|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 581-6393||University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
My clinical interests center around providing improved peri-operative pain management to all patients. I completed an acute pain care fellowship after residency and continue to be actively involved in improving post-operative pain. One of the most exciting new topics in pain management centers around the idea of "preventative analgesia". This means using a variety of strategies and drugs to prevent the hyperactivity and increasing pain caused by trauma, surgery and narcotic pain medicines. In our practice we find that decreasing nerve conduction by using epidurals and nerve blocks, as well as decreasing pain sensitization with non-narcotic medications both before, during, and after surgery decrease peri-operative pain, amount of narcotics needed, and unwanted side effects. Ongoing research is starting to indicate that using preventative analgesia strategies may impact the development of long term pain syndromes in the future. My clinical goal is to improve the access to these strategies for all patients requiring surgery and experiencing pain.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Anesthesiology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
|Board Certification||American Board of Anesthesiology