George Pasvankas, MD

Pain management physician

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.


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

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

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-2381

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about George Pasvankas


Mount Sinai Medical Center 2002


Massachusetts General Hospital, Anesthesiology 2006


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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