Josemaria Paterno, MD Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Phone: (650) 387-6950
  • Cell: (650) 387-6950
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Anesthesiology and Pain Management - Medicine

Specialty Focus: Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials and Implants, Intrathecal Pumps, Epidural Injections, Nerve blocks, Radiofrequency Ablation, Spinal Injection Complications, Opioid Overdose, Management of High Opioid Legacy Patients, Methadone/Fentanyl/Oxycodone/Benzos, Urine Drug Testing, NP/PA Midlevel Supervision

Education: BS, Stanford University; MD, Stanford Medical School; MD, Stanford University Medical School; Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Pain Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Years in Practice: 5

Additional Information

I am a full time practicing pain physician specializing in interventional pain procedures as well as medication management of higher risk and legacy patients on opioid medications. I was in practice in the Seattle area for nearly 3 years before moving to Austin Texas. I am familiar with the medical communities, patient populations, practice standards, and climate of prescribing in Texas and Washington State. I perform the full range of procedural therapies with a focus on neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulator implants, intrathecal pump management, spinal injections, epidurals, facet injections, nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablations. I also have experience managing medications for legacy and higher risk pain patients. These are patients who may be on higher doses of opioids, are on a concurrent benzodiazepine, or may have a history of opioid misuse/aberrancies. Our practice is large, and I also supervise multiple physician assistant and nurse practitioner midlevels. I am double board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. I completed my undergraduate and medical school degrees at Stanford University and then graduated from the Harvard hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, for my Anesthesiology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship respectively. I have authored publications in clinical research and the basic sciences related to spinal fixation biomechanics as well as inflammatory responses in tissue injury. I have co-authored textbook chapters on radiofrequency nerve ablation, facial pain, imaging of spinal pain generators, and neuromodulation implantable pain therapies.