Brandon O. Dairo, MD
Dr. Dairo is a welcome addition to the team at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and the strongest desire to provide the highest levels of patient care. He obtained his medical education at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. At Howard, he had the privilege to train at an institution that saw a wide variety of patients from varying socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
It was during this training that he learned the value of not just treating the disease but treating the patient. He furthered his medical education by completing his residency in Anesthesiology at UC San Diego. He subsequently completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at UC San Diego.
To complement his strong educational background, Dr. Dairo continues to attend national medical conferences and practices research-based medicine to stay current in the constantly evolving and advancing field of pain medicine. He has extensive training in a variety of interventional procedures with specific interests in spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery systems, regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), as well as ketamine infusions for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Dr. Dairo has learned that the key to effectively diagnosing and treating patients comes down to having compassion and being able to listen. He focuses on taking a thorough history and physical exam on each and every patient while also appreciating the unique complexities of the individual when formulating a treatment plan.
How would you describe your most important priorities when evaluating a patient?
While I take great pride in diagnosing and treating patients’ underlying causes of pain, I also think that educating my patients is of the utmost importance. My goal is to give my patient’s the tools so they feel empowered to have an active role in their care. This includes educating them about aspects of their lives they can take control of, such as diet and exercise. I believe this patient-centered approach is an excellent way to not only address current issues but to also prepare my patients to confidently handle future obstacles.
What are your hobbies?
Outside of work I tend to be happiest when I’m staying active. I enjoy surfing and paddle boarding along the coasts of Southern California. Other activities I enjoy include golfing, skiing, basketball, football, weightlifting and Muay Thai kickboxing. I’m also truly passionate about seeing live music and traveling the world.