ACGME Board Certified in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine

ACGME Board Certified in Anesthesiology

ACGME Board Certified in Internal Medicine (non-practicing internist)

Medical School: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Shared Goals in Pain Management

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Not all fellowship training programs and "board certifications" are equal.  The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the responsible for setting and maintaining the standard of medical training in the United States.

It is often difficult to differentiate between "pain doctors" as many list that they are board certified and may or may not have completed an ACGME recognized fellowship training program.

Consider checking to see if your pain doctor is board certified by the ACGME in Pain Medicine to ensure that you are receiving care from a doctor who has trained at the highest level available in the United States.

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) in Pain Medicine OR by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pain Medicine

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  • Fellowship trained at an ACGME accredited program


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David Tom, MD earned his Medical Degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.  Since that time, Dr. Tom has trained extensively in pain medicine, anesthesiology and internal medicine at some of the best medical centers in the United States.    

Dr. David Tom is a triple ACGME board certified physician in anesthesiology, pain medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tom completed his fellowship training at an ACGME accredited fellowship in interventional spine and pain management.    

Dr. Tom is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions of the neck, mid-back, low back, joints, muscles, vasculature and nerves. Dr. Tom is compassionate doctor who seeks to reduce suffering through comprehensive diagnostic testing, individualized and multidisciplinary treatment options, patient education and involvement, minimally invasive procedures, and the use of the most current and up to date technologies available.  

Dr. Tom completed his ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship and Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Prior to pursuing Anesthesiology training, he practiced as a board-certified internal medicine physician and hospitalist in California. Dr. Tom earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine.  

Dr. Tom is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA), Spine Intervention Society (SIS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA).  

Area of Clinical Focus  

Interventional Spine & Comprehensive Pain Management  

Education & Training  

ACGME Board Certified, Pain Medicine 

Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship  

ACGME Accredited Fellowship Training Program  

University of Texas Health Science Center  

San Antonio, TX  

Anesthesiology Residency Training  

ACGME Board Certified, Anesthesiology  

University of Texas Health Science Center  

San Antonio, TX  

Internal Medicine Residency Training  

ACGME Board Certified, Internal Medicine  

California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF Affiliate  

San Francisco, CA  

Medical School  

MD, Doctor of Medicine  

UCLA School of Medicine  

University of California, Los Angeles  

Los Angeles, CA