David Tauben, MD
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David Tauben, MD, FACP

David Tauben, M.D. is Chief of the University of Washington Division of Pain Medicine, Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine, and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Tauben is also UW Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine, and founder of UWTelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers. He is member of the NIH National Pain Strategy task force on pain education and principal investigator for the UW’s prestigious NIH Pain Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education, leading curriculum development to extend the pain proficiency qualifications of interprofessional primary care providers. He is a member of the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain special interest study groups on Pain Education. He is a founding member of the State of Washington 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. He speaks as a clinical expert in medical management of chronic pain, especially as it applies to primary care practices. Dr. Tauben served as an expert for several US Centers for Disease Control clinical outreach programs and policy reviews advising primary care providers on how to prescribe opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. He is annually recognized by his peers as recipient of regional awards in care of pain patients, and brings decades of clinical experience of best practice medication management of acute and chronic pain.