COVID-19 updates, including vaccine information, for our patients and visitors, Learn More
About Albert Y. Leung, MD
Albert Y. Leung, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine. As a pain management specialist, he evaluates and treats all forms of acute and chronic pain conditions. Dr. Leung has over 20 years' experience caring for people with chronic pain, and offers a range of interventional and minimally invasive procedures, as well as medication management. As a renowned leader in field of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), he recently led an international consensus panel in establishing and publishing the clinical treatment guidelines for repetitive TMS in pain and headaches management.
Dr. Leung's latest research focuses on the mechanisms and effectiveness of TMS and transcutaneous magnetic stimulation (tMS) for nerve function restoration and headache/pain relief. With previous or ongoing funding supports from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and the Veteran Affairs Office of Research and Development, he directs the VA San Diego Healthcare System Center for Pain and Headache Research and also conducts pain-related studies at UC San Diego. He is a frequent reviewer for various federal funding agencies, and an editor and a reviewer for numerous peer-review journals. His work has been published extensively in peer review journals.
Dr. Leung served as director of UC San Diego Health's Cancer Palliative Care program and the VA San Diego Healthcare System Pain Service. He is a faculty member for the UC San Diego's Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program and a research scientist at the Veterans Medical Research Foundation.
He completed a pain medicine clinical and research fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, a functional neuroimaging fellowship at the MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and a transcranial magnetic stimulation fellowship at Harvard School of Medicine. Dr. Leung earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Center for Pain Medicine.
- University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- MGH/MIT/HMS, Boston, MA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Anesthesiology
- Pain Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- Neuropathic Pain
- Pain Neuromodulation