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Gordon A. Irving,  MD  


Professional Statement

My goal is to help patients who suffer from chronic pain by using individualized tailored therapies, both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, to achieve an improved quality of life. As the medical director I strive to ensure that state-of-the-art therapies are provided at the Swedish Pain Center and that the Center continues to be recognized as a Center of Excellence. I lecture on pain topics locally, nationally and internationally to the general public and medical specialists. I hold a clinical associate professor position at the University of Washington Medical School and I teach medical students, residents and pain fellows in the appropriate treatment of chronic pain.

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University of Newcastle Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
medical school
Durban, Capetown, South Africa

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Management

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Amplified Pain Syndrome
  • Back Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Therapy
  • Blood Patch
  • Botox Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Block
  • Caudal Injections
  • Celiac Plexus Nerve Block
  • Chronic Pain
  • Epidural Injection
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Facet Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intractable Pain
  • Intrathecal Pump
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Nerve Compression Syndrome
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuritis
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuropathic Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Paresthesia
  • Phantom Limb
  • Post Radiation Pain
  • Post Thoracotomy Chest Pain
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Spine Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sprain
  • Tens Therapy
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family, sailing, diving, cycling and reading. I am also an avid runner and have completed over 40 marathons and ultramarathons.
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Professional Associations

American Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain
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  • English

Practice Locations

Gordon A. Irving practices at one location

Swedish Pain Services - First Hill
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Issaquah
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill