Dr. Lawson graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She then completed an Internal Medicine internship, Anesthesiology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship there.
Before joining Lexington Medical Center and Lexington Interventional Pain Management, Dr. Lawson served as assistant professor for the Department of Anesthesiology and program director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of California–San Diego where she also participated in the Health Professions Mentor Program, Anesthesiology Interest Group and School of Medicine Independent Study Project.
Her most recent clinical research studies investigated Chronic Pain and Insomnia as well as Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain Patients and Sleep Apnea. Other research studies included literature review and grand rounds presentation of Intrathecal Treatment of Cancer Pain and retrospective chart review as principal investigator for Association Between Preoperative Epidural Placement and Blood Product Transfusion Requirements in Patients Undergoing Partial Hepatectomy.
Dr. Lawson is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine.