Headshot photo of Lisa Osborne Smith, Ph.D., CRNA

Lisa Osborne Smith, Ph.D., CRNA

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Adjunct Instructor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Program Director, School of Nursing
  • CRNA, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


Lisa Osborne Smith is the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program and she maintains an active clinical practice as a CRNA at OHSU. She retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years of active duty service.  Originally from rural Colorado, she enjoys beautiful scenery and fresh air. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (FAANA).  

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S.N., 1991, University of Northern Colorado
    • M.S., 1998, Georgetown University
    • Ph.D., 2006, Rush University
  • Certifications

    • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    • Basic Life Support Provider

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Honors and awards

  • Golden Lamp Award in Nursing from Rush University, 2006
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing


Selected publications

  • Ketz, A, Brynes, K, Grunberg, N., Osborne, L, Tosini, N, Wu, X & Anders, J. Characterization of macrophage/microglial activation and effect of photobiomodulation in the spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain. Pain Medicine, 2017 May 1;18(5):932-946.
  • Radford, K, Park,T, Lee, BH, Moran, S, Osborne, L, & Choi, K.  Dose-range response characteristics of    intravenous ketamine on locomotion, dissociative stereotypy, sensorimotor gating, and nociception in    Sprague-Dawley rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 2017;153:130-140.
  • Couture, D, Osborne, L, Peterson, J, Clements, SM, Sanders, A. Spring, J & Spence, D. Effects of a 30 mL Epidural Normal Saline Bolus on Time to Full Motor Recovery in Parturients Who Received Patient- Controlled Epidural Analgesia with 0.125% Bupivacaine with 2 mcg/mL Fentanyl. AANA Journal, 2016; 84(3):159-165.
  • Benfield, RJ, Mamczak, C, Chi Vo, K, Smith, T, Osborne, L Sheppard, F.and Elster, E. Initial Predictors Associated with Outcome in Injured Multiple Traumatic Limb Amputations: The Kandahar Experience. Injury, 2012; 43:1753-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2012.06.030  
  • Osborne, L, Wallace, J, Andrade, ,. Christensen, J, and Pellegrini, J. Comparison of the Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block and the 3:1 Block in the Adult Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair. AANA Journal, 2012;80(4):S37-S44.  
  • Spence, D, Goff, J, Mohan, El, Bowen, K, Osborne, L and Maye, J. An Evaluation of Perioperative Administration of Gabapentin in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery with General Anesthesia and Interscalene Blocks Combined. AANA Journal, 2011; 79:4,S43-S50.
  • Radford, K., Park T, Osborne-Smith, L, & Choi, K.  The effects of sub-anesthetic intravenous ketamine infusion on corticosterone and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the plasma of male Sprague-Dawley rats. AANA Journal, 2018;86(5) 393-400.
  • Williamson W, Burks D, Pipkin J, Burkard J, Osborne LA, and Pellegrini J. Effect of Timing  of Fluid Bolus on Reduction of Spinal Induced Hypotension in Patients Undergoing Elective Cesarean Section. AANA Journal, 2009;77:2, 130-136.
  • Osborne L, Villecco D, Jacob A, Pyle S, Snyder M, and Crum-Cianflone, N.   Evidence Based Anesthesia: Fever of Unknown Origin in the Parturient and Neuraxial Anesthesia, CE offering AANA Journal 2008;76:3, 221-226.
  • Jenkins H, Spencer ED, Weissgerber AJ,  Osborne LA & Pellegrini JE. Correlating an 11-Point Verbal Numeric Rating Scale to a 4-Point Verbal Rating Scale in the Measurement of Pruritis. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 2008, 24(3):152-5.


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