Brent Yeung

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Assistant Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
School of Medicine

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2013, Medicine

Phone: (949) 824-7246

University of California, Irvine
Gottschalk Medical Plaza - Pain
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Cannabis, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain
Awards and Honors
2020 Marilyn Patterson Champion of Care Award
Short Biography
While I was an anesthesiology resident at Georgetown University, I was first introduced to cannabis and cannabinoid clinical research under the mentorship of Dr. Julia Finkel at Children’s National Medical Center. There, I learned valuable skills and tools to conduct clinical research as we were developing new methods to identify cannabis intoxication and nociception. From there I continued further specialized training in pain medicine as a fellow physician at the University of California, Irvine (2017-2018). Shortly thereafter I joined the faculty at UCI as an Assistant Clinical X Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, Division of Pain Medicine with my primary focus of investigating cannabis in the clinical setting evaluating for efficacy, side effects and it potential therapies to help alleviate the opioid burden in terms of pain and addiction in my patient population. Further research in cannabis has also been directed towards the effect we see in patients undergoing general anesthesia. Under the guidance and mentorship of Daniele Piomelli, PhD an expert in the field of the endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, I hope to establish my career in the clinical field by investigating and providing clinical evidence to expand our understanding of the effect cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system in the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions and in the perioperative period.
Hussain, M. I., A. M. Nelson, B. G. Yeung, L. Sukumar, and K. Zheng. "How the Presentation of Patient Information and Decision-Support Advisories Influences Opioid Prescribing Behavior: A Simulation Study." J Am Med Inform Assoc 27, no. 4 (Apr 1 2020): 613-20.
Hammi C, Schroeder JD, Yeung B. Trigger Point Injection. 2020 Jul 31. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–. PMID: 31194353.
Hammi C, Yeung B. Neuropathy. 2020 Jul 10. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–. PMID: 31194377.
Professional Societies
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Graduate Programs

Pain Medicine (AN)

Research Center
UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis
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