Brian Lai, MD, Anesthesiology, Santa Monica, CA


Anesthesiology Santa Monica, CA

Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesiology

Interventional Pain Physician, Anesthesiologist

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  • Double Board Certified Pain Medicine Physician in Los Angeles, CA that is interested in serving the local community. I treat a variety of pain conditions including chronic spine conditions, neuropathies, joint conditions, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) using state-of-the art techniques.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Pain Medicine, 2015 - 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Thomas Jefferson UniversityResidency, Anesthesiology, 2011 - 2015
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Drexel University College of MedicineClass of 2011, M.D.
  • Dartmouth College
    Dartmouth CollegeBA, Biophysical Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1998 - 2002
  • Stuyvesant High SchoolN/A, N/A, Regents Diploma, 1995 - 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine

Publications & Presentations

Books/Book Chapters


  • Use of Skeletal Muscle Relaxants in the Postoperative Period
    Brian Lai, M.D.; Eugene Viscusi, M.D.; James Harrop, M.D., American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2015 Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 5/16/2015
  • Prescribing Patterns of Discharge Pain Regimen for Patients Undergoing Common Surgical Procedures
    Brian Lai, M.D.; Eugene Viscusi, M.D.; Ashwin Rangavajjula, M.D., International Anesthesia Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, Honolulu, HI, 3/21/2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese