Dr. Kayla Steele is an interventional pain management physician and neuromodulator. A lifelong New Yorker, Dr. Steele decided to pursue medicine at the tender age of 16 and went directly from Brooklyn Technical High School into a seven-year combined B.S./M.D. program at The City College of New York School of Medicine, where she obtained her undergraduate degree and graduated with honors. She then went on to The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University to complete her medical degree, where she also graduated with cum laude honors.
Her passion for providing exceptional patient care took her to New York University Langone Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, where she completed an anesthesiology residency. She then went on to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she completed an interventional pain management fellowship. Her interests in pain management include spine pain, radicular and axial neck and back pain, intercostal neuralgia, sacroiliac joint pain, sympathetic mediated pain, complex regional pain syndrome, trunk and limb pain, musculoskeletal pain, and spinal cord stimulation. She utilizes fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance to perform epidural injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablations, facet joint injections, trigger point injections, sacroiliac joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, celiac plexus blocks, and spinal cord stimulation trials and implants. Specifically, she performs spinal cord stimulation for refractory complex regional pain syndrome, intractable neuropathic pain, failed back surgery syndrome, and intractable peripheral neuropathy.
She is an active member of multiple pain management organizations, including the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), and she has been a participant presenter at several meetings. She now resides in New Jersey with her husband, toddler, two cats, and a dog. Her hobbies include hiking in the great outdoors, traveling internationally, and cooking.