The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Anesthesiology

Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD, MBA

Associate Professor
Division of Pain Medicine

Clinical Focus

Pain Medicine


Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine (2005)

Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2009)

Pain Medicine, Wake Forest University (2010)

Business School
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (2015)


Board Certified in Anesthesiology (2010)
Board Certified in Pain Medicine (2010)

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Medical Association
Pain Society of the Carolinas

Current Publications

Schmocker RK, Gray KD, Eric Heidel R, Vanterpool SG, McLoughlin JM..
A novel preoperative patient survey predicts adverse patient outcomes-implementation and preliminary results of the tennessee preoperative assessment tool Am Surg. Am Surg. 2023 Jul;89(7):3192-3199. doi: 10.1177/00031348231157848. Epub 2023 Feb 28.

Vanterpool SG, Heidel RE, Snyder K, Keil T, Contreras C, Hartman A, Higdon R, Jeter J.
Developing and Validating a Novel Tool to Enhance Functional Status Assessment: The Tennessee Functional Status Questionnaire (TFSQ) J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 Jan 27:jabfm.2022.220261R1. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2022.220261R1. Online ahead of print.

Jones MR, Orhurhu V, O'Gara B, Brovman EY, Rao N, Vanterpool SG, Poree L, Gulati A, Urman RD.
Racial and socioeconomic disparities in spinal cord stimulation among the Medicare population. Neuromodulation. 2021 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Odonkor CA, Leitner B, Taraben S, Adekoya P, Orhurhu V, Hirani S, Ike K, Lee R, Vanterpool S, Goree JH, Sully K, Poree L.
Diversity of pain medicine trainees and faculty in the United States: A cross-sectional analysis of fellowship training from 2009-2019. Pain Medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2021 Jan 27:pnab004. [Epub ahead of print]

Jameson J, Vanterpool S, Anitescu M, Navarro R, Dann T, Pilitsis JG.
Lisa J. Stearns, MD 1958-2020. Neuromodulation. 2020 Jul;23(5):553-554.

Vanterpool SG, Heidel RE, Rejoub LR.
Targeting occipital headache pain: Preliminary data supporting an alternative approach to occipital nerve block. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 2020 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Current Presentations

Baranello RJ, Vanterpool SG. Pre-procedural Planning Prevents Poor Performance Presented at North American Neuromodulation Society 26th Annual Meeting; 2023 January - 12; Las Vegas.

Vanterpool S. Academic Vs. Private Practice - “Ps, Ts and Pearls.” Presented at Women Innovators in Pain Medicine Conference, ; 2022 June-11; Virtual.

Ernst L, Polin C, Vanterpool S. Successful Labor Epidural Placement in a Parturient with a Spinal Cord Stimulator. Presented at Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology ; 2022 May-11; Chicago , Illinois.

Vanterpool S. Targeted Pain Treatment and Opioid Prescribing Update. Presented at Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association Conference; 2022 April-10; Virtual.

Vanterpool S. 2022 CDC Opioid Guidelines. Presented at Fourth Annual Targeted Pain Treatment Conference - Personalized Pain Management; 2022 February-18; Virtual.

Vanterpool S. The 4 Es of Patient Education. Presented at Fourth Annual Targeted Pain Treatment Conference - Personalized Pain Management; 2022 February-18; Virtual.

Lesko PD, Vanterpool SG. Dedicated Mobile Application Facilitates Successful Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial in a Patient with Expressive Aphasia. Presented at North American Neuromodulation Society; 2022 January-12; Orlando, Florida.

Snyder K, Keil T, Contreras C, Hartman A, Heidel RE, Allen P, Higdon R, Jeter J, Vanterpool S. Tennessee functional status questionnaire: A novel tool for functional status assessment. Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference; 2021 Oct 9-13; San Diego, CA.


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