Pediatric Pain Management Clinic

The Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco specializes in children affected by a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, including patients with amplified pain syndrome.

Our multidisciplinary approach to pain and symptom management includes medication management; nerve-blocking techniques with or without fluoroscopic assistance; implantable pumps; and complementary therapies, such as acupuncture and acupressure.

Before the first appointment, we work with families and referring providers to collect pertinent information on the child's medical needs. This allows us to schedule an appointment with the provider who can best address and treat your child's pain.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, pain psychologists and other care providers work together to assess the patient. The team also collaborates to develop an individualized treatment plan with the child's primary care team and family.

If the child’s needs exceed the range of services our clinic provides, we work to identify another provider at UCSF who can provide the necessary treatment. Our medical center offers a full scope of services to ensure continuity of care.

You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Pain Management
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1328
Fax: (415) 353-3729

Hours: Mondays, 1 – 5 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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Cristina Benki
Cristina Benki, PhD, MA
Pediatric psychologist
William Bernal
William Bernal, MD, MPH
Pediatric rheumatologist
Amber Borucki
Amber Borucki, MD
Anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician
Cynthia Kim
Cynthia Kim, MD
Pediatrician
Karen Sun
Karen Sun, MD
Pediatric hospitalist