Scott Pritzlaff, M.D.

Scott Gregory Pritzlaff, M.D.


Pain Medicine



  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2700
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Sacramento, CA 95816
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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Pritzlaff's philosophy is to deliver unsurpassed patient-focused, compassionate care in pain medicine. Understanding that chronic pain is an individualized experience, he strives to tailor a treatment plan that works for each patient's unique situation.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pritzlaff has clinical interests that include opioid-sparing pain management strategies, peripheral nerve and dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and innovative use of ultrasound for pain procedures. As a former Navy combat physician, he also has a passion for treating military veterans and those affected by trauma.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Pritzlaff's research interests focus on emerging technologies to treat peripheral neuropathic pain. He is interested in developing novel uses of percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation to treat chronic nerve pain.  


Pain Medicine


M.D., Georgetown Univeristy, Washington DC 2006

U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon Training, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola FL 2008

B.S., Wayne State University, Detroit MI 2002

Internship: Transitional, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda MD 2006-2007


Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 2011-2014


Clinical Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2014-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,

World Institute of Pain, Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS),

World Institute of Pain, Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP),

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Pain and Neuroscience

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

California Society of Anesthesiologists

North American Neuromodulation Society

Pacific Spine and Pain Society

World Academy of Pain Medicine United

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award (2019-2020 and 2020-2021), Resident Chronic Pain Rotation; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis, 2020, 2021

Faculty Teacher of the Year (2019-2020), Pain Fellowship Program; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis, 2020

Miroslawa T. Jasinska Pediatric Anesthesia Award; Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, 2014

Donald P. Todd Pain Center Resident Award: Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, 2013

Select Recent Publications

Lee DW, Pritzlaff S, Jung MJ, Ghosh P, Hagedorn JM, Tate J, Scarfo K, Strand N, Chakravarthy K, Sayed D, Deer TR, Amirdelfan K. Latest Evidence-Based Application for Radiofrequency Neurotomy (LEARN): Best Practice Guidelines from the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN). J Pain Res. 2021 Sep 8;14:2807-2831. doi:10.2147/JPR.S325665. PMID:34526815.

Singh N, DeMesa C, Pritzlaff S, Jung M, Green C. Implementation of Virtual Multiple Mini-Interviews for Fellowship Recruitment. Pain Med. 2021 Aug 6;22(8):1717-1721. doi:10.1093/pm/pnab141. PMID:33871655.

Jung MJ, Pritzlaff SG. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation of Complex Upper Extremity Amputation Pain May Be Variable. A A Pract. 2021 Apr 1;15(4):e01441. doi:10.1213/XAA.0000000000001441. PMID:33793432.

Hanyu-Deutmeyer A, Pritzlaff SG. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the 21st Century: Sural, Superficial Peroneal, and Tibial Nerves. Pain Med. 2020 Aug 1;21(Suppl 1):S64-S67. doi:10.1093/pm/pnaa202. PMID:32804232.

Jung MJ, Pritzlaff SG. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Severe Refractory Upper Extremity Post-Amputation Pain. Neuromodulation. 2021 Aug;24(6):1127-1128. doi:10.1111/ner.13246. Epub 2020 Jul 30. PMID:32734623.

Khan JS, Krane EJ, Higgs M, Pritzlaff S, Hoffinger S, Ottestad E. A Case Report of Combined Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Obturator and Femoral Articular Branches in the Treatment of Persistent Hip Pain in a Pediatric Patient. Pain Pract. 2019 Jan;19(1):52-56. doi:10.1111/papr.12724. Epub 2018 Jul 9. PMID:29896934.

Pritzlaff S, Carinci AJ, Christo PJ. Targeting systemic inflammation in patients with obesity-related pain: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome: an often overlooked but treatable condition. J Fam Pract. 2013 Sep;62(9 Suppl CHPP):S16-21. PMID: 24080567