Lesley Rao, MD

Instructor, Anesthesiology
Division of Pain Management


Specialty Areas
Pain Management
Acute and Chronic Pain

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite 14C
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: 314-362-9471

Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8054
St. Louis, MO 63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
cancer pain management; interventional pain therapies including vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation techniques.

Board Certification
American Board of Anesthesiology -- Certified

Medical Education
BA, Biology, Spanish Literature: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, 2001

Medical Degree: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2006

Residency, Anesthesiology: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2010

Fellowship in Pain Management: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2012

Hospital Affiliations
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis

Major or Recent Publications/Awards

Selected Publications
Montana MC, Conrardy BA, Cavallone LF, Kolber BJ, Rao LK, Greco CS, Gereau RW: Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 Antagonism with Fenobam: Examination of Analgesic Tolerance and Side Effect Profile in mice. Anesthesiology. 2011 Dec;115(6):1239-50.

Rao LK, Francis AM, Wilcox U, Miller JP, Nagele P: Preoperative B-Vitamin Infusion and Prevention of Nitrous Oxide-induced Homocysteine Increase. Anaesthesia 2010; 65: 710-5.

Nagele P, Rao LK, Penta M, Kallogjeri D, Cavallone LF, Nussenbaum B, Piccirillo JF: Postoperative myocardial injury after major head and neck cancer surgery. Head Neck 2010.
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