OHSU

Faculty

Regional & Pain Medicine Specialists

Dr. Axley

Michael S. Axley, M.D., M.A.

» Regional anesthesia offers patients improved comfort, and potentially better outcomes, for painful procedures such as those involving the manipulation of bone. Advances in regional anesthesia allow patients to leave the hospital much sooner than has been the case in the recent past, allowing them to recuperate in the comfort of their homes. The field also offers important opportunities to advance the state of anesthesia through research.

Dr. Aziz

Michael Aziz, M.D.

» My interests in regional anesthesia are broad. I have focused my attention and studies on the use of ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia, as well as complications associated with regional anesthesia.

Dr. Chen

Grace Chen, M.D.

» I have always wanted to be a pain doctor. Before medical school, I thought it was the purest form of doctoring - to alleviate pain and suffering. After practicing it for a while, I have embraced many complexities about pain that I did not appreciate before. But I still love what I do. I am especially interested in helping people who suffer from chronic pain to improve their function and quality of life.


Dr. Cross

Robert L. Cross, Jr., M.D.

» I enjoy being able to provide my patients with highly effective, cutting edge post-operative pain control.

Dr. Dillman

Dawn Dillman, M.D.

» Regional anesthesia is magical. A patient can be having a major operation and be completely comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. What could be better?

Dr. Gonzalez-Sotomayor

Julio Gonzalez-Sotomayor, M.D.


Dr. Kirsch

Jeffrey R. Kirsch, M.D. 

Department Chair

» I am interested in regional anesthesia because I believe it provides superior post-operative analgesia for our patients.


Dr. Mauer

Kim Mauer, M.D.


Dr. Noles

Michele Noles, M.D.

 » I am interested in regional anesthesia, and especially peripheral nerve blocks, because I believe it provides the most advanced and effective method to minimize post-operative pain for our patients.


Dr. Pineda

Jorge A. Pineda, M.D.


Dr. Sibell

David M. Sibell, M.D.


Dr. Stacey

Brett R. Stacey, M.D.


Dr. Swide

Christopher E. Swide, M.D.


Dr. Woodworth

Glenn Woodworth, M.D.

Program Director
Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship

» What attracted me to regional anesthesia was the elegance of providing anesthesia to only the part of the body that was being operated on. Unfortunately, many of the peripheral nerve blocks were felt to be the province of regional anesthesia artists, and not for mere mortals. The spotty or incomplete block has vexed many an anesthesiologist. Putting the patient to sleep was just easier. My particular interest has been to help develop educational tools to make peripheral nerve blocks more accessible to all anesthesiologists and not just the experts.