Dr. Kanishka Monis

Meet Dr. Monis

Dr. Kanishka Monis is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. At Tricity Pain Associates, he provides a variety of advanced procedures to treat acute and chronic pain conditions. With attention to detail and dedication to his patients, Dr. Monis is a sought-after pain management specialist in the San Antonio, TX area.

Education and Training

Dr. Monis was raised in San Antonio, TX where he attended Thomas C. Clark high school and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. After earning his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. Monis moved to Philadelphia, PA to complete his internship in general surgery and a residency in anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He then moved back to San Antonio to complete a fellowship in interventional pain management at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Monis is also a contributing author for The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult and has presented at multiple anesthesiology conferences.

Professional Memberships

For his work and expertise, Dr. Monis has been inducted as an active member of the Bexar County Medical Society, the Comal County Medical Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the Texas Pain Society.


Dr. Monis enjoys running, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.


"PA Monis is outstanding. He’s very attentive, kind and knowledgeable. Doesn’t matter how busy it is, he takes the time to listen and take the necessary steps to helping me feel better. His admin staff Jessica is phenomenal!!! She is so helpful and keeps her word of calling back when needed. So glad I get to be a part of this office."



"PA monis is a outstanding individual,very careing and listens to our concern. THANK YOU PA MONIS FOR BEING THERE FOR US. Wonderful staff."



"I've had experience with pain management Physicians from my home state, they were extremely terrible experiences, I was very skeptical and nervous about going to another, but I have to say Dr. James Houston, and Dr. K. Monis, are extremely caring and great listeners. I had a procedure yesterday for CESI, He talked and explained step by step what I would feel and what he was doing. I have serve Anxiety and I didn't have to take anything before hand. Dr. Houston is getting to the bottom of my pain, which I have had for a very long time, he is helping me by listening and not just brushing me off. He comes up with solutions and wants me to not be in constant pain. The office staff is extremely nice also. Yes sometimes the wait time in the waiting room is long, but I'm my opinion I'd rather wait a while and see some of the best than go elsewhere and not get proper treatment and not be listened to about my pain daily. Some days it's debilitating. Thank you Tricity Pain. Wendy Folds"



"PA Monis Is the trigger point king...lol. Always gives me relief!!!!"



"Tri-City Pain associates and staff have always been courteous, attentive, and compassionate! PA Monis along with Dr. Bengali have been very thorough and knowledgeable when addressing my chronic pain concerns. I would recommend anyone who is suffering from long term chronic pain to visit clinic for evaluation and effective treatment plans. Gary C."



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