Naileshni Singh, M.D.
- Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine
- Director, Neuroanesthesia
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Singh is interested in the “whole person” approach to pain management as a way to improve functioning and decrease suffering. She is also interested in interventional pain medicine, neuromodulation, alternative medicine, technology, and pain education.
Dr. Singh's clinical duties involve assessing and treating patients of all ages who have acute, chronic, or cancer pain including performing interventional pain procedures and neuromodulation techniques.
Dr. Singh’s research advances the field of pain medicine. She has presented reearch and published work in the following arenas: Interventional Pain Management including Neuromodulation, Pain Education, and Virtual Reality.
M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2006
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2001
Internship: 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
American Board of Anesthesiology,
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Honors and Awards
Lifesaver Campaign, Recognition from "a grateful patient", 2017
Recognition for Excellent Service, UC Davis Health, 2017
Gary Collins, MD Memorial Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, 2011
Chief Resident, UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2009, 2010
Select Recent Publications
Singh N, Nielsen AA, Copenhaver DJ, Sheth SJ, Li CS, Fishman SM. Advancing Simulation-Based Education in Pain Medicine. Pain Medicine. 2018 Sep 1;19(9):1725-1736. doi:10.1093/pm/pnx344.
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;124(5):678-1685.
Singh N, De Mesa C. Unusual Hypersensitivity Reaction to Iohexol During Epidural Steroid Injection Resulting in Lipoma Development: A Case Presentation. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016 Dec;8(12):1218-1221. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.06.005.
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. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
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.
Singh, Naileshni, Scott Fishman, Anna Orlowski, Ben Rich. 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.
Singh N. Patient Education and Self Advocacy: Questions and Responses on Pain Management: Behcet’s Disease. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2011;25(3):283–5.
Wilse, BL, Fishman SM, Casamalhuapa C, Singh N. Computerized progress notes for chronic pain patients receiving opioids; the Prescription Opioid Documentation System (PODS). Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2010;11(11):1707-17.