Location: State College
Specialty: Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain ManagementMake an appointment
Dr. Smith-Straesser completed her residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Virginia and is board-eligible in both fields, pending certification examination this fall. She is dedicated to the improvement of patients’ quality of life through a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Her interests include the treatment of spine and joint pain using interventional techniques, neuromodulation, and multimodal medical therapy.
Dr. Smith-Straesser is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and American Academy of Pain Medicine.
- 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
- 2015 Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- 2015-2019 Internship and Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- 2019-2020 Fellowship, Pain Management, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- Chief Resident 2018-2019, University of Virginia Anesthesiology Residency
- Dunn, L.K., Durieux, M.E., Fernandez, L., Tsang, S., Smith-Straesser, E.E., Jhaveri, H.F., Spanos, S., P., Thames, M.R., Spencer, C.D., Lloyd, A., Stuart, R., Ye, F., Bray, J.P., Nemergut, E.C., and Naik, B.I. (2018) “The Influence of Catastrophizing, Anxiety and Depression On Opioid Consumption, Postoperative Pain and Quality of Recovery After Adult Spine Surgery,” J. Neurosurgery Spine, 28(1): 119-126.Smith-Straesser, E.E., Kleiman, A.K., (2017) “Meanings of Pain,” Anesth Analg., 125(5):1816.
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
- American Academy of Pain Medicine
- American Medical Association
- Penn Highlands Huntingdon (Pending)