About Dr. DeLaney
Leslie DeLaney, MD, is a board-certified pain management specialist at Balanced Pain Management in Walnut Creek, California. She considers it a unique honor to serve patients in the East Bay region in Northern California.
Dr. DeLaney became interested in the field of pain management while she was still a medical student at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was during her anesthesiology rotation that she was introduced to this sub-specialty and was impressed by the doctors’ ability to perform nerve blocks to stop pain that patients, until then, had no choice but to “live with it.” Those doctors were able to relieve patients’ suffering quickly and profoundly, and they inspired her to do the same. It was at that point that she decided to do an anesthesiology residency and become a pain management specialist.
Dr. DeLaney received her training in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins Hospital continues to be the #1 training hospital in the world. In addition to learning in-depth pharmacology, physiology, and intraoperative anesthesiology, she learned about acute and chronic pain and worked with some of the pioneers in pain management while doing electives there.
Dr. DeLaney then chose to receive her formal pain management training in interventional pain medicine at The Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Clinic is world-renowned and the top hospital in the country for the treatment of chronic pain. During her fellowship, Dr. DeLaney concentrated on learning how to treat patients with intractable pain using injection techniques, medication management, and integrating psychology and physical therapy into a plan that would allow people to have a better quality of life.
Dr. DeLaney took her first position as a fully trained pain management specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She achieved the rank of Assistant Professor and maintained a successful pain management practice that involved treating all types of acute and chronic pain syndromes. Dr. DeLaney was also responsible for teaching medical students, residents, and fellows about the disease of chronic pain and how to treat it successfully.
Dr. DeLaney is board certified in both chronic pain management and anesthesiology and has published multiple papers on chronic pain management. She continues to give lectures at local and national medical meetings on pain management.
She is a member of the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Pain Association, the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain.
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