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Meet Gary Lawson-Boucher, MD

Gary Lawson-Boucher, MD, is a Navy-trained anesthesiologist. Over the course of his career, Dr. Lawson-Boucher was granted several military awards for his remarkable achievements during his ten years as an anesthesiologist with the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander of the Medical Corps. As a civilian, he was published in Outpatient Surgery magazine. Dr. Lawson-Boucher is also listed in The Leading Physicians of the World, published by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP).

 He studied medicine at the New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers University Medical School) and received his medical degree in 1999. Dr. Lawson-Boucher was an intern at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and completed his residency in 2003 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and maintains professional society memberships with:

  • The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The Collier County Relief Organization
  • The California Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The Collier County Relief Organization
  • The California Society of Anesthesiologists
  • The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

The Inspiration for rikai therapeutics

As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Lawson-Boucher has treated patients for nearly two decades. He knows first-hand about the short- and long-term effects of many prescribed treatments for pain and appreciates the influence he holds as a physician to stem the opioid addiction epidemic. Dr. Lawson-Boucher founded RiKai Therapeutics to expand the awareness of all the benefits of Ketamine Infusion Therapy and to make it more widely available right here in Southwest Florida.