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Dr Macrea was born in Hermannstadt / Romania started his academic training in Targu Mures / Romania and graduated from Lübeck / Germany. He started his medical training in surgery at the university hospital in Lübeck and completed his residency in anesthesiology, intensive care and pain management at the university hospital in Geneva / Switzerland. He became a FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) in 2007.

He gained further experience in the interventional pain field and in the multidisciplinary evaluations at the Swiss Paraplegic Center in Nottwil and had a pain research fellowship at the University Hospital of Zurich. He worked in the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic Cecil in Lausanne / Switzerland and in the Swiss Pain Institute in Lausanne. Currently he leads the Interventional Pain Practice in Lucerne and works as a consultant in Basel’s Schmerzklinik

He was treasurer and chairman of the Swiss Section of the WIP (World Institute of Pain) and is a member of the educational committee of WIP since 2018. He is member of the Executive board of the Swiss Interventional Pain Society. He is very interested in the pain evaluation and performs many neurophysiological measurement to evaluation pain perception (QST -quantitative sensory testing, CHEP’s contact heat evoked potentials, nociceptive reflex measurement, skin biopsies etc.). He presents and teaches at various international conferences and served as WIP Instructor and Examiner for the FIPP Examination.