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Bennet E. Davis, MD

Director of the Pain Recovery Program

Bennet E. Davis, MD, is the director of the Pain Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Davis completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He then trained in orthopedic surgery and anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico and University of California, Irvine. He completed his fellowship in Manchester, England, after finishing residency training.

Dr. Davis served as founder and director of the University of Arizona Pain Center from 1995 to 2002, where he was also director of the Pain Fellowship Program and co-founding faculty of the Arizona Cancer Center. In 2002, he and his colleagues founded Arizona’s first and only adult pain clinic to achieve American Pain Society Center of Excellence, The Integrative Pain Center of Arizona, which operated as one of the nation’s few models for interdisciplinary pain care until November 2017.

He is involved in organized medicine as past president of the Pima County Medical Society, and is active on a national level in teaching as medical director for CHC Pain ECHO, a telemedicine teaching program for primary care providers across the nation. He serves on numerous advisory boards for health policy. His latest article, “A Patient Centered Approach to Tapering Opioids” was featured in The Journal of Family Practice in 2019 and addresses the adverse how not screening for trauma has prevented us from effectively addressing the opioid crisis.

Presentations by Bennet E. Davis, MD:

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” 28th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine; Tucson, AZ; (05/02/19)

Bennet Davis, MD; “What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain,” Austin, TX, (02/21/19)

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” San Francisco Bay, CA; (11/08/18)

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” San Diego, CA; (09/17/18)

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” PAPNA Monthly Meeting, Austin, TX; (08/22/18)

“Compassion Fatigue,” Southwest School for Behavioral Health Conference; Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC & Bennet Davis, MD, Tucson, AZ; (08/16/18)

“Pain Treatment,” Seattle, WA; (06/19/18)

“Pain Treatment,” Portland, OR; (06/18/18)

“The Evolution of Pain Medicine: The Pain of Trauma, The Trauma of Pain,” New York Symposium, New York, NY; (04/27/18)

“What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain,” Phoenix Be Informed Breakfast, Phoenix, AZ; (03/14/18)

“What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain,” Tucson Be Informed Breakfast, Tucson, AZ; (03/07/18)

“Pain, Trauma & Opioids,” Arizona Opioid Summit, Phoenix, AZ; (02/15/18)

“Changing the Paradigm in the Management of Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder in Texas,” Dell Medical School Summit, Austin, TX; (02/03/18)

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