Samir Sheth, M.D.

Samir Jayraj Sheth, M.D.



Pain Medicine


  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Director of Neuromodulation
  • Director of Medical Student and Resident Education
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Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Department Fax: 916-734-7980

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sheth completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia University in New York City and his fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, CA.  He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.  

As co-director of neuromodulation, much of his interest in pain medicine involves the mechanism of spinal cord stimulation and the treatment of persistent, neuropathic pain with spinal cord stimulation.  

He also has an interest in furthering the field of evidenced-based pain medicine. Dr. Sheth's goal is to provide a safe, comprehensive approach to minimize pain.  

He has published chapters in pain medicine textbooks and is actively involved in research projects involving low back and neck pain.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sheth's research interests include: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuropathic Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, and Ultrasound Guided Techniques.


Pain Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center


M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo OH 2005

B.A., Washington University, St. Louis MO 2001


Anesthesiology, Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY 2006-2009


Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

International Anesthesiologists Research Society

International Neuromodulation Society

International Spine Interventional Society

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

North American Neuromodulation Society

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year, UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine 2010,2011,2014, 2015

Select Recent Publications

Singh N, DeMesa, Sheth S. Psychological Preparation for Neuromodulation: A Systematic Review. 2018 NANS Annual Meeting on January 11-14, 2018 at Caesars Palace, LV.

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. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 2016;41(3): 416-7.

Johnson, J, Sheth, S. Methadone for Pain Relief. Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy. 2016;30(2): 146-7.

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.