Specialists

Dr. Tomer Anbar, Ph.D., CTC, CGP

Director

Dr. Anbar has specialized in the development and operation of chronic pain rehabilitation and
behavioral medicine clinics, and related hospital services in the public and private sectors in the
U.S., Canada, and Mexico for over 25 years. His work has focused on introducing evidence-
based clinical programs into these sectors and the military to systematically improve the lives of
those suffering from chronic pain, delayed recovery, PTSD and related issues. His work has been
featured in publications, conferences and television venues.

Dr. Anbar founded and formerly directed the Multidisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program at
Scripps Health, and founded and directed the Unit of Clinical & Research Psychobiology at the
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, a research component of the World Health
Organization in Mexico City.

As former Chairman of the Pain Rehabilitation SIG of the American Pain Society and former
Treasurer of the Musculoskeletal Pain SIG of the International Association for the Study of Pain
comprised of 133 countries, Dr. Anbar continues promoting the advances of interdisciplinary
biopsychosocial evidence-based care. He is a regular consultant to stakeholders ranging from
public agencies, insurance carriers, employers and patients in the Workers’ Compensation
system, and operates an IOH Center of Excellence specializing in chronic pain, delayed recovery,
PTSD and legacy cases. Among his accomplishments have been the establishment and
management of the Global Pain Institute Consortium, with projects that have included the
American Academy Pain Management, the City of San Diego and Intel-GE initiatives.