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Jiabin Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Anesthesiologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Anesthesia Director, Ambulatory Surgery Facility at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
M.D. (Medicine)
Harbin Medical University, Harbin, P.R. China, 1996.
Ph.D. (Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Orthopaedics, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, P.R. China, 1996-1998.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, 2006-2007.
Resident in Anesthesia, Penn State University, M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 2007-2010.
Fellow in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2010-2011.
The American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management.

Description of Research Expertise

1. Adjuvants for regional anesthesia.
2. The clinical impact of regional anesthesia, effect and safety.

Selected Publications

Elkassabany NM, Antosh S, Ahmed M, Nelson C, Israelite C, Badiola I, Cai LF, Williams R, Hughes C, Mariano ER, Liu J.: The Risk of Falls After Total Knee Arthroplasty with the Use of a Femoral Nerve Block Versus an Adductor Canal Block: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Study. Anesth Analg. 122(5): 1696-703, May 2016 Notes: 2016 May;122(5):1696-703. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001237.

Adhikary SD, Liu WM, Memtsoudis SG, Davis CM 3rd, Liu J: Body Mass Index More Than 45 kg/m(2) as a Cutoff Point Is Associated With Dramatically Increased Postoperative Complications in Total Knee Arthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 31(4): 749-53, April 2016 Notes: 2016 Apr;31(4):. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.10.042. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Wong AK, Keeney LG, Chen L, Williams R, Liu J, Elkassabany NM.: Effect of Local Anesthetic Concentration (0.2% vs 0.1% Ropivacaine) on Pulmonary Function, and Analgesia After Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block: A Randomized Controlled Study. Pain Med. April 2016 Notes: 2016 Apr 13. pii: pnw057. [Epub ahead of print]

Liu J, Elkassabany NM, Kamath AF, Nelson CL.: Reply to the Letter to the Editor: Low Albumin Levels, More Than Morbid Obesity, Are Associated With Complications After TKA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 474(2): 602-3, Feb 2016 Notes: 2016 Feb;474(2):602-3. doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4662-6. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Badiola IJ, Liu J, Neuman MD.: Deliberate Hypotension for Hip Arthroplasty: Still More Questions Than Answers. Anesth Analg. 122(1): 15-6, Jan 2016.

Charles Nelson, Nabil M Elkassabany, Atul Kamath, Jiabin Liu: Low Albumin Levels, More Than Morbid Obesity, Are Associated With Complications After TKA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 473(10): 3163-72, Oct 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4333-7. Epub 2015 May 21.

Walls JD, Abraham D, Nelson CL, Kamath AF, Elkassabany NM, Liu J.: Hypoalbuminemia More Than Morbid Obesity is an Independent Predictor of Complications After Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty June 2015 Notes: pii: S0883-5403(15)00512-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Liu J, Richman KA, Grodofsky SR, Bhatt S, Huffman GR, Kelly JD, Glaser DL, Elkassabany N: Is there a dose response of dexamethasone as adjuvant for supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block? - A prospective randomized double-blinded clinical study. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 27(3): 237-42, May 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2014.12.004.

Ke An, Nabil M Elkassabany, Jiabin Liu: Dexamethasone as Adjuvant to Bupivacaine Prolongs the Duration of Thermal Antinociception and Prevents Bupivacaine-Induced Rebound Hyperalgesia via Regional Mechanism in a Mouse Sciatic Nerve Block Model. PLOS ONE 10(4): e0123459, April 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123459.

Nabil Elkassabany MD MSCE, Lu F Cai MD, Samir Mehta MD, Jaimo Ahn MD PhD, Stephanie Picon BS, Rosemary Polomano PhD, Pieczynski L MD, Hogg RMG MD, Jiabin Liu MD PhD: Does regional anesthesia improve the quality of postoperative pain management and the quality of recovery in patients undergoing operative repair of tibia and ankle fractures? The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma April 2015 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

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Last updated: 05/23/2016
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