Gerald M Sacks, MD, Pain Management
About Gerald M Sacks, MD
Gerald M. Sacks, M.D. is a pain management specialist that’s board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is the main doctor in La Peer’s Pain Management Department.
Since 1996, Dr. Sacks has been Director of Pain Management at the Pain Institute of Santa Monica. Previously, he was Director of Pain Management at the Comprehensive Spine Center in Los Angeles.
Education & Training
Dr. Sacks graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the top sixth of the Class of 1983. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Chicago in 1989 as well as a residency in Orthopedic Surgery from Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in 1987 before receiving his fellowship in pain management (Regional Anesthesia and Ambulatory Anesthesia) from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1990. His internship in General Surgery, completed in 1984, was also at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. In 1978, Dr. Sacks graduated from Brown University in the top third of his undergraduate class, majoring in Biology.
Dr. Sacks was appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California, at both the Medical School and Pain Institute in Los Angeles.
Dr. Sacks has lectured nationally and internationally on pain management. He has been the invited lecturer at many CME and Grand Rounds presentations throughout the United States, teaching other physicians his advanced techniques.
His research interests include neuropathic pain, psychosocial issues as they relate to pain perception and musculoskeletal, mechanical aspects of pain perception.
- Bruce Nicholson, Edgar Ross, Arnold Weil, John Sasaki and Gerald Sacks
- Treatment of chronic moderate-to-severe non-malignant pain with polymer-
- coated extended-release morphine sulfate capsules
- Phase IV, prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded endpoint trial
- Michael Rowbotham, Gerald Sacks and Seymour Young
- Gabapentin vs Placebo for pain associated with HIV Neuropathy
- Phase IV, prospective, double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial
- F. Michael Ferrante, Gilbert J. Fanciullo, Katherine P. Grichnik, Julien
- Vaisman, Gerald M. Sacks, and Mercedes A. Concepcion
- Regression of Sensory Anesthesia During Continuous Epidural Infusions of
- Bupivacaine and Opioid for Total Knee Replacement
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