Robert A. Savala, MD

Robert A. Savala, MD

Dr. Robert Savala is an anesthesiologist, pain and spine specialist practicing medicine in San Francisco since 1997. He provides consultation for pain conditions and specializes in traditional and cutting-edge interventional pain management techniques, including: spinal injections, nerve blocks, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation, and neuroablation. He is passionate about the use of minimally invasive Regenerative Medicine spinal injections for the alleviation of pain. His practice focuses on clear communication, expert diagnosis and thoughtful care. His approach to medicine is grounded in best practices and honed by years of focused one-on-one patient care.

Dr Savala received his medical degree from The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his Internship and Anesthesiology Residency at UCSF. Furthering his pursuit of excellence, he completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at UCSF/Mt. Zion and additional training at Bowman Gray, Wake Forest University. He is double boarded in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is on staff at California Pacific Medical Center, Campus Surgery Center and The Presidio Surgery Center.

Dr. Savala’s love of medicine originates in Fresno, California where he appreciated the support of a loving family and doctors who showed him the importance of training, experience and caring. He has deep roots in the Bay Area where he has lived since attending Stanford University. Dr. Savala Lives in Marin with his wife Christa and four children. He enjoys working in his garden on Mt. Tam, playing tennis, swimming and skiing. In the 2022, The San Francisco Magazine’s poll of doctors, voted Dr. Savala as the Best Pain Management Physician in The San Francisco Bay Area.

About Dr. Savala


  • MD, The University of California, San Francisco – School of Medicine
  • Residency – Anesthesiology, UCSF
  • Fellowship – Pain Medicine, UCSF/Mt. Zion

Special Expertise

  • Pain conditions
  • Interventional pain management techniques
  • Spinal injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Neuroablation