Dr. Kreis has a special interest in spinal injections, including selective nerve root blocks, sympathetic blockade, radiofrequency ablation, facet injections and discography.
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 1982
B.S., Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR 1977
Internship: Internal Medicine, UCLA - Harbor Medical Center, Torrance CA 1982-1983
Anesthesiology, UCLA - Harbor Medical Center, Torrance CA 1984-1986
Pain Management, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-1998
American Board of Anesthesiology - Diplomate, 1988
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 2009
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Medical Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Society of Anesthesia
California Medical Association
California Society of Addiction Medicine
California Society of Anesthesia
World Institute of Pain
Honors and Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine, 2014
EMR Hospital & Specialty Physician Champion of the Year, 2014
Recognition of Extraordinary Service to UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine, 2013
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UC Davis Pain Management Center, 2002, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Gilson AM, Kreis PG. The burden of the nonmedical use of prescription opioid analgesics. Pain Med. 2009;10 Suppl 2: S89-100.
Kreis PG, Fishman SM, Chau K. Impact to spinal cord stimulator lead integrity with direct suture loop ties. Pain Medicine. 2009;10(3): 495-500.
Kreis PG, Fishman SM: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Oxford University Press, New York, 2009.
Chen FA, Fishman SM, Kreis PG: The opioid contract, Smith HS, (ed), Pain and Chemical Dependency, Oxford University Press, 2006.
Beck PV, G Mahajan, BL Wilsey, PG Kreis and SM Fishman. Fluoroscopic and electromyographic guided injection of the piriformis muscle with botulinum toxin type B. Pain Medicine. 2003;3(2): 179.
Navani A, P Kreis, G Mahajan and SM Fishman. A case report of pulsed radiofrequency lesioning for greater occipital neuralgia. Pain Medicine. 2003;4(1): 91.
Navani A, G Mahajan, P Kreis and SM Fishman. The role of gadolinium in interventional pain management as an alternative to iodinated contrast agents. Pain Medicine. 2003;4(1): 111.