Lara Crock, MD, PhD

Dr. Crock is a clinician scientist with a long-standing interest in both the mechanisms and treatment of chronic pain. As an interventional pain management specialist, she evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain. Dr. Crock earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. She earned both her medical degree and PhD at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her PhD thesis focused on the neurobiology and molecular mechanisms of the development of chronic pain. She completed her internship, residency training in anesthesiology and sub-specialty fellowship training in interventional pain management at Washington University in St. Louis. She has developed a clinical and translational research program to evaluate the role of the gut microbiome in the development and persistence of a rare pain disorder known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Her clinical focus is on improving the treatment and functional outcomes of patients with CRPS.