Rochester, Minnesota


Anderson.Jana@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research interests of Jana L. Anderson, M.D., focus on sedation and pain control in the emergency department. This includes studying cutting-edge medications to use during painful procedures, improving monitoring during procedures, and advancing pain control in both children and adults.

Dr. Anderson's research has improved minimal sedation in the pediatric practice with the use of intranasal midazolam for procedures and seizures. Pain control timing has improved with the implementation of intranasal fentanyl. Implementation of nitrous oxide in the emergency department is currently in process.

Focus areas

  • Propofol and ketamine for procedural sedation
  • Low-dose ketamine for analgesia
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Intranasal medications
  • Improving time to pain medication
  • Capnography

Significance to patient care

Dr. Anderson's hope is that through her research, better tools will be developed to establish a painless emergency department. She also aims to further knowledge and study improvements for interventions for painful procedures.

Professional highlights

  • Hospitalwide Sedation Committee, Mayo Clinic, 2006-present
  • Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow: Silver certification, 2015
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2012


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Emergency Medicine Research, Department of Emergency Medicine

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


  1. Fellow - Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah
  2. Internship/Residency - Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
  3. MD Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  4. Externship - Anesthesiology Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  5. BA - Cum Laude with Distinction Biology Luther College

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