Al Cheung, MD

Dr. Cheung graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy in 1974, and earned a Masters in Pharmacology from Stanford in 1978. A practicing pharmacist in Illinois and California, he entered Stanford to do research in Opiate receptors and Endorphins. After completing his MD at the University of Wisconsin in 1981, Dr Cheung joined the Anesthesiology Department at University of California, San Francisco to complete residency in this specialty. Double board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management, he has also completed a sub-specialty certification in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. A practicing pain management physician since 1990, he was appointed Medical Director of the O'Connor Pain Management Clinic in 1995. Dr. Cheung brings tremendous experience and compassion to our practice. In addition, he speaks Cantonese.