F. Michael Ferrante

Dr. F. Michael Ferrante

Ferrante Consulting
528 Palisades Dr., #713
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Mobile: 310-463-0563
Office: 310-319-2241
Fax: 310-319-2260

Dr. Ferrante is a distinguished clinician–scientist with over 100 publications, including two textbooks on pain management, membership on national and international committees on the study of pain, repeated election to The Best Doctors In America, and memberships on numerous editorial boards of academic journals. He is a former President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has spent his career at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and UCLA.

Dr. Ferrante’s areas of clinical interests include the diagnosis, work-up and management of all aspects of spinal medicine (particularly low back and neck pain, and “failed-back” surgery syndrome), complex regional pain syndrome and other types of neuropathic pain, spasticity, thoracic outlet syndrome, cancer pain and other complex pain syndromes. He is expert in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic injections, including all spinal interventional procedures, sympathetic blockade, epidural injections, as well as radiofrequency ablation, minimally invasive lumbar decompression, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, and implantation of drug delivery systems for pain and spasticity.

Areas of Expertise
  • Anesthesiology
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Devices
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacology
  • Spine Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: F. Michael Ferrante, MD, holds a BS in Biology from Tulane University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a MD from New York Medical College. Dr. Ferrante completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. Between his residencies he did one year of an infectious disease fellowship at Barnes Hospital, Washington University. After Anesthesiology residency, he received his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ferrante is currently the Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center and Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to coming to UCLA, Dr. Ferrante was the Director of Pain Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and before that, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was a member of the ASRA Board of Directors (1996-2011) and former President of ASRA (2007-2009). He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology with Added Qualifications in Pain Medicine.


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