Kimberly M. Mauer M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (438 Ratings, 172 Comments)


  • Anesthesiology

Special focus on

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


  • M.D., Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamón Puerto Rico 1999
  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology, University of Kansas, 2003
  • Fellowship:

    • Pain medicine, Stanford University, 2004
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Anesthesiology, subspecialty certification in pain management


Dr. Kim Mauer joined the OHSU Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in 2006 after completing both a pain fellowship and a pain research fellowship at Stanford University. She has been on the faculty of the Comprehensive Pain Center since that time and also works in the operating room doing general and regional anesthesia. Her publications include work on esophageal cancer, complex regional pain syndrome, intravenous lidocaine and intrathecal therapies. Dr. Mauer is certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Anesthesiology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (438 Ratings, 172 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Always wonderful. Patient, kind, respectful.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Best physician I have ever come in contact with. Actually wants and tries to improve your medical condition.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Liked her, wouldn't go anywhere else, glad I found her. Thank you.

  • Jun 30, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is over scheduled and overworked and it takes 4 months to get an appointment with her unless you make a stink. She squeezed me in for a follow up for the MRI next week. But other than that it would have been another 4 months wait. This is not acceptable.

  • Jun 30, 2019

    She was very caring and empathetic and thorough and just a delight to work with.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    I am the only one with pain problems.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    She is a wonderful doctor and truly cares about her patients.

  • Jun 24, 2019

    She is very busy but she's also very good. If you can be patient, it's worth it to see Dr. Mauer.

  • Jun 23, 2019

    Very thoughtful and compassionate. Engaged.

  • Jun 22, 2019

    I love Dr. Mauer personally, but the wait times to see here are crazy. Especially since her patients are in pain, and sitting in uncomfortable chairs is really hard. I have found she often forgets what treatments we've already tried.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    DR Mauer consistently provides outstanding care to me.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Dr Mauer is the best. Places you at ease, easy to talk to and understand.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    The doctor who performed the surgery is great. She is just fine. Perfect, good doctor, good, good, good, excellent actually doctor. She's extremely good. I appreciate her. She's fine. Thank you very much.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Experience with Dr was very good. Follow up not so much.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    The personal attention and explanation of procedure beforehand was excellent. The care and concern for me as the patient during the procedure was also excellent.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Wonderful practitioner always willing to help you out!!

  • Jun 12, 2019

    I am so happy I have the opportunity to receive care at OHSU. Another wonderful experience. With kind attentive, knowledgeable staff. I am also almost pain free.

  • Jun 09, 2019

    Took time to listen and validate my issues. That really meant a lot to be validated. She Gave me food options and choices

  • Jun 09, 2019

    Dr. Mauer kicks butt. Couldn't ask for a better doctor. Very happy.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    She was over two hours late for my already afternoon appointment that I had to have not eaten at least 12 hours prior, so I ended up going 22 hours without food, so that was a drag... but my Dr is amazing and spends whatever amount of time needed with her patients and I have great appreciation for that. I am experiencing great results and am very happy about that!

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Kimberly Mauer is the best doctor I have ever experienced. OHSU is blessed to have a wonderful doctor like her.

  • May 31, 2019

    She is very attentive and listens to my needs. She works to help me better manage my pain.

  • May 31, 2019

    I adore Dr. Mauer. She is a great clinician and always makes me feel at ease. I happily wait months for an appointment and look forward to getting her help to navigate my complex chronic illnesses. She is a bright light in my experiences with doctors.

  • May 23, 2019

    Dr. Kimberly Mauer is a wonderful provider. She takes the time to hear about medical issues and concerns and is determined and hopeful to solve an ongoing medical issue. I always feel well informed and she explains things in ways that are easy to understand that put me at ease.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr. Maur has always been very conscience about her work and strives to provide the highest degree of medical service posible.

  • May 15, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is one of the most intelligent and caring doctors that I have ever met. I think she's the best doctor I've ever had and I've literally had over 50 doctors.

  • May 15, 2019

    Dr. Mauer makes me feel like she cares about me as a patient and that she cares about my health. She takes time to talk with me every time I come in and that's really important to me and I don't get that from most of Care Professionals these days. So it means a lot to me and I appreciate it.

  • May 13, 2019

    Everyone was cheerful, positive and informed.

  • May 05, 2019

    I would just like to say that my docgor, Kimberly Mauer is very compassionate, very involved. She's just....she's just wonderful. She's just...she's just absolutely just a wonderful doctor and I'm really happy I have her.... I have her as my doctor.

  • May 03, 2019

    No matter how long it takes or what time your appt is, she makes you feel heard, and addresses all concerns. One of the very very best doctors.

  • May 03, 2019

    Yes, my doctor, Kim, she is great. I had a great experience and it helped me a lot. Thank you.

  • May 03, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Mauer has always been been the up most professional and she's caring I know when I go there that she actually cares about me which doesn't happen in the medical field as much as it should. She's wonderful. She's personable. She gets right to the point. She answers my questions. Yeah. I hope I never lose her as well as one of my doctors. She's she's helping me just because I know she cares and that's such a huge part of it and she's always right with what she tells me. I mean when I'll ask her a question and she will give me an answer or not. Sometimes I think I'm going to research that I'll be [Profanity] if she isn't always right. So anyway, she's a great person and I love her as a doctor.

  • May 03, 2019

    Simply The Best. Dr Mauer is the best. Just a downhome type of Dr. Knows her job and does not try to flaunt it.

  • May 01, 2019


  • Apr 30, 2019

    Dr. Kimberly Mauer is the most compassionate and knowledgeable provider I have. She will go out of her way to help you as a patient. I feel very blessed to have her as part of my care team.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    She, Dr. Mauer is an amazing doctor.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    She was very throughout, thoughtful, and took a lot of time to make sure everything was being done correctly and was thinking outside the box to help fix the problem. Yeah.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Everything about Dr Maur's care is great, except the 2-3 month wait to be seen. That can be a very long time when one is in pain

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Kim is extremely knowledgeable and helpful with her patients care. She listens and educates her patients and always takes her time with us. She’s a top notch doctor and I will continue to be with her as long as she is providing care.

  • Apr 25, 2019


  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dr. Kim Mauer was professional, compassionate, and competent. She was focused on providing the best possible care while mentoring, collaborating with others and using new, updated equipment. She earned my total confidence.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    She was very thorough and I felt like we were being listened to. Seemed very caring and understood the problem. I feel like it should be taken care of. I would refer her to anybody. Thank you.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is so wonderful! She’s a great listener, intelligent, engaged, and kind. She provides top notch patient care. The world needs more doctors like her!

  • Apr 21, 2019


  • Apr 20, 2019

    I'm very happy with Dr. Mauer's work. She's helped me a lot. And this last time was very good. Thank you.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Miller is exceptional. She's always very caring and empathetic and concerned and personable and I very much appreciate what she does and working with her.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    She is very thorough in responses to questions and concerns. She has great bedside manner in stressful procedures (shot near the sciatic).

  • Apr 11, 2019

    FINALLY a dr who told me my diagnosis and is going to help me!! I’m sooo grateful.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    I would like to rate her at 10, but I wasn't sure how to do that on here because the recording kept cutting out weird. Anyway, I absolutely love her. She is wonderful. She is the kind of doctor.... one of the kind...of two of the kindest doctors I have ever seen and I would recommend her to any person for anything she could help them with. She's absolutely wonderful.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Each visit with Dr. Mauer energizes me to continue to strive for improvements in a difficult and exhausting struggle against debilitating disease. Her broad understanding of pain and underlying conditions is a precious resource for which I’m very grateful. Although our meetings are infrequent, they are consequential, and she has helped me a great deal. Her presence as caregiver is encouraging and open, and she always gives me time to get out whatever I’m trying to communicate. She is a most excellent example of how expertise and compassion can blend into superior doctoring.