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Stephen D. Lucas, MD

Associate Professor of AnesthesiologyStephen D. Lucas, MD
Medical Director, Pain Clinic, UF Health
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine


Business Address:

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 Interest Acute pain medicine, regional anesthesia, clinical anesthesiology

Major Administrative Responsibilities

Chief, Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Perioperative Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
Medical Director, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Medical Director, Operating Rooms, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Director of Interventional Pain Services, Pain Consultants of East Tennessee
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia, East Tennessee Baptist Hospital

Editorial Board Commitments

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Analgesia and Resuscitation: Current Research
Reviewer, American Journal of Infection Control
Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Associate Faculty, Faculty of 1000
Reviewer, Faculty of 1000
Reviewer, Pain Medicine
Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management


Refereed Publications

Lucas S: 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.

Feinglass NG, Lucas SD, Gallagher TJ: Pulmonary artery measurements during unilateral lung injury in sheep. Anesth Analg 68:S82, 1989.

Lucas SD, Kretzman WE, Gallagher TJ: Cardiac effects of intermittent mandatory ventilation at different rates. Anesthesiology 71:A1081, 1989.