Tim J. Lamer, M.D.



  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  1. Chronic pain
  2. Spasticity
  3. Spinal stenosis
  1. Cancer treatment
  2. Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  3. Pain management
  • Diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic painful disorders
  • Neurostimulation to treat chronic painful disorders
  • Novel uses for neurostimulation
  • Intrathecal therapies for pain and spasticity
  • Treatment of cancer pain
  • Evidence based spine care
  • Safe use of radiofrequency neurotomy to treat spine pain
  • Minimally invasive percutaneous lumbar decompression to treat spinal stenosis

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1987
    Trainee - Pain ManagementDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  2. 1986
    Resident - Anesthesiology: Alan D. Sessler, MD, ChairmanDepartment of Anesthesiology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1983
    MDUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  4. 1979
    BSUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison


  1. American Board of Pain Medicine
  2. American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Management
  3. American Board of Anesthesiology

Awards and Honors

  1. 2013
    The Internal Medicine Residency Program Excellence in Teaching AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  2. 2000
    Referenced in “How to Find the Best Doctors: FloridaCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  3. 1999
    Teacher of the Year, Presented by Pain Management FellowsMayo Clinic
  4. 1994
    Physician Teacher of the YearNurse Anesthesia Program, Mayo Clinic School of Health-Related Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 1992
    Excellence in Teaching AwardNurse Anesthesia Program, Mayo Clinic School of Health-Related Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 1990
    Distinguished Clinician AwardDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  7. 1973
    Bachelor of Science with DistinctionUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor SocietyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine
    Multiple “Above and Beyond” awards for special recognition on Patient Satisfaction SurveysAwarding Organization

Professional Memberships

  1. 2016
    Faculty JudgeMidwest Anesthesiology Residents Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberAnesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Safety and Quality Forum
  3. 2015
    ChairTask Force for Pain Medicine Journal Editor Contract, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberInterventional Spine Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  5. 2015 - present
    ChairBylaws Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  6. 2015 - present
    SecretaryBoard of Directors, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  7. 2015 - present
    MemberCorporate Relations Council, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  8. 2015 - present
    MemberNeuromodulation Appropriateness Concensus Committee, International Neuromodulation Society
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberPolyanalgesic Consensus Conference Committee, International Neuromodulation Society
  10. 2014 - present
    MemberSpine Care Midwest Committee
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