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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.

For more information, see Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Residency

  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2009-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Botulinum Toxin for Muscle Spasticity
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Neuromodulation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Diagnostics and Procedures
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted