You are here


Albert Leung, MD, Professor

Dr. Leung is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the UC San Diego, School of Medicine.  He is the Director, Center for Pain and Headache Research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).  He is the founder of the Anesthesia Pain Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment clinic at the VASDHS. Under his leadership, this rapidly growing clinical service provides TMS therapy for veterans with intractable chronic pain conditions such as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) related headaches and other co-morbid conditions. In recent years, his research group has completed several novel studies in validating the efficacy and mechanisms of rTMS in alleviating MTBI related headache and other service related chronic pain conditions with correlated functional imaging studies. He is at the forefront of promoting TMS as a treatment for pain.