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Stephen D. Lucas, MD

Stephen LucasAssociate Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Pain


Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone:

(352) 273-6575




1987 MD University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
1988 Internship, Internal Medicine Jacksonville Health Education Program Jacksonville, FL
1991 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL

Clinical/Research Interests

Acute pain medicine, regional anesthesia, clinical anesthesiology


Selected Publications

  • Lucas SD. Is Compartment Syndrome a Contraindication to Regional Anesthesia? Analg Resusc: Curr Res, 1:2 doi: 10.4172/2324-903X.10003103, 2012
  • Tighe PJ, Lucas SD, Boezaart AP, Aytug H, Bihorac A: Use of Machine Learning Classifiers to Predict Preoperative Acute Pain Service Consult Request. Pain Med 13, 1347-1357, 2012.
  • Le-Wendling L, Bihorac A, Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Lucas S, Sadasivan K, Heyman J, Wendling A, Boezaart AP: Regional anesthesia as compared to general anesthesia for surgery in geriatric patients with hip fracture: does it decrease morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs? Results of a single-centered study. Pain Med. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2012.01402.x. Epub 2012 Jul 3, 13(7): 948-956, July, 2012.
  • Tighe PJ, Smith JC, Boezaart AP, Lucas SD: Social network analysis and quantification of a prototypical acute pain medicine and regional anesthesia service. Pain Med13(6): 808-819, 2012.
  • Tighe PJ, Elliott CE, Lucas SD, Boezaart AP: Noninvasive tissue oxygen saturation determined by near-infrared spectroscopy following peripheral nerve block. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 55(10): 1239-1246, November 2011.
  • Lucas SD, Higdon H, Boezaart AP: Unintended epidural placement of a thoracic paravertebral catheter in a patient with severe chest trauma. Pain Med 12(8):1284-1289, 2011.
  • Boezaart AP, Lucas SD, Elliott CE: Paravertebral block: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Curr Opin Anesthesiol 22:637-643, 2009.
  • Tighe PJ, Elliott C, Lucas S, Boezaart AP: Muscle oximetry determined by near-infrared spectroscopy following upper extremity nerve block. Anesthesiology 111:A573, 2009.