Dr. Krishnan Chakravarthy

Dr. Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD, is an interventional pain and spine surgeon. Dr. Chakravarthy is Chairman and founder of the Empower You Chronic Pain Foundation focusing on patient access, advocacy and knowledge. Dr. Chakravarthy is an affiliate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at UCSD Health and VA San Diego Healthcare. Dr. Chakravarthy instructs medical students, residents and fellows at the VA hospital. His research interests include incorporating new technology into advancing pain care. His research work has been featured in national and international venues and has been published in top journals, including Anesthesiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Pain. He has to date lectured in over three hundred regional, national, and international venues, and has more than hundred published works. Expertscape’s PubMed-based algorithms placed Dr. Chakravarthy in top 0.1% of scholars writing about Pain Management over the past 10 years defining him as a “World Expert.”

He has won numerous national and international awards for his clinical and research work, most notable include the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Young Innovator Award. He is considered an international thought leader in the pain space and serves on the advisory board of several major companies as well as editorial board of several national and international journals. He has been involved in pioneering several first clinical cases in the United States and has been a founding faculty member of “Restorative Neurostimulation”. An entrepreneur, Dr. Chakravarthy is a founder of several biotechnology startup companies. He has served as chair on several committees and executive officer positions in organizations such as the International Neuromodulation Society, Pacific Spine and Pain Society, and American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. Currently he is President-Elect of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience.