David Fish

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David Fish
Born (1964-11-28) November 28, 1964 (age 52)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Alma mater
Occupation physiatrist

David Eli Fish MD MPH is an American physiatrist and one of the editors of a popular PM&R handbook PM&R Pocketpedia.


After completing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001, Dr. Fish completed additional training as a clinical fellow in pain medicine at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Fish is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine.[1]


Dr. Fish is the recipient of the following:

  • Foundation for PM&R Education Research Fund's Best Paper Award (2004).
    • Dr. Fish's work demonstrated that there is no statistically significant difference between two competing approaches to achieve muscle strengthening.[2]
  • Distinguished Clinician (2002), UCLA/VA Multicampus PM&R Residency Program
    • Selected by residents as the distinguished staff attending for the academic year.
  • Teaching Excellence in Problem Based Learning, UCLA School of Medicine (2007)


  • Fish DE, Radfar-Baublitz L, Choi H, Felsenthal G (2003). "Correlation of standardized testing results with success on the 2001 American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 1 Board Certificate Examination". Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 82 (9): 686–91. doi:10.1097/01.PHM.0000083688.23340.EA. PMID 12960910. 
  • Fish DE, Krabak BJ, Johnson-Greene DJ, deLateur BJ (2003). "Optimal Resistance Training: Comparison of the DeLorme and Oxford Technique". Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 82 (12): 903–909. doi:10.1097/01.PHM.0000098505.57264.DB. PMID 14627926. 


  • Choi H, Sugar R, Fish D, Shatzer M, Krabak B. PM&R Pocketpedia. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (2003). ISBN 0-7817-4433-4
  • Kim H, Fish D, Choi H. Pain Medicine Pocketpedia. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (2011). ISBN 978-0-7817-7218-1


  1. ^ from UCLA website accessed 22 Jan 2007
  2. ^ from Foundation for PM&R website accessed 22 Jan 2007