Nick McKernan, MD

Baylor Scott & White Health

Anesthesiology/Pain Management

Patient Care Emphasis
Cervical Spondylosis, Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Joint Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spinal Stenosis, Back and Neck Pain Management, Arm and Leg Pain, Cancer Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Non-Narcotic Pain Management

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology: Pain Medicine

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    July 9, 2012

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, MD, 2007
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, BA, Summa cum Laude with Honors, 2003

  • Specialty Training
  • Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011-2012
  • Anesthesiology Residency, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, 2007-2011

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Publications and Research
  • Delayed presentation of an epidural abscess with resultant meninigitis following an uneventful neurostimulator trial; a case report o Poster presented at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society. o Abstract published in the May 2015 supplemental issue of The Journal of Pain.
  • Takotsubo (stress-induced) cardiomyopathy temporally associated with thoracic epidural steroid injection for post-herpetic neuralgia o Poster presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2012 annual meeting. o Abstract published in Pain Medicine. Volume 13. Number 2. 2012. Page 303. o Full Case Report published in the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. Volume 27. Number 2. April 2014. Page 120.
  • Pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the infraorbital and supraorbital nerves for treatment of chronic periorbital and facial pain o Oral presentation in February 2011 at the 20th Annual Scott & White Department of Anesthesiology Resident Research Forum. o Awarded prize for “Best Presentation.” o Poster presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2011 annual meeting o Abstract published in Pain Medicine. Volume 12. Number 3. 2011. Page 514.

  • Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Resident Research Day Presentation, 2011
  • Bronze Level Member of the BS&W Caduceus Society

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Pain Society

  • Languages Spoken
    English, Spanish, Portuguese

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