Sandra H. Sacks, MD, MED

Sandra H. Sacks, MD, MED

  • Pain Medicine
Santa Monica Cancer Care | 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 600, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Sandra Sacks is a board-certified pain management physician who specializes in cancer pain. She works closely with the Oncology services in Santa Monica and Encino, with a special focus in multimodal medical management and minimally-invasive interventions to address the complex nature of cancer pain.

Dr. Sacks received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Stanford University and went on to pursue further sub-specialization training in both Interventional Pain Medicine and Palliative Medicine. She is triple board-certified in Anesthesiology, Palliative Medicine, and Pain Medicine.

She is committed to providing high-quality, personal care to patients and their families. Her goal is to treat the whole person and advocates for an interdisciplinary team approach to minimize symptom burden and improve the quality of lives of cancer patients.

Outside of clinic, she has a special interest in medical education, physician and trainee wellness and burnout prevention.




Medical Board Certifications

Pain Medicine, American Board of Pain Medicine, 2019
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2018
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2018


Pain Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2019
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2018


Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2017


Transitional, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2014


MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2013
MEd, University of Nevada, 2009


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2024


San Fernando Valley

Burbank Cancer Care

Hematology Oncology| Medical Oncology| Breast Medical Oncology +3 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Medical Services


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2024