Nafisseh S. Warner, M.D.

  1. Anesthesiologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishPersian

Nafisseh Warner, M.D., is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician who provides multimodal analgesic care for patients with acute and chronic pain complaints. Apart from her clinical duties, Dr. Warner is also heavily engaged in clinical research and is a Kern Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Her research interests include:

  • Characterizing patterns of postoperative opioid use after surgery
  • Assessing factors that may influence prolonged opioid prescribing, with a particular emphasis on those factors related to opioid prescribers.
  • Assessing patient reported outcomes in those with spine pain
  • Examining the relationships between chronic pain, prescription opioid use, and cognitive function in the elderly
  • Improving perioperative care for patients with complex pain histories
  1. Acute pain
  2. Cancer-related pain
  3. Chronic pain
  4. Complex regional pain syndrome
  5. Failed back syndrome
  6. Failed total knee replacement
  7. Nerve entrapment
  8. Nerve irritation
  9. Spinal pain
  10. Spinal stenosis
  1. Ablation
  2. Cancer treatment
  3. Celiac plexus block
  4. Epidural blood patch
  5. Epidural steroid injection
  6. Fluoroscopy
  7. Fluoroscopy-guided biopsy
  8. Injection
  9. Joint injection
  10. Lumbar sympathetic block
  11. Medial branch block
  12. Nerve block
  13. Pain management
  14. Radiofrequency ablation
  15. Radiofrequency neurotomy
  16. Spinal injection
  17. Spine procedure
  18. Stellate ganglion block
  19. Sympathetic nerve block
  20. Trigger point injection

My clinical interests involve providing high-quality interventional and non-interventional pain care for adults with a diverse range of acute and chronic pain complaints. Specific clinical interests include:

  • Optimization of opioid use before, during, and after surgical procedures
  • Pain management in older persons, with a focus on improving daily function while minimizing possible analgesic side effects
  • Non-opioid analgesic therapies
  1. 2019
    Mayo Clinic Scholar - Division of Pain MedicineDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  2. 2017
    FellowPain Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2016
    ResidentAnesthesiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2013
    Residency - Transitional YearGundersen-Lutheran Medical Center
  5. 2012
    MDMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  6. 2010
    Fellowship - Clinical ResearchUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  7. 2007
    Masters - ScM, Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  8. 2004
    BS - Molecular and Cellular BiologyUniversity of Arizona

Certifications

  1. 2020
    Pain MedicineAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
  2. 2018
    AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Chief ScholarRobert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  2. 2019
    Kern Center for Science of Health Care Delivery Scholar AwardeeRobert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  3. 2017
    Theye Award for Outstanding Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  4. 2017
    Fellow ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
  5. 2016
    Theye Award for Outstanding Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  6. 2015
    Resident Educator of the YearMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2015
    3rd Place PresentationMidwest Anesthesia Resident Conference
  8. 2014
    1st Place PresentationMidwest Anesthesia Resident Conference
  9. 2009
    Medical Student Service Project AwardAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  10. 2008
    Special Recognition AwardZumbro Valley Medical Society
  11. 2006
    March of Dimes Research Grant AwardeeMarch of Dimes
  12. 2006
    Vice President for Social & Culture AfairsThe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  13. 2000
    Dean's ListUniversity of Arizona

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Director for ResearchDivision of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberKern Scholars Selection Committee
  3. 2021 - present
    Social Media EditorAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  4. 2021 - present
    Planning Committee Meeting for 21st Annual ASRA Pain Medicine MeetingAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  5. 2021 - present
    Social Media EditorAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  6. 2020 - present
    Co-ChairTraining Review Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  7. 2020 - present
    Co-ChairTraining Review Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  8. 2020 - present
    Patient Reported Outcomes for Interventional Pain Procedures Co-ChairMayo Clinic in Rochester
  9. 2019 - 2021
    Associate Director for ResearchDivision of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  10. 2019 - present
    MemberMCE, Enterprise Analytics, Registry Oversight; Enterprise Analytics; MCE
  11. 2019 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  12. 2019 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  13. 2019 - present
    Member, Research CommitteeSpine Center
  14. 2018 - present
    Reviewer- Anesthesia Education ToolboxDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  15. 2018 - 2019
    MemberDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, Curriculum Committee
  16. 2018 - present
    Faculty AdvisorMayo Medical School, Pain Medicine Interest Group
  17. 2018 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Anethesiologists
  18. 2017 - present
    MemberSpine Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Task force, Midwest Spine Care Network
  19. 2017 - present
    MemberAnesthesiology Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  20. 2017 - present
    Opioid Curriculum Committee ChairMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  21. 2016 - present
    MemberSpine Interventional Society (SIS)
  22. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  23. 2015 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  24. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
  25. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists

Publications