At Alta Pain Physicians we understand that pain not only affects you physically, but it can negatively impact your relationships at home, work, and in the community. Employing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, we're here to help you manage your pain and regain control of your life. With locations in Sandy and Bountiful, Alta Pain Physicians serves patients in Salt Lake, Utah, and Davis counties.


Dr. Michael Chen, DO

Dr. Chen attended Brigham Young University and received a degree in molecular biology. He then completed medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Subsequent to a transitional internship in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Chen did his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University. After residency, Dr. Chen completed an interventional spine and pain fellowship through the Utah Center for Pain Management and Research in Provo, Utah. Dr. Chen founded Alta Pain Physicians in 2010.

Dr. David Byrd, MD

A native of Highland, Dr. Byrd studied neuroscience at Cornell University. He then attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. After a surgical internship at UCLA, he completed an anesthesiology residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston followed by a fellowship in interventional spine and pain at Stanford University. Additionally, he has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. Prior to joining Dr. Chen, Dr. Byrd practiced at St. Mark’s Hospital for nearly 11 years.

Terri Clawson, PA-C

Terri graduated as a PA from Quinnipiac University in 2007 and obtained a doctorate in Global Health from AT Still University in 2011. For several years, she worked as a PA in the Northern Mariana Islands, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. She has been with Alta Pain Physicians since April of 2017. Of particular interest to her is the treatment of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and women’s health as they relate to chronic pain syndromes.

Shane Green, PA

Shane Green graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and chemistry. He then completed a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. Shane has substantial experience in pain management, having practiced in the field since 2007. He joined Alta Pain Physicians in 2017 as a vital part of our team.



11333 S. 1000 E. #102

Sandy, UT 84092


801.748.1030 [FAX]

9AM - 12PM, 1PM - 5PM



557 W 2600 S

Bountiful, UT 84010


801.748.1030 [FAX]

By Appointment Only