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Harsh Sachdeva, MD

Professor of Clinical

Section Chief Pain Director, Pain Fellowship Program

Anesthesiology | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center (Pain Management)
  • Residency: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center (Anesthesia)
  • Internship: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Residency: University College of Medical Sciences (Anesthesia)
  • Internship: University College of Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor's Degree: University College of Medical Sciences
  • Medical Degree: University College of Medical Sciences
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine) (Certification Date: 2004-09-11) - (Recertification Date: 2015-01-01)
American Board of Anesthesiology (Certification Date: 2002-04-26) - (Recertification Date: 2023-01-01)


Pain Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Chronic Pain

Clinical Interests



Pain Medicine

Foot Pain and Problems

Hand Pain

Hip Pain

Jaw Pain

Joint Pain

Knee Pain

Musculoskeletal Pain


Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis)


Peripheral Neuropathy

Postoperative Pain


Referred Pain

Residual Limb pain

Sacroiliac Joint Pain


Peer Reviewed Publications

Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Atluri, Sairam; Boswell, Mark V; Calodney, Aaron K; Diwan, Sudhir; Gupta, Sanjeeva; Kaye, Alan D; Knezevic, Nebojsa Nick; Candido, Kenneth D; Abd-Elsayed, Alaa; Pappolla, Miguel A; Racz, Gabor B; Sachdeva, Harsh; Sanapati, Mahendra R; Shah, Shalini; Singh, Vanila; Soin, Amol; Hirsch, Joshua A 2021. Methodology for Evidence Synthesis and Development of Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain. Pain physician, 24 S1, S1-S26

Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Vanaparthy, Rachana; Atluri, Sairam; Sachdeva, Harsh; Kaye, Alan D; Hirsch, Joshua A 2021. COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic: Two Public Health Emergencies That Intersect With Chronic Pain. Pain and therapy, 10 1, 269-286

Soin, Amol; Soin, Yasmeen; Dann, Tammy; Buenaventura, Ricardo; Ferguson, Kris; Atluri, Sairam; Sachdeva, Harsh; Sudarshan, Gururau; Akbik, Humam; Italiano, Jordan 2021. Low-Dose Naltrexone Use for Patients with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Literature Review. Pain physician, 24 4, E393-E406

Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Kosanovic, Radomir; Vanaparthy, Rachana; Vangala, Brahma Prasad; Soin, Amol; Sachdeva, Harsh; Shah, Shalini; Knezevic, Nebojsa Nick; Hirsch, Joshua A 2020. Steroid Distancing in Interventional Pain Management During COVID-19 and Beyond: Safe, Effective and Practical Approach. Pain physician, 23 4S, S319-S350

Soin, Amol; Vuppala, Srinivas; Surfield, Gregory; Buenaventura, Ricardo; Malinowski, Mark; Rajaratnam, Akash; Madan, Rahul; Khan, Omar; Dann, Tammy L; Singla, Aarti; Escobar, Alex; Akbik, Humam; Sachdeva, Harsh; Soin, Yasmeen; Shah, Shalini; Minhas, Rajbir; Chandoke, Atul 2020. Ohio Response to COVID-19 and Its Impact on Interventional Pain Management Practices. Pain physician, 23 4S, S439-S448

North, James; Loudermilk, Eric; Lee, Albert; Sachdeva, Harsh; Kaiafas, Demetrios; Washabaugh, Edward; Sheth, Samir; Scowcroft, James; Mekhail, Nagy; Lampert, Benjamin; Yearwood, Thomas; Shaw, Erik; Atallah, Joseph; McLeod, Carroll; Han, John; Yu, Cong; Sedrak, Mark; Lucas, Rene; Trobridge, Andrew; Hegarty, Joseph; Miller, Nathan; Chen, Lilly; Jain, Roshini 2019. Outcomes of a Multicenter, Prospective, Crossover, Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Subperception Spinal Cord Stimulation at ?1.2 kHz in Previously Implanted Subjects. Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society, ,

Hoffman, Lance M; Abd-Elsayed, Alaa; Burroughs, Tim J; Sachdeva, Harsh 2018. Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia by Thermal Radiofrequency Ablation. The Ochsner journal, 18 3, 209-214

Abd-Elsayed, Alaa; Grandhi, Ravi; Sachdeva, Harsh 2016. Lack of electrical interference between spinal cord stimulators and other implanted electrical pulse devices. Journal of clinical anesthesia, 35 , 475-478

Abd-Elsayed, Alaa; Schiavoni, Nick; Sachdeva, Harsh 2016. Efficacy of spinal cord stimulators in treating peripheral neuropathy: a case series. Journal of clinical anesthesia, 28 , 74-7

Abd-Elsayed, Alaa A; Grandhi, Ravi; Sachdeva, Harsh 2015. Effective Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia by Neurostimulation. The Ochsner journal, 15 2, 193-5

Garg, Shuchita; Sachdeva, Harsh . The use of sphenopalatine ganglion block for analgesia and attenuation of stress response induced by skull-pin head-holder during neurosurgery. Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, 36 2, 147-148

Garg, Shuchita; Subramani, Sudhakar; Sachdeva, Harsh . Postoperative nausea and vomiting: The achilles heel of anesthesiologists. Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, 33 4, 427-428

Sachdeva, Harsh; Hoffman, Lance; Abd-Elsyed, Alaa . Pulsed radiofrequency of the supraorbital nerve for the treatment of supraorbital neuralgia. Saudi journal of anaesthesia, 11 4, 505-506