Department of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Annu Navani completed her Anesthesiology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a fellowship in Pain Management from the University of California, Davis. Thereafter, she joined as a faculty at the Department of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. At Stanford, she served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine, where she provided care to acute, chronic and cancer pain patients. While at Stanford, Dr. Navani initiated and developed a Spine Care program in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery. This program manages spine patients in a structured medical setting with cutting-edge pharmacological and interventional technology. She is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management by American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Navani is actively involved with several Pain and Medical societies, including the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Pain Society, International Spine Intervention Society and International Association for the Study of Pain. She currently serves as the member of the board of directors at the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, a delegate to California Medical Association EMOS and also as the member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cancer Pain. She is a founding member of California Consortium to Promote Stay at Work/Return to Work as well as the immediate Past President of The American Association of Physicians of Indian origin. She has authored several publications and has been an invited speaker at many regional and national Pain meetings. Dr. Navani was awarded the 2001 “Honorable Mention Award” from The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists for her work with use and development of ultrasound technology for interventional procedures. She is currently involved in monthly medical educational programs that focus on awareness of physicians, allied medical professionals and community towards common pain and health related problems.
- Navani, A., Li, G., & Chrystal, J. (2017). Platelet rich plasma in musculoskeletal pathology: A necessary rescue or a lost cause. Pain physician, 20(3), E345.
- Manchikanti, L., Kaye, A. M., Knezevic, N. N., McAnally, H., Slavin, K., Trescot, A. M., & Hirsch, J. (2017). Responsible, safe, and effective prescription of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines. Pain Physician, 20(2S), S3-S92.
- Smith, H., Navani, A., & Fishman, S. M. (2004). Radiopharmaceuticals for palliation of painful osseous metastases. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 21(4), 303-313.
- Navani, A., Mahajan, G., Kreis, P., & Fishman, S. M. (2006). A case of pulsed radiofrequency lesioning for occipital neuralgia. Pain Medicine, 7(5), 453-456.