Kenneth Furukawa, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

To see if Kenneth Furukawa is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Pain Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5031

Glassrock Building

Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 800-282-3284

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Physician Referrals

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Furukawa specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, acute pain management including the perioperative period, and pediatric and adult chronic pain management. An area of interest is anesthesia and pain management of burned patients.


Pediatric Anesthesiology
General Anesthesiology

Undergraduate School

B.A., Pomona College, Claremont CA 1981

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston TX 1985


Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1985-1986


General Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1986-1987


Anesthesiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 1989-1992


Pediatric Anesthesiology 6mo, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC 1991

Top Doctor, Sacramento Magazine, 2019

Department Mentoring Director Award, UC Davis Health Mentoring Academy, 2017, 2018

Top Doctor, Pain Medicine, Sacramento Magazine, 2017

Outstanding Unit, 349th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 2015 Tri-annual Unit Effectiveness Inspection, US Air Force, 2015

Keller BA, Kabagambe SK, Becker JC, Chen YJ, Goodman LF, Clark-Wronski JM, Furukawa K, Stark RA, Rahm AL, Hirose S, Raff GW. Intercostal nerve cryoablation versus thoracic epidural catheters for postoperative analgesia following pectus excavatum repair: Preliminary outcomes in twenty-six cryoablation patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Dec;51(12):2033-2038. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.09.034. Epub 2016 Sep 28. PMID:27745867.

De Mesa C, Chu I, Furukawa K, Sheth S. Use of Continuous Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Catheters to Facilitate a Multidisciplinary Inpatient-Based Rehabilitation Plan in a Child with Lower Extremity Type 1 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Nov;94(11):e114-5. doi:10.1097/PHM.0000000000000348. PMID:26098930.

Faucher L, Furukawa K. Practice guidelines for the management of pain. J Burn Care Res. 2006 Sep-Oct;27(5):659-68. doi:10.1097/01.BCR.0000238117.41490.00. PMID:16998398.

DeVera HV, Furukawa KT, Matson MD, Scavone JA, James MA. Regional techniques as an adjunct to general anesthesia for pediatric extremity and spine surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):801-4. doi:10.1097/01.bpo.0000235392.26666.6b. PMID:17065951.