Gagan Mahajan, M.D.

Gagan Mahajan, M.D.

Specialties

Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine

Title

  • Professor

Reviews

To see if Gagan Mahajan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-7463
Clinic Fax: 916-734-6493
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Mahajan likes to involve patients in creating a personal and holistic plan of care to address their chronic pain issues.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mahajan is a Pain specialist offering care for adults with various chronic pain conditions.

Division

Pain Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Spine Center

Education

M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey PA 1996

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1992

Internship: Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 1996-1997

Residency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 1997-2000

Fellowships

Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2000-2001

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

CA Fluoroscopy License,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Society of Regional Anesthesia

Spinal Intervention Society

Honors and Awards

Sacramento Magazine�s Top Doctors, 2019, 2020, 2021

Recognition of Excellent Care, UC Davis Health, 2017

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, 2006

Appreciation for Direction of Education, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis, 2006

Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis, 2004

Select Recent Publications

Mahajan G. Urine Drug Testing for Patients with Chronic Pain. UpToDate. 2021.

Mahajan G and Loomba D. Lower Extremity Pain. In: Ballantyne J, Fishman S, Rathmell J, eds. Bonica’s Management of Pain, Fifth Edition. 2018.

Mahajan G. Role of Urine Drug Testing in the Current Opioid Epidemic. Anesth Analg. 2017 Dec;125(6):2094-2104. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000002565. PMID:29189366.

Mahajan G. Urine Drug Testing in Pain. In: Benzon HT, Raja SN, Molloy FE, Liu S, Fishman SM, eds.  Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia, Fourth Edition. 2017.

Bennett K, Mahajan G. Pain Medicine in the Psychiatric Patient Population. Preventive Medicine in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Providers. 2014.

Mahajan G. Managing Pain for the Non-Pain Specialist Health Care Provider. J Pain and Symptom Management. 2013;46(4):606-607.

Mahajan G, Sheth S, Holtsman M. Major Opioids in Pain Management. Benzon HT, Raja SN, Molly FE, Liu S, Fishman SM (ed). Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia, Third Edition. 2011.

Belnap B, Mahajan G. Suprascapular Nerve Block. Deer T, (ed). American Academy of Pain Medicine Textbook of Pain Medicine. 2010.

Harrison N, Mahajan G. Piriformis Injections. Deer T, (ed). American Academy of Pain Medicine Textbook of Pain Medicine. 2010.

Fine PG, Mahajan G, McPherson ML. Long-acting opioids and short-acting opioids: appropriate use in chronic pain management. Pain Med. 2009 Jul;10 Suppl 2:S79-88. doi:10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00666.x. PMID:19691687.