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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
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Service, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center University of Pennsylvania
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center University of Pennsylvania
Director, Anesthesia Service at Penn Medicine at University City Ambulatory Surgery Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center University of Pennsylvania
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
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.
Intern in General Surgery, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003-2004.
Resident in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003-2006.
Fellow in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, 10/2010 thru 2/2011, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2010-2011.
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
2- Anesthesia for Orthopedic surgery
3- Anesthesia for Liver transplant
4-Anesthesia for Vascular surgery

Selected Publications

Liu J, Flynn DN, Liu W, Elkassabany NM: Hospital-Based Acute Care within 7-days of Discharge following Outpatient Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Anesthesia Analgesia 126(2): 600-605, Feb 2018.

Nelson, CL, Kamath, AF, Elkassabany, N, GUI, Z and Liu, J: The Serum Albumin Threshold for Increased Peri-operative Complications after THA is 3.0 g/dL. Hip International 2018.

Elkassabany NM, Abraham D, Huang S,Pio F, Hume E, Kase B, Israelite C, Liu JB: Patient education and anesthesia choice for total knee arthroplasty. Patient Education and Counselling 100(9): 1709-1713, September 2017.

Zhao J, Guo Z, Liu X, Glaser DL, Elkassabany NM, Liu J: The development and application of risk stratification index system for outpatient shoulder arthroscopy patient management, a single academic center’s experience. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 1(1): 1-4, March 2017 Notes: accepted for publication.

Lyons MM, Keenan BT, Li J, Khan T, Elkassabany NM, Walsh CM, Williams NN, Pack AI, Gurubhagavatula I : Symptomless Multi-Variable Apnea Prediction Index Assesses OSA Risk and Adverse Outcomes in Elective Surgery. Sleep Medicine 40(3), March 2017.

Kamath AF, Nelson CL, Elkassabany NM, Guo Z, Liu J: Low Albumin Is a Risk Factor for Complications after Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Knee Surgery 30(3): 269-75, Mar 2017 Notes: Epub 2016 Jun 30.

Wong AK, Keeney L, 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 Medicine 17(12): 2397-403, December 2016.

Neuman MD, Mehta S, Bannister ER, Hesketh PJ, Horan AD, Elkassabany NM. MSCE: Pilot randomized controlled trial of spinal versus general anesthesia for hip fracture surgery. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 64(12): 2604-06, December 2016.

Elkassabany NM, Liu J, Mehta S, Pasarella M, Neuman M: Hospital characteristics and readmissions after hip fracture surgery. Journal of American Geriatric Society 64(8): 1656-61, August 2016.

Elkassabany NM, Antosh S, Ahmed M, Nelson C, Israelite C, Cai LF, Badiola I, Williams R, Hughes C, Mariano E, Liu J: Risk of falls after total knee arthroplasty with the use of femoral nerve block versus adductor canal block; a double blinded randomized controlled study. Anesthesia Analgesia 122(5): 1696-703, May 2016.

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