Doctors Reginald Ajakwe and Raymond Tatevossian

Award Winning Pain Specialists

Reginald Ajakwe, MD

reginald ajakwe md cpp burbank center pain managementEducation & Licensure

  • College: University of Redlands, Redlands, CA. B.Sc. Biology & Chemistry. 1994 to 1998
  • Medical School: School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA. 1998 to June 2002
  • Internship: University of Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland: Internship in Transitional-Year
  • Medicine, July 2002 to June 2003
  • Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York: Residency in Anesthesiology, July 2003 to June 2006
  • Pain Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Fellowship in Pain Management, August 2009 to July 2010
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Supervisor and Operator of Fluoroscopy, 2007

Professional Experience

  • Attending Staff, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 2006– present
  • Attending Staff, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, 2006– present
  • Attending Staff Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine, Holy Cross Surgery Center 2006-present
  • Pain and Palliative Committee, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 2008 – present
  • Cancer Care Committee, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Co-director of Pain Medicine, Buena Vista Anesthesia Medical Group, 2008 – 2015
  • Co-director of Pain Medicine, Disney Family Cancer Center, 2009 – 2014
  • Lieutenant Commander, United States Naval Reserves Medical Core, 2004 to 2006

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Cum Laude, University of Redlands, California
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Redlands, California
  • Most Outstanding Senior Science Major, University of Redlands, 1998
  • National Institute of Health’s National Medical Foundation Research Grant 1999
  • California Institute of Technology Summer Fellowship, 1995, 1996, &1997.
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Pain Medicine, 2009-10
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Peer Review Publications, Presentations, Lectures:

  • Ajakwe R, Reyes E, Thomas T, Hadzic A:  Does General Anesthesia or Deep Sedation Increase the Risk    of Nerve Injury Associated with Peripheral Nerve Blocks? Presented at the 2005 Fall ASRA meeting and workshop, Miami, Florida
  • Nozaki-Taguchi N, Chaplan S, Higuera E, Ajakwe R, Yaksh T:  Vincristine Induced Allodynia in the Rat. Pain.2001; 93: 69-76
  • Contributor, Interventional Pain Medicine by Anita Gupta, 2012

Leadership

  • Providence Holy Cross Med. Center Cancer Committee 2011 to present
  • Providence St. Joseph’s Pain and Palliative Care Committee
  • Providence Partners for Health Inpatient Performance Improvement Program Committee
  • Providence Partners for Health Total Joint Replacement Initiative Committee
  • Moderator Monthly “Pain Rounds” with CME Approved Credit For Physicians, Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital

Raymond Tatevossian, MD

raymond tatevossian md cpp burbank center pain managementEducation & Licensure

  • College:  University of Southern California, Psychobiology, BS, 1997
  • Medical School:  Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 2002
  • Internship:  Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Department of Surgery, 2003
  • Residency:  USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, 2006
  • Pain Fellowship: USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, 2007
  • Diplomate: Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2007
  • Subspecialty Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2008

Staff Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2007 – 2012
  • Attending Staff, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2007 – present
  • Attending Staff, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2007 – present
  • Chairperson, Pain and Palliative Committee, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 2007 – present
  • Co-director of Pain Medicine, Buena Vista Anesthesia Medical Group, 2008 – 2015
  • Co-director of Pain Medicine, Disney Family Cancer Center, 2009 – 2014

Peer Review Publications

      • Velmahos G, Theadorou D, Tatevossian R, et al.  Radiographic cervical spine evaluation in the alert asymptomatic blunt trauma victim: much ado about nothing. J Trauma. 1996 May; 40(5): 768-7.
      • Velmahos G, Chan L, Chan M, Tatevossian R, et al.  Is there a limit to massive blood transfusion after severe trauma? Arch Surg. 1998 Sep; 133(9):947-52.
      • Velmahos G, Nigro J, Tatevossian R, et al.  Inability of an aggressive policy of thromboprophylaxis to prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in critically injured patients: are current methods of DVT prophylaxis insufficient? J Am Coll Surg. 1998 Nov;187(5):529-33.
      • Velmahos G, Tatevossian R, Demetriades D.  The “seat belt mark” sign: a call for increased vigilance among physicians treating victims of motor vehicle accidents.  Am Surg. 1998 Feb;65(2):181-5.
      • Velmahos G, Demetriades D, Chan L, Tatevossian R, et al.  Predicting the need for thoracoscopic evacuation of residual traumatic hemothorax: chest radiograph is insufficient. J Trauma. 1999 Jan;46(1):65-70.
      • Velmahos G, Chan L, Tatevossian R, et al.  High-frequency percussive ventilation improves oxygenation in patients with ARDS. Chest. 1999 Aug; 116(2):440-6.
      • Tatevossian R, Wo C, Velmahos G, et al.  Transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide as early warning signs of tissue hypoxia and hemodynamic shock in critically ill emergency patients. Crit Car Med. 2000 Jul;28(7):2248-53.
      • Velmahos G, Demetriades D, Shoemaker W, Chan L, Tatevossian R, et al. Endpoints of resuscitation of critically injured patients: normal or supranormal? A prospective randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2000 Sep:232(3):409-18.
      • Tatevossian R, Shoemaker W, Wo C, et al.  Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring for early warning of adult respiratory distress syndrome in trauma patients. J Crit Care. 2000 Dec;15(4):151-9.
      • Roth B, Velamhos G, Oder D, Vassilu P, Tatevossian R, et al.  Penetrating trauma in patients older than 55 years: a case-controlled study. Injury. 2001 Sep;32(7):551-4.
      • Sanchez B, Waxman K, Tatevossian R, et al.  Local anesthetic infusion pumps improve postoperative pain after inguinal hernia repair: a randomized trial. Am Surg. 2004 Nov;70(11):1002-6.
      • Raphael D, McIntee D, Tsurada J, Colletti P, Tatevossian R.  Frontal slab composite magnetic resonance neurography of the brachial plexus: implications for infraclavicular block approaches.  Anesthesiology. 2005 Dec;103(6):1218-24.

Presentations / Lectures

      • Tatevossian R.  Tolerance to tetanic transcutaneous electrical stimulation as  a method to asses surgical anesthesia following peripheral nerve blocks: a series of case reports.  Western Anesthesia Residents Conference. Denver, CO. Poster Presentation. 2004 May. Winner Best Poster- Regional Anesthesia & Pain.
      • Tatevossian R.The use of image-enhanced brachial plexus magnetic resonance neurography in the comparative study of three popular infraclavicular block approaches.  Western Anesthesia Residents Conference. Irvine, CA. Oral Presentation. 2005 April. Finalist for CSA Presentation.
      • Tatevossian R.The use of image-enhanced brachial plexus magnetic resonance neurography in the comparative study of three popular infraclavicular block approaches.  California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.  2005 May. Resident Finalist.
      • Tatevossian R.  Complications of Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems. Grand Rounds, Department of Anesthesiology, USC Keck School of Medicine. 2007 May.
      • Tatevossian R, Introduction to Pain Management.  Internal Medicine clerkship rotation.  USC Keck School of Medicine.  2006-7.
      • Tatevossian R.Pulsed Radiofrequency in the Management of Chronic Pain. Tumor Board. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. December 2008.
      • Tatevossian R.Current Concept in Pain Management. Grand Rounds, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. 2010

Awards, Honors, & Grants

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Professional Affiliations

      • North American Neuromodulation Society
      • American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists
      • California Society of Anesthesiologists
      • American Academy of Pain Medicine

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