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George W. Pasvankas


Pain medicine specialist

Dr. George W. Pasvankas is a specialist who cares for patients with chronic pain, including cancer pain, 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 earned his medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 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 fellowship program in pain medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and California Society of Anesthesiologists.

  • Education

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2002

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Anesthesiology, 2006

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pain Medicine, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

    Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    193 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    192 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    191 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    168 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    190 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    188 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    190 Ratings

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