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Nabil M Elkassabany, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Staff Anesthesiologist, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Staff Anesthesiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of the Orthopedic Anesthesia Section, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Research Appointment, Philadelphia VAMC
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
HUP Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2158236700
Fax: 2158234171
Education:
MBBCh (Surgery and Medicine)
Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1995.
MS (Anesthesiology and Critical Care)
Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1999.
MSCE (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt, 1996-1999.
Fellow in Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2001-2002.
Resident in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003-2006.
Intern in General Surgery, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003-2004.
Fellow in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, 10/2010 thru 2/2011, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2010-2011.
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

1-pateint centered outcomes after regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks.
2- perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
3- the utility of high frequency jet ventilation in patients treated with catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Description of Clinical Expertise

1- Regional anesthesia and anesthesia for orthopedic surgery.
2- Anesthesia for Vascular surgery
3- Anesthesia for Liver transplant

Selected Publications

Elkassabany N, Chaichana K, Whitley M, Hawn M, Oslin D, Sum-Ping J, Sakawi Y: Perioperative management of cocaine abusing veterans scheduled for elective surgery. American Society of Anesthesiologist Meeting, Chicago, IL October 2011.

Elkassabany NM, Mandel JE: Con: a general anesthesiologist with a certain skill set is qualified to provide services in the interventional cardiology and electrophysiology laboratory. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 25(3): 557-8, Jun 2011.

Garcia FC, Elkassabany N, Mandel J, Marchlinski F: Improving catheter stability during atrial fibrillation ablation: the importance of JET ventilation on clinical outcome and chronic PV reconnection Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, Boston, MA May 2011.

Raiten J, Elkassabany N, Gao W, Mandel JE: Medical intelligence article: novel uses of high frequency ventilation outside the operating room. Anesthesia and Analgesia 112(5): 1110-3, May 2011.

Garcia FC, Elkassabany N, Mandel J, Marchlinski F: Techniques for improving catheter stability during atrial fibrillation ablation: the importance of JET ventilation Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, Boston, MA May 2011.

Levack AE, Speck RM, Elkassabany NM, Fleisher LA: Post-operative pain control after regional anesthesia: a pilot study. American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD March 2011.

Elkassabany N, Dixit S: Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) ablation. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd edition. Fleisher LA, Roizen M (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 404-405, January 2011.

Elkassabany N: Delirium (postanesthetic). Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd edition. Fleisher LA, Roizen M (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 114, January 2011.

Elkassabany N, Dixit S: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICDs), implantation. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd edition. Fleisher LA, Roizen M (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 470-471, January 2011.

Elkassabany N, Gao W, Speck R, Tschbarun C, Marchnliski F, Mandel J: Use of high frequency jet ventilation in radio-frequency ablation treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation. Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Medical Student Symposium, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA October 2010.

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