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Ian Carroll, MD, MS

Ian Carroll, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004) CA
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002) CA
Board Certification: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine (2016)
Board Certification, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS), Headache Medicine (2016)
Board Certification, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2009)
M.S., Stanford University, Clinical Epidemiology (2006)
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine (2004)
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2003)
Internship: Stanford School of Medicine (1999) CA
M.D., Columbia University; College of Physicians and Surgions (1998)
Phone: 
(650) 721-7286
In 2015 Dr. Carroll collaborated With Stanford's Neuroradiology and Neurology Headache divisions to create the Stanford CSF Leak Headache Program after his daughter suffered through an initially-undiagnosed CSF leak. This experience left him with a passion for helping patients experiencing CSF leaks around the world. He is board-certified in four different specialties: Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties; Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine; Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology; and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. His primary focus is on spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. He has spoken at numerous national meetings on CSF leaks, management of the pain from nerve injuries, and factors influencing opioid cessation. He has conducted visiting professorships at Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Yale University, University of California at Davis Medical Center, and others.

Dr. Carroll graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, and then graduated with an M.D. from Columbia University. He was a Research Fellow at the Experimental Immunology Branch at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine, residency in Anesthesiology, fellowship in Pain Medicine, and was elected Chief Resident of Anesthesiology from 2001-2002 at Stanford University Medical Center. He joined Stanford's Department of Anesthesiology as a primary teaching and research faculty in the Pain Management clinic in 2004.

Dr. Carroll completed Stanford's two-year Clinical Research training program earning a M.S. degree in clinical epidemiology from Stanford in 2006. He has published over 50 original articles including research funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER); the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA); and the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation & Translational Neurosciences (SINTN).

In addition to his clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Carroll helps select and train Stanford Anesthesia residents, Pain Management Fellows and Neurology Headache Fellows.