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Robert A. Swarm, MD

Professor, Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Pain Management

Specialty Areas

Pain Management
Vertebroplasty
Kyphoplasty

Board Certifications

Pain Management
Anesthesiology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Chronic cancer-related pain, multidisciplinary management of chronic non-cancer pain, acute pain and postoperative pain, kyphoplasty

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Pain Management Center

4921 Parkview Place
14C
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 362-8820
Fax: (314) 362-9471

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

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Pain Management Center

3015 N. Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: (314) 996-7200

Office Phone: 314-996-7200
Fax: 314-996-7201

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pain Management, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 1991
Residency: Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1989
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1986
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1983

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Adult cancer pain.
Swarm RA, Abernethy AP, Anghelescu DL, Benedetti C, Buga S, Cleeland C, Deleon-Casasola OA, Eilers JG, Ferrell B, Green M, Janjan NA, Kamdar MM, Levy MH, Lynch M, McDowell RM, Moryl N, Nesbit SA, Paice JA, Rabow MW, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Weinstein SM, Dwyer M, Kumar R, National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Aug; 11(8)992-1022.

PMID:
    23946177
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The management of pain in patients with cancer.
Swarm RA
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 May; 11(5 Suppl)702-4.

PMID:
    23704248
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Case scenario: opioid association with serotonin syndrome: implications to the practitioners.
Rastogi R, Swarm RA, Patel TA
Anesthesiology. 2011 Dec; 115(6)1291-8. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31823940c0.

PMID:
    22037635
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimized perioperative analgesia reduces chronic phantom limb pain intensity, prevalence, and frequency: a prospective, randomized, clinical trial.
Karanikolas M, Aretha D, Tsolakis I, Monantera G, Kiekkas P, Papadoulas S, Swarm RA, Filos KS
Anesthesiology. 2011 May; 114(5)1144-54. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31820fc7d2.

PMID:
    21368651
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vertebral augmentation for compression fractures caused by malignant disease.
Rastogi R, Patel T, Swarm RA
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010 Sep; 8(9)1095-102.

PMID:
    20876546
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interventional therapies for cancer pain management: important adjuvants to systemic analgesics.
Eidelman A, White T, Swarm RA
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 Sep; 5(8)753-60.

PMID:
    17927931
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pain treatment in the perioperative period.
Swarm RA, Karanikolas M, Kalauokalani D
Curr Probl Surg. 2001 Nov; 38(11)835-920.

PMID:
    11700472
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Current trends in perioperative pain management.
Karanikolas M, Swarm RA
Anesthesiol Clin North America. 2000 Sep; 18(3)575-99.

PMID:
    10989710
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Simultaneous bilateral percutaneous nephrolithotomy with subarachnoid spinal anesthesia.
Nadler RB, Monk TG, Elashry O, Nakada SY, McDougall EM, Swarm RA, Clayman RV
J Endourol. 1998 Feb; 12(1)27-31.

PMID:
    9531147
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Atypical facial "neuralgia".
Dunteman ED, Swarm RA
Anesth Analg. 1995 Jan; 80(1)188-90.

PMID:
    7802278
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of luminal salt concentration on electrical pathways in Necturus antrum.
Soybel DI, Ashley SW, Swarm RA, Moore CD, Cheung LY
Am J Physiol. 1987 Jan; 252(1 Pt 1)G19-27.

PMID:
    3812685
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Protective effect of exogenous phospholipid on aspirin-induced gastric mucosal injury.
Swarm RA, Ashley SW, Soybel DI, Ordway FS, Cheung LY
Am J Surg. 1987 Jan; 153(1)48-53.

PMID:
    3799892
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Regional gastric mucosal blood flow after parietal cell vagotomy in dogs.
Soybel DI, Ashley SW, Yan ZY, Swarm RA, Cheung LY
Surgery. 1986 Aug; 100(2)167-74.

PMID:
    3738748
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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