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Spine Faculty

UC Davis Spine Center is an interdisciplinary program designed to help patients of all ages and stages of dysfunction caused by spinal disorders to return to their optimal level of functioning. The integration and breadth of services provided by an outstanding team of faculty physicians, scientists and nurse specialists at UC Davis Health System distinguish our program and contribute to advancements in spine care through pioneering new treatments, technologies and science.

J. Patrick Johnson, M.D., M.S.

J. Patrick Johnson, M.D., M.S. »

Clinical Professor, Co-Director Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship Program

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Neurological Surgery

Kee Kim, M.D.

Kee Kim, M.D. »

Professor and Vice Chair

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Neurological Surgery

Ripul R. Panchal, D.O.

Ripul R. Panchal, D.O. »

Assistant Professor

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Neurological Surgery

Ben Waldau, M.D., FAANS

Ben Waldau, M.D., FAANS »

Assistant Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-4300

Specialty:

Neurological Surgery
Surgery - Vascular and Endovascular

Jason Cage, D.O. »

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellow

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Yashar Javidan, M.D.

Yashar Javidan, M.D. »

Assistant Professor

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Eric Klineberg, M.D., M.S.

Eric Klineberg, M.D., M.S. »

Co-Director of the Spine Center

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery
Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Rolando Roberto, M.D.

Rolando Roberto, M.D. »

Chief of Spine Service

Cannery Building
Phone: 916-734-7463
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery - Spinal Disorders

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

Charles De Mesa, D.O., M.P.H. »

Director of Pain Medicine Fellowship

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Anesthesiology Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine

Scott Fishman, M.D.

Scott Fishman, M.D. »

Chief of Pain Medicine

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pain Medicine

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D.

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D. »

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Paul Kreis, M.D.

Paul Kreis, M.D. »

Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine

Gagan Mahajan, M.D.

Gagan Mahajan, M.D. »

Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine

Samir Sheth, M.D.

Samir Sheth, M.D. »

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Pain Medicine
Anesthesiology

Naileshni Singh, M.D.

Naileshni Singh, M.D. »

Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Fellowship Director

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D.

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D. »

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7246

Specialty:

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Chris Shin, M.D.

Chris Shin, M.D. »

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7041

Specialty:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Carol Vandenakker-Albanese, M.D.

Carol Vandenakker-Albanese, M.D. »

Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 916-734-7041

Specialty:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation