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Meet The Doctor

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“I consider it an honor and pleasure to be on the journey to a pain-free life with each of my patients.  Whether your pain is acute or chronic, minor or major, I promise to provide the most up-to-date and ethical treatment options while always listening with empathy and compassion.”

Meet The Doctor

Rishi Agarwal, MD

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Agarwal knew that he wanted to be a physician early on. He became involved in medical mission trips during high school and volunteered at free medical clinics while completing his undergraduate degree at UCLA. After graduating college cum laude and with highest departmental honors, Dr. Agarwal went on to obtain his medical degree at UCSD.

He started his postgraduate training as a surgical intern at UCSD, then moved across the country to the University of Florida, where he completed his anesthesiology residency under the guidance of renowned regional anesthesiologists and pain medicine specialists. Following residency, he became specialized in pain medicine when he completed fellowship training at the prestigious Northwestern University.

Throughout his training, Dr. Agarwal authored, presented, and published multiple research papers in the field. He is proudly dual board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology, and continues to participate in conferences and training courses as he remains committed to offering his patients the most advanced and evidence-based treatment options.

Dr. Agarwal happily lives in Pasadena with his wife and daughter. They are a family of rescue animal lovers, with one dog and one cat. He enjoys being involved in church, watching football, and playing guitar.

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Meet The Doctor

Rishi Agarwal, MD

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Agarwal knew that he wanted to be a physician early on. He became involved in medical mission trips during high school and volunteered at free medical clinics while completing his undergraduate degree at UCLA. After graduating college cum laude and with highest departmental honors, Dr. Agarwal went on to obtain his medical degree at UCSD.

He started his postgraduate training as a surgical intern at UCSD, then moved across the country to the University of Florida, where he completed his anesthesiology residency under the guidance of renowned regional anesthesiologists and pain medicine specialists. Following residency, he became specialized in pain medicine when he completed fellowship training at the prestigious Northwestern University.

Throughout his training, Dr. Agarwal authored, presented, and published multiple research papers in the field. He is proudly dual board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology and continues to participate in conferences and training courses as he remains committed to offering his patients the most advanced and evidence-based treatment options.

Education/Training:
Professional Affiliations:
Selected Publications:

Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Published May 2015
Single-injection thoracic paravertebral block and postoperative analgesia following mastectomy: A retrospective cohort study
Agarwal RR, Wallace AM, Madison SJ, Morgan AC,
Mascha EJ, Ilfeld BM

Pain Medicine
Published November 2014
Continuous transversus abdominis plan (TAP) blocks for postoperative pain control after hernia surgery: A randomized, triple masked, placebo-controlled study
Heil J, Nakanote KA, Madison SJ, Loland VJ, Mariano ER, Sandhu NS, Bishop MJ, Agarwal RR, Proudfoot MS, Ferguson EJ, Morgan AC, Ilfeld BM

British Journal of Anaesthesia
Published September 2014
A randomized, triple-masked, active-controlled investigation of the  relative effects of dose, concentration, and infusion rate for continuous popliteal-sciatic nerve blocks in volunteers
Madison SJ, Monahan AM, Agarwal RR, Furnish TJ,
Mascha EJ, Zekun X, Donohue MC, Morgan AC, Ilfeld BM

Annals of Plastic Surgery
Published January 2014
Lateral gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap transposition to the mid-lateral femur: Extending the arc of rotation

Agarwal RR, Broder K, Kulidjian A, Bodor R
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“I consider it an honor and pleasure to be on the journey to a pain-free life with each of my patients.  Whether your pain is acute or chronic, minor or major, I promise to provide the most up-to-date and ethical treatment options while always listening with empathy and compassion.”

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