Danielle Perret Karimi, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine

Associate 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

Preliminary Internship in Internal Medicine, St. Barnabas Medical Center Department of Medicine, 2004

Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2007

Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 2008

Phone: (949) 824-9810

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive S, Bldg 53, Rm 311A
Mail Code: 4580
Orange, CA 92868

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Quality/Safety, graduate medical education, simulation, pain medicine
Clinical Focus
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Concussion

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, Division of Pain Medicine Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2008 – 2013

Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, Division of Pain Medicine, 2009 – 2014

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

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, 2013 – Present

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Board of Trustees, 2013 - present

Designated Institutional Officer (DIO), Graduate Medical Education, 2014 – 2016

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, 2014 – 2016

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2014 – Present

Director, Residency Training Program in PM&R, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2014
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.
Publications Most recent 10 from 18
1. English S, Perret D. Posterior Knee Pain. Current Review in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2010 June 12; 3(1-4):3-10.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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).

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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.

8. 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

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

10. 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.
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine
California Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
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Last updated 07/11/2016