UW Medical Center is home to the world's first multidisciplinary pain clinic, which opened in 1961 and became a world model for the diagnosis, study and treatment of chronic and acute pain. As the birthplace of modern pain medicine, UW Pain faculty serve as key leaders in multiple pain societies, editorial boards, and state, regional, national and international initiatives.
Our Mission: Enable patients and communities throughout UW Medicine system, local and WWAMI communities to achieve best outcomes and attain highest quality of life and function in the face of pain.
Our Vision: To be the destination site for patient‐centered pain care and world leader in quality, performance and expertise in delivery of innovative multidisciplinary acute and chronic pain care by combining effective and efficient systems of care delivery with educational excellence and research for the benefit of patients.
We provide comprehensive compassionate pain care and guidance on the latest evidence-based practices. We are a national leader in the education of primary and specialty health care providers and we engage in cutting edge research to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. We are active in patient advocacy, public health care policy, and collaborative partnerships to address the challenges related to morbidity and mortality related to the abuse of pain medications.
2015 NIH Pain Consortium Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE)
2012 NIH Pain Consortium Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE)
2011 Honorary Mention of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Health Care Innovation
2011 World Institute of Pain (WIP) Center of Excellence Award
2010 American Pain Society (APS) Center of Excellence Award
2010 The Joint Commission (TJC) Best Practices Award
The UW Division of Pain Medicine provides both inpatient and outpatient consultation and treatment for acute and chronic conditions at 5 locations:UW Medical Center: Inpatient | Center for Pain Relief
At each of these facilities, an inter-professional team of specialists provides comprehensive pain management services with an emphasis on:
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St.
Campus Box 356540
Seattle, WA 98195
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine