Naileshni Sanjinita Singh, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine

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Pain Medicine

Locations and Contact

Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute

UC Davis Health Eye Center, Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Singh provides holistic, multi-modal pain care that is evidence based but also cutting-edge.

Clinical Interests

As one of 9 clinicians in the Division of Pain Medicine, Dr. Singh’s time is divided between direct inpatient and outpatient care, teaching, administrative, and research. She engages in patient care as a board-certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and neuromodulation implanter. She’s been individually recognized by patients for the care she provides.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Singh has research interests in education, state of the art teachnologies such as simulation and virtual reality, and the use of interventional pain procedures.


Pain Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., Genetics, UC Davis, Davis CA 2001

Medical School

M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2006


Transitional Internship, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA 2006-2007


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2007-2010


Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2011

Moderated poster session, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) annual meeting, 2022

Winning poster, American Academy of Pain Medicine annual meeting, 2019

Fellowship Excellence Award, American Academy of Pain Medicine, 2016

Center of Excellence Award (to the Division of Pain Medicine), American Pain Society, 2015

Best Poster Award, Western Anesthesiology Resident Conference, 2014

Singh N, DeMesa C, Pritzlaff S, Jung M, Green C. Implementation of Virtual Multiple Mini-Interviews for Fellowship Recruitment. Pain Med. 2021 Aug 6;22(8):1717-1721. doi:10.1093/pm/pnab141. PMID:33871655.

Servis M, Fishman SM, Wallace MS, Henry SG, Ziedonis D, Ciccarone D, Knight KR, Shoptaw S, Dowling P, Suchard JR, Shah S, Singh N, Cedarquist LC, Alem N, Copenhaver DJ, Westervelt M, Willis BC. Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Educational Competencies for Pain and Substance Use Disorder from the Medical Schools of the University of California. Pain Med. 2021 Feb 4;22(1):60-66. doi:10.1093/pm/pnaa399. PMID:33316051.

Singh N, Nielsen AA, Copenhaver DJ, Sheth SJ, Li CS, Fishman SM. Advancing Simulation-Based Education in Pain Medicine. Pain Med. 2018 Sep 1;19(9):1725-1736. doi:10.1093/pm/pnx344. PMID:29490076.

Jones JH, Singh N, Nidecker A, Li CS, Fishman S. Assessing the Agreement Between Radiologic and Clinical Measurements of Lumbar and Cervical Epidural Depths in Patients Undergoing Prone Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection. Anesth Analg. 2017 May;124(5):1678-1685. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000001839. PMID:28099288.

Singh N, De Mesa C. Unusual Hypersensitivity Reaction to Iohexol During Epidural Steroid Injection Resulting in Lipoma Development: A Case Presentation. PM R. 2016 Dec;8(12):1218-1221. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jun 9. PMID:27292434.

Rejaei D, Singh N, Sheth S, Koebner I, Fishman SM. A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain: Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Applied in a Palisade Pattern. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 May-Jun;41(3):416-7. doi:10.1097/AAP.0000000000000385. PMID:27093283.

Arwood E, Rowe JM, Singh NS, Carr DB, Herr KA, Chou R. Implementing a Paradigm Shift: Incorporating Pain Management Competencies into Pre-Licensure Curricula. Pain Med. 2015 Feb;16(2):291-300. doi:10.1111/pme.12563. Epub 2014 Sep 22. PMID:25244226.

Fishman SM, Young HM, Lucas Arwood E, Chou R, Herr K, Murinson BB, Watt-Watson J, Carr DB, Gordon DB, Stevens BJ, Bakerjian D, Ballantyne JC, Courtenay M, Djukic M, Koebner IJ, Mongoven JM, Paice JA, Prasad R, Singh N, Sluka KA, St Marie B, Strassels SA. Core competencies for pain management: results of an interprofessional consensus summit. Pain Med. 2013 Jul;14(7):971-81. doi:10.1111/pme.12107. Epub 2013 Apr 11. PMID:23577878.

Singh N, Fishman S, Rich B, Orlowski A. Prescription opioid forgery: reporting to law enforcement and protection of medical information. Pain Med. 2013 Jun;14(6):792-8. doi:10.1111/pme.12062. Epub 2013 Mar 5. PMID:23461809.