SS, Sawilowsky S, Oaklander AL.. J Pain. (in press).