Zeev Kain

Zeev Kain
, MD

Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesia
Pediatric Pain
Pediatrics

Office Locations

UC Irvine Health Center for Pain Management
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 877-UCI-DOCS (877-824-3627)
Fax: 949-824-8417
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 877-UCI-DOCS (877-824-3627)
Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
Clinical Interests
  • Complementary and alternative medicine for perioperative anxiety
  • Distress during surgery
  • Pediatric pain
Language
  • English
  • Hebrew
Gender
Male
Medical School
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences
Internship
Schnider Children's Hospital NY, Categorical Pediatrics
Residency
Schnider Children's Hospital NY, Pediatrics
Yale New Haven Hospital CT, Anesthesiology
Fellowship
The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, Pediatric Anesthesia
Professional Positions
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Research, University of California, Irvine
  • Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, Irvine
  • Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California, Irvine
Awards and Recognition
  • Resident Research and Scholarly Award, Schneider Children's Hospital, 1989
  • Resident of the year award, Department of Anesthesiology, YNHH, 1991
  • Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Starter Grant Award, 1994
  • Member of Belgian Association of Anaesthesia (honorary), 1998
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Columbia Business School, 2000-2002
  • Best Doctors in America® (Pediatric Specialist), 2013

More Information
Dr. Kain is recognized as an international expert in the clinical management of perioperative fear and anxiety, and management of children undergoing invasive medical procedures. His research addresses major dilemmas encountered in the management of affected children. To date, Dr. Kain has revolutionized the care of children in preoperative settings both in the United States and around the globe. In fact, Dr. Kain's research triggered a change in the manner in which children are treated during invasive medical procedures and during the perioperative period. As a direct result of Dr. Kain's research, significantly fewer children in the US and around the globe are taken into the operating rooms and sedation suites, awake, alone and screaming and crying. Dr. Kain achieved this by demonstrating that extreme anxiety and fear in children undergoing surgery and invasive procedures is associated with poor clinical and psychological outcomes of these children and thus should not be allowed. By promoting the conceptual importance of this field and continuing to develop associated empirical findings, Dr. Kain intends to markedly improve the quality of evidence available to anesthesiologists, pediatricians and surgeons making clinical decisions regarding management of children's distress and pain during the perioperative period.