Keyvan Zavarei M.D, is a double board-certified physician specialist in Interventional Pain Medicine, as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Zavarei, began his undergraduate education at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed his medical education at American University, his internship in general surgery and residency training in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Virginia (UVA), followed by sub-specialty fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at IPM in San Francisco.
Matthew Harris, M.D. is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with subspecialty training in Chronic and Interventional Pain Management. He was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from high school as Valedictorian of his senior class. From there, Dr. Harris attended California State University, Long Beach on a full academic scholarship as a President’s Scholar where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He then pursued his medical doctorate degree at the University of Southern California where he decided on the specialty of anesthesiology.
Dr. Harris continued his training at the University of California Irvine, where he completed his Residency in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. He was appointed Chief Anesthesiology Resident in his last year of training and was the recipient of the Departmental Academic Award 2008-2009. Dr. Harris has always been interested in the subspecialty of Pain Management, completing an ACGME accredited Chronic and Interventional Pain Management fellowship at the University of Utah, in the department of Anesthesiology. There he was able to fine tune his skills and become proficient in all interventional procedures as well as multi-disciplinary chronic pain management.
Dr. Kais Alsharif, MD, is double board certified in both Interventional Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota, where he remained to earn his medical degree with honors. He completed his general surgery internship at a competitive program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine, where he served as Chief Resident. He excelled in electrodiagnostic medicine (electromyography, or EMG, and nerve conduction studies) and ranked in the top 99 percentile in the nation on his national neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine examination. He went on to complete his fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, at University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Alsharif has participated in several scientific research endeavors throughout his training, with several publications including a book chapter on palliative care. His accomplishments also include establishing a training program in the study of human anatomy at U.C., Irvine.
Dr. Alsharif is experienced in a multitude of interventional pain procedures, including but not limited to cervical and lumbar epidurals, sympathetic blockade, spinal cord stimulator placement (neuromodulation), electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS), baclofen intrathetical trials, botox injections for treatment of muscle spasticity and headaches, with special training in ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injections for sports-related injuries.
Dr. Alsharif is a member of the American Academy of PM&R (AAPMR), American Pain Society (APS), and American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). He is additionally affiliated with UCI Medical Center, where he will be serving as an associate clinical professor.
Amir Pouradib,M.D. is a double board-certified physician specialist in the field of Pain Management, as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Pouradib began his medical education at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, and continued his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UC Irvine Medical Center.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Pouradib discovered the exciting new field of Pain Management, and extended his specialty training. He joined the Department of Anesthesiology at UC Irvine Medical Center, where he completed his Fellowship training in Pain Management. Following his Fellowship, he remained on staff at UC Irvine Medical Center as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where he continues to teach residents.