David Dickerson

David M. Dickerson, MD, is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician. He is the section chief for pain medicine at the NorthShore University HealthSystem. His research and clinical endeavors focus on neuromodulation, pain care outcomes and implementing safe and effective pain care delivery systems. While at NorthShore, Dr. Dickerson authored a system-wide practice advisory on safe opioid prescribing and leads several quality improvement and clinical initiatives optimizing patient access to non-opioid care across the care continuum. Clinically, Dr. Dickerson directs the inpatient pain services for four hospitals as well as the outpatient pain clinics.

Prior to joining the NorthShore System, Dr. Dickerson served as director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s acute pain service and chair for the Institution’s Pain Stewardship Program. Dr. Dickerson served as the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s liaison to the Pain Care Coalition and currently serves as Chairman of the ASA Committee on Pain Medicine and as representative to the AMA's Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Dickerson teaches several classes on pain and neuroscience for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Dickerson is a core faculty member of the University of Chicago Center for Health Care Delivery Science and Innovation and a past grant recipient of one of the Center’s innovation awards for the study of implementing pharmacogenomics into inpatient pain care.