Tim J. Lamer, M.D.

  1. Anesthesiologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Tim J. Lamer, M.D., is a pain management specialist. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of spine pain including low back pain, neck pain, and failed spine surgery related pain
  • Advanced neuromodulaton procedures for complex pain conditions: examples include spinal cord stimulation, DRG stimulation, and peripheral stimulation.
  • Providing care in Mayo Clinic's Spine Center
  • Providing care in Mayo Clinic's Pain Medicine Clinic
  • Interventional therapies for acute and chronic pain
  • Promoting each patient's understanding of their pain problem and empowering them to become partners in managing their health
  • Discerning each patient's unique expectations of living with chronic pain

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Lamer is active in research and education, organized medicine, and providing mentorship to residents and fellows. He authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.

Dr. Lamer Co-chairs Mayo's Midwest Spine Care Network Care Process Model team which is responsible for developing spine care clinical pathways for the Mayo spine practice.

  1. Back pain
  2. Chronic pain
  3. Complex regional pain syndrome
  4. Neck pain
  5. Neuropathic pain syndrome
  6. Spasticity
  7. Spinal stenosis
  1. Ablation
  2. Botox injection
  3. Cancer treatment
  4. Celiac plexus block
  5. Dorsal root ganglion stimulator implantation
  6. Epidural blood patch
  7. Epidural steroid injection
  8. Fluoroscopy
  9. Fluoroscopy-guided biopsy
  10. Injection
  11. Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation
  12. Intrathecal morphine pump implantation
  13. Joint injection
  14. Lumbar sympathetic block
  15. Medial branch block
  16. Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  17. Nerve block
  18. Pain management
  19. Peripheral nerve block
  20. Peripheral nerve stimulation
  21. Prolotherapy
  22. Radiofrequency ablation
  23. Radiofrequency neurotomy
  24. Spinal cord stimulator insertion
  25. Spinal injection
  26. Spine procedure
  27. Stellate ganglion block
  28. Trigger point injection
  • Diagnosis and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Evidence based spine care
  • Role of clinical guidelines for spine and pain 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
  • Safe use of radiofrequency neurotomy to treat spine pain
  • Minimally invasive percutaneous lumbar decompression to treat spinal stenosis
  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

Certifications

  1. 1993
    Pain MedicineAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
  2. 1988
    AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Teacher of the Year 2019Pain Medicine Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
  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
    Physician Teacher of the Year, Presented by Mayo Anesthesia StudentsMayo Clinic
  7. 1990
    Distinguished Clinician AwardDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  8.  
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor SocietyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  9.  
    Graduated -With Highest DistinctionUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
  10.  
    Multiple “Above and Beyond” awards for special recognition on Patient Satisfaction SurveysAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Past PresidentAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  2. 2020 - 2021
    Immediate Past PresidentAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  3. 2020 - present
    INS Centers of Excellence Committee, memberInternational Neuromodulation Society
  4. 2019 - present
    Clinical Practice Committee, Committee MemberNorth American Spine Society
  5. 2019 - 2020
    PresidentAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
  6. 2018 - present
    MemberAssociation of University Anesthesiologists
  7. 2018 - 2019
    President-ElectBoard of Directors, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  8. 2018 - 2023
    Scientific Program Committee MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine, Membership Committee
  10. 2017
    Judge2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference
  11. 2017 - 2022
    Abstract Selection ReviewerNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  12. 2016 - present
    Therapy Consensus Committee, memberInternational Neuromodulation Society (INS)
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberSafety and Quality Forum, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  14. 2016 - 2017
    Faculty JudgeMidwest Anesthesiology Residents Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  15. 2016
    Judge2016 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference, MARC
  16. 2015 - 2018
    SecretaryBoard of Directors, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  17. 2015 - 2021
    Executive Committee of the BoardAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  18. 2015 - 2020
    MemberCorporate Relations Council, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  19. 2015 - 2018
    ChairBylaws Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  20. 2015 - present
    MemberInterventional Spine Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  21. 2014 - present
    Co-ChairSpine Care Process Map Team, Spine Care Midwest Committee
  22. 2013 - 2020
    Co-ChairStrategic Planning Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  23. 2013 - 2017
    MemberOpioid Advisory Task Force, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  24. 2013 - 2015
    MemberManage to Reimbursement Project-Joint Pain/Radiology Interventional Pain Practice, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  25. 2013 - 2014
    ChairNorth American Spine Society Guidelines Committee 2013 - Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Guideline Group: Medical and Interventional Treatments, North American Spine Society
  26. 2013 - present
    ChairQuality & Safety Committee, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  27. 2012 - 2021
    Board of Directors MemberBoard of Directors, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  28. 2012 - 2020
    MemberResearch and Education Committee, North American Neuromodulation Society
  29. 2012 - 2015
    MemberLaboratory Medicine Practice Guideline: Pain Management, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
  30. 2012 - 2015
    Director-At-LargeBoard of Directors, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  31. 2012 - 2013
    MemberEpidural Steroid Injection-FDA Safe Use Initiative Work Group
  32. 2011 - 2015
    Co-ChairScientific Review and Guidelines Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  33. 2011 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society
  34. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Neuromodulation Society
  35. 2010 - 2011
    ChairAnnual Program Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  36. 2010 - present
    MemberPain Medicine Fellowship Clinical Competence Committee, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  37. 2009 - 2010
    MemberTraining Certification Task Force Committee, American Board of Pain Medicine
  38. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAssociation of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Director, Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations
  39. 2009 - 2017
    MemberBusiness Oversight Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  40. 2009 - 2014
    MemberUrogenital Pain, Special Interest Group, International Association for the Study of Pain
  41. 2008 - 2012
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  42. 2008 - 2010
    Program DirectorPain Medicine Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  43. 2008 - 2010
    Coordinator, Didactic ConferencesPain Medicine Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  44. 2008 - 2011
    MemberAnnual Program Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  45. 2008 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Board of Pain Medicine
  46. 2008 - 2010
    MemberAppeals Committee, American Board of Pain Medicine
  47. 2008 - present
    MemberNeuropathic Pain, Special Interest Group, International Association for the Study of Pain
  48. 2007 - 2019
    MemberEvidence Based-Guidelines Committee, North American Spine Society
  49. 2005 - 2007
    MemberAward Committee for John A. Beals Award for Medical Research & G. Shahin Award for Research by a Physician in Training in Duval County, Duval County Medical Society
  50. 2004 - 2007
    Program DirectorPain Management Fellowship, Division of Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  51. 2004 - 2007
    Program DirectorPain Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Pain Medicine
  52. 2003 - 2006
    MemberAnnual Program Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  53. 2002 - 2007
    MemberPain Fellowship Program Directors, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  54. 2002 - 2006
    MemberTraining Review Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  55. 2001 - 2007
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  56. 2001 - 2007
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  57. 2000
    MemberAnnual Meeting Program Committee, American Pain Society
  58. 1999 - 2001
    MemberPractice Performance Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  59. 1999 - 2000
    MemberPublic Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  60. 1998 - 2001
    MemberExecutive Medical Staff Committee, St. Luke's Hospital
  61. 1997 - 2001
    MemberSurgical Committee
  62. 1996 - 2001
    MemberNewsletter Committee, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  63. 1996 - 2000
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  64. 1996
    MemberAnnual Meeting Program Committee, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  65. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  66. 1995 - 2003
    MemberFlorida Medical Association
  67. 1995 - 1997
    MemberPain Committee, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
  68. 1995 - 1997
    Medical ReviewerAgency for Health Care Administration, State of Florida
  69. 1994 - 1996
    Program DirectorPain Management Fellowship, Division of Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  70. 1994 - 1996
    CoordinatorPain Management Journal Club, Division of Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  71. 1994 - 1996
    CoordinatorAnesthesiology Journal Club, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  72. 1994 - 1996
    MemberEconomics Committee, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
  73. 1994 - 1996
    MemberMedical Records Review, U.S. Department of Labor
  74. 1993 - 1996
    MemberTask Force on Special Pain Problems Related to Women, International Association for the Study of Pain
  75. 1993 - 1994
    MemberPatient Care Committee, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
  76. 1992 - 2007
    MemberSpine Task Force, Mayo Clinic Florida Task Forces
  77. 1992 - 1999
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  78. 1992 - 1996
    MemberResearch Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  79. 1991
    MemberResident Education Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  80. 1990 - 1992
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  81. 1990
    MemberPractice Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  82. 1989 - 1991
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  83. 1986 - 1988
    MemberPractice Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  84. 1984 - 1985
    MemberResident Education Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  85.  
    Question PreparerPain Certification Examination, American Board of Pain Medicine
  86.  
    Question PreparerPain Management Certification Examination, American Board of Anesthesiology

Publications

Research activities

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