Ian Carroll, MD, MS

Headache specialist, Orofacial pain specialist, Pain specialist

Bio:   Dr. Carroll was raised in Massachusetts and New York. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College at Columbia University, and then attended Columbia College of physicians and surgeons, Columbia University for medical school education. He completed a year-long predoctoral intramural research Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at the NIH prior to graduating from medical school in 1998. From 1998 to 2002 he completed a residency in anesthesiology at Stanford University Medical Center and was elected chief resident from 2001-2002.

Following residency, Dr. Carroll completed a fellowship in pain management Stanford University Medical Center 2003 and then joined the faculty in Stanford's Department of anesthesiology in 2004. While working as a full-time faculty member he also earned a Master's degree in clinical epidemiology from Stanford in 2006. He has been awarded numerous research grants including funding from the foundation for anesthesia education and research (FAER), and the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine.

He has a passion for helping patients, and lives with his family in the bay area
4.8 out of 5
199 Patient Ratings
48 Patient Comments

Pain Management Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 1st Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004) CA
  • Internship: Stanford School of Medicine (1999) CA
  • Medical Education: Columbia University (1998) NY
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002) CA
  • Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2004)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2003)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Clinical Epidemiology (2006)
  • M.D., Columbia University (1998)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ian Carroll is great. Truly one of the bests caring and considerate physicians.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A physician with Dr. Carroll's knowledge along with terrific "people skills' an sincerity is rare thing these days. Great job, Dr. Carroll, your mom must be proud!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Carroll is so intelligent & caring. He helped me heal my neck pain of 29 years in 2 yrs. A true miracle. He is attentive. He thinks outside the box & he cares!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Carroll really helped me with nerve pain in left foot. Allows me to have normal life. He is caring, compassionate and a super listener.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Carroll is an extraordinary doctor. He thinks outside the "box", always shows concern and he is friendly and caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Carroll explains his approach and is a great listener. He also cares and gives you time necessary. Greatest confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Carroll is a fantastic, smart doctor who really cares about making me get better. I fully trust him & feel fortunate to have such a smart & caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Carroll is the best doctor I've ever had - and I've had quite a few! He is brilliant, compassionate, works his tail off trying to help his patients and tells you exactly what he knows & doesn't. He deserves every support for everyone's continual success.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The main provider was Dr. Ian Carroll. He is always very informative and listens to my questions. He is the best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Caroll is a wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Great docs.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Delightful.

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4.8 out of 5
199 Patient Ratings
48 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ian Carroll is great. Truly one of the bests caring and considerate physicians.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A physician with Dr. Carroll's knowledge along with terrific "people skills' an sincerity is rare thing these days. Great job, Dr. Carroll, your mom must be proud!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Carroll is so intelligent & caring. He helped me heal my neck pain of 29 years in 2 yrs. A true miracle. He is attentive. He thinks outside the box & he cares!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Carroll really helped me with nerve pain in left foot. Allows me to have normal life. He is caring, compassionate and a super listener.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Carroll is an extraordinary doctor. He thinks outside the "box", always shows concern and he is friendly and caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Carroll explains his approach and is a great listener. He also cares and gives you time necessary. Greatest confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Carroll is a fantastic, smart doctor who really cares about making me get better. I fully trust him & feel fortunate to have such a smart & caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Carroll is the best doctor I've ever had - and I've had quite a few! He is brilliant, compassionate, works his tail off trying to help his patients and tells you exactly what he knows & doesn't. He deserves every support for everyone's continual success.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The main provider was Dr. Ian Carroll. He is always very informative and listens to my questions. He is the best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Caroll is a wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Great docs.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Delightful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am very confident and happy.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Carroll is a great doctor! Could give classes on doctor/patient relations.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Carroll is the best doctor I have ever been to. I can't thank him enough for discharging me & for the treatments & medication he prescribed. I feel like a new person. He's my hero!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Carroll gets 5 + in every category. He shows great empathy, patience and confidence. I'd happily recommend him - No reservations!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I feel& trust him more with each visit. I also feel he trusts me more.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was impressed with Dr. Carroll, came highly recommended.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Carroll is a wonderful doctor who cares, explains & talks about your life not just health.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellent care provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Very hard to get to his nurse or office. Don't return calls or emails for 5 days after repeated calling.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Carroll has been more attentive to my total care than any other doctor. I have ever seen. He looks at the whole person.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I highly recommend Dr. Carroll - by controlling my pain, he changed my life. He is brilliant but also kind & caring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Carroll is very kind & thoughtful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Carroll is a wonderful doctor -

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr Carroll was excellent and recommended him as a pain management expert to my orthopedic surgeon and other CRPS patient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Very patient and very compassionate in regards to my concerns & pain.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Carroll attentive/focused/compassionate/confident. Great bedside manner. Doesn't rush/listens great.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

He's just great!

SHC Patient, May 2015

He looked at my whole medical history to see if there are connections to my nerve damage & pain issues.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Carroll is the best doctor I have ever had the privilege to meet I'm very lucky.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Carroll couldn't have been nicer. He explained the implants & why it's my last option!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I have seen Dr. Carroll for the first time and only once so it is difficult to judge about confidence etc.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Carroll's demeanor/attitude/follow thru & caring instills confidence in me and he delivers amazing results.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Carroll is knowledgeable, thorough, compassionate and he is an extraordinary care giver.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Carroll spent a lot of time with me to get to the cause of my back pain.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Carroll is the best! Very knowledgeable, considerate and understanding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Carroll is thoughtful, considerate and generally amazing. I drive 3-4 hrs. to see him.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent care dedicated workers.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Carroll is the best in all ways of any doctor I have ever had I feel it is a honor to have him as my doctor!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Carroll diagnosed my problem within 15 min. Very kind, educated. Excellent diagnostician - the very best!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent care!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent doctor - he helped get my pain in face over 5 yrs. ago; got rid of my daughters migraines and is now treating my son's pain.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Absolutely great.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I have seen several providers for my pain Dr. Carroll is by far the best. From now on I will only schedule with him.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. was the best in all of the above questions that I have ever experienced and I am 68 yrs. old.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Carroll shows great concern for my well-being & responds to my concerns. He is working w/me to find new treatment options.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Was hoping that Dr. Carroll would be more involved. Connected very well with him. Dr. Carroll connects very well with patients.