Christopher Abrecht, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Anesthesia
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2255 Post Street, #N204
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of California San FranciscoPain medicine fellowship
    Brigham and Women's HospitalAnesthesiology residency
    California Pacific Medical CenterInternal medicine internship
    New York University School of MedicineMD
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Abrecht’s primary clinical responsibility is in pain medicine: outpatient and inpatient, chronic and acute. 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. His 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 Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine. He is also Medical Director of the UCSF Pain Management Center.

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    1. Racial Differences in Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Practices in Spine Surgical Patients. Neurosurgery. 2023 03 01; 92(3):490-496. Letchuman V, He L, Mummaneni PV, Agarwal N, Campbell LJ, Shabani S, Chan AK, Abrecht CR, Miller C, Sankaran S, Rambachan A, Croci R, Berven SH, Chou D, Holly LT, Guan Z. PMID: 36700672.
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    2. 155. What are the risk factors for continued opioid use in patients following spine surgery?. The Spine Journal. 2022 Sep 1; 22(9):s82-s83. Agarwal AN, He HL, Letchuman LV, Langnas LE, Vargas VE, Croci CR, Shabani SS, Abrecht AC, Berven BS, Chou CD, Guan GZ, Mummaneni MP. .
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    3. Gabapentinoid Use in Perioperative Care and Current Controversies. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2022 Feb; 26(2):139-144. Patel AS, Abrecht CR, Urman RD. PMID: 35084656.
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    4. High-Frequency Impulse Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Back Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. J Pain Res. 2021; 14:2991-2999. Amirdelfan K, Hong M, Tay B, Reddy S, Reddy V, Yang M, Khanna K, Shirvalkar P, Abrecht C, Gulati A. PMID: 34588809; PMCID: PMC8473565.
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    5. A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Interventional Pain Procedures: 2009-2016. Anesth Analg. 2019 07; 129(1):255-262. Abrecht CR, Saba R, Greenberg P, Rathmell JP, Urman RD. PMID: 30925562.
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    6. Prediction of Pain and Opioid Utilization in the Perioperative Period in Patients Undergoing Primary Knee Arthroplasty: Psychophysical and Psychosocial Factors. Pain Med. 2019 01 01; 20(1):161-171. Abrecht CR, Cornelius M, Wu A, Jamison RN, Janfaza D, Urman RD, Campbell C, Smith M, Haythornthwaite J, Edwards RR, Schreiber KL. PMID: 29522115; PMCID: PMC6329440.
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    7. Peripheral Nerve Blocks. Essentials of Interventional Cancer Pain Management. 2019 Jan 1; 167-181. Zinboonyahgoon ZN, Abrecht AC, Narang NS. .
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    8. Pain Medicine Board Review. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2018 Aug 1; 127(2):e12. Abrecht AC. .
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    9. A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain. Anesth Analg. 2017 11; 125(5):1761-1768. Abrecht CR, Brovman EY, Greenberg P, Song E, Rathmell JP, Urman RD. PMID: 29049120.
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    10. A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Implanted Devices for Chronic Pain Management. Anesth Analg. 2017 04; 124(4):1304-1310. Abrecht CR, Greenberg P, Song E, Urman RD, Rathmell JP. PMID: 28319551.
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    11. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Pain Medicine. 2017 Jan 1; 395-397. Abrecht AC, Valovska VA. .
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    12. Neuropathic Pain. Pain Medicine. 2017 Jan 1; 541-543. Abrecht AC, Nedeljkovic NS. .
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    13. Intrathecal Drug Delivery. Pain Medicine. 2017 Jan 1; 389-390. Abrecht AC, Narang NS. .
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    14. National Perioperative Outcomes for Intrathecal Pump, Spinal Cord Stimulator, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Procedures. Pain Physician. 2015 Nov; 18(6):547-54. Abrecht CR, Gabriel RA, Dutton RP, Kaye AD, Michna E, Urman RD. PMID: 26606006.
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    15. Brachial Plexus Block for Cancer-Related Pain: A Case Series. Pain Physician. 2015 Sep-Oct; 18(5):E917-24. Zinboonyahgoon N, Vlassakov K, Abrecht CR, Srinivasan S, Narang S. PMID: 26431146.
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    16. Women have less severe and extensive coronary atherosclerosis in fatal cases of ischemic heart disease: an autopsy study. Am Heart J. 2011 Apr; 161(4):681-8. Smilowitz NR, Sampson BA, Abrecht CR, Siegfried JS, Hochman JS, Reynolds HR. PMID: 21473966.
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