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Division of Regional Anesthesia
& Acute Pain

About the Division

The Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at the University of California San Diego is at the forefront of clinical service, research, and innovation for pain management. We strive to provide world-class clinical care for our patients and offer only the most up-to-date and effective approaches to treating pain associated with surgery and different types of injury. Our team has expertise in acute pain management for patients undergoing breast surgeries, joint replacements, extremity surgery, orthopedic trauma, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, gynecological surgery, burn injuries, to name a few. In addition, we provide pain management outside of the hospital by providing ambulatory nerve blocks with continuous infusions. This allows many of our patients to have excellent pain control at home for the first few days after surgery when pain can be at its peak.

UC San Diego Regional Preceptorship Program

Are you an anesthesiologist in practice and need to brush up on your regional anesthesia knowledge? Looking for an opportunity to observe ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and continuous catheter placement? Want advice on developing your own regional anesthesia practice and instituting effective billing strategies?

Due to popular demand generated by our many educational workshops, UC San Diego now offers a 1–2 day observational preceptorship program for clinicians in practice who are interested in seeing what we do firsthand. Preceptorship participants will receive direct patient-oriented education. All aspects of regional anesthesia practice from preoperative education through postoperative follow-up, including pearls for performing specific procedures, will be covered. Space is limited.

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Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Fellowship

At UC San Diego, postgraduate fellows will be immersed in a comprehensive curriculum incorporating advanced regional anesthesia techniques, such as:

  • continuous perineural infusion and ultrasound-guidance
  • multimodal acute pain management strategies
  • clinical and translational research

More about our Fellowship

Our Faculty & Fellows

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Our Publications

Philanthropy Work From our Faculty & Fellows

Our Work