From a young age Jacob Blake knew he wanted to help others.

Inspired by the example set by his mother who provided legal counsel to the poor, he saw early on the positive influence one person could have on the lives of others.

Dr. Blake’s innate scientific curiosity drew him to the medical field. He enrolled at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he developed a further interest in pharmacology and physiology. After a residency in anesthesiology at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) –where he was both Chief Resident and Regional Anesthesia Resident of the Year – Dr. Blake knew he had found his calling.

At Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Dr. Blake helps patients manage both acute and chronic pain. His practice is founded upon the core values of understanding, respect, and trust. He spends a good deal of his clinical time listening to patients in order to understand their experience both medically and emotionally and works with them to develop a custom treatment plan.

Among the tools in Dr. Blake’s pain management arsenal are the use of epidural steroid injections (ESI), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks, neurostimulation, intrathecal drug delivery (pump), intrathecal infusion systems (for cancer patients) and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD).

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Dr. Blake moved to Carson City, Nevada when he was 15. He is licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington.

Dr. Blake Specialties

Pain management using ESIs, RFA, Nerve Blocks, Sympathetic Blocks, Neurostimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery, MILD.

  • ESIs
  • RFA
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurostimulation
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery
  • MILD

Dr. Blake Advanced Practice Providers Team

Ashlie Teixeira-Smith, FNP-BC

Ashlie Teixeira-Smith


Andrea Black, FNP-BC

Andrea Black


Dr. Blake is available for appointments at these office Locations:


Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511


Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5070 Ion Drive #200
Sparks, NV 89436

Dr. Blake Curriculum

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Professional Experience

October 2012-Present
Interventional Pain Specialist Sierra Neurosurgery Group Reno, Nevada

July 2009-September 2012
Columbia Anesthesia Group Vancouver, Washington

August 2009-August 2012
Pain Management Specialist
Southwest Washington Interventional Pain Clinic Vancouver, Washington

January 1999-August 2000
Emergency Department Technician St. Mary’s Hospital
Reno, Nevada

July 1998-August 2000
Research Technician, Molecular Biology Lab, Dr. Gary Blomquist, University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada



Interventional Pain Management Fellowship University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Anesthesiology Residency University of California, San Diego San Diego, California

Internal Medicine Internship St Mary’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno, Nevada

B.S. Biochemistry University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada


Certified by American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

Certified by American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine


Chief Resident
UCSD Department of Anesthesiology

Golden Needle Award: Regional Anesthesia Resident of the Year.
UCSD Anesthesiology Dept.

Hospital Affiliations

Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Renown South Meadows Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Renown Rehabilitation Center, Reno, Nevada

Summit Surgery Center, Reno, Nevada

Quail Surgery Center, Reno, Nevada

Northern Nevada Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Medical Licensure



Oregon (inactive)

Washington (inactive)

Continuing Medical Education

Fellows Neurostimulation Course (Boston Scientific)

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression Didactic Course (Vertos)

Coolief – Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation (Kimberly Clark)

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (Abbott)

Superion procedure (Vertiflex)

PSIF (Posterior SI Joint Fusion) procedure training


Publications and Oral Presentations

Site of Pheromone Biosynthesis and Isolation of HMG-CoA Reductase cDNA in the Cotton Boll Weevil, Anthonomus grandis.A Taban, J. Fu, J.Blake, C. Tittiger, G. Blomquist. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 2006. Vol 61: 153-163.

A Biologically-Realistic Computational Model of Neocortical Speech Perception. Beirkamper Oral Presentation, Aug, 2002. Mentor: Philip Goodman, M.D. Internal Medicine, UNSOM

Continuous Spinal Analgesia and Anesthesia after Accidental Dural Puncture in the Parturient. Blake J, Minokadesh A, Kuczkowski K. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007 Apr 19. Western Anesthesia Research Conference (WARC) presentation, March 2007. Sacramento, CA.

Is the First ‘On the Table” Blood Pressure Representative of Baseline Blood Pressure? Blake J, Drummond JC, Schulteis G., Patel Piyush. Western Anesthesia Research Conference (WARC) poster presentation, March 2008. Seattle, WA. ASA and SNACC poster presentation , Oct. 2008. Orlando, FL.

Interventional Pain Medicine in the Era of Evidence Based Medicine. 2nd Annual Spine Symposium, Feb 26th, 2011. Vancouver, WA.

Perioperative Management of the Chronic Pain Patient, Columbia Anesthesiology Group – CME presentation, 2011.

Non-Opioid Alternative for Chronic Pain – 2015. Nevada Academy of Family Physicians. 2015.

Opioid Analgesia. University of Nevada School of Medicine – 2nd Yr Medical Student Lecture. 2015-Present.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Speaker Presentation. Boston Scientific. Round Table Event. Lake Tahoe. 2015.

Current Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Nevada Academy of Family Physicians. 2016.

More Than Opioids: Tools for Your Practice. Finding the Middle Ground for Pain Treatment – JTNN CME presentation. 2018.

Advanced Treatments of Chronic Pain. Nevada Academy of Family Physicians Lecture. 2020.

Basic Mechanisms of Pain and Clinical Pain Management: 2013 to Present. University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. 2nd Year Medical Student Lecture.

“Dr Blake is very attentive and takes the time to get to know his patients. He really cares not only about your injury but how you’re doing in general. It’s very nice to have a doctor who cares about your general well being.”