Charles De Mesa, D.O., M.P.H.

Charles De Mesa, D.O., M.P.H.

Specialties

Anesthesiology Pain Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine

Title

  • Director of Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Director of Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine
  • Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-7246

Cannery Building

3301 C St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-7463

UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom

271 Turn Pike Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-985-9300

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Holistic approach to treating patients with an emphasis on wellness recognizing the musculoskeletal system as a key element of health.

Clinical Interests

Dr. De Mesa's clinical interests include: Traditional intervention spine techniques, Ultrasound-guided pain interventions, Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, and Manual Therapy.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. De Mesa's research interests include: Dynamic neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound and compressive neuropathies such as neurogenic throacic plexus pathology.

Division

Pain Medicine
UC Davis Medical Group, Folsom

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center
UC Davis Medical Group

Education

D.O., A.T. Still University ? Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville MO 2010

M.P.H., Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu HI 1999

B.S., Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA 1997

Residency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2010-2013

Chief Academic Resident- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 2013-2014

Fellowships

Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Medical Association

American Osteopathic Association

Honors and Awards

UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine Gary Collins, M.D. Memorial Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, 2015

Oliver R. Smith, M.D. Award for Outstanding Resident, 2014

Carlos Vallbona, M.D. Professionalism Award, 2014

Baylor College of Medicine / University of Texas PMR Alliance Resident Teacher of the Year Award, 2014

Drs Isabelle and Josephine Morelock Osteopathic Scholarship Award ATSU-KCOM, 2008

Excellence Award, ATSU-KCOM Area Health Education Preventive Medicine and Community Service, 2007

Select Recent Publications

De Mesa C, Chu I, Furukawa K, Sheth S. Use of Continuous Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Catheters to Facilitate a Multidisciplinary Inpatient-Based Rehabilitation Plan in a Child with Lower Extremity Type 1 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Nov;94(11):e114-5.

De Mesa C, Crump ME, Anti-AMPA Receptor Limbic Encephalitis presenting with Ovarian Teratoma, Encephalopathy and Autonomic Instability-A Case Report. PM&R Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation. 2013 Sept Vol 5, Issue 9, Pages S273-274.

De Mesa C, Amley, X, Lam, P, Seales, M, Kerstein, J. Mediastinitis following a routine dental procedure in a patient with history of cardiac surgery. N A J Med Sci. 2011;4(4):245-248.

Boychuk RB, De Mesa CJ, Kiyabu KM, Yamamoto F, Yamamoto LG, Sanderson R, Gartner B, Donovan R, Beckham S, Pang C, Fanucchi R, Chong V. Change in approach and delivery of medical care in children with asthma: results from a multicenter emergency department educational asthma management program. Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4Pt 2):S145-51.

De Mesa CJ, Pang CK, Kiyabu KM, Yamamoto FY, Sanderson RR, Gartner BM, Beckham S, Asuncion DA, Nekoba AC, Kitayama J, Teruya BY, Boychuk RB. Demographics and characteristics of wheezing/asthmatic children with repeat emergency department visits in O’ahu, Hawai’i. Hawaii Med J. 2006 Feb;65(2):40-5.

Humphries M, Salhan N, De Mesa C. Ultrasound-guided pectoralis minor muscle block to aid diagnosis of neurovascular pectoralis minor syndrome. Society for Vascular Surgery. 2016. 

Humphries M, De Mesa C, Sheth S. Salhan N, Freischlag J. Ultrasound-guided Anesthetic or Botulinum Toxin Injection of the Anterior and Middle Scalene muscles to assist with diagnosis and treatment of neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Society for Vascular Surgery. 2016.