American Pain Society’s Centers of Excellence

Occasionally, group members have loved ones experiencing extreme pain.  Generally, I
recommend families consult the American Pain Society website ( to learn if there are any clinical centers of excellence in pain management nearby.

In Northern California, recent awardees of the status “clinical centers of excellence in pain management” include:

* Stanford University, Division of Pain Medicine (2012)
* UCSF Pain Management Center and UCSF PainCARE, San Francisco (2007)
* UCD, Center for Pain Medicine, Sacramento (2010)

See the past recipients of the award here: