Nathan Perrizo, DO
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION - SUB-SPECIALTY PAIN MEDICINE
Assistant Medical Director & Partner
Dr. Perrizo’s unique and diverse background adds to the comprehensiveness of services provided at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants. His career as a physician in California has been augmented by specialized training in osteopathy. Following his internship, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Medical Officer on USS NASSAU in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He ultimately advanced to Senior Medical Officer of USS CARTER HALL where he was the sole medical officer for hundreds of service members. He had the critical responsibility to coordinate with the Commanding Officer when a crew members’ health superseded the ship’s mission.
After completion of his military service, Dr. Perrizo completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UCLA. He further specialized by taking a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at UCLA, which included mentoring under internationally recognized experts in the field of pain management.
Dr. Perrizo is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. He has special expertise in a variety of procedures including spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency neurotomy, and fluoroscopically/ultrasound guided injections.
Dr. Perrizo is a wonderful teacher and has lectured in international forums. He spends time with patients educating them about their conditions and thoroughly discusses the various treatments that may be available for them. He also serves as a mentor for other physicians in cutting edge medical treatments and procedures. Dr. Perrizo further provides expert consulting to industry for expanded access to current treatments and guidance on the development of novel therapies.