American Board of Anesthesiology
ABA Pain Medicine
Dr. Ray is a board certified Pain Management specialist who has ten years of experience not only as an Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician but also as an educator. After completion of her ACGME accredited Pain Fellowship from the prestigious Cook County hospital in Chicago, she joined the Leavenworth Veterans Administration Medical Center. During her tenure at the VA hospital, she served in various supervisory roles including Associate Chief of Anesthesiology and Interim Service Line Manager for Surgical Care. She set up the first Pain Clinic at the Eastern Kansas Health Care System and performed complicated spine procedures including radio-frequency ablations, cervical spine interventions and sympathetic nerve blocks.Dr. Ray also served as the Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas Medical Center from 2010 to 2015. As a site Director for both residents and Interventional Spine Fellows, she published multiple case reports and mentored multiple young physicians on Pain Management. One of her case reports that was published in Sept 2013 mentions Ultrasound-guided Popliteal and Saphenous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. http://www.pmrjournal.org/article/S1934-1482(13)00516-9/abstract
One of her recent accomplishment include first prize at “Pain 2014” an international interventional pain conference . She presented the award winning poster on the “Evidence based approach for the role of Interventional Pain Management in Chronic headaches”. She is also serving as the Treasurer of Kansas Society of Interventional Pain Physician since 2015.
Dr. Ray graduated Valedictorian from her Medical school and did 2 years of General Surgery residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY (affiliated with Columbia University) She was involved in clinical studies during her residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She was selected as one of 2 Chief Residents in a program with 30 residents. She received multiple honors during her residency, including Resident of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and First Prize designations for Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conferences of 2006 and 2008. She has extensive research experience and publications. Her current medical practice focuses on acute pain, interventional pain management for headaches, radio-frequency ablation, thoraco-lumbar fascia injections, ultra-sound guided procedures and Platelet rich plasma joint injections.
Dr. Ray has been running the Acute Pain service at Overland Park Regional Medical Centre since Jan 2016. She takes care of acute post-operative pain, neuropathic pain, opioid tolerant patients and critically ill patients. She is able to offer ultrasound guided nerve blocks, neuraxial blocks, peripheral nerve catheters, ketamine and lidocaine infusions and tries to offer opioid sparing pain management.She has recently accepted the position of Medical Director of Inpatient Pain Management Services at Menorah Medical Centre. Here she takes care of Cancer pain, post-operative pain and patient with complex spine issues.
She practices Interventional Pain Management as well as medical management for chronic pain. She uses non opioid medications like anti-convulsants, ketamine and anti-inflammatory medications for treating patients. Dr. Ray has extensive training in critical care and is able to take care of end stage cancer pain and extremely frail patients.
She has excellent patient satisfaction scores and is well known for her expertise in both acute and chronic pain.She currently serves as Treasurer of American Society of Anesthesiology, Kansas state society.
Dr. Ray is accepting new patients at her Quivira location and sees inpatient consults at Overland Park Regional Medical Centre and Menorah Medical Centre.
She developed an interest in Golf and dancing at an early age and has been living in Kansas city area for over 10 years.