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Ramana Naidu, M.D.

Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist

Dr. Ramana (Ramo) Naidu, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, serves as director of Acute Pain Services at UCSF Medical Center Mount Zion and the Parnassus hospital. He helps patients to reduce or eliminate pain that occurs after surgery and prevent post-surgery pain from becoming a chronic or persistent syndrome. Naidu also cares for patients at the UCSF Pain Management Center, where he treats a wide range of chronic pain conditions such as back pain, facial pain, persistent post-operative pain and complex regional pain syndrome, an uncommon form of intense chronic pain. He utilizes both ultrasound and fluoroscopy to perform his interventional procedures. In addition, Naidu provides outpatient care for children as part of the UCSF Integrated Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care team.

Naidu earned a medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a fellowship in pain management at UCSF. He was a Fulbright Scholar in public health in Copenhagen, Denmark with the World Health Organization European Regional Office. During this time, he studied hospital-acquired infections and the dissemination of information regarding prevention. Naidu is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA), International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). He is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative care 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.

More about Ramana Naidu

Education

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine 2007

Residencies

University of Washington School of Medicine 2011

Fellowships

UCSF, Pain Management 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cheah J, Yap E, Naidu R. . Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports. 2014; 3: 35-7. . Attempting to Prevent Persistent Postamputation Phantom Limb and Stump Pain. Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports. 2014; 3(3):35-7.
  2. Dickerson DM, Naidu RK. Preparing for the physician payment sunshine act. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 May-Jun; 39(3):185-8.
  3. Naidu R, Richebe P. Probable Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity in a Postpartum Patient with Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy After a Transversus Abdominis Plane Block. Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports. 2013; 1(5):72-74.
  4. Naidu R, Flood P. Magnesium: is there a signal in the noise? Anesthesiology. 2013 Jul; 119(1):13-5.

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