Robert A. Swarm, M.D.

Current Position
Professor, Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Pain Management
 

Specialty Areas
Vertebroplasty
Cancer Pain
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants
Pain Management

Patients Seen At
Pain Management Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, A , 10
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-8820
Fax: 314-362-9471
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology / Pain Management
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8054
St. Louis, MO 63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Chronic cancer-related pain, multidisciplinary management of chronic non-cancer pain, acute pain and postoperative pain.  Interventional pain management including treatment of vertebral compression fractures with vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, intrathecal pumps for cancer pain, spinal cord stimulator implants and discograms.

Board Certification

Pain Management -- Certified
Anesthesiology -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri , 1983
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri , 1986
Residency: Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri , 1989
Fellowship: Pain Management, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia , 1991
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Major or Recent Publications/Awards

Honors and Awards

Listed in America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002 - 2008

Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002 (Best Doctors, Inc)

Books and Book Chapters

Swarm RA, Cousins MI. Anaesthetic Techniques for Pain Control. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 2nd Edition. Eds. Doyle D, Hanks GWC, MacDonald N, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press 1998; pp 390-414

Swarm RA, Cousins MI. Anaesthetic techniques for pain control. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Eds. Doyle D, Hanks GWC, MacDonald N, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press 1993; pp 204-221

Selected Publications

Eidelman A, White T, Swarm RA.Interventional therapies for cancer pain management: important adjuvants to systemic analgesics.J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 Sep;5(8):753-60

Swarm RA, Karanikolas M, Kalauokalani D.Pain treatment in the perioperative period.Curr Probl Surg. 2001 Nov;38(11):835-920

Karanikolas M, Swarm RA.Current trends in perioperative pain management.Anesthesiol Clin North America. 2000 Sep;18(3):575-99


CAM Offices have merged and moved!
The Pain Management Center moved to the 14th floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine in mid June 2013. The former offices in 2200 Steinberg (the Satellite) and on the 10th floor of the CAM are now closed. The number is unchanged: 314-362-8820. Suite 14-C.