Naileshni Singh, M.D.

Naileshni Singh, M.D.



Pain Medicine


  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Director, Neuroanesthesia


Naileshni Singh 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
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research/Academic Interests

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.


Pain Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,

Professional Memberships

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.