Kevin Cuccaro, DO
Consultant and Physician, Pain Medicine, Independent Practice, Corvallis and Philomath, OR.
Session(s): Wednesday Keynote (Noon – 1:00 pm)
Kevin Cuccaro is a pain specialist on a mission to transform society’s understanding of pain and improve pain treatment outcomes. He frequently speaks on pain and related topics to both physicians and the public, consults health systems on chronic pain and opioids, and has created and delivered pain education programs to diverse audiences.
Dr. Cuccaro’s medical degree came from The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained in anesthesiology at The University of Chicago and completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Michigan. Later he served as associate program director of the Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Pain Medicine Fellowship program.
In 2016, the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center selected Dr. Cuccaro as a Clinical Innovations Fellow for his work involving pain education for healthcare providers in Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes. Dr. Cuccaro currently serves on the Oregon Pain Management Commission as well as the Oregon Health Authority Health Evidence Review Committee’s Chronic Pain Task Force.
In addition to systems transformation work, Dr. Cuccaro maintains a small private practice in Philomath, Oregon.