Samir Jayraj Sheth, M.D.
- Associate Clinical Professor
- Director of Neuromodulation
- Director of Medical Student and Resident Education
Dr. Sheth completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia University in New York City and his fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, CA. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
As co-director of neuromodulation, much of his interest in pain medicine involves the mechanism of spinal cord stimulation and the treatment of persistent, neuropathic pain with spinal cord stimulation.
He also has an interest in furthering the field of evidenced-based pain medicine. Dr. Sheth's goal is to provide a safe, comprehensive approach to minimize pain.
He has published chapters in pain medicine textbooks and is actively involved in research projects involving low back and neck pain.
Dr. Sheth's research interests include: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuropathic Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, and Ultrasound Guided Techniques.
M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo OH 2005
B.A., Washington University, St. Louis MO 2001
Anesthesiology, Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY 2006-2009
Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010
American Board of Anesthesiology,
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesiologists Research Society
International Neuromodulation Society
International Spine Interventional Society
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
North American Neuromodulation Society
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year, UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine 2010, 2014
Select Recent Publications
Singh N, DeMesa, Sheth S. Psychological Preparation for Neuromodulation: A Systematic Review. 2018 NANS Annual Meeting on January 11-14, 2018 at Caesars Palace, LV.
Rejaei D, Singh N, Sheth S, Koebner I, Fishman SM. A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain: Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Applied in a Palisade Pattern. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 2016;41(3): 416-7.
Johnson, J, Sheth, S. Methadone for Pain Relief. Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy. 2016;30(2): 146-7.
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.