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.
Dr. Lawson’s interests include multimodal treatment of chronic pain conditions. She has published book chapters on Neuromodulaion, Anticonvulsants, and Neurolytics for the treatment of chronic pain. She has also published textbooks on Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Fibromyalgia. She is currently editing a textbook covering Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She is also active in state-wide efforts to curb the opioid epidemic and created the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) Online continuing medical education course for physicians on Approved Procedures for Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances as well as assists in the South Carolina Hospital Association and SCMA Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership.
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.