Meet Our Specialist

David Velling

Medical Doctor

Dr. Velling completed his fellowship training in pain management at the Mayo Clinic. He served as the Chief of Anesthesiology / Pain Management at a regional United States Air Force hospital and has been published in numerous medical journals.
He lectures on pain management topics, and is active in numerous professional medical organizations.

Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine Licensed in Washington State ACLS Certified Licensed by the DEA


  • Pain Fellow
    Department of Anesthesiology/Pain Management Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ Sept 2000 – Aug 2001
  • Chief Resident
    Department of Anesthesiology
    University of Southern California (USC) Medical School LAC-USC Medical Center Los Angeles, CA June 1993 – May 1994
  • Administrative Resident
    Department of Anesthesiology USC University Hospital Los Angeles, CA
    March 1993 – May 1993
  • Residency
    Anesthesiology USC School of Medicine LAC-USC Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
    July 1991 – June 1994
  • Internship
    Internal Medicine/Transitional LAC-USC Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
    July 1990 – June 1991
  • Medical School
    University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA M.D., June 1990
  • University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA Bachelor’s in Chemistry, 1985 Dean’s
    Honors List, 1984-1985 Academic Excellence in Chemistry, 1985

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Additional qualifications


  • Ultrasound and Regenerative Medicine for Interventional Pain Management, Napa Pain Institute, August 2015
  • Ultrasound and Regenerative Medicine Training Course, GCC Institute, July 2016
  • Regenerative Medicine, Interventional and Diagnostic Ultrasound Advanced Training Course, GCC Institute, March 2018


  • Sustained-Release Niacin for Preventative Treatment of Migraine Headache, A Case Report, D.A. Velling, D. Dodick; Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2003; 78:770-771
  • Sympathetic-Mediated Leg Pain After Surgical Lumbar Sympathectomy, D.A. Velling; Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 2001; Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2003
  • Ketamine Plus Midazolam, a Most Effective Pediatric Oral Premedicant; D.L. Warner, D. Velling and J. Carbaret; Pediatric Anesthesia, 5:293 – 295, 1995
  • Cocktail of Oral Midazolam and Ketamine Hailed as an Effective Form of Premedication, D.L. Warner, D. Velling and J. Cabaret, as reported by E. Douglas in Anesthesia News, p. 29; September, 1995
  • Infiltration of Local Anesthetic for Emergency Cesarean Section; D. Velling M.D.; Obstetric Pain Management, vol. 2, issue 3, 1994


  • American Medical Association
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Pierce County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasound (WAPMU)


  • Tenwek Hospital, Bomet Kenya, May 2014 – Volunteer work (through Samaritan’s Purse-World Medical Missions) as anesthesiologist/pain management physician at a mission hospital serving over 1 million residents of central Kenya. Helped organize and optimize anesthesia department services; daily OR case load as anesthesiologist as well as supervision of CRNA’s; daily pain management consultations and clinic schedule for a hospital which previously had no pain management services.
  • – volunteer pain management consultant for web-based medical information site; contributor to Care Guides for patients to have easy to understand set of actions and advice specific to an individual condition or health goal.
  • Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee – Interventional Pain Management consultant, 2009-2011, Noridian Healthcare (regional Medicare carrier)
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