David J. Tauben, M.D., FACP
Hughes and Katherine Blake Endowed Professorship in Health Psychology
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Director, Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine
Medical Director, UW TelePain
Dr. Tauben is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. In addition to serving as chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, he is the director of the Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine. He is also medical director of UW TelePain, an audio and video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region primary care providers. Dr. Tauben is a multi-year principal investigator for the UW Medicine’s prestigious NIH Center of Excellence in Pain Education, leading curriculum development to increase pain management qualifications of interprofessional primary care providers.
Dr. Tauben actively presents and lectures around the country educating primary care and specialty providers on chronic pain management, pain medicine practice and standards, and pain medication management.
He is a founding member and co-chair of the Washington State Agency Medical Directors panel of medical experts developing opioid prescription guidelines for the state, and a regular clinical and content expert for regulatory and legislative bodies involved in public policy regarding pain medicine practice and standards.
In the clinical setting, Dr. Tauben provides specialty consultation and care at the Center for Pain Relief. He combines specialty skills and experience as both a primary care internal medicine doctor and a pain specialist to diagnose and treat complex and continuing painful conditions. He believes that each person’s medical condition is a unique experience.
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