Kimberly M. Mauer M.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (406 Ratings, 140 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 (406 Ratings, 140 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

  • Apr 25, 2019


  • 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 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.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Explain all of the problems I have with my back.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Awesome doctor!! Very nice and willing to explain what she was doing.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    I LOVE DR. KIMBERLY MAUER! She is awesome... and all the nurses and staff. Thank you everyone for making it a pleasant experience for not only me as the patient but my boyfriend(my driver). I was there a week ago for a procedure and it wasn't a very pleasant experience

  • Apr 02, 2019

    This doctor was very helpful by giving me a lot of information and literature as well so that I was better able to understand the procedures. She also was very thoughtful by taking her time and really listening to what I was saying. It was refreshing not to get rushed through an appointment like I have been, so many times in the past.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Everyone was very attentive and concerned about my procedure which went very well.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Dr. Kimberly is very ... very intelligent informative for me and a good practitioner. She has a great knowledge base when I start asking her questions and when she just explains things to me, so it was a very positive experience with Dr. Mauer. All great things to say.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    My visit with Dr. Mauaer was probably the most beneficial of any of the visits I've had, concerning my back. She explained to me what the problem was, and a few ways we might help lessen the pain. She was very helpful,and friendly. I enjoyed my visit with her, and would recommend her to anyone.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Kimberly Mauer - Dr. Kimberly Mauer is very compassionate, caring and understanding and I hope she don't retire for a long time because I need to see her and she's amazing. I couldn't picture going to any other provider but her for my chronic pain and I thank her for taking me on from Dr. Kozak un Eugene, Oregon. Thank you to OHSU for helping me live a better healthy life.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    She is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend her to anyone.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Mauer has shown deep commitment to her roles of health care provider and educator. She has done so much for me as her patient. This visit was very helpful to me.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Kimberly Maur is the best doctor I've ever had as far as her knowledge, her expertise, and she is a wonderful person. I think the world of her and I thank God for her. She's just wonderful. I've had her for years and she's very special and I love her as a doctor very, very much.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    I went in with no expectations at all because I've been told no surgical solution and just go home. I was so impressed with all of the new things that she's going to try to give me and help get paid through Medicare. I just absolutely love her and I can't wait to see her for my new procedure in May. She's wonderful. Please keep her. Thank you. Bye.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is very concerned for her Patients. She discussed the pain issues and am having and possible options available to help. My Wife was also in the room and we were both very impressed with Dr. Kimberly Mauer.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr. Mauer understands and helps me understand my issues. She makes going to she a provider interesting and educational.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Professional and welcoming. Very customer service focused. Also a fabulous new hair color!

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is great, I don’t enjoy waiting 2 1/2 hours to see her however she’s worth it .

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is the best!

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Conscientious, intelligent and patient centered.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Dr. Mauer was very professional yet warm and compassionate she Listen well to everything I had to say was appropriately funny. It was a very enjoyable as well as productive visit.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dr Mauer was friendly, professional and provided excellent advice.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    The Coolief treatment went very well! The process of scheduling and waiting for appointments is way too long. When you are in pain and can't get relief for months on end is very frustrating. My Dr. at Vancouver Clinic referred me to Dr. Maurer last Summer and it took 6 months to get the procedure done. Between the long waits for appointments they also lost my Pain Survey after the Temporary was done and I had to do it over the phone. More delay.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    She is professional, yet clearly empathetic and caring. I love Dr Mauer! She saved my life.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable . Open to answering my questions on my chart.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Knowledgeable, experienced and very kind

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Kimberly Mauer is very patient kind understanding. Carring individual I think according to the schedule they thought I was called back but I wasn't so appointment time has been difficult, but I assume that she is probably giving the same kind of care that I would like to the patients that are in front of me. She's very very nice positive outgoing wonderful.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is both inquisitive and knowledgeable; she has extensive knowledge in her field of pain management, while, at the same time is approachable and open-minded. Her skills as a practioner and educator are vast and impressive.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    This doctor goes out of her way to take care of me. She keeps me in the decision making process.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Dr. Mauer was amazing, warm and competent.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Wait time was 45min

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Very caring, loving, and could be as a friend unusual in doctors in today's world. I really appreciate and love this woman as my doctor. She is very knowledgeable and ease in explaining things to you. I would like to nominate her for some type of superior award.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Excellent provider good bed side manner very knowledgeable explain things. Well flexible hours would highly recommend.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Mauer is very nice. She pays attention to what you say and makes you understand what she's saying really nice, and I trust her wholeheartedly and I thank her very much for taking care of me and I would like her to continue. Thank you.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Compassionate, communicates well,

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Mauer has treated me for several years. I believe she is one of the best physicians I've ever had.Dr Mauer spent over an hour meeting with me and answering all of the questions I have.

  • Jan 24, 2019


  • Jan 24, 2019

    Very personable and attention to detail person.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    This was my first visit. Dr. Mauer was thorough and I feel we may get to theproblem of my pain. She took the time to sift through many areas that mightcause me problems.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is the best professional OHSU has. She is kind, caring, compassionate, understanding, and supportive, and an awesome doctor. I couldn't ask for any one better.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Very professional easy to understand when she talks back to your request or whatever it is you've asked her and so far the results have been fantastic for me. So I would truly recommend her she's cordial very careful what she's doing and due to her education suggestions from her on how to treat this is is really good. So I think it for her.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Dr. Mauer is fantastic! She is thorough and always makes sure to make sure you feel included and informed regarding your care.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    I saw Dr. Kimberly Mauer, and she is absolutely wonderful. She is giving me the chance to lead a halfway productive life. She is very nice, very caring, and in 30 years of having migraines I have only had a few doctors that have treated me with respect, and she is absolutely one of the top two. I cannot tell you, I cannot express in words how wonderful this person is. She is the absolute best doctor in the world. I just love her.

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