DepartmentsAnesthesiology and Perioperative MedicineSpecialty GroupsPain MedicineLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishPersianExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summaryNafisseh 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 Conditions treatedAcute painCancer-related painChronic painComplex regional pain syndromeFailed back syndromeFailed total knee replacementNerve entrapmentNerve irritationSpinal painSpinal stenosis Procedures performedAblationCancer treatmentCeliac plexus blockEpidural blood patchEpidural steroid injectionFluoroscopyFluoroscopy-guided biopsyInjectionJoint injectionLumbar sympathetic blockMedial branch blockNerve blockPain managementRadiofrequency ablationRadiofrequency neurotomySpinal injectionSpine procedureStellate ganglion blockSympathetic nerve blockTrigger point injection InterestsMy 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 proceduresPain management in older persons, with a focus on improving daily function while minimizing possible analgesic side effectsNon-opioid analgesic therapies Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2019Mayo Clinic Scholar - Division of Pain MedicineDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2017FellowPain Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2016ResidentAnesthesiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2016ResidentAnesthesiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2013Residency - Transitional YearGundersen-Lutheran Medical Center2012MDMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine2010Fellowship - Clinical ResearchUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2007Masters - ScM, Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health2004BS - Molecular and Cellular BiologyUniversity of ArizonaShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2020Pain MedicineAmerican Board of Anesthesiology2018AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyAwards and honors2023Presidential Commendation Award American Academy of Pain Medicine2023American Academy of Pain Medicine Presidential Commendation Award American Academy of Pain Medicine2022Most valuable physician award American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (ASRA)2021Chief ScholarRobert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery2019Kern Center for Science of Health Care Delivery Scholar AwardeeRobert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery2017Theye Award for Outstanding Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2017Fellow ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)2016Theye Award for Outstanding Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2015Resident Educator of the YearMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration20153rd Place PresentationMidwest Anesthesia Resident Conference20141st Place PresentationMidwest Anesthesia Resident Conference2009Medical Student Service Project AwardAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society2008Special Recognition AwardZumbro Valley Medical Society2006March of Dimes Research Grant AwardeeMarch of Dimes2006Vice President for Social & Culture AfairsThe Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health2000Dean's ListUniversity of ArizonaShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2022MemberNational Institutes of Health2022Reviewer National Institute of Health; Branch NINDS2021 - presentDirector for ResearchDivision of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2021 - presentMemberKern Scholars Selection Committee2021 - presentSocial Media EditorAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine2021 - presentPlanning Committee Meeting for 21st Annual ASRA Pain Medicine MeetingAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine2021 - presentSocial Media EditorAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine2020 - presentCo-ChairTraining Review Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine2020 - presentCo-ChairTraining Review Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine2020 - presentPatient Reported Outcomes for Interventional Pain Procedures Co-ChairMayo Clinic in Rochester2019 - 2021Associate Director for ResearchDivision of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2019 - presentMemberMCE, Enterprise Analytics, Registry Oversight; Enterprise Analytics; MCE2019 - presentMemberResearch Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine2019 - presentMemberResearch Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine2019 - presentMember, Research CommitteeSpine Center2018 - presentReviewer- Anesthesia Education ToolboxDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2018 - 2019MemberDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, Curriculum Committee2018 - presentFaculty AdvisorMayo Medical School, Pain Medicine Interest Group2018 - presentMemberMinnesota Society of Anethesiologists2017 - presentMemberSpine Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Task force, Midwest Spine Care Network2017 - presentMemberAnesthesiology Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine2017 - presentOpioid Curriculum Committee ChairMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2016 - presentMemberSpine Interventional Society (SIS)2015 - presentMemberAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine2015 - presentMemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)2015 - presentMemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)2012 - presentMemberAmerican Society of AnesthesiologistsShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20450480 Doctors & Medical Staff Warner, Nafisseh S. M.D.