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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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

  • Anesthesia

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 6 Dulles 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Elkassabany is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Elkassabany NM, Chaichana K, Whitley M, Hawn M, Oslin D, Sum-Ping J, Sakawi Y: Perioperative management of cocaine abusing veterans scheduled for elective surgery American Society of Anesthesiologist Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2011.

Elkassabany NM, Mandel JE: Con: a general anesthesiologist with a certain skill set is qualified to provide services in the interventional cardiology and electrophysiology laboratory Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 25 (3): 557-8,2011.

Garcia F, Elkassabany NM, Mandel J, Marchlinski F: Improving catheter stability during atrial fibrillation ablation: the importance of JET ventilation on clinical outcome and chronic PV reconnection Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, Boston, MA : 2011.

Raiten J, Elkassabany NM, Gao W, Mandel JE: Medical intelligence article: novel uses of high frequency ventilation outside the operating room Anesthesia and Analgesia 112 (5): 1110-1113,2011.

Garcia F, Elkassabany NM, Mandel J, Marchlinski F: Techniques for improving catheter stability during atrial fibrillation ablation: the importance of JET ventilation Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, Boston, MA : 2011.

Levack A, Speck R, Elkassabany NM, Fleisher L: Post-operative pain control after regional anesthesia: a pilot study American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD : 2011.

Elkassabany NM, Dixit S: Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) ablation Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd Edition : 404-405,2011.

Elkassabany NM: Delirium (postanesthetic) Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd Edition : 114,2011.

Elkassabany NM, Dixit S: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICDs), implantation Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd Edition : 470-471,2011.

Elkassabany NM, Gao W, Speck R, Tschbarun C, Marchnliski F, Mandel J: Use of high frequency jet ventilation in radio-frequency ablation treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Medical Student Symposium, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2010.

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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

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