Dr. Fishman is 2013 FSMB Medical Award Recipient
Dr. Fishman, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Professor of Anesthesia at the University of California, Davis, is well known for his longstanding scholarship and leadership in the area of pain management. He lectures throughout the United States on all aspects of pain control as well as the prevention of prescription drug abuse. Dr. Fishman is the author of The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Foundation's 2007 book, "Responsible Opioid Prescribing," which was widely distributed by medical boards and quickly became a recognized authoritative resource for physicians in confronting problems associated with the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. An expanded and revised second edition, "Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Clinician's Guide," was released in print and e-book formats in 2012. Dr. Fishman is Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and is author of "The War on Pain" and "Listening to Pain," coauthor of "Spinal Cord Stimulation," and coeditor of "Bonica's Management of Pain and Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia."