Dr. Claudio Palma M.D.

Dr. Claudio Palma
Areas of Care:
  • Pain Management

Dr. Palma specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

Interventional Pain Management with a focus on Spine Disorders
Neuropathic Pain
Cancer Pain

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist
Board-Certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Palma is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and board-certified, Fellowship trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist. He completed his anesthesiology training at University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently completed a pain management fellowship at UCLA as well. Dr. Palma practices interventional pain management with a focus on spine disorders, neuropathic pain, and cancer pain. He is skilled in numerous interventional techniques including both cervical and lumbar epidurals, transforaminal epidural injections, zygapophyseal joint injections, sacroiliac joint (SI) injections, radiofrequency rhizotomy, sympathetic nerve blocks, neurolytic procedures, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems. Dr. Palma is fluent in Spanish as well.


Medical: University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Anesthesiology Internship: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Pain Management Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Non-Profit Affiliations

Operation Rainbow
Cuba AIDS Project
Flying Samaritans
Global Medical Brigades

Hospital Affiliations

CMPC - St. Luke's Campus
Seton Medical Center
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital


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