Dr. David W. Herbert
David W. Herbert, M.D. is an invasive pain physician specializing in the care of chronic pain patients.
Dr. Herbert was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University in Lancaster County. Post-graduate studies in physiology were pursued at the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Dr. Maria Delavoria-Papadoupolus. During this time period Dr. Herbert participated in research studies involving fetal cerebral blood flow and metabolism. In 1983 Dr. Herbert entered into medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his medical degree in 1987 followed by a year of internship at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. This was followed by residency in anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. During his final year at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Herbert was chief resident and specialized in the field of pain management.
Following graduation from the residency program he moved to Arizona in 1991 and has been practicing invasive pain management for 20 years in Tempe. At this time Dr. Herbert works in three separate locations including Tempe, Chandler, and east Mesa. He is presently involved in two research projects in conjunction with Arizona State University and Good Samaritan Hospital. These projects involve the use of implantable devices in paraplegics and patients with peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Herbert specializes in invasive pain medicine. He has worked with primary care physicians and surgeons in the medical pharmacologic management of pain. His practice includes techniques such as epidural steroid injections through the more invasive techniques such as IDET, nucleoplasty and radiofrequency lesioning. He has had extensive experience lecturing to physicians and other care takers in the arena of pain management.