Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Fullerton Endowed Chair in Pain Medicine
Director, Center for Advancing Pain Relief
Scott Fishman is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Fishman is continuing his educational and research activities in chronic pain, cancer pain management, psychiatric issues of chronic illness and pain, neuropathic pain treatment strategies, and medical informatics.
B.A., Hampshire College, Amherst MA 1982
M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA 1990
Internal Medicine, Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, New Haven CT 1990-1991
Internal Medicine, Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, New Haven CT 1991-1993
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 1993-1996
Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge MA 1993-1995
America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Department Mentoring Director Award, UC Davis Health Mentoring Academy, 2017
American Pain Society Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements in the Field of Pain, 2015
National Center of Excellence in Pain Management by the American Pain Society awarded to UC Davis Pain Clinic, 2015
Recognition and Appreciation Award, Medical Board of California Enforcement Program, 2013
Public Service Award, University of California, Davis, 2013
Distinguished Service Award, Federation of State Medical Board, 2013
America's Top Doctors, US News and World Report, 2011
Distinguished Service Award from American Academy of Pain Medicine, 2010
Fishman SM, Carr DB, Hogans B, Cheatle M, Gallagher RM, Katzman J, Mackey S, Polomano R, Popescu A, Rathmell JP, Rosenquist RW, Tauben D, Beckett L, Li Y, Mongoven JM, Young HM. Scope and Nature of Pain- and Analgesia-related Content of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Pain Medicine. 2018;1-11.
Jones JH, Singh N, Nidecker A, Li C-S, Fishman SM. Assessing the Agreement Between Radiologic and Clinical Measurements of Lumbar and Cervical Epidural Depths in Patients Undergoing Prone Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017;124(5):1678-1685.
Macres S, Moore PG, Fishman SM. Acute Pain Management: Chapter 55, Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, Cahalan MK, Stock MC, Ortega R, Sharar SR, Holt NF, (ed), Clinical Anesthesia: Eighth Edition, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2017;1562-1606.
Fishman SM, Young HM. Driving Needed Change in Pain Education. Pain Medicine. 2016;17:1790-1792.
Solberg J, Copenhaver D, Fishman SM. Medial branch nerve block and ablation as a novel approach to pain related to vertebral compression fracture. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. 2016;29(5):596-9.
Fishman SM. Responsible Opioid Prescribing, 2nd edition, Federation of State Medical Boards, Dallas, TX. 2014.
Cortazzo M, Copenhaver DJ, Fishman SM. Opioids, Pain Management and the Law, Benzon N, (ed), Practical Management of Pain 5th Edition, Mosby, Baltimore, MD. 2013.
Pricket W, Copenhaver D, Fishman SM. Legal and Regulatory Considerations in Opioid Prescribing, Ries R, Fiellin D, Miller S, Saitz R, (ed), Principles of Addiction Medicine 5th Edition, American Society of Addiction Medicine and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2013.
Fishman SM. Listening to Pain. Republished by Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 2012.