Dr. Creighton earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital and internships in surgery, pathology, and internal medicine.
A lecturer and contributor to several medical publications, he has been listed in America’s Top Anesthesiologists, the Global Directory of Who’s Who and Who’s Who in American Medicine, among others. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and is a member of the American Pain Society and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management.
He most recently served as president and medical director of Advanced Pain Specialists, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, and as medical director at Des Peres Hospital Department of Pain Management, also in St. Louis. Before that, he was medical director of Comprehensive Pain Management Services Clinic at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Kirkwood, in St. Louis.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Creighton served as assistant professor of anesthesiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine as well as co-director of its Center for Pain Management and its pain fellowship program. Before that, he was chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Morris Hospital, Morris, Ill.
His approach to interventional pain management is to create an accurate diagnosis first, and have as many tools to address that diagnosis as possible. “My deepest sense of satisfaction comes from improving the quality of life for patients and increasing their functional abilities,” he says.
He and his wife of 25 years have a daughter who attends the University of Southern California, and a son pursuing post-graduate studies at Texas A&M University. In his spare time, Dr. Creighton enjoys scuba diving, reading, hiking and cycling. He and his son also recently learned to sail together in San Francisco Bay.