Dr. Abrecht’s primary clinical responsibility is in pain management, in the outpatient and inpatient settings. He seeks to improve the quality of life and functional capacity of this patients using a multi-faceted approach which includes but is not limited to medication management, multi-disciplinary consultation (such as physical therapy, integrative health, or pain psychology), and targeted injections. He also offers nerve stimulation and other minimally invasive spine techniques to manage a variety of painful conditions. His administrative and research focus is in quality improvement in pain medicine: tracking outcomes that matter to patients and ensuring patient safety remains a priority. In the UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, he is the QI Subspecialty Director for Pain Medicine as well as the Associate Director of Inpatient Pain Services and Director of the inpatient Chronic Pain Service.