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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
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.
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.
Certifications
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

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 2019 Notes: In Press.

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 December 2018 Notes: In Press.

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.

Gittings D, Rudasill S, Liu JB, Elkassabany NM, Nelson C, Atul K: Preoperative Risk Factor Score Predicts Malnutrition in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 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.

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