Hoag is advancing the care and management of pain patients in Orange County with the addition of Charles De Mesa, D.O, M.P.H., who will serve as Chief of Interventional Pain, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Hoag Spine Center.

He joins the multidisciplinary, specialized team of spine care experts at Hoag to lead and develop the outpatient interventional pain management and rehabilitation services.

“Dr. De Mesa brings his leadership qualities and commitment to education to empower patients as they navigate their pain care,” said Burak Ozgur, M.D., director of Hoag’s Spine Center. “His role will expand Hoag’s commitment to comprehensive management and continuity of care for patients contending with pain.”

Dr. De Mesa comes to Hoag from the University of California, Davis, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, where he served as the principal investigator in multiple pain management trials. With a primary specialty in non-operative and minimally invasive treatments of the spine, Dr. De Mesa has pioneered acute and chronic spine pain issues without the use of opiates. At the same time, he brings his considerable skill to the treatment of musculoskeletal neuropathic pain conditions.