Bill McCarberg, M.D.


Bill H McCarberg, MD, FABPM, is Founder of the Chronic Pain Management Program for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. He is President of the Western Pain Society and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, San Diego School Medicine. Additionally, Dr McCarberg serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and was previously on the Board of Directors for the American Pain Society. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed both his Internship and Residency in family practice at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr McCarberg is Board Certified by the American College of Pain Medicine, American Board of Family Practice, and additionally certified in geriatrics. He has given more than 250 presentations on pain management issues and authored more than 75 articles, book chapters, and books. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Shilling Compassionate Care Award, the Elizabeth Narcessian Award for leader in the field of pain education from the American Pain Society, and was Ambassador of the Year for the National Pain Foundation. Dr McCarberg is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain.