Assistant Professor

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Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, Assistant Professor and Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery, at Stanford University’s Department of Comparative Medicine; he is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA).

Prior to arriving at Stanford, Dr. Pacharinsak was a faculty member in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Michigan State University and Purdue University; and served as a Clinical Specialist at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.  His research focuses on understanding the neurobiology of cancer pain, chemotherapeutic-induced peripheral neuropathy, acute surgical pain models, and methods to improve clinical pain management e.g. sustained release analgesics supporting refinement. Research methodology includes electrophysiologic and behavioral techniques.

My research focuses on understanding the neurobiology of cancer pain and acute animal pain models, and to improve clinical pain management.  This work is roughly divided into 2 parts: studying biological markers of pain pathophysiology and controlling pain in the clinical setting.  I am interested in targeted pain control such as voltage-gated sodium channels, transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV1) and opioids. Research methodology will be mainly using electrophysiological and behavioral techniques.




Updated March 1, 2021