Moacir Schnapp, MD

doc-schnappMoacir Schnapp, MD came to Memphis from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He graduated from the University of Sao Paulo and completed his post medical school studies in neuropsychiatry. After completing a fellowship in Pain Management from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, he returned to Brazil where he was Associate Professor at the University of Sao Paulo and Medical Director of the Instituto de Dor. He was the founder and first president of the South American Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Upon returning to Memphis he accepted a position at the University of Tennessee Pain Clinic, and later succeeded Dr. Kit Mays as Clinical Director. In 1985 he joined Dr. Mays in private practice, together they founded the Mays and Schnapp Pain Clinic and Rehabilitation Center one of first pain clinics in the United States certified in all areas of adult pain management and rehabilitation by CARF and one of the first multidisciplinary pain clinic in the South. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee, College of Medicine. Dr. Schnapp and Dr. Mays continue to collaborate on ways to manage chronic pain and provide the Mid-South patients with access to world-class pain management treatment.

Professional Society

  • 1982 – 1983 Founder and first president, SBED, the Brazilian chapter of the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain)
  • IASP – membership current 2012
  • ASIPP – membership current 2012
  • ASIPP Tennessee Chapter Treasurer, 2005, 2008
  • American Pain Society – membership current 2012
  • American Medical Association – membership current 2012
  • Memphis Medical Society – membership current 2012


  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  • Faces of Pain Management, Memphis Magazine 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Outstanding volunteer , providing quality health care, Church Health Center
  • Top Doctors , chosen by peers: U.S. News and World Report 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Memphis Medicine: A history of Science and Service
  • Top Doc, Memphis Magazine


  • “Apparatus for the rehabilitation of the limb in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy”, U.S. Patent Office, awarded 2001
  • Electronic Mirror Imaging Rehabilitation Device for Neurological Deficits


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
  • German (limited)


Ryan McGaughey, MD

Ryan McGaughey, MDRyan McGaughey, MD is from Milan, TN and is a graduate of the University of Alabama with honors. He then graduated from University Of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2012. Dr McGaughey completed an anesthesia residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident before going on to complete a interventional pain management fellowship at the same institution. He holds TN and MS medical licenses and is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Education and Training

  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Bachelor of Science, Biology, University Honors Program 2003-07
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
    Anesthesiology Resident Physician, Chief Resident 2015-16
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
    Pain Medicine Fellow

Board Certification and Licensure

  • Anesthesiology, Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine, Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, Active
  • Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, Active

Honors and Awards

  • Chief Resident, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology 2015-16
  • Certificate of Excellence, Highest ABA In-Training Exam Score, 2015
  • Service Award, Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists, 2016
  • Resident of the Year, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, 2016
  • Resident Scholar, ABA Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs, Washington, DC, 2016
  • Mississippi State Medical Association Board of Trustees, Resident/Fellow Member, 2016-17
  • Chief Residents Council Co-Chair, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2015-16

Cody Scarbrough, MD:

cody-scarbrough-2.jpgM. Cody Scarbrough grew up on a small farm in Pinson, TN. He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Memphis and went on to earn his medical degree from The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2014. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was elected Chief Resident in his final year. He furthered his training by completing an ACGME-accredited pain medicine fellowship at the prestigious Carolinas Pain Institute and Wake Forest program in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He has presented at national and international conferences for anesthesiology and pain medicine as well as co-authored a text-book chapter for spinal cord stimulation trial lead placement. He is double board certified in both anesthesiology as well as pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds a license to practice medicine in Tennessee.


The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Bachelor of Science, with Honors, Summa Cum Laude, 2006

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, Memphis TN
Medical Degree, 2010

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Anesthesiology, Chief Resident, 2017-2018

Carolinas Pain Institute & Wake Forest, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow in Pain Medicine, 2018-2019