The ability to successfully treat cancer pain is the most rewarding career aspect for Michael Humphries, R.N. He still recalls the profound impact of his first effective pain management treatment, a moment that shaped his entire career. His passion thus became providing quality of life during such a crucial and vulnerable time, and his mission grew into passing on the lessons to other nurses and health care professionals.

As Executive Director of Prizm Pain Specialists, Mr. Humphries engages in his passion daily. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations in the multidisciplinary pain center, inclusive of overseeing the Intrathecal and Neuromodulation programs as well as developing an outreach program. His knowledge of and experience with advanced pain management techniques directly helps patients while adding a layer of expertise to his business development and administrative responsibilities. Mr. Humphries has been following his passion for more than two decades, soon after obtaining his Administrative Degree in Nursing from Henry Ford Community College in 1993.

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University, Mr. Humphries launched into his mission in 2003. Armed with an advanced education and knowledge of high-tech pain management techniques, Mr. Humphries has designed courses for hospital staff RNs and extended care facilities. He served as a regular keynote speaker at the annual American Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. He remains active in his teaching in various venues, including in his consulting roles for the Neuromodulation Divisions of Boston Scientific Corporation and Medtronic.

A resident of Monroe, Michigan, Mr. Humphries’ passion for his work is mirrored by his passion for life. A devoted husband to wife Debra Humphries, he is equally devoted to his children and grandchildren. He raises horses, ducks and chickens, regularly bringing fresh eggs to share with his staff. His devotion doesn’t waver when it comes to local sports teams, and he is avid fan of Detroit’s Tigers, Red Wings and Lions as well as University of Michigan football.

Mr. Humphries has been enjoying his Executive Director position with Prizm Pain Specialists since 2010, backed by years of training, experience and helping others achieve quality of life.