Board-Certified in both
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Anesthesiologist | Interventional Pain Management Specialist
Dr. J. Lance LaFleur is a fellowship-trained, interventional pain physician who is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a musculoskeletal and regenerative medicine specialist, and he is certified by Regenexx and the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation.
Dr. LaFleur obtained his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from Tulane University where he graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors and thesis. He then completed a four-year MD/MBA program in health organization management at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Dr. LaFleur then moved to Houston where he completed both his transitional internship and anesthesiology residency at The University of Texas Medical School. During this time, he trained at some of the nation’s top institutions including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, and Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center. He decided to subspecialize in interventional pain medicine, and he completed a fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle which is a national leader in the fields of regional anesthesia and pain medicine.
While Dr. LaFleur enjoys helping patients with a wide variety of symptoms, he is interested in cancer pain, post-laminectomy syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome. He has presented his research at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, published studies in peer-reviewed journals, authored several book chapters, and served as an instructor at ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshops. He is an active member of several organizations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the Texas Pain Society, and the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation.