Top Doctors 2020: Pain Medicine

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

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

Hugh W. Allen, M.D., spine pain management, cancer pain management, interventional pain medicine; Kaiser Permanente Washington Capitol Hill Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Clinic, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3856

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

Michele Curatolo, M.D., Ph.D., chronic and acute pain, cancer pain, interventional techniques; Center for Pain Relief at University of Washington Medical Center–Roosevelt, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401, Seattle, 206.598.4282; University of Washington Medical Center

Dermot R. Fitzgibbon, M.D.,* cancer pain management; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Pain Medicine, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 855.557.0555; University of Washington Medical Center

Hyun J. Hong, M.D., interventional techniques for pain, regenerative medicine; Washington Center for Pain Management, 1900 116th Ave. NE, Suite 201, Bellevue, 425.774.1538; Overlake Medical Center

Praveen Mambalam, M.D., chronic pain, interventional techniques; Washington Center for Pain Management, 1900 116th Ave. NE, Suite 201, Bellevue, 425.774.1538; Overlake Medical Center

A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Top Doctor. To learn how doctors are selected, please click here.

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