Clinical/Research Interests

Ian Koebner, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.O.M., L.Ac. is the Director of Integrative Pain Management and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine. His research and policy interests include pain management education and the effectiveness and economic evaluation of integrative medicine. In particular, Dr. Koebner is investigating the development of behavioral interventions to address the social isolation among individuals with chronic pain. He is a clinical acupuncturist and board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is licensed to practice in California and Massachusetts.


Assistant Professor


Pain Medicine


UC Davis Medical Center
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA  95817


(916) 734-7246


PhD University of California, Davis
B.A., International Relations, Wesleyan University
M.Sc., Pain Research, Education, and Policy, Tufts School of Medicine
M.A.O.M, The New England School of Acupuncture, PhD - University of California, Davis

 Academic Articles:

The Art of Analgesia: A Pilot Study of Art Museum Tours to Decrease Pain and Social Disconnection Among Individuals with Chronic Pain Published in Pain Medicine

Curating Care: The Design and Feasibility of a Partnership Between an Art Museum and an Academic Pain Center Published in Curator: The Museum Journal