David Becker, MD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor
“Integrative Pediatrics offers an individualized approach to your child’s care and emphasizes your family’s unique needs. In my practice, I combine complementary medicine with modern medicine to empower you to be an advocate for your child and your family.”
David Becker, MD, MPH is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF, where he has been on faculty since 2001. Dr. Becker is a primary care pediatrician and a specialist in integrative medicine. He has directed the Pediatric Integrative Pain Clinic since 2008, and in 2010 joined the faculty and practitioners of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
At the Osher Center, he runs the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Consult Clinic and the Pediatric Integrative Pain Management Clinic. He works with children and families to develop integrative approaches to care in the primary care setting, and for children with chronic pain and other medical and bio-behavioral conditions. His integrative philosophy of care is best summarized as neither rejecting conventional medicine nor accepting alternative therapies uncritically. He is skilled in self-regulatory methods, such as biofeedback and clinical hypnosis and trained to teach these approaches to children with chronic pain, habit-related problems, and other conditions.
Dr. Becker completed a medical degree, master’s in public health and pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and completed an associate fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He also completed the Teaching Scholars Program at UCSF. He has additional training in pain management and mind-body skills. Prior to joining the UCSF faculty, Dr. Becker spent two years in global humanitarian aid work, including a year in Sri Lanka with Doctors Without Borders.