Acute Pain Management, Back Injuries, Back Pain, Back/Spine Injuries, Cancer Pain, Chronic Abdominal Pain, Chronic Pain, Clinical Research & Educ., Clinical Trials, Diagnostic Pain Management, Disc Problems, Fibromyalgia, Interventional Pain Management, Neck Disorders, Neck Injuries, Neck Pain, Neuropathology, Pain, Pain Management, Pelvic Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, Sciatica, Shoulder Injuries, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Thoracic Spine Trauma/Disease
Philosophy of Care
My goal is to help patients who suffer from chronic pain by using individualized tailored therapies, both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, to achieve an improved quality of life. As the medical director I strive to ensure that state-of-the-art therapies are provided at the Swedish Pain Center and that the Center continues to be recognized as a Center of Excellence. I lecture on pain topics locally, nationally and internationally to the general public and medical specialists. I hold a clinical associate professor position at the University of Washington Medical School and I teach medical students, residents and pain fellows in the appropriate treatment of chronic pain.
I enjoy spending time with my family, sailing, diving, cycling and reading. I am also an avid runner and have completed over 40 marathons and ultramarathons.