Doctors & Providers

 

Matthew Harris, M.D.

Matthew Harris, M.D

Email: matthewh@pmaphysician.com

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 of Science 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.

 

Kais Alsharif, MD

Kais Alsharif, MD

Email: kaisa@pmaphysician.com

Dr. Kais Alsharif, MD, is double board certified in both Interventional Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

He earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota, where he remained to earn his medical degree with honors. He completed his internship in General Surgery 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 99th 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 University of California, 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),  American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), and American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM).

 

Amir Pouradib, M.D

Amir Pouradib M.D

Email: amirp@pmaphysician.com

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. 

 

Dennis Kuo M.D.

Dennis Kuo M.D.

Dr. Dennis Kuo is a Pain Physician and Anesthesiologist who works with patients in need to help alleviate their pain. Dr. Kuo believes that above all else, the patient comes first.

Dr. Kuo received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a minor in music history, and a Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles. He received his doctorate of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology residency at the University of California San Diego, and subspecialized in an interventional pain fellowship, where he was personally mentored by the nationally renowned pain physician, Dr. Mark S. Wallace, at the Center for Pain Medicine. He has published multiple scientific papers in research and academic book chapters. His experience in research and training equips him with skills and understanding for a multi-disciplinary, interventional approach in treating the complex pathology of pain. Dr. Kuo’s area of interest include fore-front research in neuromodulation, spinal cord stimulation, regenerative medicine, and music-induced analgesia.  

Outside of medicine, Dr. Kuo also has a passion in music composition and production. He created the Study Music Project, a set of original music that has helped over 22 million students around the world concentrate better in their studies. He continues to pursue his passion in music and medicine to promote the art of healing through every type of modalit.

 

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Vivek Babaria, D.O.

Dr. Vivek Babaria, D.O. is fellowship trained in Interventional Spine, Sports, and Regenerative Medicine and Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

Dr. Babaria graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with degrees is Psychology, Neuroscience, and a minor in Economics. He studied comparative philosophy, world religions, and yoga in India for two years before entering medical school at AT Still University. Thereafter, he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Case Western's University Hospitals Program, and moved on to a fellowship at OSS Health in York, PA. 

Dr. Babaria completed his fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Michael Furman MD, MS, who has published the most recognized textbook for Spine Intervention Procedures: Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Dr. Babaria currently sits on the Patient Safety Committee of the International Spine Society which publishes the most up-to-date guidelines for spine procedures and their ethics. He also sits on the North American Spine Society Patient Education Committee. 

His family has been in Fullerton, CA since 1999. Dr. Babaria has been very excited to move back home and contribute to helping his community. Outside of medicine, Dr. Babaria has a passion for recreational basketball and beach days with his family. He travels throughout the country to lecture on Regenerative Medicine and Ultrasound Guided Procedures and Guidelines.