Dr. Ariana Nelson is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management, as well as in acute and chronic pain. Her clinical interests include chronic hip, back and knee pain; nerve pain; complex regional pain syndrome and vertebral fractures.
Nelson earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., followed by an internship at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, also in Ann Arbor. She completed a residency in residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in multidisciplinary pain management at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Nelson is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a member of the Spine Intervention Society. She has contributed to several book chapters on regional anesthesia and pain medicine. In addition to conducting research in functional MRI and connective tissue disorders, she has a strong interest in the harmful effects of opioid medications and strives to improve her patients’ enjoyment of life through prescription of non-opioid medications, adjuvant therapies and state-of-the-art procedures.
She sees patients at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, at UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine and at UCI Health — Tustin.