Charles Louy, MD, PhD

Director, Inpatient Pain Service
Assistant Director, Pain Management Fellowship Program

Charles Louy, MD, PhD is Director of Inpatient Pain Service and Assistant Program Director for the Pain Management fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in anesthesiology with a certificate of added qualification in pain management

Dr. Louy’s research interests have included spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks, skeletal, cardiac muscle and respiratory physiology, mathematical genetics, biomathematical modeling, systems theory, diffusion-reaction processes and nonlinear regression. 

In addition to lecturing on pain management, Dr. Louy has been a member of numerous committees at Cedars-Sinai, including serving as Co-chair of the Quality Council Pain Management Team, and as Co-Chair of the Pain Steering Committee. The latter established pain management policies for the medical center. He also served on ad hoc review committees at the National Cancer Institute, NIH.

After completing the basic science courses for the computer science program at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, Dr. Louy earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Ecole Polytechnique, University de Montreal in Canada. He followed this with a master’s in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a doctorate in biomathematics/physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He earned his medical degree at UCLA and his master’s in business administration from the UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Dr. Louy completed a pediatric residency at Los Angeles County Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, an anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center in New York and a pediatric cardiac anesthesiology and cardiac critical care medicine fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Louy is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, French and Persian.