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Joshua C. Barnhill, MD Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Dr. Joshua Barnhill grew up in St. Louis, MO where he graduated medical school from Saint Louis University. Following graduation, he served over ten years in the United States Navy. He has received both the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service.

During his time with the Navy, Dr. Barnhill completed his internship in General Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, CA. He then served as the Command Flight Surgeon for Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 in Norfolk, VA, where he also worked aboard three different aircraft carriers. Dr. Barnhill then completed his Anesthesiology residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP).

After completing his anesthesiology residency, Dr. Barnhill took a position as Staff Anesthesiologist at NMCP and Assistant Professor for the Uniformed Services a University. During this time, he served as the Chairman of the Short-Term Opioid and Intraoperative Therapy Committee and as the Anesthesia Department Head aboard the USNS Comfort on the humanitarian mission, Operation Enduring Promise, in Latin American countries including Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Honduras.

After his military service, he completed fellowship training at the University of California Los Angeles in Santa Monica, CA. where he has committed his practice to the effective interventional pain management for Orange County residents and surrounding communities.

Dr. Barnhill strongly believes each patient deserves a customized approach and multimodal treatment strategy tailored to their goals to achieve functional improvement. He treats complex regional pain syndrome, cancer pain, migraines, and musculoskeletal pain conditions, including back pain, neck pain, myofascial pain, neuropathic pain, joint pain, and post-surgical pain using traditional and advanced therapies.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, running, hiking, and going to the beach.

Education & Training

  • Medical Education - Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (Medical Doctor)
  • Internship - Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, General Surgery
  • Residency - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia, Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship - University of California, Los Angeles, Interventional Pain Management, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Society Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • North American Neuromodulation Society

Joshua C. Barnhill, MD
  • Laguna Hills

    23521 Paseo De Valencia
    Suite 204
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653