David Eisen ~ Training Co-chair

David Eisen ~ Training Co-chair

Portland, OR

David is a licensed acupuncturist. He graduated from Cornell University and got his Masters in Social Work from Washington University, his Chinese medical training from the New England School of Acupuncture and his doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Open University of Sri Lanka. He is a faculty member of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. For 18 years he served as Director of Central City Concern’s Portland Alternative Health Center and as Director of Clinical Services. He currently is the executive director of Quest Center for Integrative Health, a multidisciplinary medically integrated clinic, which serves low income people with chronic diseases including HIV/AIDS, cancer, addictions and mental health disorders as well as chronic pain. Dr. Eisen has helped to establish groundbreaking clinical programs integrating acupuncture for addictions and pain in Federally Qualified Health Centers and most recently co-authored policies and guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain in homeless adults that was commissioned by the National Health Care for the Homeless Coalition (2011). He has also served as a reviewer for the National Institutes for Health on alternative therapies. He currently serves on the Oregon Pain Management Commission.