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  • Bachelor of Science, Biology Major, Religion Minor, Cum Laude, Honors Program in Medical Education – June 2000
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL


  • Doctorate of Medicine – May 2003
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL


Medical Training


  • Surgical Internship – Beth Israel Medical Center – 2003-2004

  • Anesthesia Residency – New York University – 2004-2007

  • Pain Management Fellowship – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School – 2007-2008



Acupuncture Training


  • Structural Acupuncture for Physicians, Harvard Medical School – October 2009 - June 2010
    (Instructors: Kiiko Matsumoto, L.AC, Joseph Audette, M.D., David Euler, L.AC, Dominik Irnich, Dr. Med.,
    Toshikatsu Yamamtoto, M.D, Ph.D. )



Yoga Training 


  • The Art of Teaching Yoga with Barbara Benagh, 500 hours – Boston, October 2012 – January 2013


  • Restorative Yoga Training with Judith Lasater, Boston, March 2014

  • Zooga Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Los Angeles, Culver City, September 2016


  • Additional Workshop training with Baxter Bell, Richard Freeman, Doug Keller, Tias Little & Sarah Powers



Aromatherapy Certification


  • The Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy & Herbal Studies, Boston, October - December 2014  





  • Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Boston Healthcare System – November 2008 – January 2013
    Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Anesthesia & Pain Management, Boston, MA


  • Children’s Hospital Boston – January 2009 – December 2011
    Assistant in Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmarySeptember 2013 - November 2015
    Clinical Associate, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Anesthesia,Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Kaiser Permanente - February 2016 - January 2019

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Sunset, Los Angeles, CA

  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater West Los Angeles - January 2018 - Present

     Staff Anesthesiologist

  • University of California Los Angeles - October 2021  - Present

​​      ​ Staff Anesthesiologist


  • Reinhardt K. M., Noggle Taylor, J. J., Johnston, J. M., Cheema S., & Khalsa S.B.S. “Kripalu yoga for military veterans with PTSD.” Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Study based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Veterans Hospital Boston examining the efficacy and feasibility of a 10 week yoga-based treatment for PTSD in military veterans.  Read Here.


  • Mullur R., Cheema S., Alano R., Chang L. “Tele-Integrative Medicine to Support Rehabilitative Care.” Telerehabilitation: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, May 2021, Volume 32, Number 2.

Book chapter presenting complementary and integrative health modalities, including yoga, tai chi, mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, self-massage, and acupressure, as effective for chronic pain management and easily incorporated into telemedicine.



  • American Society of Anesthesiology, 2004 - Present

  • California Society of Anesthesiologists, 2016 - Present

  • International Association for the Study of Pain, 2010 - Present

  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, 2016 - Present

  • Society of Acupuncture Research, 2015 - 2017

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