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License and Certification

California License – G055823

Washington License – 27397

Federal DEA Number – BB0440090

Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners

American Board of Anesthesiology Certification April 1990

American Board of Pain Medicine Certification Feb 2000

Education

University of California San Francisco

School of Medicine

540 Parnassus Ave

San Francisco, California 94143

Doctor of Medicine, June 1984

University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr

La Jolla, California 92093

Bachelor of Arts Biology, June 1979

Graduate Training

Fellowship Critical Care Medicine

Veterans Administration Medical Centre

Long Beach, California

April – September 1988

Director David Wong, M.D.

Fellowship Obstetric Anesthesia

University of California Irvine Medical Centre/

Women’s Hospital Long Beach Memorial

April – September 1987

Directors: H.J. Choi, M.D. / Mohan Sidhu, M.D.

Residency in Anesthesiology

University of California Irvine Medical Centre

101 City Dr South

Orange, California 92668

December 1985 – November 1988

Chairman: Kevin K Tremper, Ph.D., M.D.

Internship in General Surgery

University of California San Diego Medical Centre

200 West Arbor Dr

San Diego, California, 92103

Chairman: A.R. Moossa, M.D.

Practice Experience

PainMD Medical Associates, Inc, President

665 Camino de los Mares, Suite 202

San Clemente, CA 92673

949-364-8959

June 03 – present

Full time solo practice specializing in interventional pain management, including epidural, transforaminal, selective nerve root, and face joint injections of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; sympathetic block, stellate ganglion block, sacro-illiac joint, trigger point, radiofrequency lesioning/neuromodulation, chemical neuroablation, an Vertebroplasty.

Director of Pain Services, San Clemente Community Hospital

654 Camino de los Mares

San Clemente, CA 92673

Ph: 949-489-4587

Fax: 949-489-4687

9/03 – present

PainRx, Inc; P.S., President

1616 Cornwall Ave, Suite 205

Bellingham, WA

St Joseph Hospital

Interventional Pain Management, performing over 1600 procedures per year.

June 1999 – June 2004

Bellingham Anesthesia Associates, Inc.

Staff Anesthesiologist

St Joseph Hospital

Dept of Anesthesiology

2901 Squalicum Pkwy

Bellingham, WA 98225

June 1990 – April 2001

Anesthesia Medical Group, Inc

Staff Anesthesiologist

Riverside Community Hospital

4445 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, California 92501

December 1988 – May 1990

Medical/Administrative Contributions

Chairman Department of Anesthesiology

St Joseph Hospital

Bellingham, Washington

1993, 1994

Vice-chairman 1995, 1996

Anesthesia for the pregnant patient presenting for non-obstetric surgery

St Joseph Hospital Medical Practice Guidelines developed and approved 1995

Pain Management Credentials Criteria: JCAHCO

Compliant – developed and approved for St Joseph Hospital Medical Staff, Bellingham, Washington, 2001 & updated 2003

Pain Management Credentials Criteria: JCAHCO

Compliant – developed and approved for San Clemente Community Hospital, San Clemente, California 3/04.

Including Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.

Corporate Vice President

Bellingham Anesthesia Associates

1050 Larrabee Ave

Bellingham, WA 98226

1993 – 1996

Expert Witness Experience

Experienced as Expert Witness in Anesthesia and Pain Specialty related trial cases. Given depositions and testified at various trials for both defense and prosecution, in both criminal and civil cases.

Research Experience

Research Fellow

University of California San Diego Medical Centre

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

San Diego, California

June 1985 – November 1985

Director: Richard M. Peters, M.D.

Medical Student Research Fellowship

University of California San Francisco Medical Centre

Department of Microbiology and Tumour Virology

San Francisco, California

June 1981 – June 1982

Director: J. Michael Bishop, M.D.

Research Associate

University of California San Francisco

Laboratory of Radiobiology

San Francisco, California

July 1979 – June 1980

Director: Harvery M. Patt, Ph.D.

Research Assistant

Salk Institute

Tumour Virology Laboratory

La Jolla, California

September 1977 – June 1980

Director: Walter Echart, Ph.D.

Research Assistant

Cancer Biology Research Laboratory

Stanford University

Stanford, California

June – September 1977

Director: Henry S. Kaplan, M.D.

Presentations

Human Evolution

“Natural selection and the African/non-African genetic dichotomy”

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Presentation of abstract at international conference on Human origins and evolution

October 1999

Human Evolution

“Mongoloid Origins Out of Africa”

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Presentation of abstract at international conference on Human origins and evolution

April 1997

Western Anesthesia Resident Conference

“Massive hemorrhage secondary to D.I.C. following cardio-pulmonary bypass successfully treated with Desmopressin Acetate and conjugated estrogen”

Vancouver, British Columbia

Presentation of Abstract

May 1988

Western Medical Student Research Forum

“Macrophages resistant to transformation when infected with Rous Sarcoma Virus produce high level of src protein”

Carmel, California

Presentation of abstract

February 1982

Lectures

“Physiology of Jurassic Giants”

St Joseph Hospital Medical Staff

Bellingham, Washington

November 1996

“Mongoloid Origins of Africa”

Western Washington University

Department of Asian Studies/Anthropology

Guest Lecture

Bellingham, Washington

March 1998

“Heterosexual Transmission of HIV”

St Joseph Hospital Medical Staff

Bellingham, Washington

Guest Lecture (CME credit)

January 2001

“Avalanche Safety and Awareness”

Otolaryngology Winter Conference

Chateau Whistler Resort, British Columbia,

Guest Lecture, Feb 2000

“Survival Skills for Skiing and Snowboarding in Avalanche Country”

Community Service Lecture

Sportsman Chalet, Bellingham, Washington

November 1999 & 2000

“What a Pain Specialist Can Offer Your Patients”

San Clemente Community Hospital

San Clemente, CA

CME Lecture for Medical Staff

10/03

Publications

Betts, A. Combined Fluoroscopic and Nerve Stimulator Technique for Injection of the Piriformis Muscle.
Pain Physician 2004, 7:279-281.

Betts A. Risk of HIV contact among males utilizing female sex workers: a quantitative model.
In review

Betts A. Role of semen in the female-to-male transmission of HIV. Annals of Epidemiology, Feb 2001; 11(2): 154-155

Betts A. Natural selection and the African/non-African Genetic Dichotomy. Abstracts: Human & Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, April 1993:13

Betts A., Eggan J.R. Unilateral pulmonary edema with interscalene block. Anesthesiology 1998; 88(4): 1113 – 1114

Betts A. Mongoloid origins out of Africa. Abstracts: Human Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories,
October 1997: 77.

Betkowsky A., Newman R., Ott R., Tremper K.K. Massive hemorrhage secondary to D.I.C. following cardio-pulmonary bypass successfully treated with Desmopressin Acetate and conjugated estrogen. Abstracts: 26th Annual Western Anesthesia Conference, May 1988

Betkowsky A., Bishop J.M., Opperman H. Macrophages resistant to transformation when infected with Rous Sarcoma Virus produce high levels of src protein. Clinical Research, Feb 1982; 30(1): 68A

Interests

Member Mt Baker Ski Patrol 1990-1996
Ski Patrol certified in avalanche rescue, mountaineering and high angle rescue.
Skied extensively throughout North America, France, Italy; Las Lenas and Bariloche Argentina; Portillo and Valle Nevado, Chile.

Experienced at Mountain and Rock Climbing Achieved level 5.11b

Also enjoy surfing, wake-boarding, mountain biking and soccer.

Guitarist – electric, acoustic and classical. Played professionally in various bands.

Paleo-anthropology and Physical Anthropology – studied independently and participated in several international conferences.

Cosmology and Astrophysics – completed one year course in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

1999-2000.

Instructor: Richard Vawter, Ph.D.

Memberships

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Association for the Advancement of Science

U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine Alumni

U.C. San Diego Alumni

Personal

Married to Robin Betts, planning to start a family

Born September 27, 1956 in Santiago, Chile

Immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area at age of two,

Shortened my last name from Betkowsky to Betts after going into private practice- for patient convenience.

Fluent in Spanish.