Department welcomes Paolo Mimbella, MD, Assistant Professor, Interventional Pain Medicine, Spine

Dr. Paolo Mimbella, an interventional pain medicine and rehabilitation specialist, is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He will see patients at both the Orthopaedic Institute at Mission Bay and the UCSF Spine Center at Parnassus.

SAN FRANCISCO (July 2, 20204) -- The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to welcome Paolo Mimbella, MD, a double board-certified a interventional pain physician and assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He joins the non-operative spine service in the UCSF Spine Center.

About Paolo Mimbella, MD

Dr. Paolo Mimbella is a double board-certified interventional pain physician and assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is our newest member to the UCSF Spine Center, specializing in interventional pain medicine and rehabilitation to treat spine conditions.

Dr. Mimbella's clinical expertise encompasses a wide range of interventional pain medicine techniques. Joining our outstanding and dedicated Spine Team at UCSF Dr. Mimbella will be focusing on treating complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. His "less is more" approach integrates rehabilitative medicine with an emphasis on maximizing strength and function. He has interventional expertise in advanced procedures such as spinal injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency neurotomy, among other treatment modalities to provide comprehensive pain relief and improve patient quality of life.

His research interests are centered on regenerative therapies, and any minimally invasive intervention with the potential to benefit patients with both chronic and acute-on-chronic pain conditions of the spine. Dr. Mimbella has contributed to numerous publications, including interventional treatments for osteoarthritis, lectures on pain management in diverse patient populations, and innovative techniques for managing spasticity and other pain syndromes.

Dr. Mimbella's educational background is extensive and diverse, beginning with both a Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors. He subsequently earned his Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University, Grenada. As a medical student he spent a year studying at Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom through the Keith B Taylor Global Scholar’s Program. He completed his transitional year internship at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, in the Bronx, New York. He then completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas at Houston, McGovern School of Medicine, where he served as Academic Chief Resident. This point of his medical education was followed by further specialized training as he completed a fellowship in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Mimbella is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine, holding active medical licenses in California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Washington. He is also a native speaker of Spanish.

Dr. Mimbella will see patients at the Orthopaedic Institute in Mission Bay, and the UCSF Spine Center at the Parnassus campus in San Francisco.