He served as Medical Director of the Hennepin County Medical Center Pain Program from 1993 to 2006. He practiced at Fairview-University Pain and Palliative Care Center from 2006 to 2015. He is an owner of the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic. Dr. Clavel, MD, has found pain management to be a challenging career and a wonderful opportunity to help patients recapture their lives. His approach with patient care is simple; they work as a team to create the ideal healing state. He believes all patients have the capacity to heal. He is Past-president of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH) and often offers hypnosis as part of an integrated treatment plan promoting neuroplasticity and positive change.
Dr. Clavel teaches health professionals nationally on psychoneuroimmunology, headache, chronic pain and the integration of hypnosis and mind-body medicine with tradition medicine. He has special interests in the prevention of chronic pain, integrative health, neuroplasticity, and central sensitivity syndromes.