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Rochester, MN
January 02, 2020

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Kayla Steele, MD

**** ****** ***** ***** ** Apt 124, Rochester, MN 55901

Email: Cell: 347-***-****

January 2, 2020

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am a current interventional pain management fellow (Anesthesiology trained) at the Mayo Clinic, and I am writing to express interest in your listing position for a pain management physician. My goal is to obtain a full-time position where I can utilize my experience with multimodal analgesic therapies to provide care to patients suffering from chronic pain. My training at the Mayo Clinic has allowed me to hone my ability to perform diagnostic evaluations of patients in a clinic setting through comprehensive history taking and physical examinations, to perform fluoroscopic guided procedures including, but not limited to, facet joint injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablations, interlaminar and transforaminal epidurals, knee injections and ablations, ultrasound guided peripheral joint blocks and trigger point injections as well as perform interventional neuromodulation procedures including spinal cord stimulation trials. I am also adept at managing a hospital pain service and I have experience with utilizing ketamine and lidocaine infusions in an inpatient setting. Furthermore, I have been trained in the use of medical management for chronic pain including the use of non-opioid neuropathic agents as adjuncts for chronic pain management as well as opioids. Lastly, I have great interest in medical marijuana and suboxone therapy and plan to obtain additional training that will allow me to independently offer this care when appropriate. I am looking for employment in a dynamic and positive environment that is centered on providing compassionate and value-based patient care using a multidisciplinary approach. I believe that my driven nature, my commitment to the alleviation of pain and restoration of patient functionality, and my enthusiasm for collaborating with others in a professional setting will make me a good fit for your workplace.

I have enclosed my curriculum vitae including further details regarding my past academic and extracurricular experiences. I have left my contact information above if any further clarification of the contents of my CV is needed. I hope that I am given an opportunity to meet with you and discuss how my background will fit well with your group.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Kayla Steele, MD

Kayla Steele, MD

Kayla Steele, MD

1860 Quarry Ridge Place NW Apt 124, Rochester, MN 55901

Email: Cell: 347-***-****


Interventional Pain Management Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

July 2019 – June 2020

Anesthesiology Residency

NYU-Langone Medical Center & Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY

July 2016 – June 2019

Internal Medicine Internship

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

July 2015-

June 2016


Doctor of Medicine (cum laude)

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

July 2013- May 2015

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Education (summa cum laude)

Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, B.S/M.D program, New York, NY

Sept 2008- June 2013



Step 1: 246 (05/2013)

Step 2CK: 251 (08/2014)

Step 2CS: Pass (11/2014)

Step 3: 236 (10/2015)

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Basic Examination (06/2017): Pass (top 10 percentile recognition)

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Advanced Examination (07/2019): Pass (91th percentile)

Licensed physician in New York State, 2018- present

Licensed physician in Minnesota, 2019- present


Mohammed S, Seeraj A, Alexander F, Basdeo M, Dass D, Johnson L, Khan A, Maharaj PS, Ramlogan K, Steele KS, Persad SA and Maharaj RG. “Prevalence monitoring of alcohol abuse in school-aged children in Trinidad and Tobago: an analysis of its causes, psychological impacts, and social ramifications.”. Caribbean Medical Journal. 2016 June; 78 (1): 10-15


Steele K, Gharibo C (2017). “State of the Field Survey: Analyzing Variations in Technique of Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections among Interventional Pain Medicine Practices.”16th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting. Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Steele K, Phillips L (2017). “Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Perioperative Considerations and Management in the Setting of a Difficult Airway.” American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Boston, Massachusetts.


FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellow

SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, NY

Preceptor: Rebecca Twersky, M.D., MPH., Department of Anesthesiology

Project: “Should Ambulatory Surgery and Day of Surgery Admission Patients Discontinue Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEI’s) and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB’s) Preoperatively?”


Aug 2014

Research Fellow,

Tufts University REU Program, Medford, MA

Preceptor: Frances Chew, Ph.D., Department of Biology

Project: “The effects of dietary nitrogen on mate selectivity and nuptial gift quality in butterflies.”

May 2009 – August 2009


FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (2014)

Dean’s Medal for Academic Achievement (2013)

Golden Key International Honor Society (2012)

Mack Lipkin Broader Horizons Fellow (2012)

Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholar (2012)

Leonard Davis Community Service Fellow (2010, 2011)

Hearst Scholarship (2008)


Health Intern, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center

Facilitated dirty to clean syringe exchange with active drug users

Lead support groups and educational workshops for HIV positive and Hepatitis C patients

Administered HIV testing to walk-in patients

Received certification in CPR and opioid overdose prevention (Narcan) training

March 2011-March 2013

Health Intern, Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center

Shadowed a family physician, conducted patient interviews, constructed and distributed a survey to hypertensive patients regarding their practice of lifestyle behaviors associated with hypertension.

Organized and participated in annual community health fair, provided patient education on hypertension and diabetes, and conducted medical screenings.

May 2010- August 2010


Physiology T.A., Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Chosen as one of four students to assist in teaching physiology to medical students and conducting weekly tutoring sessions in preparation for quizzes, exams including the NBME physiology.

September 2011- May 2012

Peer Tutor, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Led one-on-one Organic Chemistry tutoring sessions with undergraduate students

Topics covered included functional group reactions, acids and bases, stereo selectivity, mass spectrometry, and Organometallic Chemistry.

Jan 2010-May2010

Eighth Grade Math Tutor, Achievement First Saturday Academy

Developed weekly lessons plans and provided comprehensive review of Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Facilitated individual and small group tutorial sessions in preparation for NYS Mathematics examination

September 2009-Jan 2014


Education Services Director, CCNY Golden Key Honor Society

June 2010- June 2011

Volunteer, New York Cares program

Sept 2009- Present

Peer Mentor, Sophie Davis (B.S/M.D) program

Aug 2011- 2012

Member, Physician Wellness Committee

Sept 2017- Present


North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

October 2019-Present

October 2017-October 2018

American Society of Anesthesiologists

July 2016- June 2019

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