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Paul Cheng


Anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician
Lover of things witty and humorous, amateur ceramics maker

Dr. Paul Cheng is an anesthesiologist who cares for patients in the operating room and wherever pain relief is needed. He oversees the administration of general anesthesia (when patients are "completely asleep"), obstetric anesthesia (easing pain during childbirth) and regional anesthesia (addressing severe pain in a targeted area).

Academically, Cheng focuses on education and mentorship for medical students, residents and fellows interested in general anesthesiology and pain management.

Cheng earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

  • Education

    UCLA, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago, Anesthesiology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    UC Davis, Pain Medicine, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I find anesthesiology and pain management endlessly fascinating, and hope to share this passion with the UCSF community to deliver great patient care.