Expert Witness in Neuropsychiatry and Traumatic Brain Injury

Kartik Ananth, M.D.

  • Board Certified Psychiatry (ABPN) & Pain Medicine ABPN)
  • Interventional Pain Medicine/Ketamine Treatment/TMS

As a double board certified psychiatrist and pain management specialist with over a decade of experience, Dr. Ananth is uniquely qualified to offer medical, non-surgical, and innovative solutions for managing chronic pain & treating mental disorders.

Dr. Ananth has dedicated his life to helping patients overcome challenges so they can enjoy a fuller life. His initial interest  in medicine stemmed from his father, who was also a physician. As a child he admired his father’s knowledge and passion for patient care. From an early age, Dr. Ananth dove into science to learn more about how it can be used to help people.

After Dr. Ananth completed his medical degree, he finished residency training in psychiatry at New York Medical College. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Ananth moved to California where he had the distinct honor of serving as a Senior Fellow of Pain Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). Having served in various entrepreneurial roles within the medical field, he went back to school in 2016 and earned his Executive MBA from USC.

Dr. Ananth’s reputation extends past the hundreds of patients who refer their friends and family to his practice. He has been voted a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly each year since 2016 and has appeared on the “LA Top Docs” list every year since 2018. As an esteemed colleague in the physician community, Dr. Ananth is an active member of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience as well as the Pacific Spine & Pain Society.

Dr. Ananth’s professional interests include interventional psychiatry and interventional pain treatments. Interventional psychiatry solutions can help “rewire” the brain’s circuits for more optimal functionality using a variety of methods such as electrical currents and transcranial magnetic stimulation, psychedelics, and certain psychotropic medicines. Interventional psychiatry allows Dr. Ananth to provide evidence-based and effective solutions for patients with treatment-resistant mental health disorders.

Dr. Ananth also specializes in interventional pain management techniques that offer effective pain relief. These treatments are aimed at interrupting the pain signals in nerves located in the spinal cord, neck, and vertebral joints. The methods of interventional pain solutions that Dr. Ananth utilizes include spinal cord stimulation, facet joint blocks, nerve & root blocks, radiofrequency ablation, joint injections, and epidural injections.

Over the last decade, Dr. Ananth has extensive experience in providing ketamine infusion treatment for treatment resistant chronic pain conditions like Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)as well as for Depression Suicidal Ideation & Hopelessness Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Bipolar Disorder II and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).


Among the most disabling of medical conditions, affecting about 1.5 million individuals every year.


Brain Injury

A psychiatric disorder that develops in a significant minority of subjects exposed to serious and life threatening events.



Chronic pain is a multidimensional experience with biological, psychological and social components.


Chronic Pain