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Center for Pain Medicine (CPM)

About the Division

The UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine is a division of the Department of Anesthesiology and provides care to thousands of patients in the ambulatory and hospital settings.

We are honored to have received 2 of the highest recognitions in our field, having been recognized as a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society and receiving the Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine. These awards are a recognition of superior clinical care, academic excellence, and an active research and education program. It is also a validation of the multidisciplinary approach to pain care that is the hallmark of the UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine.

Pain Medicine Fellowship

UC San Diego Pain Medicine Fellowship has offered specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes, cancer, and acute pain.

More about our Fellowship

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Our multidisciplinary team of pain specialists provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of chronic pain (including spine, musculoskeletal, nerve, and joint pain), headache, cancer pain, spasticity and more. The UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine offers the most advanced pain treatment options available in a compassionate and supportive environment.

Pain is a major problem in clinical medicine with profound effects on physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. It is estimated that 3 of 4 patients seek the help of a medical professional because of pain, yet instruction on pain management in our medical schools has historically had a low priority, which has lead to a poor understanding and the under treatment of pain. Recent advances in our understanding of pain, headache, and spasticity have lead to new therapies and technologies to reduce pain and suffering, return maximum level of function and independence, and restore quality of life.

Meet Our Faculty

Patient Care

UC San Diego Health offers the most advanced pain treatment options available.

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