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WashU Pain Medicine doctors recognized among Castle Connolly ‘Top Doctors’ List

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Jessica J. Justmann, MD, and Robert A. Swarm, MD, professor of anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were recently recognized as Top Pain Medicine Doctors for 2022 by Castle Connolly.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a health care research company and the official source for Top Doctors for over 25 years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. 

Jessica J. Justmann, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Washington University Pain Center, treats both pediatric and adult patients with chronic pain conditions—such as myofascial pain, lumbar radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, phantom limb pain, chronic regional pain syndrome, and more—and works to restore their function. 

“Dr. Justmann is an outstanding clinician in the field of Pain Management. She consistently and skillfully translates her knowledge to excellent patient care,” says Lesley Rao, MD, chief of the Pain Management division. “Her expertise is highly valued by her patients and other physicians within the field of pain management and the broader medical community.”

Robert Swarm, MD

Robert A. Swarm, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Washington University Pain Center, sees patients for chronic cancer-related pain, multidisciplinary management of chronic non-cancer pain, acute pain, and postoperative pain.

“Dr. Swarm’s commitment to the study and practice of pain management is unrivaled. His thoughtful consideration of every aspect of patient care sets the standard for how we define exceptional care in the Washington University Pain Management Clinic,” says Dr. Rao.

St. Louis Magazine narrows down Castle Connolly’s list to practicing doctors in the St. Louis area and features this group of physicians in their August issue every year. Of the 993 physicians on the list, one out of every three Top Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University physician. Learn more >>

More information about Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and the selection process can be found online.