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Current Research

Mario De Pinto, MDMario De Pinto, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Anesthesia
Medical Director, Pain Management Center (PMC) and Chronic Pain Service
Rotation Director, Anesthesia Pain Clerkship

Most recently, Dr. De Pinto has studied the safety and efficacy of cervical sympathetic block in patients with cerebral vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as the safety and efficacy of sciatic nerve block by lateral approach and femoral nerve block performed under general anesthesia or heavy sedation.

Zhonghui Guan, MDZhonghui Guan, MD
Assistant Professor in Residence, Anesthesia

Dr. Guan’s research focuses on better understanding of gene expression regulation in chronic pain.

Michael Rowbotham, MDMichael Rowbotham, MD
Professor, Pain Management Center Neurologist

Dr. Rowbotham’s interests include clinical trial design and methodology, neuropathic pain, chronic pain, pain mechanisms, human experimental pain models, herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia, drug development, opioids, addiction research, cancer pain, and ethics of clinical research.

Mark Schumacher, MDMark Schumacher, PhD, MD
Professor, Anesthesia
Director, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Director, Pain Services, UCSF Medical Center

Dr. Schumacher maintains an active research laboratory that is focused on understanding the molecular transition from acute to chronic pain.

Xiaobing You, MDXiaobing Yu, MD
Assistant Professor in Residence, Anesthesia

Dr. Yu’s research interests include developing novel stem cell therapies for relief of neuropathic pain.

UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care Research