Kenneth Furukawa, M.D.

Kenneth Furukawa, M.D.



Pain Medicine


  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor


To see if Kenneth Furukawa 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

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Furukawa specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, acute pain management including the perioperative period, and pediatric and adult chronic pain management. An area of interest is anesthesia and pain management of burned patients.


Pain Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston TX 1985

B.A., Pomona College, Claremont CA 1981

Internship: Surgery (categorical), The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1985-1986


General Surgery, PGY-2, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1986-1987

Anesthesiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 1989-1992

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American Burn Association

American Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists and California Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

California Medical Association

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine

Honors and Awards

Department Mentoring Director Award, UC Davis Health Mentoring Academy, 2017

Outstanding Unit, 349th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 2015 Tri-annual Unit Effectiveness Inspection, US Air Force, 2015

UC Davis Pain Management Center Teacher of the Year, 2008

Army Commendation Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, 2007

Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, 2000

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Service Ribbon, 1999

Army National Defense Service Ribbon, 1991

Reserve Forces Service Ribbon, 1991

Army Achievement Medal, 1988

Distinguished Military Graduate, 1981

Reserve Officers Training Corporation (ROTC) Award, Pomona College, 1981

Select Recent Publications

Keller BA, Becker JA, Chen YJ, Clark-Wronski J, Furukawa K, Rahm A, Hirose S, Raff G and Kabagambe S. Intercostal Nerve Cryoblatation for Pectus Excavatum Repair: Preliminary Outcomes in Twenty-Five Patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2016;51(12):2033-2038.

De Mesa C, Chu I, Furukawa K, Sheth S. Use of Continuous Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Catheters to Facilitate a Multidisciplinary Inpatient-Based Rehabilitation Plan in a Child with Lower Extremity Type 1 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015 November;94(11):e114-115.

Devera HV, Furukawa KT, Scavone JA, Matson M, Tumber S. Interscalene blocks in anesthetized pediatric patients. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;34(6):603-4.

DeVera HV, Furukawa KT, Matson MD, Scavone JA, James MA. Regional techniques as an adjunct to general anesthesia for pediatric extremity and spine surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):801-4.

Reynolds PC, Furukawa KT. Modern draw-over anesthetic vaporizers used to deliver anesthesia in austere and battlefield conditions. Mil Med. 2003 May;168(5):ii-iii.