Shanna Angel, MA

Ketchum ID
We combine a straightforward clinical approach with a transcendent healing model. The clinical element includes monitoring vital signs, providing supplemental medications as needed to treat issues like nausea and blood pressure, and the availability of supplemental oxygen, suction, AED, etc. The transcendent element uses higher doses with a focus on the experiential and psychedelic nature of ketamine.
Shanna has practiced anesthesia in surgical and emergency environments for over 30 years. In 2016 one of her colleagues asked if she could provide IV Ketamine Infusions for a patient with severe Treatment-Resistant Depression. The first treatment was life-changing for both the patient and the provider. The patient broke a decades-long chain of depression, joblessness, and desperation, and Shanna went on to found the first hospital-based IV ketamine infusion program in Washington State. Since then, she has provided thousands of infusions and opened the clinic here in Sun Valley where patients come from around the country to do infusions with her. •••••••• Shanna Angel's undergraduate work at University of Utah led her to the anesthesia program at UCLA where she graduated in 1989. She is a Board Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist, a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, and has served on an Advisory Panel of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians. At Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, she performed anesthesia for thousands of cardiovascular, obstetrical, orthopedic, and neurological cases for 11 years. During her time at UCLA and Kaiser she raced for Helen's Cycles and won world, national, and state championship titles, including a World Champion Rainbow Jersey in Austria. In 2000 she began mountaineering and moved to a critical access facility at the base of Mount Rainier. This is where she began a 20-year solo anesthesia practice. During this time, she began a family, ran a yoga studio, and founded the first hospital-based IV ketamine infusion program in Washington State. Shanna holds certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support. Her hobbies are skiing, cycling, knitting, playing the piano (and now cello!), and cooking. Her ketamine infusion skills have had a huge impact on her community in Washington, and she is excited to bring those skills to the Wood River Valley.