Nicole Z. Spence, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
BS, Emory University

Dr. Nicole Spence is a board certified anesthesiologist. She received her medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University, New York, NY and an accredited regional anesthesiology/acute pain management fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Dr. Spence is committed to improving perioperative pain control, patient satisfaction, encompassing regional anesthetic techniques, optimizing narcotic sparing modalities, exploring anesthesia and women’s health, and fostering patient and trainee education. She spends most of her clinical practice as an orthopedic, obstetric, regional, and perioperative pain anesthesiologist and is committed to teaching students and trainees.

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  1. Holland E, Gibbs L, Spence NZ, Young M, Werler MM, Guang Z, Saia K, Bateman BT, Achu R, Wachman EM. A comparison of postpartum opioid consumption and opioid discharge prescriptions among opioid-naïve patients and those with opioid use disorder. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 Aug; 5(8):101025.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37211090
  2. Wong ML, Achu RA, Spence NZ, White KO. Feasibility of methadone for pain relief in first trimester abortion (Boston, Massachusetts 2022). Contraception. 2023 Sep; 125:110052.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37105280
  3. Vasudevan A, Achu R, Perry A, Yarrington C, Norris M, Tracy L, Spence NZ. Impact of pregnancy on airway complications after intubation for COVID-19 infection: A case series. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Sep-Oct; 43(5):103522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35696815; PMCID: PMC9161698; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103522;
  4. Tabbara AK, Krishnan S, Vaynberg E, Spence NZ, Lambert DH. Intraoperative methadone: Proceed with care. J Opioid Manag. 2022; 18(4):377-383.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36052934
  5. Katz D, Bateman BT, Kjaer K, Turner DP, Spence NZ, Habib AS, George RB, Toledano RD, Grant G, Madden HE, Butwick AJ, Lynde G, Minehart RD, Beilin Y, Houle TT, Sharpe EE, Kodali B, Bharadwaj S, Farber MK, Palanisamy A, Prabhu M, Gonzales NY, Landau R, Leffert L. The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Coronavirus Disease 2019 Registry: An Analysis of Outcomes Among Pregnant Women Delivering During the Initial Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Outbreak in the United States. Anesth Analg. 2021 08 01; 133(2):462-473. PMID: 33830956
  6. Hyland SJ, Brockhaus KK, Vincent WR, Spence NZ, Lucki MM, Howkins MJ, Cleary RK. Perioperative Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship: A Practical Guide. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Mar 16; 9(3). PMID: 33809571; PMCID: PMC8001960; DOI: 10.3390/healthcare9030333;
  7. Spence NZ, Lu ME, Larson AR, Ortega R. COVID-19 and occupational skin hazards for anaesthetists. Br J Anaesth. 2020 12; 125(6):e476-e478.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32977956; PMCID: PMC7467089; DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.08.040;
  8. Canelli R, Spence N, Kumar N, Rodriguez G, Gonzalez M. The Ventilator Management Team: Repurposing Anesthesia Workstations and Personnel to Combat COVID-19. J Intensive Care Med. 2020 Sep; 35(9):927-932.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32677498
  9. Spence NZ. Specialty Imaging: Acute and Chronic Pain Intervention (McCarthy, Walker, Vazquez eds.). Various chapters. Elsevier. 2020.
  10. Spence NZ. 1000 Questions to Blast the Anesthesiology Boards (Berg SM, Bittner EA, Schnur M eds.). Orthopedic Anesthesia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2018.
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2020 Boston Medical Center: Great Catch Award for Patient Safety
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opioid stewardship
Regional Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia

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