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 Parnassus and Mission Bay hospitals, and is the current chair of the UCSF Pain Committee. He helps patients manage, reduce or eliminate pain that occurs after surgery and prevent post-surgery pain from becoming chronic or persistent.
Naidu is interested in team-based approaches to management and has helped develop enhanced recovery after surgery programs at UCSF. He also cares for patients at the UCSF Pain Management Center, where he treats a range of chronic pain conditions such as back pain, facial pain, musculoskeletal pain, persistent post-operative pain and complex regional pain syndrome, an uncommon form of intense chronic pain. He uses 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 Regional Office for Europe. 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, California Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, International Association for the Study of Pain and North American Neuromodulation Society. He is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative care at UCSF.
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.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine 2007
University of Washington School of Medicine, Anesthesiology 2011
UCSF, Pain Management 2012
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