Scott Gregory Pritzlaff, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship

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Pain Medicine


Locations and Contact

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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3301 C St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Pritzlaff's philosophy is to deliver unsurpassed patient-focused, compassionate care in pain medicine. Understanding that chronic pain is an individualized experience, he strives to tailor a treatment plan that works for each patient's unique situation.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pritzlaff is an adult interventional pain specialist with a practice focused on opioid-sparing pain management strategies, peripheral nerve and dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and innovative use of ultrasound for pain procedures. As a former Navy combat physician, he has a passion for treating military veterans and those affected by trauma.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Pritzlaff's research interests focus on emerging technologies to treat peripheral neuropathic pain. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the fields of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) and ultrasound guidance for pain procedures.


Pain Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit MI 2002

Medical School

M.D., Georgetown Univeristy, Washington DC 2006

Other School

U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon Training, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola FL 2008


Transitional, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda MD 2006-2007


Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 2011-2014


Clinical Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2014-2015

Educator of the Year, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience, 2022

Faculty Teacher of the Year, Pain Fellowship Program, UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (2019-2020, 2021-2022), 2022

Outstanding Teaching Award, Resident Chronic Pain Rotation, UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (2019-2020 and 2020-2021), 2021

Miroslawa T. Jasinska Pediatric Anesthesia Award, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, 2014

Donald P. Todd Pain Center Resident Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, 2013

Strand N, D'Souza RS, Hagedorn JM, Pritzlaff S, Sayed D, Azeem N, Abd-Elsayed A, Escobar A, Huntoon MA, Lam CM, Deer TR. Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines from the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience for the Use of Implantable Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. J Pain Res. 2022 Aug 23;15:2483-2504. doi:10.2147/JPR.S362204. PMID:36039168.

Kalia H, Pritzlaff S, Li AH, Ottestad E, Gulati A, Makous J, Chakravarthy K. Application of the novel Nalu™ Neurostimulation System for peripheral nerve stimulation. Pain Manag. 2022 Aug 10. doi:10.2217/pmt-2021-0050. Epub ahead of print. PMID:35946308.

Tieppo Francio V, Gill B, Hagedorn JM, Pagan Rosado R, Pritzlaff S, Furnish T, Kohan L, Sayed D. Factors involved in applicant interview selection and ranking for chronic pain medicine fellowship. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Jun 27;47(10):592–7. doi:10.1136/rapm-2022-103538. Epub ahead of print. PMID:35760514.

Lee DW, Pritzlaff S, Jung MJ, Ghosh P, Hagedorn JM, Tate J, Scarfo K, Strand N, Chakravarthy K, Sayed D, Deer TR, Amirdelfan K. Latest Evidence-Based Application for Radiofrequency Neurotomy (LEARN): Best Practice Guidelines from the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN). J Pain Res. 2021 Sep 8;14:2807-2831. doi:10.2147/JPR.S325665. PMID:34526815.

Jung MJ, Pritzlaff SG. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Severe Refractory Upper Extremity Post-Amputation Pain. Neuromodulation. 2021 Aug;24(6):1127-1128. doi:10.1111/ner.13246. Epub 2020 Jul 30. PMID:32734623.

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.

Jung MJ, Pritzlaff SG. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation of Complex Upper Extremity Amputation Pain May Be Variable. A A Pract. 2021 Apr 1;15(4):e01441. doi:10.1213/XAA.0000000000001441. PMID:33793432.

Hanyu-Deutmeyer A, Pritzlaff SG. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the 21st Century: Sural, Superficial Peroneal, and Tibial Nerves. Pain Med. 2020 Aug 1;21(Suppl 1):S64-S67. doi:10.1093/pm/pnaa202. PMID:32804232.

Khan JS, Krane EJ, Higgs M, Pritzlaff S, Hoffinger S, Ottestad E. A Case Report of Combined Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Obturator and Femoral Articular Branches in the Treatment of Persistent Hip Pain in a Pediatric Patient. Pain Pract. 2019 Jan;19(1):52-56. doi:10.1111/papr.12724. Epub 2018 Jul 9. PMID:29896934.

Pritzlaff S, Carinci AJ, Christo PJ. Targeting systemic inflammation in patients with obesity-related pain: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome: an often overlooked but treatable condition. J Fam Pract. 2013 Sep;62(9 Suppl CHPP):S16-21. PMID: 24080567