Joshua Sameer Pal, M.D. graduated Cum Laude and subsequently attended medical school with training at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. After recovering from spine surgery, he then went on to complete his internship in Riverside. In 2008, Dr. Joshua Sameer Pal completed the requirements for licensure in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Joshua Sameer Pal subsequently completed his residency in anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and his fellowship training at Stanford University. He has been on the Medical Staff at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 2012 and as an Affiliate and Attending.
n 2012, Dr. Pal passed the examination to become a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the State of California. He has also performed over one thousand reviews for the State of California as a member of the panel of physicians who review appeals of utilization review denials, simultaneously fighting for the rights of injured workers by overturning denials of care while protecting the taxpayers of California from fraud and waste.
Dr. Pal has served as a Medical Director for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers and consulted in the development of pain therapeutics. He has given multiple scientific presentations on spinal cord stimulation, Stem Cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and other Regenerative Medicine techniques, and was recently invited to present to the County of San Diego on these topics. Dr. Pal has won awards for his research in neurology and pain medicine, has published in scientific journals on non-opiate treatments of pain, and authored a textbook chapter on the advanced treatment of headaches.
Dr. Pal has extensive personal and professional interests in the minimally invasive treatment of sports injuries, as he pursues a variety of recreational athletics in his free time. He also volunteers as a ringside doctor for youth boxing in National City, as well as providing pediatric anesthesia for surgical missions in developing countries, most recently with Smiles of Tecate.