Faculty

Rodney A. Gabriel, M.D.

Biography:

  • Chief, Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
  • Assistant Clinical Professor 
  • M.D. - University of California, San Francisco
  • Anes - Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Regional Anes Fellowship - Universtiy of California, San Diego
  • Biomedical Informatics Fellowship - UCSD
  • email: ragabriel@ucsd.edu
Specialty:
Regional anesthesia, cryoanalgesia, neuromodulation, biomedical informatics (big data analysis, machine learning, perioperative outcomes), Acute Pain Management, pharmacogenomics

Bahareh Khatibi, M.D.

Biography:

  • Fellowship Director, Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain 
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • M.D. - University of Chicago
  • Anes - University of California, San Diego
  • Regional Anes Fellowship - UCSD

Specialty:
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, regional anesthesia education, preoperative medicine, phantom limb pain research


Brian M. Ilfeld, M.D., M.S.

Biography:

  • Professor In Residence 
  • M.D. - University of California, San Francisco 
  • Anes - University of California, San Francisco 
  • Fellowship - Regional Anesthesia, University of Florida 
  • MS Degree - Clinical Investigation, University of Florida 

Specialty:
Regional Anesthesia and human subjects clinical research, cryoanalgesia, neuromodulation, phantom limb pain research, PI for four Department of Defense grants and one NIH R-01 grant


Engy T. Said, M.D.

Biography:

  • Clinical Director, Acute Pain Service
  • Site Director, Regional Anesthesia at Jacobs Medical Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • M.D. - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Anes - University of California, San Diego
  • Regional Anes Fellowship - UCSD

Specialty:
Acute Pain Management, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Wendy B. Abramson, MD

Biography:

  • MD - Jefferson Medical College 
  • Anes - University of Pennsylvania 
  • Regional Anes Fellowship - University of California, San Diego 

Specialty:
Regional and OB anesthesia, Acute Pain Management

Navparkash S Sandhu, MD, MS

Biography:

  • Clinical Professor 
  • MS (Surgery ) Panjab university 1985 
  • Surgery Registrarship; Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 
  • Anesthesiology NYU New York 1999 

Interests:
Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia ,ultrasound guided arterial venous and CV cannulations, perioperative ultrasound, Advanced airway techniques.


Jacklynn F. Sztain, M.D.

Biography: 

  • M.D. - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Anes - University of California, San Diego
  • Regional Anes Fellowship - UCSD

Specialty:
Acute Pain Management, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia


John J. Finneran, M.D.

Biography:

  • Director of Resident Education in Regional Anesthesia
  • Site Director, Regional Anesthesia at Hillcrest Hospital
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • M.D. - University of California, San Diego
  • Anes - University of California, San Diego
  • Regional Anes Fellowship - UCSD

Interests:
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, neuroanesthesia 

Rekha Chandrabose, M.D.

Biography:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Med School: The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Residency: University of California, San Diego
Specialty:
Obsetric Anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, Co-founder of Women in Anesthesiology

Preetham Suresh, M.D.

Biography:

  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • M.D. - Case Western Reserve
  • Anes - UCSF

Specialty:
Neuraxial techniques. Simulation in Anesthesia.

Ching-Rong Cheng, M.D.

Biography:

  • Clinical Professor
  • M.D. - Taipai Medical College
  • Anes - Univ of Louisville

Specialty:
Simulation Technology, Regional Anesthesia

‚ÄčRichard Bellars, M.D.

Biography:

  • M.D. - Georgetown University 
  • Anes - UCSD 

Specialty:
Regional Anesthesia and Advanced Airway Management, liver transplant, neuroanesthesia.