Francis M. Ferrante, MD

Francis M. Ferrante, MD

  • Pain Medicine|
  • Anesthesiology
Santa Monica Pain Medicine | 1245 16th Street, Suite 225, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Preferred Name: F. Michael Ferrante

F. Michael Ferrante, MD, holds a BS in Biology from Tulane University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and an MD from New York Medical College. He received his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and fellowship in Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Ferrante is currently Director of UCLA Pain Management Center and Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology with Added Qualifications in Pain Medicine. Dr. Ferrante is a former Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He was the former Director of the Cancer Pain and Symptom Management Program, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. He was the Associate Medical Director, Board of Directors, Penn Home Infusion Committee.

He is a Past President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Ferrante is a consultant reviewer for the following journals: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Anesthesiology, Clinical Journal of Pain, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Pain. He is a current member of the Editorial Board for 3 national journals, as well as being a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for the Turkish Journal of Pain.

A teacher, researcher and lecturer since 1987, Dr. Ferrante has published over 47 journal articles, more than 43 book chapters, and edited 2 books.

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Medical Board Certifications

Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1987
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985


Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1987
Infectious Disease, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1984


Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1986
Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1983


Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1981


MD, New York Medical College, 1980


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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

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