19. Dr. Lisa Stearns was a compassionate mentor to all of us pain management physicians, and a compassionate physician to her patients. She treated mostly cancer patients, who depended on her for pain management for their difficult to treat pain. She passed away this weekend in a tragic accident at her home in Mexico. She had placed "more intrathecal pumps than anybody else" had (per Dr. Grigsby). I was, incredibly, one of the privileged many that was able to visit her clinic in Arizona and learn from her. Her incredible devotion to the field and incessant dedication to her patients will be missed. I sure will miss asking her about pumps and listening to her lectures. I pray for her family, and her near and dear ones. Thank you, again Dr. Stearns for what you have given the world. Without you, the world will be a bit harder to live in.