Dr. Alexandra Adler is a board-certified pain management specialist and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Adler graduated from Yale University in 2007 Magna Cum Laude with distinction with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She was awarded a Gates Cambridge Fellowship and studied at the University of Cambridge from 2007-2008, graduating with a Master of Philosophy in Biological Sciences. She then returned to Yale School of Medicine to complete her medical degree. She did her residency training in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and continued on at MGH for a fellowship in chronic pain that emphasized a multidisciplinary approach to pain. She joined the Lowell General Hospital Pain Management Center in 2020.
Dr. Adler's goals is to provide exceptional, comprehensive care to a wide variety of patients experiencing both acute and chronic pain. She enjoys working in a community practice while maintaining an interest in research and patient education. Her particular interests include pelvic pain, peripheral nerve pain, chronic back pain and non-medication options for managing and treating pain. She recently contributed to a pelvic pain guide for patients.
Dr. Adler is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and the Society for Interventional Spine.
Dr. Adler was inspired to become a physician through her father, who is a nephrologist. “Together we have seen both the advances in medicine, but also the serious flaws with our healthcare system and way of treating patients. Like him, I’d like to do just a little better for my patients.”
Through her practice, she believes that “treating pain draws on so many different areas of medicine.” Dr. Adler says that she “loves being able to bring together my training in medicine, anesthesia, critical care, and pain management.”
What is Dr. Adler’s care philosophy?
“Chronic pain represents such a complex interplay between the anatomy, the body and the mind. My goal as a chronic pain specialist is to see beyond a specific pain generator or disease and provide comprehensive care for a patient. I believe that most of the time, if we listen, our patients can point us in the right direction.”
Outside of work, Dr. Adler enjoys running, reading, pickleball and cooking.