Dr. Lisa Stearns was a compassionate mentor to all of us pain management physicians, and a compassionate physician to her patients. She treated mostly cancer patients, who depended on her for pain management for their difficult-to-treat pain. She passed away this weekend in a tragic accident at her home in Mexico.
She had placed “more intrathecal pumps than anybody else” (per Dr. Grigsby). I was one of the privileged to visit her clinic in Arizona and learn from her. Her incredible devotion to the field and incessant dedication to her patients will be missed.
Dr. Stearns, without you, the world will be a bit harder to live in.