Dr. Paul Christo is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist and Johns Hopkins–trained pain medicine specialist. He’s an associate professor and researcher at Hopkins in the division of pain medicine and department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. You might think someone with such an impressive academic pedigree might talk a little over your head and overdo it on the medical jargon.

But for the past five years, Dr. Christo has also hosted a national radio show on overcoming pain and amassed 6,600 Twitter followers and 4,100 Facebook friends. He knows how to be concise and plainspoken.

So, it’s not surprising that the most compelling comment during our interview has nothing to do with research, science or numbers. “No one is immune to pain,” he says. “But together, we can overcome it.”

To read more of Dr. Christo’s interview with PainPathways Magazine click here.