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
|2003-2007||University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
|Los Angeles, CA|
|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
|Loma Linda, CA|
|2017-Present||The Spine and Orthopedic Center
Pain Management Specialist, Anesthesiologist
|Santa Barbara, CA|
|2015-2016||Inland Empire Anesthesia, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
|2015-2015||Consultants for Anesthesia & Management of Pain
|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|
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.
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.
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.