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UC Davis Spine Center

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D. View profile as PDF

Kenneth  Furukawa

Clinical Interests

Dr. Furukawa specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, acute pain management including the perioperative period, and pediatric and adult chronic pain management.  An area of interest is anesthesia and pain management of burned patients.


Health Sciences Clinical Professor


Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology



Pain Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7246

Cannery Building
Spine Center
3301 C St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston TX 1985
B.A., Pomona College, Claremont CA 1981


The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1986


The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1987
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1992

Board Certifications:

American Board of Anesthesiology, 1993
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 1998

Professional Memberships:

American Burn Association
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists and California Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
California Medical Association
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

UC Davis Pain Management Center Teacher of the Year, 2008

Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters,

Army Commendation Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters,

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Service Ribbon, 1999

Army National Defense Service Ribbon, 1991

Reserve Forces Service Ribbon, 1991

Army Achievement Medal, 1988

Distinguished Military Graduate, 1981

Reserve Officers Training Corporation (ROTC) Award, Pomona College, 1981

Select Recent Publications:

Devera HV, Furukawa KT, Scavone JA, Matson M, Tumber S. Interscalene blocks in anesthetized pediatric patients. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;34(6):603-4.

DeVera HV, Furukawa KT, Matson MD, Scavone JA, James MA. Regional techniques as an adjunct to general anesthesia for pediatric extremity and spine surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):801-4.

Reynolds PC, Furukawa KT. Modern draw-over anesthetic vaporizers used to deliver anesthesia in austere and battlefield conditions. Mil Med. 2003 May;168(5):ii-iii.

To see if Kenneth Furukawa is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).