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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.
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.
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

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.

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.

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.

Liu Jiabin, Elkassabany Nabil, Poeran Jashvant, Gonzalez Della Valle Alejandro, Kim David H, Maalouf Daniel, Memtsoudis Stavros: Association between same day discharge total knee and total hip arthroplasty and risks of cardiac/pulmonary complications and readmission: a population-based observational study. BMJ open 9(12): e031260, Dec 2019.

Wilson Lauren A, Zubizarreta Nicole, Bekeris Janis, Poeran Jashvant, Liu Jiabin, Fiasconaro Megan, Girardi Federico, Elkassabany Nabil, Memtsoudis Stavros G: Risk factors for reintubation after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery: evaluation of three observational data sets. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie Sep 2019.

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.

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