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Ian Carroll, MD, MS

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Univ Pain Management Ctr 450 Broadway St Pavilion A, FL 1, MC 5340 Redwood City, CA 94063
    Tel Work (650) 723-6238 Fax (650) 320-9443
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Andrew Morrow Tel Work 650.725.9636
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pain Management
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Anesthesia

Professional Education

Medical Education: Columbia University NY (1998)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2003)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2002)
Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2004)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1999)
Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2003)
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Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Factors causing prolonged post-surgical pain and prolonged opioid use.

Some patients following routine surgery will experience chronic pain, and/or prolonged opioid use. This research done at Stanford Hospital and the Palo Alto VA Hospital will identify factors that delay pain resolution and opioid cessation in patients following surgery. Data collection is currently ongoing in the pilot stage, without funding. This clinical study offers abundant opportunities for undergraduate students, medical students, or residents to contribute meaningfully in collecting data from patients, and analyzing results. Local collaborators include:

Sean Mackey

Pain Medicine
John Pollard
Keith Humphreys
Jodie Trafton
Addiction/Pain Research
Peter Barelka
Pain Medicine/ anesthesia
Stuart Goodman
Orthopedic surgery
George Yang
General Surgery
Fred Dirbas
Breast Surgery

Dates: January 2007- Present

Brainstem Mechanisms of Analgesia in Patients with Post-Surgical Nerve Pain: an fMRI study.

Only a proportion of patients with neuropathic pain respond to conventional anti-neuropathic pain medications--most of which are sodium channel blockers. The mechanisms responsible for analgesia in response to a sodium channel blocker remain unknown. In this translational research at Stanford Hospital we are using functional MRI to define supraspinal changes in neuropathic pain patients specifically associated with analgesic responses to systemic lidocaine--a prototypical sodium channel blocker. Local Collaborators include:

Sean Mackey
Pain Medicine

Funding: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentored Research Training Grant.

Dates: January 2007-Present

Botulinum Toxin Sympathectomy for Chronic Sympathetically Maintained Pain. This is a prospective, double blind crossover trial of whether Botox improves duration of analgesia following lumbar sympathetic block. The study is centered at Stanford Hospital. Trial enrollment is nearing completion. Opportunities exist for students and residents to assist in data analysis. Collaborators include:

Sean Mackey
Pain Medicine
David Clark
Pain Medicine

Dates: January 2005-Present


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