Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist
Dr. Ramana (Ramo) Naidu is a pain management specialist at the UCSF Pain Management Center and an anesthesiologist and director of Acute Pain Services in the hospital at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, focusing on cancer patients. His expertise includes treating patients to reduce or eliminate pain that occurs after surgery and preventing post-surgery pain from becoming a chronic or ongoing syndrome. He treats a wide range of conditions such as back pain, persistent post-operative pain and complex regional pain syndrome, an uncommon form of intense chronic pain. n the pain center, Naidu works with specialists in anesthesiology, neurology, physiatry and psychology. He also provides resources for complementary medicine to those patients who want to incorporate it into their care.
In his research, Naidu studies the development of chronic pain after surgery, methods to reduce acute post-operative pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Naidu earned a medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, where he grew up, and completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed 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. He studied hospital-acquired infections and the dissemination of information regarding prevention. Naidu is a member of the American 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 2011