Bill McCarberg MD is Founder of the Chronic Pain Management Program for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California. He is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and was on the board of directors of the American Pain Society. He is president of the Western Pain Society and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego School Medicine. Dr McCarberg is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain. He is the recipient of several 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 in 2008 was Ambassador of the Year for the National Pain Foundation. Member Appraisal of Physician Services at Kaiser Permanente rated Dr. McCarberg in the top 10% from1998 until the present. He has given more than 250 presentations on pain management issues and is the author or co-author of 78 articles, book chapters and books. He is board certified by the American College of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Family Practice and additionally certified in Geriatrics. Dr McCarberg received his MD degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed a medical internship and a residency in family practice at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York.