Matthew Pena, M.D.

Matthew Pena, M.D.




  • Assistant Clinical Professor


To see if Matthew Pena is accepting new patients, or 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
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7980
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Trauma Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesia, Simulation, Genomics


General Anesthesiology


M.D., Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda MD 2003

Internship: General Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego CA 2003-2004


Anesthesiology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego CA 2007-2010


Pain Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2013

Board Certifications

Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2003

American Board of Anesthesiology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Society of Anesthesiologist

American Society of International Pain Practitioners

American Society of Regional Anesthesia

International Association for the Study of Pain

Trauma Anesthesia Society

Select Recent Publications

Schmalz TG, Pena MT, and ET Morganthaler. Bond length dependence of cluster expansions of Pi-electron energy. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry. 2003;(34)3-4.

Connolly N, Peiia, M and T Sheridan. A headache in Palliative Care, N Vadivelu, AD Kaye and JM Berger, (ed), Essentials of Palliative Care, Springer, New York. 315-346.

Pena, M, Kent M, Spevak C, Atchley T. Pain Medications (Chapter 20), Combat Anesthesia: the First 24 Hours, Borden Institute Textbooks of Military Medicine. Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army.