BAMG Pain Service



Bayside Anesthesia Medical Group (BAMG) is proud to announce an expansion of its multidisciplinary pain management service.  Dr. Javid Ghandehari and Dr. Glenn Lipton have been appointed Co-Directors of the pain service, with Dr. Ghandehari focusing on inpatient acute pain and Dr. Lipton focusing on chronic outpatient pain as well as addiction medicine.  The service has been designed to deliver compassionate and comprehensive care for

our patients.


How to refer a patient to the Pain Service of Dr. Ghandehari and Dr. Lipton:


For Inpatient Pain Consults

Bayside Anesthesia Pain Service Phone Number (for Dr. Ghandehari)

(310) 341-7655


For Outpatient Pain Consults

Dr. Glenn Lipton’s Direct Office Number

(310) 997-2383

The Pain Management Services of Dr. Ghandehari and Dr. Lipton is a consultative service that offers both inpatient as well as outpatient services at a nearby clinic.  The service is available daily. Please note to always write pain orders on your patients as bridging orders until the pain service sees your patient. We encourage the use of the Multimodal “Pain Management” order set within EPIC to do so, and a primer on its use is included as an attachment as well.


Preoperative Consultations

Surgeons, outpatient pain specialists, psychiatrists and internists may refer high risk patients based on their medical conditions, psychiatric history, chronic pain issues and substance abuse history to consult with our pain management team prior to surgery.  Please contact Dr. Lipton’s office directly to schedule a preoperative consultation.  His office will manage coordination with the inpatient pain management team as well as the intraoperative anesthesiologist on the day of surgery.  Prior to discharge from the hospital, if necessary, these patients will have follow up visits scheduled with Dr. Lipton to help ensure continuity of care.


For patients who already have pain physicians other than those at St. John’s, every effort should be made to have them seen preoperatively by their own pain doctors whenever possible, and then Dr. Ghandehari or any of the other pain doctors at St. John’s will manage them as inpatients, and upon discharge, refer them back to his or her initial pain doctors.

Please also note that the other pain doctors of St. John’s remain active and are listed below with their office numbers:


Dr. Gerald Sacks: (310) 264-7314

Dr. Akash Bajaj: (424) 309-1346

Dr. Rick Rubin: (310) 612-6589

Dr. David Blake: (310) 657-8264

Dr. Timothy Davis: (310) 574-2777 

Teresa Fan, PharmD: (310) 582-7268


The Team


Consists of a core group of BAMG anesthesiologists, Pain Management specialists and a Pain Pharmacist, Teresa Fan, who works with postop pain, chronic pain and palliative care patients. Teresa provides pain management consults, sees all patients on PCAs, individualizes patient’s pain care plan and helps to manage medications side effects. 


The team has an exceptional range of skills, training, experience and knowledge to evaluate each patient’s needs and develop tailored treatment plans.  

Javid Ghandehari, MD


Javid Ghandehari, MD is Co-Director of the Pain Management Service for BAMG.  He completed his Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and his Anesthesiology residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City.  He completed additional training at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ghandehari believes in working closely with a care team including psychologists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and dieticians within the community.




Glenn Lipton, MD

Glenn M. Lipton, MD is Co-Director of the Pain Management Service for BAMG. He is a fellowship-trained, triple board certified Pain Management Specialist (Addiction Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology).  He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He completed his Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.  He has over twenty years of clinical experience and has been certified by all of the major Pain Management organizations including the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.


Teresa Fan, PharmD


Teresa Fan, PharmD attended USC Pharmacy School and completed her pharmacy residency training at the VA Hospital in Martinez, California. Teresa has been a pain management pharmacist since 1999. She works with postop pain, chronic pain and palliative care patients.  She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting and educating patients and staff on pharmaceutical care.