Top Doctors 2018: Pain Medicine

Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth March 1, 2018

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This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Anesthesiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and some psychiatrists practice pain medicine.

10 Years Hugh W. Allen, M.D., spine pain management, cancer pain management, interventional pain medicine; Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3000; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1988 

Alan Chen, M.D., back pain, spine pain, interventional pain management techniques; Cascade Orthopaedics, 122 Third St. NE, Auburn, 253.833.7750; MultiCare Auburn Medical Center; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, 2002 

Hyun J. Hong, M.D., interventional pain management techniques; Washington Center for Pain Management, 1900 116th Ave. NE, Suite 201, Bellevue, 425.774.1538; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1999 

Gordon A. Irving, M.D., pain of the spine and back, chronic and acute pain; Swedish Pain Services, 600 Broadway, Suite 530, Seattle, 206.386.2013; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Newcastle University Medical School, England, 1973 

David J. Tauben, M.D.,** pain management; Center for Pain Relief at University of Washington Medical Center– Roosevelt, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 206.598.4282; University of Washington Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine, 1979 


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