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Nabil Elkassabany, MD

Nabil Elkassabany, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Elkassabany is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 2009

Description of Clinical Expertise

1- Regional anesthesia
2- Anesthesia for Orthopedic surgery
3- Anesthesia for Liver transplant
4-Anesthesia for Vascular surgery

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Alexandria University
Residency: Alexandria University Hospitals
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency: Fairview Health System
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Memberships

African Society of Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA), International American Society of Anesthesiologists, National American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), National International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), International Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Elkassabany 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

1-pateint centered outcomes after regional anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks.
2- perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
3- the utility of high frequency jet ventilation in patients treated with catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Selected Publications:

Neuman MD, Gaskins LJ, Ziolek T and the REGAIN Investigators: Time to institutional review board approval with local versus central review in a multicenter pragmatic trial Clinical Trials Journal : 2017.

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): 1709-1713,2017.

Flynn DN, Liu W, Elkassabany NM, Liu JB: Hospital-Based Acute Care within 7-days of Discharge following Outpatient Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Anesthesia Analgesia : 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): 1-4,2017.

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): 2017.

Kamath AF, Nelson CL, Elkassabany NM, Guo Z, Liu J: Low Albumin Is a Risk Factor for Complications after Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Journal of Knee Surgery 30 (3): 269-75,2017.

Wong AK, Keeney L, Chen L, Williams R, Liu J, Elkassabany NM: Effect of local anesthetic concentration (0.2% vs. 0.1% ropivacaine) on pulmonary function, and analgesia after ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block: a randomized controlled study. Pain Medicine 17 (12): 2397-403,2016.

Neuman MD, Mehta S, Bannister ER, Hesketh PJ, Horan AD, Elkassabany NM. MSCE: Pilot randomized controlled trial of spinal versus general anesthesia for hip fracture surgery Journal of the American Geriatric Society 64 (12): 2604-06,2016.

Neuman MD, Ellenberg SS, Sieber FE, Magaziner JS, Feng R, Carson JL and the REGAIN Investigators: Regional versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence after Hip Fracture (REGAIN): protocol for a pragmatic, international multicentre trial BMJ Open 6 (11): 2016.

Elkassabany NM, Liu J, Mehta S, Pasarella M, Neuman M: Hospital characteristics and readmissions after hip fracture surgery Journal of American Geriatric Society 64 (8): 1656-61,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

HUP Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 823-6700
Fax: (215) 823-4171
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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