Clinical Focus

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Post herpetic (shingles) pain
  • Anesthesia
  • Work related injury pain

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2000) CA
  • Residency: Medical College Of Wisconsin Office of Graduate Medical Education (1996) WI
  • Internship: Medical College Of Wisconsin Office of Graduate Medical Education (1983) WI
  • Medical Education: Medical College Of Wisconsin Office of Graduate Medical Education (1982) WI
  • Fellowship: Stanford University (2009) CA
  • Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2010)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2002)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Infusions of Ketamine for management of complex regional pain syndrome and infusions of lidocaine for chronic pain syndromes.

Clinical Trials

  • Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ketamine Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) Not Recruiting

    This study is looking at the efficacy, durability, safety, and tolerability of multiple single doses of Ketamine vs. active placebo for treating patients with treatment resistant depression who are taking an antidepressant that is not working for them.

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial. For more information, please contact Jessica Hawkins, 650-723-8323.

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All Publications

  • The Stanford Opioid Management Model Coleman, S. D. Practical Pain Management. 2014
  • Neuropathic Pain: Causes, Management and Understanding. Anesthetics and Other Interventional Approaches? Coleman, S. D. Cambridge Medicine. 2013
  • Principles of pain management. In: Wilderness Medicine, sixth edition, Elsevier 2012 Comprehensive review of wilderness medicine Coleman, S. D. Elsevier. 2012; 6: 354?62
  • Spinal cord stimulation compared with medical management for failed back surgery syndrome CURRENT PAIN AND HEADACHE REPORTS Coleman, S. D., Mackey, S. 2009; 13 (1): 1-2

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11916-009-0001-5

    View details for PubMedID 19126362

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