David Becker

MD MPH MA

Integrative medicine specialist
Pediatrician
Psychotherapist and woodworker

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.

  • Education

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPH, 1996

    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 1996

    Wright Institute, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2013

  • Residencies

    University of North Carolina, Pediatrics, 1999

  • Fellowships

    University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

The integrative model of care, focused on a collaborative relationship and evidence-informed treatment options, is the foundation of good medicine.

Clinics I work with

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Pain Management Program

Pain Management Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

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