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Thomas Jacques, MD

 
Thomas Jacques, MD

Fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain Management
Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Specialization in minimally-invasive, outpatient surgical procedures for chronic pain

Thomas J. Jacques, MD specializes in the treatment of cervical and lumbar spine pain, neuropathic (nerve) pain, and arthritic pain. Dr. Jacques specializes in minimally invasive, fluoroscopically (x-ray) guided procedures to reduce or eliminate pain and improve the function and quality of life of his patients. His areas of focus include radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty and regenerative procedures such as platelet-rich plasma injections.

Dr. Jacques received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and majored in Biology. He subsequently, received his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. During his time at the University of Wisconsin, he studied the interaction between the immune system and the brain and spinal cord while doing research in the Department of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Jacques completed his residency in Anesthesia and Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and was nominated as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai.

His professional affiliations include the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and International Spine Intervention Society.

Education

2002-2006
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Madison, WI
2006-2001 University of Wisconsin College of Letters & Science Madison, WI

Board Certification and Licensure

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • America Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty in Pain Medicine
  • California Medical Board: License #A104289

Professional Training

2010-2011
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Pain Management Fellowship
Pain Management Fellowship
Los Angeles, CA
2007-2010 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Anesthesia Residency
Los Angeles, CA

Additional Professional Experience

2013-Present
The Spine and Orthopedic Center
Interventional Pain Management Physician/Anesthesiologist
Santa Barbara,CA
2011-2013 Las Vegas Pain Institute
Attending Physician
Director of Interventional Pain Management
Director of Neuromodulation
Quality Control Officer
Las Vegas, NV

Community Activities, Honors and Awards

2009-2010
Chief Resident
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Anesthesia Residency
Los Angeles, CA
2010 Poster Presentation Selection
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Conference
San Diego, CA

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Spine Intervention Society

Publications

Fee DB. Sewell DL. Adersen K. Jacques TJ. Piaskowski S. Barger BA. Hart MN. Fabry Z. Traumatic brain injury increases TGF beta RII expression on endothelial cells. Brain Research. 1012(1-2):52-9, 2004 Jun

Fee D. Crumbaugh A. Jacques T. Herdrich B. Sewell D. Auerbach D. Piaskowski S. Hart MN. Sandor M. Fabry Z. Activated/eddector CD4+ T cells exacerbate acute damage in the central nervous system following traumatic injury. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 136(1-2):54-66, 2003 Mar

Courses

  • 10/10 - Fellows Theory and Technique Program Medtronic Implantable Therapies
  • 11/10 - International Spine Intervention Society Clinical Anatomy and Imaging of the Spine
  • 12/10 - North American Neuromodulation Society Spinal Cord Stimulation Workshop: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Fellows
  • 01/11 - International Spine Intervention Society Lumbar Procedures Bio-skills Lab
  • 02/11 - St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Fellow Course
  • 01/12 - Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulation Cornerstone Physician Workshop
  • 02/12 - International Spine Intervention Society Cervical Procedures Bio-skills Lab
  • 04/13 - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Vertebral Augmentation Techniques Cadaver Workshop
  • 06/13 - KYPHON Balloon Kyphoplasty Physician Training