David Wise, PhD, spent 8 years in the Department of Urology at Stanford University Medical Center as a Visiting Research Scholar working with Dr. Rodney Anderson in the development of a new treatment for prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndromes. He is a licensed psychologist in California and his research interests are in behavioral medicine and autonomic self-regulation. He recently finished a book on Paradoxical Relaxation for anxiety called Paradoxical Relaxation: The theory and practice of dissolving anxiety by accepting it.
Rodney U. Anderson, MD, FACS is Professor of Urology (Emeritus-active) at Stanford University School of Medicine. His sub-specialty clinical expertise is NeuroUrology and Female Urology. His focus has been on chronic pelvic pain syndromes, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and stroke. He has also directed a clinic devoted to the problem of Female Sexual Dysfunction. He continues to be actively engaged in clinical research at Stanford on the Wise-Anderson Protocol and other research. He is a classical pianist and enjoys painting and golf.
The National Center for Pelvic Pain Research (NCPPR)
The National Center for Pelvic Pain Research (NCPPR) is a center devoted to research and treatment of pelvic pain syndromes in men and women using the Wise-Anderson Protocol. Pelvic pain syndromes treated at NCPPR include prostatitis, pelvic floor dysfunction, levator ani syndrome, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, and pelvic floor myalgia, among other diagnoses.
The Wise-Anderson Protocol (popularly called the Stanford Protocol for many years), was developed at Stanford University in the Department of Urology by David Wise, Ph.D. and Rodney Anderson M.D. Drs. Wise and Anderson have published a book about this protocol called A Headache in the Pelvis, now in its 6th edition. We have published the results of this treatment in articles in the Journal of Urology and have presented this work at major Urology meetings and at the National Institutes of Health, available in abstract form on this site’s research page. NCPPR offers 6 day intensive clinics for men and women with muscle related pelvic pain on a monthly basis.