Rachael Rzasa Lynn, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Duke University (NC)
Internship:
  • Saint Joseph Hospital General Surgery Program, Denver Colorado (2009)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pain Medicine (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor
  • Interventional Pain Physician

Research Interests

Non-opioid therapies for chronic pain, cannabis-based treatments for chronic pain.

Publications

  • Leroux A, Rzasa-Lynn R, Crainiceanu C, Sharma T. Wearable Devices: Current Status and Opportunities in Pain Assessment and Management. Digit Biomark. 2021 Jan-Apr;5(1):89-102. PubMed PMID: 34056519
  • Davari B, Kotecha N, Clavijo CF, Thomas JJ, Rzasa-Lynn R, Galinkin JL, Christians U, Sempio C. A Sensitive LC-MS/MS Assay for the Quantification of Methadone and its Metabolites in Dried Blood Spots: Comparison With Plasma. Ther Drug Monit. 2020 Feb;42(1):118-128. PubMed PMID: 31318842
  • Friedrich J, Itano EM, Lynn RR. Management of Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices in Patients Undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation for Spine Pain: Physician Survey and Review of Guidelines. Pain Physician. 2020 Jul;23(4):E335-E342. PubMed PMID: 32709179
  • Lynn RSR, Galinkin JL. Cannabis, e-cigarettes and anesthesia. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020 Jun;33(3):318-326. PubMed PMID: 32371642
  • Davari B, Kotecha N, Clavijo CF, Thomas JJ, Rzasa-Lynn R, Galinkin JL, Christians U, Sempio C. A Sensitive LC-MS/MS Assay for the Quantification of Methadone and its Metabolites in Dried Blood Spots: Comparison With Plasma. Ther Drug Monit. 2020 Feb;42(1):118-128. PubMed PMID: 31318842
  • Davari B, Kotecha N, Clavijo CF, Thomas JJ, Rzasa-Lynn R, Galinkin JL, Christians U, Sempio C. A SENSITIVE LC-MS/MS ASSAY FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF METHADONE AND ITS METABOLITES IN DRIED BLOOD SPOTS: COMPARISON WITH PLASMA. Ther Drug Monit. 2019 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31318842
  • Moraska AF, Hickner RC, Rzasa-Lynn R, Shah JP, Hebert JR, Kohrt WM. Increase in Lactate Without Change in Nutritive Blood Flow or Glucose at Active Trigger Points Following Massage: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Nov;99(11):2151-2159. PubMed PMID: 30092205
  • Rzasa Lynn R, Galinkin JL. Naloxone dosage for opioid reversal: current evidence and clinical implications. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2018 Jan;9(1):63-88. PubMed PMID: 29318006
  • Dalesio NM, Hendrix CW, McMichael DH, Thompson CB, Lee CK, Pho H, Arias RS, Lynn RR, Galinkin J, Yaster M, Brown RH, Schwartz AR. Effects of Obesity and Leptin Deficiency on Morphine Pharmacokinetics in a Mouse Model. Anesth Analg. 2016 Dec;123(6):1611-1617. PubMed PMID: 27782940
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1980

UCHealth Pain Management Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1970

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pain Medicine, Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Spine - Cervical disc herniation
  • Spine
  • Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spine - Lumbar disc herniation
  • Spine - Radiculopathy
  • Spine - Sacroiliac Joint
  • Spine - Sciatica
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health
  • Brain and Nervous System - Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fibromyalgia
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Abdominal Pain
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Headache
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Pain
Clinical Interests
I have expertise in the management of chronic neck and back pain, sciatica, other extremity pain including complex regional pain syndrome and neuropathy as well as headache, abdominal and pelvic pain, chest wall pain and cancer pain.

Care Philosophy
Pain impacts all aspects of life, from physical function to psychological well-being to social interaction. Similarly, both the underlying causes and the treatments of pain require the combination of the physical, social and psychological. I work to recognize and understand the patient's experience to connect with them and develop a targeted treatment plan. I employ as many tools as I can to help reduce my patients' pain, while also working to with them to take steps within their control to help manage their pain.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Duke University (NC) (0001)
Internships:
  • Saint Joseph Hospital General Surgery Program, Denver Colorado (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pain Medicine (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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