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Lesley K. Rao, MD

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Division of Pain Management

Specialty Areas

Pain Management
Vertebroplasty
Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Anesthesiology
Pain Management

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

cancer pain management; interventional pain therapies including vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation techniques.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 14
Office Phone: 314-362-8820
Fax: 314-362-9471

Education

Education

BA, Biology, Spanish Literature: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 2001
Medical Degree: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2006
Residency, Anesthesiology: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2010
Fellowship in Pain Management: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2012

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Role of Cytochrome P4502B6 Polymorphisms in Ketamine Metabolism and Clearance.
Rao LK, Flaker AM, Friedel CC, Kharasch ED
Anesthesiology. 2016 Dec; 125(6)1103-1112.

PMID:
    27763887
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Selection and Implementation of New Information Systems.
Kaplan KJ, Rao LK
Clin Lab Med. 2016 Mar; 36(1)113-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2015.09.011.

PMID:
    26851669
    [PubMed]
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Environmental components and methods for engaging pathology residents in informatics training.
Garcia CA, Baron JM, Beckwith BA, Brodsky V, Dighe AS, Gudewicz TM, Kim JY, Klepeis VE, Lane WJ, Lee RE, Levy BP, Mahowald MA, Mandelker D, McClintock DS, Quinn AM, Rao LK, Riedlinger GM, Rudolf J, Gilbertson JR
J Pathol Inform. 2015; 642.

PMID:
    26167386
    [PubMed]
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Selection and Implementation of New Information Systems.
Kaplan KJ, Rao LK
Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Jun; 8(2)239-53. doi: 10.1016/j.path.2015.02.009.

PMID:
    26065798
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Computational pathology to discriminate benign from malignant intraductal proliferations of the breast.
Dong F, Irshad H, Oh EY, Lerwill MF, Brachtel EF, Jones NC, Knoblauch NW, Montaser-Kouhsari L, Johnson NB, Rao LK, Faulkner-Jones B, Wilbur DC, Schnitt SJ, Beck AH
PLoS One. 2014; 9(12)e114885. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114885.

PMID:
    25490766
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Uncoupling of X-linked gene silencing from XIST binding by DICER1 and chromatin modulation on human inactive X chromosome.
Kota SK, Roy Chowdhury D, Rao LK, Padmalatha V, Singh L, Bhadra U
Chromosoma. 2015 Jun; 124(2)249-62. doi: 10.1007/s00412-014-0495-4.

PMID:
    25428210
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Longitudinal engagement of pathology residents: a proposed approach for informatics training.
Rao LK, Gilbertson JR
Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Dec; 142(6)748-54. doi: 10.1309/AJCPWJ61RERWEDIK.

PMID:
    25389327
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The ongoing evolution of the core curriculum of a clinical fellowship in pathology informatics.
Quinn AM, Klepeis VE, Mandelker DL, Platt MY, Rao LK, Riedlinger G, Baron JM, Brodsky V, Kim JY, Lane W, Lee RE, Levy BP, McClintock DS, Beckwith BA, Kuo FC, Gilbertson JR
J Pathol Inform. 2014; 5(1)22. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.137717.

PMID:
    25191621
    [PubMed]
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Pathology informatics fellowship training: Focus on molecular pathology.
Mandelker D, Lee RE, Platt MY, Riedlinger G, Quinn A, Rao LK, Klepeis VE, Mahowald M, Lane WJ, Beckwith BA, Baron JM, McClintock DS, Kuo FC, Lebo MS, Gilbertson JR
J Pathol Inform. 2014; 5(1)11. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.129444.

PMID:
    24843823
    [PubMed]
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Influence of nitrous oxide anesthesia, B-vitamins, and MTHFR gene polymorphisms on perioperative cardiac events: the vitamins in nitrous oxide (VINO) randomized trial.
Nagele P, Brown F, Francis A, Scott MG, Gage BF, Miller JP, VINO Study Team.
Anesthesiology. 2013 Jul; 119(1)19-28. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31829761e3.

PMID:
    23856660
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 antagonism with fenobam: examination of analgesic tolerance and side effect profile in mice.
Montana MC, Conrardy BA, Cavallone LF, Kolber BJ, Rao LK, Greco SC, Gereau RW 4th
Anesthesiology. 2011 Dec; 115(6)1239-50. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318238c051.

PMID:
    22037639
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reproducibility of endocervical curettage diagnoses.
Zahn CM, Rao LK, Olsen C, Whitworth SA, Washington A, Crothers BA
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Aug; 118(2 Pt 1)240-8. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318223552d.

PMID:
    21775838
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postoperative myocardial injury after major head and neck cancer surgery.
Nagele P, Rao LK, Penta M, Kallogjeri D, Spitznagel EL, Cavallone LF, Nussenbaum B, Piccirillo JF
Head Neck. 2011 Aug; 33(8)1085-91. doi: 10.1002/hed.21577.

PMID:
    20886662
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pre-operative vitamin B infusion and prevention of nitrous oxide-induced homocysteine increase.
Rao LK, Francis AM, Wilcox U, Miller JP, Nagele P
Anaesthesia. 2010 Jul; 65(7)710-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2010.06375.x.

PMID:
    20477781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Missense mutations in the BMP15 gene are associated with ovarian failure.
Dixit H, Rao LK, Padmalatha VV, Kanakavalli M, Deenadayal M, Gupta N, Chakrabarty B, Singh L
Hum Genet. 2006 May; 119(4)408-15.

PMID:
    16508750
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mutational screening of the coding region of growth differentiation factor 9 gene in Indian women with ovarian failure.
Dixit H, Rao LK, Padmalatha V, Kanakavalli M, Deenadayal M, Gupta N, Chakravarty B, Singh L
Menopause. 2005 Nov-Dec; 12(6)749-54.

PMID:
    16278619
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Enhancement of far-field spatial coherence of a partially coherent light source by source masking.
Boopathi V, Vasu RM, Rao LK
Appl Opt. 1993 Aug 10; 32(23)4410-4. doi: 10.1364/AO.32.004410.

PMID:
    20830099
    [PubMed]
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Echocardiographic assessment of ventricular performance following induction with two anesthetics.
Rathod R, Jacobs HK, Kramer NE, Rao LK, Salem MR, Towne WD
Anesthesiology. 1978 Aug; 49(2)86-90.

PMID:
    686431
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Parasite in the anterior chamber of the eye. A case report.
Bhagwat RD, Rao LK, Deodhar LP
Indian J Ophthalmol. 1973 Mar; 21(1)34-5.

PMID:
    4793006
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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