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Stace began his career at Howard College in 1995. He was an RN at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, then Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Stace continued his education at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA)  in Madison, TN, where he earned his Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in 2003, Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship in 2019, and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice in 2021. Mr. Dollar has been a CRNA since 2003. During this time, he has managed all types of anesthetics, set up and run a very successful Acute Pain Service, and created ERAS protocols across various service lines.

He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Northern Kentucky University and MTSA, Academic Liaison for the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship, and Director of Fellowship Alumni Relations at MTSA. Mr. Dollar is also a co-founder of Thoroughbred Anesthesia Academy. In addition, Stace is a member of AANA, KyANA, and ASRA.

Publications, Research, & Credits

  • Compliance with Opioid Disposal Following Opioid Disposal Education in Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review – Primary Author 
  • Surgical Patient Compliance with Healthcare Facility – Provided In-home Opioid Disposal Products: A Systematic Review: Co-Author 
  • Reduction in Opioid Consumption, Pain, and Antiemetic Use Following an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol for Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Mastectomy: Co-Author 
  • The Role of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Led Acute Pain Service in Preventing Persistent Postoperative Opioid Use: Co-Author 
  • Retrospective Comparison of Traditional and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols Among Women Undergoing Mastectomy: Co-Investigator


  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, TN - Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice - 2021 
  • Middle Tennessee School Of Anesthesia, Madison, TN - Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship - 2019 
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, TN — Master of Science - 2003 
  • Murray State University, Murray, KY — Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 1999 
  • Howard College, Big Spring, TX — Associate Degree in Nursing - 1995


  • Thoroughbred Anesthesia Academy  
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship 
  • AANA Member  
  • KyANA Member 
  • ASRA Member
  • Previous Affiliations:
    • Academic Liaison for the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship 
    • Director Fellowship Alumni Relations - MTSA 
    • Adjunct Faculty Member, Nurse Anesthesia Program - Northern Kentucky University


  • CRNA - University of Kentucky Healthcare - 2/2024
  • CRNA - APEX Anesthesia Partners - 6/2023-2/2024
  • CRNA - Central Kentucky Anesthesia; Lexington, KY — 1/2006-6/2003
  • CRNA - Cardiovascular Anesthesiology; Nashville, TN — 1/2003-1/2006
  • RN - Saint Thomas Hospital; Nashville, TN — 1997-2000
  • RN - University Medical Center; Lubbock, Texas — 1995-1997

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