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George Pasvankas, M.D.

Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist

Dr. George W. Pasvankas is an attending physician at the UCSF Pain Management Center, where he treats patients with chronic pain, including cancer pain, chronic neck and low-back pain, neuropathic pain syndromes and complex regional pain syndrome. He also cares for patients undergoing anesthesia for surgery, including preoperative assessment and management, intraoperative anesthetic management and postoperative management and recovery.

Pasvankas is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and California Society of Anesthesiologists. He earned a medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in pain medicine at UCSF. Pasvankas serves as director for the UCSF Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Pain Management Center
2255 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94143-1654
Phone: (415) 885-PAIN (7246
New Patients: (415) 885-3552
Current Patients: (415) 885-7533
Fax: (415) 885-3883

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about George Pasvankas

Education

Mount Sinai Medical Center 2002

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Anesthesiology 2006

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Pain Medicine 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Schumacher M, Pasvankas G. Topical capsaicin formulations in the management of neuropathic pain. Prog Drug Res. 2014; 68:105-28.
  2. Pasvankas GW, Alston TA. Quick fix of bent prongs of the thermodilution cardiac output connector of a Swan-Ganz catheter. J Clin Anesth. 2005 Aug; 17(5):407-8.

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