Pain Medicine - For Medical Professionals


The Division of Pain Medicine is involved in the education of residents, fellows, nurses, psychologists, and spiritual care providers throughout Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We also provide input on the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of all pain education programs at the hospital to minimize any discomfort and distress patients and families may experience.


Research and quality improvement are critical components of the Division of Pain Medicine’s treatments. Our experts are involved in multiple research studies focusing on the effectiveness of treatments and procedures for pain management—studies that often lead to changes that improve short- and long-term outcomes.

Current research interests include:

  • Pediatric Chronic and Acute Pain Management
  • Pediatric Regional Anesthesia, including Neuraxial & Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology and Neuroanesthesia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Other Causes of Neuropathic Pain
  • Back, Extremity, Joint, and Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Migraines and Headaches
  • Perioperative and Postoperative Pain
  • Difficult Airway Management
  • Solid Organ Transplant Surgery
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Virtual Reality for Pediatric Pain Distraction
  • Animal Assisted Therapy