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Alexander Proekt, MD, PHD Physician

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Proekt is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 2011

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), National Society for Neuroscience, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Proekt is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience

Selected Publications:

Alex Proekt, Hugh Hemmings: Mechanisms of Drug Action Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia 2 (19): 2019.

Alex Proekt: Emergence Delirium Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorders : 2019.

Alonso LM, Solovey G, Yanagawa T, Proekt A, Cecchi GA, Magnasco MO.: Single-trial classification of awareness state during anesthesia by measuring critical dynamics of global brain activity. Scientific reports. : 2019.

BP Shortal, LB Hickman, RA Mak-McCully, W Wang, C Brennan, H Ung, B Litt, V Tarnal, E Janke, P Picton, S Blain-Moraes, HR Maybrier, MR Muench, N Lin, MS Avidan, GA Mashour, AR McKinstry-Wu, MB Kelz, BJ Palanca, A Proekt: Duration of electroencephalogram suppression does not predict recovery time or degree of cognitive impairment after general anaesthesia British Journal of Anaesthesia : 2019.

A Proekt, A.E. Hudson: A stochastic basis for neural inertia in emergence from general anaesthesia British Journal of Anaesthesia 121 (1): 86-94,2018.

Brenna P. Shortal1, Sarah L. Reitz1, 2, Adeeti Aggarwal1, Qing C. Meng2, Andrew R. McKinstry-Wu 2, Max B. Kelz2, Alex Proekt2*: Development and Validation of Brain Target Controlled Infusion of Propofol in Mice PLOS One 13 (4): 2018.

A Proekt, M.B. Kelz: Schrödinger's cat: anaesthetised and not! British Journal of Anesthesia 120 (3): 2018.

Richardson AG, Liu X, Weigand Pauline K, Hudgins Eric D, Stein Joel M, Das Sandhitsu R, Proekt Alexander, Kelz Max B, Zhang Milin, Van der Spiegel Jan, Lucas Timothy H: Hippocampal gamma-slow oscillation coupling in macaques during sedation and sleep. Hippocampus 27 : 1125-1139,2017.

Wasilczuk Andrzej Z, Proekt Alexander, Kelz Max B, McKinstry-Wu Andrew R: High-density Electroencephalographic Acquisition in a Rodent Model Using Low-cost and Open-source Resources. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE (117): 2016.

Thengone Daniel, Gagnidze Khatuna, Pfaff Donald, Proekt Alex: Phase-Amplitude Coupling in Spontaneous Mouse Behavior. PloS one 11 (9): e0162262,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
331 John Morgan Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104