Jonathan Carlson, M.D.
Board-Certified Physician
Medical Training

Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Internal Medicine

University of California Davis Medical Center, Anesthesiology

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Interventional Pain Management

Arizona Pain Society
North American Neuromodulation Society
International Neuromodulation Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
American Society of Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
USMLE Step 1, 2, 3
Arizona State Medical License
California State Medical License
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Dr. Carlson is a board certified, highly-trained anesthesiologist and pain specialist. In 1998, he received his B.S. degree in Biology from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He went to medical school at Oklahoma State University, also in Tulsa, which he completed in 2004. From there, he went on to Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Pheonix, AZ to complete his Internal Medicine internship. After that, he went on to do an Anesthesiology residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center, which he completed in 2008.

Following his fellowship at Texas Tech, Dr. Carlson has been a consultant and practicing pain specialist for a variety of hospitals, health centers, and medical companies throughout Arizona, including St. Jude Medical, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Xanthus Services.

Raised splitting time between Hawaii and California, Dr. Carlson enjoys surfing and has always had a passion for travel. As a teenager he took two mission trips to Tibet, China, and has since explored numerous other locales in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He also enjoys volunteering, and will often donate his time and medical expertise to underserved communities. He’s active in church and also enjoys golfing, hiking, snowboarding, basketball, fine dining, classic literature, and playing guitar.

Awards and Accomplishments

2011: Phoenix Magazine: “2011 Top Docs”
2011: 2011 Patient Choice award “Most Compassionate Doctor”
2009: Phoenix Magazine: Best of the Valley
2008: Top Ten Posters of 2008 American Society of Regional Anesthesia -Pain Medicine Conference
2004: Dr. Brent Gilson Runner-up for Most Humanitarian Medical Student
2004: Dr. Lawrence Jones International Medical Studies Scholar
2003: Dr. Anna Luvern Hays Tulsa County Medical Society Scholar
2002: City Rescue Mission Recognition of Dedication to Homeless Award
2000,1998: Dr. Hans Zimmerman Foundation Scholar
1998: Summa Cum Laude, Oral Roberts University
1994-1998: President’s List, Oral Roberts University, 4 semesters
1994-1998: Academic/Valedictorian Scholar, Oral Roberts University

“I find great fulfillment and satisfaction when a patient tells me that the management of their pain has improved their quality of life significantly.Some pain cases are tougher than others, and may take time and patience, but the end goal of a patient reclaiming their life is why I love my job and specialty.” – Dr. Carlson