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Dr. Maia Chakerian, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. She specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine.Read her story
Dr. Chakerian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Dr. Chakerian's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Chakerian "While studying anthropology at Pomona College in Southern California, I spent a semester abroad in Kenya, in East Africa. There, I met a wonderful and inspiring Dutch physician, who made it his life's mission to work in developing countries, bringing nutritional education to women and children. He was very inspiring to me, and I returned to complete my undergraduate education, with the idea of becoming a doctor. Upon graduation from Pomona, I returned to my home state of New Mexico, and attended UNM School of Medicine. I had originally thought I would become a primary care physician in a rural area of the state, but I found that I had a particular talent and love for surgery. I entered the surgical training program, and was accepted into the plastic surgery residency as well. However, not everything in life is without its challenges, and the plastic surgery program unexpectedly closed before I had completed my training. I decided to take another path, and switched to a training program in anesthesiology. There, I first was exposed to the subspecialty of pain management. This seemed to be the perfect blend of technical expertise and ongoing patient care, which I missed from my previous life as a surgical resident. I decided to pursue this as my calling. After completing my anesthesiology residency, I attended what was then the oldest and one of the most respected Pain Management training programs, at the University of Washington in Seattle. During that fellowship training, I became exposed to a rigorous psychological and rehabilitation approach to pain management, which helped to round out my knowledge and expertise with dealing with the pain patient. Following completion of my fellowship, I returned to California to teach at UC San Diego. My proudest accomplishments there include influencing some of the residents to pursue pain management as a career, and to author the application to the American College of Graduate Medical Education which resulted in accreditation of the Pain Fellowship program at UCSD. This program has now trained many distinguished professionals. I moved to the Bay Area in 1994, where I have two offices. The oldest is in Los Gatos, and the newest is in Menlo Park. My personal interests include cooking, gardening, wine, music, and travel."
This content was provided by Dr. Chakerian "I have been caring for chronic pain and cancer pain patients in Los Gatos, CA since 1992, and am Board-Certified in Anesthesiology with Added Qualifications in Pain Medicine. I offer full service pain management, from medication management to interventional pain procedures, including implanted spinal stimulators and pumps. We have an active clinical research team, using the very newest therapies for pain.
My Menlo Park, CA office specializes in providing personalized care, taking as much time as needed with each patient in a relaxing, peaceful environment. Psychological pain management services are available onsite, in addition to full-service medical/interventional pain management techniques."
2 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
We strive to provide the highest quality care at all times, and to respond to all patients' concerns. The field of pain management is often complicated by conflicting issues: adequate pain control versus potential addiction to medications. We are governed and monitored closely by state and local agencies to make sure that we are doing everything we can to keep patients safe and to obey all the federal and state laws.
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