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Nabil M Elkassabany, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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.
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.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

1-Patient-centered outcomes after regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks.
2- perioperative management of patients after joint arthroplasty and other orthopedic procedures
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 Acute Pain Medicine
2- Anesthesia for Orthopedic surgery
3- Ambulatory Anesthesia

Selected Publications

Memtsoudis Stavros G, Cozowicz Crispiana, Bekeris Janis, Bekere Dace, Liu Jiabin, Soffin Ellen M, Mariano Edward R, Johnson Rebecca L, Hargett Mary J, Lee Bradley H, Wendel Pamela, Brouillette Mark, Go George, Kim Sang J, Baaklini Lila, Wetmore Douglas, Hong Genewoo, Goto Rie, Jivanelli Bridget, Argyra Eriphyli, Barrington Michael J, Borgeat Alain, De Andres Jose, Elkassabany Nabil M, Gautier Philippe E, Gerner Peter, Gonzalez Della Valle Alejandro, Goytizolo Enrique, Kessler Paul, Kopp Sandra L, Lavand'Homme Patricia, MacLean Catherine H, Mantilla Carlos B, MacIsaac Daniel, McLawhorn Alexander, Neal Joseph M, Parks Michael, Parvizi Javad, Pichler Lukas, Poeran Jashvant, Poultsides Lazaros A, Sites Brian D, Stundner Otto, Sun Eric C, Viscusi Eugene R, Votta-Velis Effrossyni G, Wu Christopher L, Ya Deau Jacques T, Sharrock Nigel E: Anaesthetic care of patients undergoing primary hip and knee arthroplasty: consensus recommendations from the International Consensus on Anaesthesia-Related Outcomes after Surgery group (ICAROS) based on a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of anaesthesia 123(3): 269-287, Sep 2019.

Graff Veena, Cai Lu, Badiola Ignacio, Elkassabany Nabil M: Music versus midazolam during preoperative nerve block placements: a prospective randomized controlled study. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine Jul 2019.

Jaremko Kellie M, Schwenk Eric S, Pearson Amy C S, Hagedorn Jonathan, Udani Ankeet D, Schwartz Gary, Elkassabany Nabil M, Snively Anne, Mariano Edward R: Teaching an old pain medicine society new tweets: integrating social media into continuing medical education. Korean journal of anesthesiology July 2019.

Gilotra M, Klein A, Elkassabany NM, Kuntz A, Huffman R, Glaser D : Risk Factors for Cerebral Desaturation Events during Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position. Arthroscopy March 2019 Notes: In Press.

Elkassabany NM, Cai LF, Badiola I, Kase B, liu J, Hughes C, Israelite C, Nelson C: Single Injection versus Continuous Adductor Canal Block for Postoperative Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A prospective randomized open label study. The Bone and Joint Journal 101-(B)(3): 340-347, March 2019.

Rudasill Sarah, Gittings Daniel J, Elkassabany Nabil M, Liu Jiabin, Nelson Charles L, Kamath Atul F: Preoperative Risk Factor Score Predicts Malnutrition in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients. Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances 28(2): 97-103, 2019.

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 November 2018.

Elsharkawy H, Maniker R, Bolash R, Kalasbail P, Drake RL, Elkassabany NM: Rhomboid Intercostal and Subserratus Plane Block: A Cadaveric and Clinical Evaluation. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine 43(7): 745-751, Oct 2018.

Badiola Ignacio, Liu Jiabin, Huang Stephanie, Kelly John D, Elkassabany Nabil: A comparison of the fascia iliaca block to the lumbar plexus block in providing analgesia following arthroscopic hip surgery: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of clinical anesthesia 49: 26-29, May 2018.

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.

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Last updated: 08/17/2019
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