LaKesha Legree, MD

Charlotte, North Carolina

General Specialty


Specialty Focus

Anesthesia Intra-operative Management -Trauma Surgery and General Surgery and Obstetrics
Difficult Intubations
Ketamine for Chronic Pain
Narcotic Overdose
Off Label Ketamine use for Depression & Suicidal Ideations
Ultrasound Guided Blocks
Wrongful Death

Duke Fellowship Regional Anesthesia recipient. Emory University School of Medicine Faculty, Dept. of Anesthesiology at Grady Hospital. Over 15 years in active clinical practice. University of Notre Dame graduate in South Bend, IN. Cornell- New York Presbyterian Hospital trained in General Anesthesiology. Extensive ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and block placement at the infamous orthopedic focused Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Intense training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York. Teaching and mentoring experience. Completed SEAK expert witness training. Trial (testifying) and deposition experience. Medical chart review, consultation and reporting experience. Consultations with legal teams to assist with the interpretation of medically related case information to aid in obtaining favorable case outcomes. Former Ketamine Clinic owner and expert in off label Ketamine use for depression, suicidal ideations and chronic pain.

As a trusted medical professional, Dr. Legree is respected for her clinical anesthesiology expertise and interpersonal communication skills, Dr. Legree is a favorite amongst many. She has been featured on MSNBC, the Huffington Post, WCNC Charlotte, and on



  • University Of Notre Dame 1995 – 1999
    Bachelor Of Science, Science Pre-professional Studies
  • University Of Iowa Roy J. And Lucille Carver College Of Medicine 2003 – 2008
    Doctorate In Medicine
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center 2008 – 2012
    Anesthesiology Categorical
    Residency Program
  • Duke University Dept. Of Anesthesiology 2012
    Regional Anesthesia Fellowship
  • Emory School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
    Dept. of Anesthesia




  • Carolinas Medical Center Pineville Quality Assurance Committee
  • Carolinas Medical Center Pineville Bylaws Committee
  • Carolinas Medical Center Physician Liason Peri-operative Committee
  • Carolinas Medical Center Young Physician Emerging Leaders Committee
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dean’s Achievement Award
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Summer Research Fellowship Recipient
  • University of Iowa 2006 Catalyst Award
  • National Medical Association, Pediatric Symposium Billie Wright Adams Scholarship Recipient
  • American Medical Student Association Diversity in Medicine Grant Recipient
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Research Scholar
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Pulmonary Research Program
  • University of Notre Dame Dean’s Honor List
  • University of Notre Dame Athletic Scholar



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