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Nabil Elkassabany, MD

Nabil Elkassabany, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Elkassabany is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 2009

Practice Locations and Appointments

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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: Alexandria University
Residency: Alexandria University Hospitals
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency: Fairview Health System
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation


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 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.


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

Selected Publications:

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): e031260,2019.

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 : 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): 269-287,2019.

Jaremko Kellie M, Schwenk Eric S, Pearson Amy C S, Hagedorn Jonathan, Udani Ankeet D, Schwartz Gary, Elkassabany Nabil M, Snively Anne, Mariano Edward R: Teaching an old pain medicine society new tweets: integrating social media into continuing medical education. Korean journal of anesthesiology : 2019.

Graff Veena, Cai Lu, Badiola Ignacio, Elkassabany Nabil M: Music versus midazolam during preoperative nerve block placements: a prospective randomized controlled study. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine : 2019.

Gilotra M, Klein A, Elkassabany NM, Kuntz A, Huffman R, Glaser D: Risk Factors for Cerebral Desaturation Events during Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position Arthroscopy : 2019.

Elkassabany NM, Cai LF, Badiola I, Kase B, liu J, Hughes C, Israelite C, Nelson C: Single Injection versus Continuous Adductor Canal Block for Postoperative Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A prospective randomized open label study The Bone and Joint Journal 101-(B) (3): 340-347,2019.

Rudasill Sarah, Gittings Daniel J, Elkassabany Nabil M, Liu Jiabin, Nelson Charles L, Kamath Atul F: Preoperative Risk Factor Score Predicts Malnutrition in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients. Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances 28 (2): 97-103,2019.

Nelson, CL, Kamath, AF, Elkassabany, N, GUI, Z and Liu, J: The Serum Albumin Threshold for Increased Peri-operative Complications after THA is 3.0 g/dL Hip International : 2018.

Elsharkawy H, Maniker R, Bolash R, Kalasbail P, Drake RL, Elkassabany NM: Rhomboid Intercostal and Subserratus Plane Block: A Cadaveric and Clinical Evaluation. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine 43 (7): 745-751,2018.

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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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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