Biography by Dr. Gary L. Reasor
I was born in August 1955 in St. Matthews, Kentucky, and was raised in St. Matthews, Lyndon and Middletown. I graduated from Eastern High School in 1973. After working 1 year with my father, Lloyd Reasor, who was a self-employed electrician, I moved to Peru, South America, where I served a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon returning to Louisville, I met and married my wife, Susan, in 1977. Our son, Lloyd, was born in May 1979.
When I returned to Louisville, I returned to work for my father and completed a combined 5-year apprenticeship in heating and electrical work. Having wanted to be a physician since I was 12 years old, and with the encouragement of a family friend (Wayne Mortenson, DMD who later built Mortenson Family Dental), I enrolled in Jefferson Community College, graduating with an Associates in Science degree in 1982. I then transferred to University of Louisville and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in 1984. I was accepted into the University of Louisville School of Medicine that same year and graduated in 1988.
Upon graduation from medical school, I was accepted into the University of Louisville's Department of Anesthesiology, where I completed a 1-year internship and a 3-year residency. It was during my residency that I became interested in the treatment of problems of pain. Upon completion of my residency, I accepted a position with Hamilton Anesthesia Associates in Hamilton, Ohio, where I worked for 6 years. During this time I completed the examinations necessary to become board certified not only in anesthesiology, but also in pain management. I became even more interested in pain management and started the pain treatment program at Fort Hamilton-Hughes Memorial Hospital.
In 1998 I had the opportunity to return to Louisville to go into practice with several other physicians practicing only pain medicine. This led eventually to me going into solo private practice and I started Metro Pain Associates in 2004. My areas of interest are minimally invasive spine surgery along with spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems.
I have been board certified by the following organizations:
- The National Board of Medical Examiners
- The American Board of Anesthesiology with sub-specialty certification in Pain Management. I became recertified in 2007 in this sub-specialty as well.
- The American Board of Pain Medicine
- The American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
- I have also been named a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice through the World Institute of Pain.
Just so you won't think I have a narrow approach to life, I have also been involved in Boy Scouts, having been the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 320 and completed Wood Badge Training. I also served 15 years in the Army Reserve and was called up for Desert Shield-Desert Storm, serving at Brook Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Most importantly, I am a fan of baseball and have had season tickets to the Louisville Bats for many years.
With the many changes happening to medicine, it looks as if I will practice until I drop dead in my office and my epitaph will read, "If I could only have seen 1 more patient."
Sonal Cochran, PA-C
Sonal Cochran, PA-C brings ten years of pain management experience to Metro Pain Associates. Sonal earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Psychology in 1992 from the University of Rochester in NY and completed her Masters of Health Science Degree in 1996 graduating with honors from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Sonal maintains NCCPA Board Certification in primary care and surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Kentucky Academy of Physicians Assistants.
Sonal has practiced medicine in Hawaii, Jacksonville and in 2002 she and her family moved to the Louisville area where she began practicing her pain management skills for Metro Pain Associates. Sonal has been an excellent addition to our team.