About Alpana Gowda, MD
Dr. Alpana Gowda is a board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine specialist.
Dr. Gowda was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Ernest W. Johnson’ senior resident award for academic achievement. From there, she went on to being the first non-anesthesiologist to complete a Pain Management fellowship at Stanford University where she is currently a clinical instructor.
Dr. Gowda’s approach to pain management is interdisciplinary. Her interest goes beyond just providing a plan for a patient’s pain issues. Her goal is to help her patients function better on a daily basis.
She takes a unique approach to empower the patient with knowledge and encourages active participation in the health care decision making process. For this reason, she recently co-wrote “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pain Relief.” This Penguin publication was released in the United States in August 2010.
University of Dayton (1992 – 1996)
- B.A. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude
- B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude
Wright State University School of Medicine (1996 – 2000)
- Doctor of Medicine
Mount Carmel Health System (2001 – 2002)
- Internship, Dept. of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University Medical Center (2002 – 2005)
- Academic Chief Resident, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Resident, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Stanford University Hospital (2005 – 2006)
- Fellow, Dept. of Anesthesia
- Pain Management
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Interventions
- Pulsed Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
- Joint Injections
- Electromyography (2500 + Studies)
Licensure & Certification
- Board Certified, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2007)
- Board Certified, Pain Medicine (2009)
- Medical License, State of Ohio and California (2000 – Present)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2000 – Present)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California (2007 – Present)
Research & Publications
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pain Relief, Co-Author (Penguin Publishing 8/1/2010)
- Persistence of F-Waves in Healthy Adults Study (AAPMR Grand Rounds Presentation, 2004)
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Case Report (AAPMR Poster Presentation, 2003)
- F-Wave latencies in Tibial and Median nerves with variable frequency
- stimulation (AANEM Poster Presentation, 2004)
- Current Pursuits: EMG findings with Scapular Pain
- Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- AAPMR Student Mentor
- Member, American Pain Society
- Member, North American Spine Society
To learn how Dr. Gowda can help your pain situation, please give us a call at 408-370-6300 or submit a request using the form on our Contact Us page.