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Meet Our Director of Spine & Pain Medicine

Raymond Tatevossian, MD

Education & Licensure

  • College:  University of Southern California, Psychobiology, BS, 1997
  • Medical School:  Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 2002
  • Internship:  Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Department of Surgery, 2003
  • Residency:  USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, 2006
  • Pain Fellowship: USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, 2007
  • Diplomate: Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2007
  • Subspecialty Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2008

Staff Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2007 – 2012
  • Attending Staff, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2007 – present
  • Attending Staff, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2007 – present
  • Chairperson, Pain and Palliative Committee, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 2007 – present
  • Co-director of Pain Medicine, Buena Vista Anesthesia Medical Group, 2008 – 2015
  • Co-director of Pain Medicine, Disney Family Cancer Center, 2009 – 2014

Peer Review Publications

      • Velmahos G, Theadorou D, Tatevossian R, et al.  Radiographic cervical spine evaluation in the alert asymptomatic blunt trauma victim: much ado about nothing. J Trauma. 1996 May; 40(5): 768-7.
      • Velmahos G, Chan L, Chan M, Tatevossian R, et al.  Is there a limit to massive blood transfusion after severe trauma? Arch Surg. 1998 Sep; 133(9):947-52.
      • Velmahos G, Nigro J, Tatevossian R, et al.  Inability of an aggressive policy of thromboprophylaxis to prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in critically injured patients: are current methods of DVT prophylaxis insufficient? J Am Coll Surg. 1998 Nov;187(5):529-33.
      • Velmahos G, Tatevossian R, Demetriades D.  The “seat belt mark” sign: a call for increased vigilance among physicians treating victims of motor vehicle accidents.  Am Surg. 1998 Feb;65(2):181-5.
      • Velmahos G, Demetriades D, Chan L, Tatevossian R, et al.  Predicting the need for thoracoscopic evacuation of residual traumatic hemothorax: chest radiograph is insufficient. J Trauma. 1999 Jan;46(1):65-70.
      • Velmahos G, Chan L, Tatevossian R, et al.  High-frequency percussive ventilation improves oxygenation in patients with ARDS. Chest. 1999 Aug; 116(2):440-6.
      • Tatevossian R, Wo C, Velmahos G, et al.  Transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide as early warning signs of tissue hypoxia and hemodynamic shock in critically ill emergency patients. Crit Car Med. 2000 Jul;28(7):2248-53.
      • Velmahos G, Demetriades D, Shoemaker W, Chan L, Tatevossian R, et al. Endpoints of resuscitation of critically injured patients: normal or supranormal? A prospective randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2000 Sep:232(3):409-18.
      • Tatevossian R, Shoemaker W, Wo C, et al.  Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring for early warning of adult respiratory distress syndrome in trauma patients. J Crit Care. 2000 Dec;15(4):151-9.
      • Roth B, Velamhos G, Oder D, Vassilu P, Tatevossian R, et al.  Penetrating trauma in patients older than 55 years: a case-controlled study. Injury. 2001 Sep;32(7):551-4.
      • Sanchez B, Waxman K, Tatevossian R, et al.  Local anesthetic infusion pumps improve postoperative pain after inguinal hernia repair: a randomized trial. Am Surg. 2004 Nov;70(11):1002-6.
      • Raphael D, McIntee D, Tsurada J, Colletti P, Tatevossian R.  Frontal slab composite magnetic resonance neurography of the brachial plexus: implications for infraclavicular block approaches.  Anesthesiology. 2005 Dec;103(6):1218-24.

Presentations / Lectures

      • Tatevossian R.  Tolerance to tetanic transcutaneous electrical stimulation as  a method to asses surgical anesthesia following peripheral nerve blocks: a series of case reports.  Western Anesthesia Residents Conference. Denver, CO. Poster Presentation. 2004 May. Winner Best Poster- Regional Anesthesia & Pain.
      • Tatevossian R.The use of image-enhanced brachial plexus magnetic resonance neurography in the comparative study of three popular infraclavicular block approaches.  Western Anesthesia Residents Conference. Irvine, CA. Oral Presentation. 2005 April. Finalist for CSA Presentation.
      • Tatevossian R.The use of image-enhanced brachial plexus magnetic resonance neurography in the comparative study of three popular infraclavicular block approaches.  California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.  2005 May. Resident Finalist.
      • Tatevossian R.  Complications of Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems. Grand Rounds, Department of Anesthesiology, USC Keck School of Medicine. 2007 May.
      • Tatevossian R, Introduction to Pain Management.  Internal Medicine clerkship rotation.  USC Keck School of Medicine.  2006-7.
      • Tatevossian R.Pulsed Radiofrequency in the Management of Chronic Pain. Tumor Board. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. December 2008.
      • Tatevossian R.Current Concept in Pain Management. Grand Rounds, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. 2010

Awards, Honors, & Grants

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Professional Affiliations

      • North American Neuromodulation Society
      • American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists
      • California Society of Anesthesiologists
      • American Academy of Pain Medicine