Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.

Clinical Associate, Anesthesia & Critical Care

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 702-6700


B.A. - 1999 – 2003
Kalamazoo College - Kalamazoo, Michican USA - Health Sciences

M.D. - 2003 – 2007
Wayne State University - Detroit, Michican USA

Internship - 2007 – 2008 
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas - Dallas, Texas USA - Internal Medicine

Residency - 2008 – 2011
University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA - Anesthesiology

Fellowship - 2011 - 2012
Northwestern University - Chicago, Illinois USA - Interventional Pain Management

Clinical Interests

Chronic pain management
Regional anesthesia

Academic Interests

Medical education

Recent Publications

Patil SK, Benzon HT, Diwan S. (2014). Atlas of Interventional Pain Management. Chapter: Sacroiliac joint injections. Ed: Diwan & Staats. McGraw-Hill.

Patil SK, Anitescu M. Opioid-free perioperative analgesic technique for a hemicolectomy in a 21 year old patient with opioid-induced delirium: a case report and review of the analgesic efficacy of alpha 2 agonist agents. Pain Practice, 2012; Epub.

Patil SK, Anitescu M. Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes: a five year retrospective analysis. Pain Medicine. 2012; 13: 263-9.

Patil SK, Anitescu M: Memantine may improve quality of life in chronic pain patients responding to ketamine infusions. Anesthesiology 113: A1075, 2010.

Fanaee E, Anitescu M, Patil S: Sustained pain relief after lidocaine infusions for chronic pain syndromes: a retrospective analysis. Anesthesiology 113: A301, 2010.

Patil SK, Im HK, Anitescu M:  Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes:  a five-year retrospective analysis.  Anesth Analg 110:S354, 2010.

Patil SK; Johnson AS; Lichtenberg PA. The relation of pain and depression with various health-promoting behaviors in African American elders. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2008: 53: 85-92.

Yochim BP; Kerkar SP; Lichtenberg PA. Cerebrovascular risk factors, activity limitations, and depressed mood in African American older adults. Psychology and Aging. 2006: 21(1):186-9.