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Chronic disease management, Chronic pain, Pain management, Primary care - internal medicine




David Tauben, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt and chief of Pain Medicine for UW Medicine. He holds a UW endowed professorship in General Internal Medicine and the Hughes M. & Katherine G. Black Endowed Professorship in Health Psychology & Medicine and is a UW professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine and medical director for UW TelePain.

Dr. Tauben believes each person's medical condition is a unique experience, so each and every diagnosis and treatment depends on the "who," in addition to the "where and when" of an individual's disease.

Dr. Tauben earned his M.D. at Tufts University. He is board certified in both Pain Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is a multi-year principal investigator for UW's prestigious NIH Center of Excellence in Pain Education.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Tauben continues his lifelong interests in philosophy, literature and history. He has always enjoyed the visual and performing arts, reading and skiing. He is devoted to listening to and caring for people. He believes family, friendships and community still matter most.
Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401 Seattle, WA 98105


Behavioral healthcare, Pain management, Physiatry, Rehabilitation medicine

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, 1982, Internal Medicine

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, 1980, Internal Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1979

University of Washington

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Pain Medicine, 1995, American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1982, American Board of Internal Medicine