Danielle PerretKarimi,MD

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Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine

Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
School of Medicine


B.A., Rutgers College, 1999, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
B.A., Rutgers College, 1999, Biological Sciences
B.A., Rutgers College, 1999, English, Concentration in American Literature
M.D., Rutgers (UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson) Medical School, 2003
Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Barnabas Medical Center Department of Medicine, Livingston NJ, 2004
Residency, PM&R, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York NY, 2007
Chief Residency, PM&R, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York NY, 2007
Fellowship, Pain Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, 2008

Phone: (714) 456-6668
Fax: (714) 456-6557
Email: dperret@hs.uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive, South
Building 53, Room 311A
Mail Code: 4580
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
pain medicine; physical medicine/rehabilitation; health informatics; advocacy; graduate medical education
Academic Distinctions
Clinical Focus
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine

Associate Editor, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
(AJPM&R)
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, Division of Pain Medicine, 2009 – 2014; 2016 - 2018
Founding Director, Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program, 2010 – 2012
Associate Director, Residency Training Program in PM&R, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2011 – 2014
Assistant Dean for Resident Affairs/ CLER/ Designated Safety Officer, Graduate Medical Education, 2012 – 2013
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Board of Trustees, 2013 - present
Designated Institutional Officer (DIO), Graduate Medical Education, 2014 – 2016
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, 2014 – 2016
Director, Residency Training Program in PM&R, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2014
Association of American Medical Colleges, Council of Faculty and Academic Societies – Senior Representative (AAMC CFAS), PM&R, 2013 - present
Research Abstract
Chang EY, Nilson T, Rawles J, Perret D, Liao, S. A Comprehensive, Multi-specialty Approach to Autonomically Mediated Pain in a Tetraplegic. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly, February 16-19, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

Canales C, Perret D, Sanchez E, Uppal V. An Immersive Resident Training Improves Patient Empathy. ASA 2011 Annual Meeting, October 15 - 19, 2011 in Chicago, IL.

Seipp S, Paik E, Hata J, Perret D. Needle Breakage During Subacromial Bursa Injection. ASRA Spring Meeting, November 17 - 20, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kim R, Alsharif K, Dossen J, Perret D, Hata J. Innovative use of digital subtraction CINE mode fluoroscopy for intrathecal catheter evaluation F. Treatment Approaches (Medical/Interventional) F24 Other. APS Annual Meeting, May 15 - 19, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cha S, Hata J, Perret, D. Case report: reduction in pain related to Tourette associated motor tic following botulinum toxin injection F. Treatment Approaches (Medical/Interventional) F24 Other. APS Annual Meeting, May 15 - 19, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chang E, Perret Karimi D, Luo ZD. A Comprehensive, Multispecialty Approach to Autonomically Mediated Pain in a Tetraplegic. 14th World Congress on Pain, August 27-31, 2012 in Milan, Italy.

Fortier MA, Wang S, Cheng D, Perret D, Hata J, Kain Z. Poster Discussion Abstract: The Relationaship between Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Major Life in Adults with Chronic Pain. ASA Annual Meeting, October 2012, Washington, DC.

Chen H, Perret D. A Survey of the perspectives of patients on ethcial concerns in modern pain medicine. APS Annual Meeting May 1, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

Perret Karimi D. Diagnosis and Treatment of Quadrilateral Space Syndrome (QSS) with a Quadrilateral Space Block: A Case Report. AAP Annual Meeting, March 13, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

Truong, KK, Huang, SS, Dickey, L, Cao, C, Perret, D, Swaroop, B, Dolich, M, Gohil, SK. Do No Harm: Attitudes among Physicians and Trainees about Working While Ill. Infectious Disease Society of America, October, 2015, San Diego, CA.
Awards and Honors
LAST 5 YEARS AWARDS

2020 AAP Outstanding Service Award, March 2020
2020 Physicians of Excellence Award: PM&R. Orange Coast Magazine, January 2021
2019 Physicians of Excellence Award: PM&R. Orange Coast Magazine, January 2020
2018 Physicians of Excellence Award: PM&R. Orange Coast Magazine, January 2019
2017 Physicians of Excellence Award: PM&R. Orange Coast Magazine, January 2018
2016 Physicians of Excellence Award: PM&R. Orange Coast Magazine, January 2017
2016 GME Service Award – Recognition of Outstanding Service, 2015-2016
Short Biography
Dr. Danielle Perret Karimi is a physiatrist (physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and a pain specialist. She has been on UCI faculty since 2008. Her past experiences include a myriad of leadership positions in academic medicine. These include Program Director of both PM&R and Pain/Anesthesiology; the latter fellowship directorship totaling nearly 10 years. She also has had experience as Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs/Wellness and Quality and Safety; and Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education. She has experience in faculty development, curricular development, strategic development, accreditation/regulatory affairs, quality/safety, and in clinical informatics where she currently serves as Informaticist Lead in ambulatory medicine for UC Irvine. Dr. Perret Karimi is double-boarded in PM&R and in Pain Medicine. Her clinical interests include spine pain, nerve pain, degenerative joint disease, musculoskeletal pain, a functional approach to pain medicine, and pelvic pain. Dr. Perret is active nationally in the field of PM&R, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and as a national PM&R representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); she enjoys public speaking, public policy and advocacy work on behalf of academic physiatry (PM&R), academic medicine and persons with chronic pain and chronic disability.
Publications
BOOKS

González-Fernández M, and Schaaf S (editors), Zumsteg J, Perret D, Kennedy DJ (associate editors).
Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, New York, NY. 2021.

Perret D, Chang EY, Hata JT, Chen H, Tribuzio B. The Pain Center Manual. Barry B ed. Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, New York, NY. August 2013.


BOOK CHAPTERS

Perret Karimi D, Ghebrendrias Y. Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain and Rehabilitation, 4th edition. Walter Frontera, Julie K Silver, Thomas D Rizzo Jr eds; Elsevier; 2019.

Poole S, Washburn N, Perret D, Sipski M, Hata J. Arthritis: Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis, Crystalline Arthropathies, and Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies. Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. Mitra Raj, M.D., editor. McGraw-Hill Education; 2019.

Kandill A, Perret D. Classification of Neuropathic Pain. Neuropathic Pain: A Case Based Approach to Practical Management. Jianguo Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. editor. Oxford University Press; 1 edition January 21, 2019.

Mirpuri RM, Perret D. Nonpharmacological Treatment of Neuropathic Pain. Neuropathic Pain: A Case Based Approach to Practical Management. Jianguo Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. editor. Oxford University Press; 1 edition January 21, 2019.

Perret Karimi D, Covarrubias N. Serotonin Syndrome. Case Studies in Pain Management. Kaye A, Shah R eds; Cambridge University Press; December 2014

Perret Karimi D, Michels J, Chen H. Opioid Induced Constipation. Case Studies in Pain Management. Kaye A, Shah R eds; Cambridge University Press; December 2014

Chen H, Perret D. Lumbar Spine Disorders. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Patient-Centered Care- Mastering the Competencies. Cristian A, Batmangelich S eds; Demos Medical, New York; September 2014

Capasso J, Kim RB, Perret D. Hospice for the Terminally Ill and End-of-Life Care. Essentials of Palliative Care. Vadivelu N, Kaye A, Berger J eds; Springer. 2013

Tavares D, Perret D. Alternative Methods to Managing Pain. In Kaye AD, Urman RD eds. Understanding Pain. Santa Barbara, CA; Praeger/ABC-Clio LLS; 2011

Perret D, Kim D, Li K, Luo ZD. Exposure of the Dorsal Root Ganglion to Pulsed Radiofrequency Current in a Neuropathic Pain Model of Peripheral Nerve Injury. Pain Research: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition; Humana Press; Springer. April 2012

Perret D, Kim M. Pain Management in the ICU. Pocket Pain Medicine. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011

Perret D, Kim M. New and Emerging Analgesic Technology. The Essence of Analgesics and Analgesia. Raymond Sinatra, MD, Jonathan Jahr, MD; Cambridge University Press; October 2010

Perret D. Posterior Cord Syndrome. Spinal Cord Injury- Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference. Bryce TN, Buschbacher R; 2009

Perret D. Central Cord Syndrome. Spinal Cord Injury-Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference. Bryce TN, Buschbacher R; 2009

Perret D, Herrera J. Head Injury in the Athlete, Essentials in Sports Medicine, The Humana Press, Inc, Humana Press; 1 edition; October 8, 2008
 
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Forte, Gaetano J. BA; Langelier, Margaret MSHSA; Wang, Shen MPA; Dall, Timothy M. MS; Reynolds, Ryan MS; Chakrabarti, Ritashree PhD; Whyte, John MD, PhD; Ankam, Nethra Sridhara MD; Annaswamy, Thiru MD; Fredericson, Michael MD; Jain, Nitin B. MD; Karimi, Danielle Perret MD; Morgenroth, David C. MD; Slocum, Chloe MD, MPH; Wisotzky, Eric MD. The Physiatry Workforce in 2019 and Beyond Part 1, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: January 11, 2021 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001692

Silver, Julie K. MD; Cuccurullo, Sara MD; Weiss, Lyn MD; Visco, Christopher MD; Sowa, Gwendolyn MD, PhD; Oh-Park, Mooyeon MD; Karimi, Danielle Perret MD; Frontera, Walter R. MD, PhD; Fleming, Talya K. MD; Bosques, Glendaliz MD; Ambrose, Anne Felicia MD, MS; Knowlton, Tiffany JD, MBA. Association of Academic Physiatrists Women’s Task Force Follow-up Report, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: December 21, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001670

Kohar, Audrey DO; Tran, Duc MD, PhD; Perret, Danielle MD; Chi, Bradley BS; Kim, Mary MD; Bagay, Leslie MD; Hata, Justin MD; Cuccurullo, Sara J. MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Milestone Evaluation Project, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: December 3, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001661

Dall, Timothy M. MS1; Reynolds, Ryan MS1; Chakrabarti, Ritashree PhD1; Forte, Gaetano BA2; Langelier, Margaret MSHSA2; Wang, Shen MPA2; Whyte, John MD, PhD3; Ankam, Nethra Sridhara MD4; Annaswamy, Thiru MD, MA5; Fredericson, Michael MD6; Jain, Nitin B. MD, MSPH7; Karimi, Danielle Perret MD8; Morgenroth, David C. MD9,10; Slocum, Chloe MD, MPH11,12; Wisotzky, Eric MD13 The Physiatry Workforce in 2019 and Beyond Part 2, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: December 3, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001659

Perret, Danielle MD; Whyte, John MD, PhD; Melvin, John MD; Celnik, Pablo MD, PhD; Knowlton, Tiffany JD, MBA; Nguyen, Benjamin MD; Roberts-Atwater, Beverly DO, PhD; Wu, Sam S. H. MD The Value and Role of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: October 2, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001610

Silver JK, Cuccurullo S, Weiss L, Visco C, Oh-Park M, Perret Karimi D, Frontera WR, Fleming TK, Bosques G, Bhatnagar S, Ambrose AF, Nguyen VQ. The Vital Role of Professionalism in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. J. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 99(4):273-277, April 2020.
[PMID: 31609732 DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001322]

Reynolds TL, Clay B, Rudkin SE, Beckham S, Perret Karimi D, Glandorf J, Patton P, Longhurst C, and Zheng K. Migrating from One Comprehensive Commercial EHR to Another: Perceptions of Front-line Clinicians and Staff. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2019; Annu Symp Proc; 2020 Mar 4;2019:765-773.2019:765-773.
[PMID: 32308872 PMCID: PMC7153162]

Canales C, Strom S, Anderson CT, Fortier M, Cannesson M, Rinehart JB, Kain Z, Perret D. Humanistic Medicine in the Technological Age: Development and Assessment of Humanism Curriculum for Anaesthesiology Residents. British Journal of Anaesthesia. r J Anaesth. 2019 Dec;123(6):887-897. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.08.021. Epub 2019 Oct 5.
[PMID: 31591019 PMCID: PMC6993108]

Perret D, Sunico R, Knowlton T, Kezar L, Worsowicz G, Whyte J. The State of the States: Growing Physiatry. Association of Academic Physiatrists Position Statement Addressing Academic Physiatry and PM&R Growth. J. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018;97:921–928.

Pavlinich M, Perret D, Rivers WE, Hata J, Visco C, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Knowlton T, Whyte. Physiatry, Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis: A Focus on Function. Association of Academic Physiatrists Position Statement Addressing the Opioid Crisis. J. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2018;97:856–860.

Silver JK, Cuccurullo S, Ambrose AF, Bhatnagar S, Bosques G, Fleming TK, Frontera WR, Karimi DP, Oh-Park M, Sowa G, Visco C, Weiss L, Knowlton T. Association of Academic Physiatrists Women’s Task Force Report. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2018 Apr 30.

Perret D, Knowlton T, Worsowicz G. Graduate Medical Education Funding & Curriculum in PM&R: A Survey of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department Chairs. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2018 Mar;97(3):216-221.

Perret D, Knowlton T. Physiatric Patient Care, Graduate Medical Education Training, and Graduate Medical Education Funding: A Call for Alignment. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2017 Sept 96:663-664.

Onishi K, Karimi DP, Hata J, et al. The Badges Program: a self-directed learning guide for residents for conducting research and a successful peer-reviewed publication. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10443. https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10443

Chen H, Kim R, Perret D, Hata J, Rinehart J, Chang E. Improving Trainee Competency and Comfort Level with Needle Driving Using Simulation Training. Pain Medicine. 2015 Dec 24;pii(pnv056).

McElroy K, Cuccurullo SJ, Perret-Karimi D, Hata J, Ferrer SM, Demesmin D, Petagna AM. Interventional pain management skills competency in pain medicine fellows: a method for development and assessment. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Aug;93(8): 724-31.

Zhao Z, Chang E, Perret D, Luo Z, Lia S. A Comprehensive, Multi-Specialty Approach to an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Central Pain in a Tetraplegic. Spinal Cord. 2014 Jun;52 Suppl 1:S17-8. PubMed PMID: 24513720.

Perret D, Chang EY, Pang W, Shinada S, Panush R. Reflecting on pain management for patients with osteoarthritis and other rheumatic disorders: there’s more to pain management than managing pain. Pain Management 2013 3(4), 295-301. PubMed PMID: 24654815

Dardashti S, Chang EY, Kim RB, Alsharif KI, Hata JT, Perret DM. False positive radiographical evidence of pump catheter migration into the spinal cord. Pain Physician 2013 Sept-Oct;16(5):E627-30. Epub 2013/10/01. PubMed PMID: 24077212.

Wang SM, Fortier MA, Cheng DY, Perret D, Hata J, Tan ET, Kain ZN. The impact of major life events on the use of complementary and alternative medicine among individuals with chronic pain: a cross-sectional study. Adv Mind Body Med. 2013 Summer;27(3):7-13. PubMed PMID: 23784605

Wuollet A, Shahrokh K, Hata J, Perret-Karimi D, Thoracic Radiculopathy. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012; 24(3-4), 147-157(2012).

Onishi K, Utturkar A, Chang E, Panush R, Hata J, Perret-Karimi D, Osteoarthritis: A Critical Review. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012; 24(3-4), 251-264(2012).

Perret D, Kim DS, Li KW, Luo ZD. Exposure of the dorsal root ganglion to pulsed radiofrequency current in a neuropathic pain model of peripheral nerve injury. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;851:275-84.

Hata J, Perret-Karimi D, DeSilva C, Leung D, Betesh N, Luo Z David, Dawodu S, Sinavsky K, Stokes OJ, English S. Pulsed Radiofrequency Current in the Treatment of Pain. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2011; 23(1-4), 213-240(2011).

Perret D, Rosen C. A Physician Driven Solution - The Association for Medical Ethics, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and Ethical Challenges in Pain Medicine. Pain Med 2011 Sept; 12(9):1361-75

Perret D, Kim D, Li K, Sinavsky K, Newcomb R, Miller J, Luo Z.D. Application of Pulsed Radiofrequency Currents to Rat Dorsal Root Ganglia Modulates Nerve Injury-Induced Tactile Allodynia. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2011 Sep;113(3):610-6.

English S, Perret D. Posterior Knee Pain. Current Review in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2010 June 12; 3(1-4):3-10.

Rony RY, Fortier MA, Chorney JM, Perret D, Kain ZN. Parental postoperative pain management: attitudes, assessment, and management. Pediatrics 2010 Jun;125(6) 48:131-138.

Dabu-Bondoc S, Vadivelu N, Benson J, Perret D, Kain ZN. Hemispheric synchronized sounds and perioperative analgesic requirements. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2010 Jan 1;110(1):208-10.

Perret D, Luo ZD. Targeting voltage-gated calcium channels for neuropathic pain management. Neurotherapeutics 2009 Oct; 6(4):679-92.

Fortier MA, MacLaren JE, Zisk RY, Perret-Karimi D, Rinehart JB, Kain ZN. Children’s Desire for Perioperative Information. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2009 Oct; 109(4):1085-90.

Fortier, MA, MacLaren JE, Martin SR, Perret D, Kain ZN. Pediatric Pain Following Ambulatory Surgery: Where’s the Medication? Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):e588-95

MacLaren JE, Thompson C, Weinberg M, Fortier MA, Morrison DE, Perret D, Kain ZN. Prediction of preoperative anxiety in children: who is most accurate? Anesthesia and Analgesia 2009 Jun; 108(6):1777-82.

Perret D, Rim J, Cristian A. A Geriatrician’s Guide to the Use of the Physical Modalities in the Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine May 2006; 22(2):331-354.

Perret D, Karimi K, Panush R. Questions and Answers, Arthritis Self-Management 2004 May/June.
Professional Societies
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine
California Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
Other Experience
Last updated
03/19/2021