WPS Leadership

Bill McCarberg, MD

Board President

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, president of the Western Pain Society and adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Diego School Medicine.
Dr. McCarberg received his medical 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. He is board certified by the American College of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Family Practice and additionally certified in geriatrics. 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.
Dr. McCarberg 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 of the National Pain Foundation. Member appraisal of physician services at Kaiser Permanente rated Dr. McCarberg in the top 10% from 1998 to present. He has given more than 250 presentations on pain management issues and is the author or co-author of 80 articles, book chapters and books.