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About Stefan Gilthorpe, M.D.

Dr. Stefan Gilthorpe, M.D. is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician specializing in minimally invasive spine surgeries and procedures for chronic and acute pain.

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Subspecialty: Interventional pain management

Honors & Awards

2024 Texas Monthly's SuperDoctors Rising Stars

2023 Texas Monthly's SuperDoctors Rising Stars 

2022 Texas Monthly's SuperDoctors Rising Stars 

2021 Top Doctor, America’s Best Doctors

2017 UTMB “Top Gun” Anesthesiology Resident

2014  UTMB Resident of the Year

2010 - 2011 St. Vincent's Excellence in Clinical Practice

2008 - 2009 American Red Cross Volunteer of the Year

2004 - 2007 Aggie Spirit Collegiate Scholarship

2003 - 2004 Texas Valedictorian Scholarship

Stefan Gilthorpe, M.D., was born in Slidell, Louisiana, and raised in the Beaumont area. His small-town roots inform his approach to patient care: He understands the importance of listening patiently and deeply values his patients' trust in him. 


Dr. Gilthorpe received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a master's in biology at Lamar University. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB, for medical school, anesthesiology residency and pain-medicine fellowship. Dr. Gilthorpe's subspecialty training focused on interventional techniques for neck and back pain, peripheral joints, migraines, complex regional pain syndrome, and other painful conditions.


Following his tenure at UTMB, Dr. Gilthorpe worked as an interventional pain specialist in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where he gained invaluable experience performing thousands of procedures.


In late 2020, Dr. Gilthorpe founded Better Life Spine & Pain Center. He brings a passion for interventional pain medicine, devotion to his patients, and curiosity for innovative, new, and up-and-coming medical techniques.


In his free time, Dr. Gilthorpe enjoys spending time with his wife, Darla, and their dogs, Olive and Hobbes. On weekends, you may find him floating in an inner tube down the river or tending to a campfire at Magnolia Ridge.

Dr. Gilthorpe
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