Emily Smith-StraesserMD

(814) 231-2101

Location: State College

Specialty: Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Management

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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)