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Christopher Abrecht, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentAnesthesia
Address2200 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-885-7444
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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

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    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 spinal cord stimulation 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.


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    1. Abrecht CR, Cornelius M, Wu A, Jamison RN, Janfaza D, Urman RD, Campbell C, Smith M, Haythornthwaite J, Edwards RR, Schreiber KL. Prediction of Pain and Opioid Utilization in the Perioperative Period in Patients Undergoing Primary Knee Arthroplasty: Psychophysical and Psychosocial Factors. Pain Med. 2018 Mar 07. PMID: 29522115.
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    2. Abrecht CR, Brovman EY, Greenberg P, Song E, Rathmell JP, Urman RD. A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain. Anesth Analg. 2017 11; 125(5):1761-1768. PMID: 29049120.
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    3. Abrecht CR, Greenberg P, Song E, Urman RD, Rathmell JP. A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Implanted Devices for Chronic Pain Management. Anesth Analg. 2017 04; 124(4):1304-1310. PMID: 28319551.
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    4. Abrecht CR, Gabriel RA, Dutton RP, Kaye AD, Michna E, Urman RD. National Perioperative Outcomes for Intrathecal Pump, Spinal Cord Stimulator, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Procedures. Pain Physician. 2015 Nov; 18(6):547-54. PMID: 26606006.
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    5. Zinboonyahgoon N, Vlassakov K, Abrecht CR, Srinivasan S, Narang S. Brachial Plexus Block for Cancer-Related Pain: A Case Series. Pain Physician. 2015 Sep-Oct; 18(5):E917-24. PMID: 26431146.
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    6. Smilowitz NR, Sampson BA, Abrecht CR, Siegfried JS, Hochman JS, Reynolds HR. 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. PMID: 21473966.
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