Dr. Ottestad obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. After an internship at UT Health Science Center, Tyler, TX, he completed his residency in anesthesia, followed by a pain medicine fellowship, at Stanford. Dr. Ottestad joined Stanford faculty in 2007 and became director of the Acute Pain Service in 2009. As such, he manages acute, postoperative, and outpatient chronic pain at Stanford University Hospital. He is committed to the Stanford Pain Center’s multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach when treating clinic patients with chronic pain. Dr. Ottestad possesses expertise in ultrasound-guided procedures in treatment of pain. Ultrasound imaging allows accurate imaging of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and nerves that are difficult to identify using only x-ray imaging or anatomic landmarks. This imaging is useful both diagnostically as well as therapeutically when specific, targeted treatment is needed in an area of pain. His practice includes all forms of spinal and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. Ottestad is the president of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography and is a faculty examiner for FIPP (fellow of international pain practice) and CIPS (certified interventional pain sonologist) exams.
- Stanford University
- Palo Alto, CA