Mass General West

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Padma Gulur, MBBS

Director, Inpatient Pain Services

Director, Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Service

Director, Center for Pain Medicine MGWest Waltham

  • Phone: 617-726-8810
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Pain Management Center
Clinical Interests
Interventional pain management
Cancer pain
Pediatric pain management
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MBBS, Bangalore Medical College
Residency, Boston Medical Center
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients

BiographyMy clinical interest lies in the treatment of acute, chronic and cancer-related pain with a focus on interventional Spine treatments.

Director of the Inpatient Pain Services at MGH

Current Research:

  • An Open-label, Multicenter Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Efficacy of Buprenorphine Transdermal System (BTDS) in Children From 7 to 16 Years of Age, Inclusive, Who Require Continuous Opioid Analgesia for Moderate to Severe Pain
  • Optimal Method of Pain Management in Patients with Multiple Rib Fractures, a comparative study of the ON-Q Pain Relief System and epidural catheter
  • Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections in Patients with Epidural Catheters for Acute Pain Management
  • Analysis of Epidural Hematoma and Abcesses and Frequency of Imaging Ordered


Research Areas

  • Computer Assessment of Mood and Pain
  • Pediatric procedure-related pain study
  • Child computer assessment of pain, NIH SBIR award
  • Clinical Trial Anesiva "Zingo" for local anesthetic prior to IV placement

Description of Research

My research focuses on improving quality of life in patients presenting with various clinical pain conditions. Some of our active projects include identifying optimal method of pain management in patients with multiple rib fractures, the use of a buprenorphine transdermal patch in children requiring continuous opioid analgesia, and incidence of urinary tract infections in patients with epidural catheters for acute pain management. Our work may provide patients with alternative options for the treatment of pain and lead to increased patient satisfaction and improved outlook.

Featured Doctor: Padma Gulur

The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine spotlights Padma Gulur, MBBS.

Acute Pain Management Symposium 2013

This unique three day course is designed to offer a comprehensive update on the quickly developing field of acute pain and to present the best current techniques and approaches to managing this population.

Center for Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-8810
Fax: 617-726-3441

Chronic Pediatric Pain Clinic
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2737
Fax: 617-724-0702

Mass General West Pain Medicine
40 Second Avenue
3rd. Floor
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 617-726-8810