Stephen Macres, M.D., Pharm.D.

Stephen M. Macres, M.D., Pharm.D.



Anesthesiology - Regional


  • Clinical Professor
  • Director, Acute Perioperative Pain Service


Stephen M. Macres is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

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. Macres has clinical interests in regional anesthesia and acute perioperative pain management. He is director of the Acute Perioperative Pain Service, and is also director of the Annual Anesthesiology Review Course and the Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop.


General Anesthesiology


M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 1990

Pharm.D., Pharmacology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1979

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1972

M.S., Biochemistry, UC Davis, Davis CA 1974

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA 1990-1991


Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1991-1994

Pharmacology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1979-1980


Pain Management, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1994-1995

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology, 1995

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

California Society of Anesthesiologists

Select Recent Publications

Macres SM, Moore P, Fishman S: Acute Pain Management: Chapter 55, Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, Cahalan MK, Stock MC, Ortega R, Sharar SR, Holt NF, (ed), Clinical Anesthesia: Eighth Edition, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia. 2017;1562-1606.

Macres SM, Moore P, Fishman S: Acute Pain Management, Chapter 56, Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, Cahalan MK, Stock MC, (ed), Clinical Anesthesia, 7th ed, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA. 2013;1611-1644.

Macres S, Richeimer S, Duran: Adjuvant analgesics, Chapter 62, Bajwa Z and C Warfield, (ed), Principles and Practices of Pain Medicine, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York City. 2004;627-638.

Macres, S, Richeimer, S. Successful treatment of erythromelalgia with intrathecal hydromorphone and clonidine. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 2000;16(4): 310-3.

Macres SM, Moore PG, Fishman SM: Acute Pain Management, Barash, Cullen, Stoelting, Cahalan and Stock, 6th edition, (ed), Clinical Anesthesia, 2009; Vol. Chapter 57, pp.1473-1504.

Fleming NW, Macres S, Antognini JF, Vengco J. Neuromuscular blocking action of suxamethonium after antagonism of vecuronium by edrophonium, pyridostigmine or neostigmine. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 1996;77(4):492-5.

Richeimer SH, Macres SM. Psychological and medical complications of chronic pain management. Seminars in Anesthesia. 1996; 15(3):224-237.