David Becker, MD, MPH, MA

Integrative medicine specialist

Dr. David Becker is a pediatrician who has extensive training and experience in integrative medicine, mind-body strategies, chronic pain management and psychology. He cares for children and young adults with a range of chronic and complex medical issues, including digestive conditions, autoimmune conditions, migraine and other headaches, chronic pain and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He also provides mental health counseling for children and young adults through their mid-20s, focusing on anxiety, depression and behavioral concerns, as well as family counseling.

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Becker completed his medical degree and residency in pediatrics, and also earned a master of public health degree, focusing on maternal and child health. He was a primary care pediatrician at UCSF for 15 years before fully transitioning his focus to integrative medicine and behavioral health, having completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. He also earned a master's degree in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute, leading to his licensure as a marriage and family therapist. He also completed the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program.

Becker has participated in global humanitarian relief efforts with several organizations, including Doctors Without Borders. He teaches and lectures nationally and internationally on integrative medicine, mental health, chronic pain management and mind-body strategies.


Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7700
Fax: (415) 353-7358

More about David Becker


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPH 1996
University of North Carolina School of Medicine 1996
Wright Institute, MA, Clinical Psychology 2013


University of North Carolina, Pediatrics 1999


University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Becker DK. Pediatric Integrative Medicine. Prim Care. 2017 Jun; 44(2):337-350.
  2. Mind-Body Therapies in Children and Youth. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep; 138(3).
  3. McClafferty H, Brown OW. Physician health and wellness. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct; 134(4):830-5.
  4. Anderson JE, Degoff W, Becker D, Kosinski M, Roth E, Wright K. Voices from the field: part II. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2010 Mar; 40(3):60-1.

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