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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.
CHCI (Certificate in Health Care Innovation)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
MBA (Business Administration, candidate fall 2021)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2021.
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

Nada E, Elmansoury A, Elkassabany N, Whitney ER.: Location of the entry point of the muscular branch of the nerve to vastus medialis. Br J Anaesth r J Anaesth, May 2021.

Hruslinski J, Menio DA, Hymes RA, Jaffe JD, Langlois C, Ramsey L, Gaskins LJ, Neuman MD; Regional Versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence After Hip Fracture Investigators.: Engaging patients as partners in a multicentre trial of spinal versus general anaesthesia for older adults. Br J Anaesth 126: 395-403, Feb 2021.

Graff V, Clapp JT, Heins SJ, Chung JJ, Muralidharan M, Fleisher LA, Elkassabany NM.: Patient Involvement in Anesthesia Decision-making: A Qualitative Study of Knee Arthroplasty. Anesthesiology nesthesiology, 2021.

Ochroch J, Qi V, Badiola I, Grosh T, Cai L, Graff V, Nelson C, Israelite C, Elkassabany NM: Analgesic efficacy of adding the IPACK block to a multimodal analgesia protocol for primary total knee arthroplasty. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 45(10): 799-804, October 2020.

Schwenk ES, Jaremko K, Gupta RK, Elkassabany NM, Pawa A, Kou A, Mariano ER: How Twitter conversations using hashtags #regionalanesthesia and #regionalanaesthesia have changed in the COVID-19 era. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 45(10): 765-766, October 2020.

Woodworth G, Maniker RB, Spofford CM, Ivie R, Lunden NI, Machi AT, Elkassabany NM, Gritsenko K, Kukreja P, Vlassakov K, Tedore T, Schroeder K, Missair A, Herrick M, Shepler J, Wilson EH, Horn JL, Barrington M: Anesthesia Residency Training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine: A Competency-Based Model Curriculum. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine May 2020.

Adhikary S,Sideris A, Hargett M, Elkassabany NM, Mariano ER, Liu J: Assessing the Current Status of Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Clinical Practice in North America, a Survey Approach. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia May 2020.

Neuman Mark D, Elkassabany Nabil M, Ochroch Jason, Newcomb Craig, Brensinger Colleen, Mehta Samir, Gaskins Lakisha J, Lane-Fall Meghan B: Nerve Block Use after Hip Fracture Versus Elective Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: Retrospective Analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 68(4): 835-840, Apr 2020.

Tamboli Mallika, Mariano Edward R, El-Boghdadly Kariem, Elkassabany Nabil M, Kou Alex, Chung Paul, Mudumbai Seshadri C: Making the case for a procedure-specific definition of chronic postoperative opioid use. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine Mar 2020.

Barreveld Antje M, McCarthy Robert J, Elkassabany Nabil, Mariano Edward R, Sites Brian, Ghosh Roshni, Buvanendran Asokumar: Opioid Stewardship Program and Postoperative Adverse Events: A Difference-in-differences Cohort Study. Anesthesiology Mar 2020.

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Last updated: 06/18/2021
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