Scott M. Fishman, MD

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Vice Chair for Pain Medicine and Faculty Development
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Dr. Scott Fishman received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, his formal clinical training in internal medicine and psychiatry, and completed pain medicine fellowship training through the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, vice chair for pain medicine and faculty development, and professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Fishman has received board certification in internal medicine, psychiatry, pain medicine, and palliative medicine.

Dr. Fishman is president and chairman of the board for the American Pain Foundation. He advocates for the field of pain medicine with consumers and lawmakers, and serves as a consultant to numerous government agencies. He has authored The War on Pain; Listening to Pain; Responsible Opioid Prescribing; and has co-authored The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management; Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia; Spinal Cord Stimulation: Implantation Techniques; and Bonica’s Management of Pain, 4th edition. He has also authored many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other scholarly reviews. Dr. Fishman is senior editor of Pain Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals. He lectures throughout the US on all aspects of pain and its treatment. In addition, Dr. Fishman has spoken about pain on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the ABC Nightly News, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and Newsweek, and has served as the pain expert for Discoveryhealth.com.

Last modified: June 5, 2012