Division Chief, Pain Medicine,
UC Davis Health

David J. Copenhaver, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist and faculty in the Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UC Davis Health Center.

Dr. Copenhaver is the director of Cancer Pain Management and Supportive Care Program in addition to the Pain Medicine Telehealth program at UC Davis.

Dr. Copenhaver has research interests in health services administration, pain medicine education, responsible opioid management, targeted drug delivery, and the applied use of stem cells in the setting of intervertebral disc disease.

Copenhaver completed his undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience, Physiology and Behavior at UC Davis. He subsequently went on to UCLA to complete his medical school education and a master’s degree in public health. Dr. Copenhaver completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and his pain medicine fellowship at UC Davis.