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Mark Awad, MD

Mark Awad, MD

Fellowship Trained in Interventional Pain Management, Board-Certified in Pain Medicine, Board-Certified in Anesthesiology, Specialization in Minimally-Invasive, Outpatient Procedures for Chronic Pain


2007-2011 Indiana University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
2003-2007 University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification and Licensure

  • Board-Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • California Medical Board: License #A122123
  • Texas Medical Board: License #Q9284
  • Drug Enforcement Administration License

Professional Training

2016-2017 University of Texas Health Center
Fellowship in Pain Management
San Antonio, TX
2012-2015 Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency in Anesthesia
Loma Linda, CA
2011-2012 Loma Linda University Medical Center
Anesthesia Internship
Loma Linda, CA

Additional Professional Experience

2017-Present The Spine and Orthopedic Center
Pain Management Specialist, Anesthesiologist
Santa Barbara, CA
2015-2016 Inland Empire Anesthesia, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Colton, CA
2015-2015 Consultants for Anesthesia & Management of Pain
Glendale, CA

Community Activities, Honors and Awards

2008 IUSM Summer Research Program in Academic Medicine
2005 Lee Summer Student Fellowship
2003-2005 Deans List: Fall 2005, Spring 2004, Spring 2003, Fall 2003


  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists

Attending Staff

  • Carrillo Surgery Center - Santa Barbara,CA
  • Central Valley Surgery Center - Bakersfield, CA

Research Publications

06/17 - Eckmann M., Papanastassiou, A. and Awad, M. “A Unique Case for Spinal Cord Stimulation: Successful Treatment of Small Fiber Neuropathy Pain Using Multiple Spinal Cord Stimulators" Hindawi, Case Reports in Medicine, Article ID 6969285. Jun 6 2017.

Lectures, Presentations and Exhibits

05/15 - “Sonoanatomy of the Adductor Canal: Anatomical Variation of the Femoral Vein.” Department of Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA. Presented at the WARC (Western Anesthesia Residents’ Conference).

01/09 - “Evidence for 5’-AMP Activated Protein Kinase Mediating the Antidiabetic Action of Chromium” 2008 IUSM Summer Research Program in Academic Medicine Presentations.
Indianapolis, IN.

08/05 - “Characterization of pancreatic gene expression in the ‘combined cyclosporine and cerulean’ model of chronic alcoholic pancreatitis.” Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.