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About Jessica Oswald, MD, MPH
Jessica Oswald, MD, MPH, is a board-certified emergency medicine and pain medicine specialist who cares for patients with both acute and chronic painful conditions using a range of procedures including neuromodulation, fluoroscopic guided spine procedures, ultrasound-guided injections, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin to head neck and other muscles.
She specializes in interventional pain procedures and lifestyle modifications that help patients return to function. Dr. Oswald favors minimizing opiates and uses a multidisciplinary and anti-inflammatory approach to pain that includes complimentary alternatives, exercise, psychologic counseling and mindfulness.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology's Division of Pain Medicine, Dr. Oswald is active in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include peripheral nerve stimulation and modalities that help prevent pain from becoming chronic.
Dr. Oswald completed her fellowship in pain management at UC San Diego School of Medicine and her residency in emergency medicine at UCLA School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and a master's degree in public health from West Virginia University. Dr. Oswald is board certified in emergency medicine and pain medicine.
She is a former professional surfer and cancer survivor and in her free time, she enjoys surfing, fishing, hiking and snowboarding.
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For more information, see Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
- Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Emergency Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Botulinum Toxin for Muscle Spasticity
- Interventional Pain Management
- Interventional Spine Procedures
- Pain Management
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Trigger Point Injection
- Ultrasound-Guided Diagnostics and Procedures