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Kamen V. Vlassakov, M.D.


Special Rector's Award - Graduatiing First in a class of 300
First National Academic Award
Faculty Award in Excellence
Partners in Excellence Award - BWH Team Face Transplantation
Faculty Award in Excellence
Neer Award
Senior Mentor Award
Marina Bizzarri-Schmid, MD Compassionate Care Award
Partners in Excellence Award - Enhanced Recovery after Cardiac Surgery Team
FASA Designation
Award in Excellence - Block COVID Simulation Training Team

My training and practice as anesthesiologist focuses primarily on regional and orthopedic anesthesia and has included postoperative pain management, cardiac anesthesia and intensive care. Currently, as Director of the Division of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesia at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I spend the majority (approximately 75%) of my work time in the operating rooms, teaching regional anesthesia, coordinating care and work flow in 6-8 orthopedic operating rooms, leading a team of 10 to 14 anesthesiologists who collectively provide anesthesia for more than 5000 patients per year. The rest of my work time is split between administrative duties, including daily orthopedic anesthesia staff scheduling, daily and monthly resident evaluations preparation, committee meetings, and academic activities, including didactic training and research.
My clinical work days start and end with teaching residents, fellows and medical students, while directing and providing patient care. Orthopedic surgery at BWH provides volume, complexity and diversity of cases, necessary for clinical research, innovation and advanced training in regional anesthesia. Our team and I are available for consultation, direct help and teaching in the other anesthesia sectors, whenever the need for advanced peripheral nerve block techniques arises. My leadership role also encompasses coordinating and organizing interactive workshops and didactic lectures, directing the weekly regional anesthesia morning seminars and developing programs for training and credentialing in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia with didactic, simulation and clinical components.
Being the Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director provides the unique opportunity to be the principal mentor for our subspecialty fellows. I have also directed our regional anesthesia cadaver anatomy program for fellows and residents from 1999 to 2003.
Clinical and Administrative Work:
Promoting regional anesthesia and analgesia has been the center of my clinical efforts. The multitude of trauma and geriatric orthopedic cases inherent to our field with the frequent option to avoid general anesthesia, provides a great potential for improving care and studying the effects of inhalation agents, pathophysiological stress, trauma and inflammation on the aging brain.
Together with the Oncology Pain team, I participate in treating complex cases of intractable cancer pain with nerve blocks, contributing nerve localization expertise – some blocks are safely feasible only with ultrasound guidance.
I am also leading the effort to improve efficiency and team-building in the orthopedic ORs, focusing on improved communication between surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists. In addition, I am responsible for developing protocols for pre-operative assessment, intraoperative management and post-operative care.
Research and Innovation:
In 2008, the new “retroclavicular” ultrasound-guided brachial plexus block was introduced to clinical practice by me and colleagues. It offers an alternative approach when patient anatomy and/or function are significantly altered by disease or injury. Clinical trials are planned with our pain research group to test drug combinations, producing prolonged differential sensory block and pain relief.
Building a strong and productive working relationship between our experimental researchers and our daily clinical practice remains a personal ambition of mine.

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  1. Hshieh TT, Schmitt EM, Fong TG, Arnold S, Cavallari M, Dickerson BC, Dillon ST, Jones RN, Libermann TA, Marcantonio ER, Pascual-Leone A, Shafi MM, Touroutoglou A, Travison TG, Gou RY, Tommet D, Abdeen A, Earp B, Kunze L, Lange J, Vlassakov K, Inouye SK. Successful aging after elective surgery II: Study design and methods. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Oct 10. PMID: 36214228.
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  2. Lirk P, Vlassakov K. Orthopedic Anesthesiology 2022. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 09; 40(3):xv-xvi. PMID: 36049883.
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  3. Stone AB, Shorten A, Zorrilla Vaca A, Vlassakov K. Ultrasound-guided nerve block utilization in emergency departments: a national survey of regional anesthesiologist practices and attitudes. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Aug 10. PMID: 35948358.
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  4. Stone A, Lirk P, Vlassakov K. Rebound Pain After Peripheral Nerve Blockade-Bad Timing or Rude Awakening? Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 Sep; 40(3):445-454. PMID: 36049873.
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  5. Chen YK, Lirk P, Flowers KM, Colebaugh CA, Wilson JM, Zeballos J, Von Keudell A, Barrett KE, Vlassakov K, Schreiber KL. Impact of varying degrees of peripheral nerve blockade on experimental pressure and ischemic pain: adductor canal and sciatic nerve blocks in a human model of compartment syndrome pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Jul 20. PMID: 35858717.
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  6. Neuman MD, Feng R, Ellenberg SS, Sieber F, Sessler DI, Magaziner J, Elkassabany N, Schwenk ES, Dillane D, Marcantonio ER, Menio D, Ayad S, Hassan M, Stone T, Papp S, Donegan D, Marshall M, Jaffe JD, Luke C, Sharma B, Azim S, Hymes R, Chin KJ, Sheppard R, Perlman B, Sappenfield J, Hauck E, Hoeft MA, Tierney A, Gaskins LJ, Horan AD, Brown T, Dattilo J, Carson JL, Looke T, Bent S, Franco-Mora A, Hedrick P, Newbern M, Tadros R, Pealer K, Vlassakov K, Buckley C, Gavin L, Gorbatov S, Gosnell J, Steen T, Vafai A, Zeballos J, Hruslinski J, Cardenas L, Berry A, Getchell J, Quercetti N, Bajracharya G, Billow D, Bloomfield M, Cuko E, Elyaderani MK, Hampton R, Honar H, Khoshknabi D, Kim D, Krahe D, Lew MM, Maheshwer CB, Niazi A, Saha P, Salih A, de Swart RJ, Volio A, Bolkus K, DeAngelis M, Dodson G, Gerritsen J, McEniry B, Mitrev L, Kwofie MK, Belliveau A, Bonazza F, Lloyd V, Panek I, Dabiri J, Chavez C, Craig J, Davidson T, Dietrichs C, Fleetwood C, Foley M, Getto C, Hailes S, Hermes S, Hooper A, Koener G, Kohls K, Law L, Lipp A, Losey A, Nelson W, Nieto M, Rogers P, Rutman S, Scales G, Sebastian B, Stanciu T, Lobel G, Giampiccolo M, Herman D, Kaufman M, Murphy B, Pau C, Puzio T, Veselsky M, Apostle K, Boyer D, Fan BC, Lee S, Lemke M, Merchant R, Moola F, Payne K, Perey B, Viskontas D, Poler M, D'Antonio P, O'Neill G, Abdullah A, Fish-Fuhrmann J, Giska M, Fidkowski C, Guthrie ST, Hakeos W, Hayes L, Hoegler J, Nowak K, Beck J, Cuff J, Gaski G, Haaser S, Holzman M, Malekzadeh AS, Ramsey L, Schulman J, Schwartzbach C, Azefor T, Davani A, Jaberi M, Masear C, Haider SB, Chungu C, Ebrahimi A, Fikry K, Marcantonio A, Shelvan A, Sanders D, Clarke C, Lawendy A, Schwartz G, Garg M, Kim J, Caruci J, Commeh E, Cuevas R, Cuff G, Franco L, Furgiuele D, Giuca M, Allman M, Barzideh O, Cossaro J, D'Arduini A, Farhi A, Gould J, Kafel J, Patel A, Peller A, Reshef H, Safur M, Toscano F, Tedore T, Akerman M, Brumberger E, Clark S, Friedlander R, Jegarl A, Lane J, Lyden JP, Mehta N, Murrell MT, Painter N, Ricci W, Sbrollini K, Sharma R, Steel PAD, Steinkamp M, Weinberg R, Wellman DS, Nader A, Fitzgerald P, Ritz M, Bryson G, Craig A, Farhat C, Gammon B, Gofton W, Harris N, Lalonde K, Liew A, Meulenkamp B, Sonnenburg K, Wai E, Wilkin G, Troxell K, Alderfer ME, Brannen J, Cupitt C, Gerhart S, McLin R, Sheidy J, Yurick K, Chen F, Dragert K, Kiss G, Malveaux H, McCloskey D, Mellender S, Mungekar SS, Noveck H, Sagebien C, Biby L, McKelvy G, Richards A, Abola R, Ayala B, Halper D, Mavarez A, Rizwan S, Choi S, Awad I, Flynn B, Henry P, Jenkinson R, Kaustov L, Lappin E, McHardy P, Singh A, Donnelly J, Gonzalez M, Haydel C, Livelsberger J, Pazionis T, Slattery B, Vazquez-Trejo M, Baratta J, Cirullo M, Deiling B, Deschamps L, Glick M, Katz D, Krieg J, Lessin J, Mojica J, Torjman M, Jin R, Salpeter MJ, Powell M, Simmons J, Lawson P, Kukreja P, Graves S, Sturdivant A, Bryant A, Crump SJ, Verrier M, Green J, Menon M, Applegate R, Arias A, Pineiro N, Uppington J, Wolinsky P, Gunnett A, Hagen J, Harris S, Hollen K, Holloway B, Horodyski MB, Pogue T, Ramani R, Smith C, Woods A, Warrick M, Flynn K, Mongan P, Ranganath Y, Fernholz S, Ingersoll-Weng E, Marian A, Seering M, Sibenaller Z, Stout L, Wagner A, Walter A, Wong C, Orwig D, Goud M, Helker C, Mezenghie L, Montgomery B, Preston P, Schwartz JS, Weber R, Fleisher LA, Mehta S, Stephens-Shields AJ, Dinh C, Chelly JE, Goel S, Goncz W, Kawabe T, Khetarpal S, Monroe A, Shick V, Breidenstein M, Dominick T, Friend A, Mathews D, Lennertz R, Sanders R, Akere H, Balweg T, Bo A, Doro C, Goodspeed D, Lang G, Parker M, Rettammel A, Roth M, White M, Whiting P, Allen BFS, Baker T, Craven D, McEvoy M, Turnbo T, Kates S, Morgan M, Willoughby T, Weigel W, Auyong D, Fox E, Welsh T, Cusson B, Dobson S, Edwards C, Harris L, Henshaw D, Johnson K, McKinney G, Miller S, et al. Pain, Analgesic Use, and Patient Satisfaction With Spinal Versus General Anesthesia for Hip Fracture Surgery : A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2022 07; 175(7):952-960. PMID: 35696684.
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  7. Dillon ST, Otu HH, Ngo LH, Fong TG, Vasunilashorn SM, Xie Z, Kunze LJ, Vlassakov KV, Abdeen A, Lange JK, Earp BE, Cooper ZR, Schmitt EM, Arnold SE, Hshieh TT, Jones RN, Inouye SK, Marcantonio ER, Libermann TA. Patterns and Persistence of Perioperative Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid Neuroinflammatory Protein Biomarkers After Elective Orthopedic Surgery Using SOMAscan. Anesth Analg. 2022 Apr 07. PMID: 35389379; PMCID: PMC9537343.
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  8. Neuman MD, Feng R, Carson JL, Gaskins LJ, Dillane D, Sessler DI, Sieber F, Magaziner J, Marcantonio ER, Mehta S, Menio D, Ayad S, Stone T, Papp S, Schwenk ES, Elkassabany N, Marshall M, Jaffe JD, Luke C, Sharma B, Azim S, Hymes RA, Chin KJ, Sheppard R, Perlman B, Sappenfield J, Hauck E, Hoeft MA, Giska M, Ranganath Y, Tedore T, Choi S, Li J, Kwofie MK, Nader A, Sanders RD, Allen BFS, Vlassakov K, Kates S, Fleisher LA, Dattilo J, Tierney A, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS. Spinal Anesthesia or General Anesthesia for Hip Surgery in Older Adults. N Engl J Med. 2021 11 25; 385(22):2025-2035. PMID: 34623788.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Stopar-Pintaric T, Blajic I, Visic U, Znider M, Plesnicar A, Vlassakov K, Lucovnik M. Posteromedial quadratus lumborum block versus wound infiltration after caesarean section: A randomised, double-blind, controlled study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2021 08 01; 38(Suppl 2):S138-S144. PMID: 33988528.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Panzenbeck P, von Keudell A, Joshi GP, Xu CX, Vlassakov K, Schreiber KL, Rathmell JP, Lirk P. Procedure-specific acute pain trajectory after elective total hip arthroplasty: systematic review and data synthesis. Br J Anaesth. 2021 07; 127(1):110-132. PMID: 34147158.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Jones RN, Tommet D, Steingrimsson J, Racine AM, Fong TG, Gou Y, Hshieh TT, Metzger ED, Schmitt EM, Tabloski PA, Travison TG, Vasunilashorn SM, Abdeen A, Earp B, Kunze L, Lange J, Vlassakov K, Dickerson BC, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Development and internal validation of a predictive model of cognitive decline 36 months following elective surgery. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2021; 13(1):e12201. PMID: 34046520; PMCID: PMC8140204.
  12. Stone A, Goldsmith AJ, Pozner CN, Vlassakov K. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in the emergency department: an argument for multidisciplinary collaboration to increase access while maintaining quality and standards. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 09; 46(9):820-821. PMID: 33952683.
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  13. Kissin I, Vlassakov KV. Pharmacology of General Anesthetics: Quantitative History of Research Attractiveness. Anesth Analg. 2021 05 01; 132(5):1486-1488. PMID: 33857981.
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  14. Vasunilashorn SM, Ngo LH, Dillon ST, Fong TG, Carlyle BC, Kivisäkk P, Trombetta BA, Vlassakov KV, Kunze LJ, Arnold SE, Xie Z, Inouye SK, Libermann TA, Marcantonio ER. Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid inflammation and the blood-brain barrier in older surgical patients: the Role of Inflammation after Surgery for Elders (RISE) study. J Neuroinflammation. 2021 Apr 30; 18(1):103. PMID: 33931093; PMCID: PMC8088047.
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  15. Bains K, Janfaza D, Flaherty D, Zeballos J, Halawa A, Tedrow U, Vlassakov K. Sympathetic Blockade for the Management of Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2021 Apr 21; 15(4):e01456. PMID: 33882033.
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  16. Fong TG, Vasunilashorn SM, Gou Y, Libermann TA, Dillon S, Schmitt E, Arnold SE, Kivisäkk P, Carlyle B, Oh ES, Vlassakov K, Kunze L, Hshieh T, Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Inouye SK. Association of CSF Alzheimer's disease biomarkers with postoperative delirium in older adults. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021; 7(1):e12125. PMID: 33748398; PMCID: PMC7968120.
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  17. Berhe S, Kraus F, Hanifi MT, Vlassakov K, Stopfkuchen-Evans M. Use of Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Blocks for Postoperative Pain Management in a Patient With an Open Abdomen: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2021 Jan 16; 13(1):e12739. PMID: 33614341.
  18. Georgiadis PL, Vlassakov KV, Patton ME, Lirk PB, Janfaza DR, Zeballos JL, Quaye AN, Patel V, Schreiber KL. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular vs. retroclavicular block of the brachial plexus: comparison of ipsilateral diaphragmatic function: A randomised clinical trial. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2021 01; 38(1):64-72. PMID: 32925256.
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  19. Racine AM, Tommet D, D'Aquila ML, Fong TG, Gou Y, Tabloski PA, Metzger ED, Hshieh TT, Schmitt EM, Vasunilashorn SM, Kunze L, Vlassakov K, Abdeen A, Lange J, Earp B, Dickerson BC, Marcantonio ER, Steingrimsson J, Travison TG, Inouye SK, Jones RN. Machine Learning to Develop and Internally Validate a Predictive Model for Post-operative Delirium in a Prospective, Observational Clinical Cohort Study of Older Surgical Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 02; 36(2):265-273. PMID: 33078300; PMCID: PMC7878663.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Allen MB, Neal JM, Vlassakov K. Neuraxial anaesthesia in the context of bacterial meningitis and COVID-19. Br J Anaesth. 2020 12; 125(6):e488-e490. PMID: 33041013.
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  21. 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. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 08; 45(8):660-667. PMID: 32474420.
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  22. Vlassakov K, Vafai A, Ende D, Patton ME, Kapoor S, Chowdhury A, Macias A, Zeballos J, Janfaza DR, Pentakota S, Schreiber KL. A prospective, randomized comparison of ultrasonographic visualization of proximal intercostal block vs paravertebral block. BMC Anesthesiol. 2020 01 09; 20(1):13. PMID: 31918668.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Hshieh TT, Vasunilashorn SM, D'Aquila ML, Arnold SE, Dickerson BC, Fong TG, Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Schmitt EM, Xu G, Gou Y, Chen F, Kunze LJ, Vlassakov KV, Abdeen AR, Lange JK, Earp BE, Touroutoglou A, Carlyle BC, Kivisakk-Webb P, Travison TG, Dillon ST, Libermann TA, Inouye SK. The Role of Inflammation after Surgery for Elders (RISE) study: Study design, procedures, and cohort profile. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2019 Dec; 11:752-762. PMID: 31737775; PMCID: PMC6849121.
    Citations: 7     
  24. Macfarlane AJR, Vlassakov K, Elkassabany N. Regional anesthesia for vascular surgery: does the anesthetic choice influence outcome? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Oct; 32(5):690-696. PMID: 31415047.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Daiello LA, Racine AM, Yun Gou R, Marcantonio ER, Xie Z, Kunze LJ, Vlassakov KV, Inouye SK, Jones RN, Alsop D, Travison T, Arnold S, Cooper Z, Dickerson B, Fong T, Metzger E, Pascual-Leone A, Schmitt EM, Shafi M, Cavallari M, Dai W, Dillon ST, McElhaney J, Guttmann C, Hshieh T, Kuchel G, Libermann T, Ngo L, Press D, Saczynski J, Vasunilashorn S, O'Connor M, Kimchi E, Strauss J, Wong B, Belkin M, Ayres D, Callery M, Pomposelli F, Wright J, Schermerhorn M, Abrantes T, Albuquerque A, Bertrand S, Brown A, Callahan A, D'Aquila M, Dowal S, Fox M, Gallagher J, Anna Gersten R, Hodara A, Helfand B, Inloes J, Kettell J, Kuczmarska A, Nee J, Nemeth E, Ochsner L, Palihnich K, Parisi K, Puelle M, Rastegar S, Vella M, Xu G, Bryan M, Guess J, Enghorn D, Gross A, Gou Y, Habtemariam D, Isaza I, Kosar C, Rockett C, Tommet D, Gruen T, Ross M, Tasker K, Gee J, Kolanowski A, Pisani M, de Rooij S, Rogers S, Studenski S, Stern Y, Whittemore A, Gottlieb G, Orav J, Sperling R. Postoperative Delirium and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Overlap and Divergence. Anesthesiology. 2019 09; 131(3):477-491. PMID: 31166241; PMCID: PMC6692220.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Zinboonyahgoon N, Luksanapruksa P, Piyaselakul S, Pangthipampai P, Lohasammakul S, Luansritisakul C, Mali-Ong S, Sateantantikul N, Chueaboonchai T, Vlassakov K. The ultrasound-guided proximal intercostal block: anatomical study and clinical correlation to analgesia for breast surgery. BMC Anesthesiol. 2019 06 05; 19(1):94. PMID: 31164083; PMCID: PMC6549312.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Zinboonyahgoon N, Vlassakov K, Lirk P, Spivey T, King T, Dominici L, Golshan M, Strichartz G, Edwards R, Schreiber K. Benefit of regional anaesthesia on postoperative pain following mastectomy: the influence of catastrophising. Br J Anaesth. 2019 08; 123(2):e293-e302. PMID: 31331591.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Kissin I, Vlassakov KV. Pharmacological Basis of Anesthesia: How to Overcome Stagnation? Anesth Analg. 2018 11; 127(5):1268-1270. PMID: 29683831.
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  29. Vlassakov K, Lirk P, Rathmell JP. Intraneural Injection: Is the Jury Still Out? Anesthesiology. 2018 08; 129(2):221-224. PMID: 29933286.
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  30. Kolkailah AA, Hirji SA, Ejiofor JI, Ramirez Del Val F, Lee J, Norman AV, McGurk S, Mahmood S, Shook D, Vlassakov K, Nyman CB, Shah P, Pelletier MP, Kaneko T. Novel fast-track recovery protocol for alternative access transcatheter aortic valve replacement: application to non-femoral approaches. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 06 01; 26(6):938-943. PMID: 29365108.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Cole NM, Vlassakov K, Brovman EY, Heydarpour M, Urman RD. Regional Anesthesia for Arteriovenous Fistula Surgery May Reduce Hospital Length of Stay and Reoperation Rates. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2018 Aug; 52(6):418-426. PMID: 29706126.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Correll DJ, Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. Recent History of Publication-Based Academic Interest in General Anesthetics. J Anesth Hist. 2018 Apr; 4(2):109-114. PMID: 29960673.
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  33. Damjanovska M, Stopar Pintaric T, Cvetko E, Vlassakov K. The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block: volume-dependent injectate distribution. J Pain Res. 2018; 11:293-299. PMID: 29445296; PMCID: PMC5808708.
    Citations: 11     
  34. Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. Assessing advances in regional anesthesia by their portrayals in meta-analyses: an alternative view on recent progress. BMC Anesthesiol. 2017 Aug 29; 17(1):112. PMID: 28851295.
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  35. Ažman J, Stopar Pintaric T, Cvetko E, Vlassakov K. Ultrasound-Guided Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: A Cadaver and a Volunteer Sonoanatomy Study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Mar/Apr; 42(2):252-258. PMID: 28195898.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. Trends in Academic Interest Indicate a Constantly Declining Choice of Anesthetics: In Response to Dhillon and Butterworth. J Anesth Hist. 2016 10; 2(4):151-152. PMID: 27852464.
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  37. Ende D, Gabriel RA, Vlassakov KV, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Epidemiologic data and trends concerning the use of regional anaesthesia for shoulder arthroscopy in the United States of America. Int Orthop. 2016 Oct; 40(10):2105-2113. PMID: 27566321.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Edrich T, Stopfkuchen-Evans M, Scheiermann P, Heim M, Chan W, Stone MB, Dankl D, Aichner J, Hinzmann D, Song P, Szabo AL, Frendl G, Vlassakov K, Varelmann D. A Comparison of Web-Based with Traditional Classroom-Based Training of Lung Ultrasound for the Exclusion of Pneumothorax. Anesth Analg. 2016 07; 123(1):123-8. PMID: 27159073.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Hadzic A, Vandepitte C, Salti A, Boons J, Vlassakov K, Clark T. Ultrasound Evaluation of Focal Neuropathies: Correlation with Electrodiagnosis. Anesthesiology. 2016 Jun; 124(6):1420. PMID: 27187133.
  40. Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. Changes in Publication-Based Academic Interest in Local Anesthetics Over the Past 50 Years. J Anesth Hist. 2016 07; 2(3):73-8. PMID: 27480472.
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  41. Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. Decline in the Development of New Anesthetics. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2016 05; 37(5):344-352. PMID: 26922254.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Zinboonyahgoon N, Vlassakov K, Abrecht CR, Srinivasan S, Narang S. Brachial Plexus Block for Cancer-Related Pain: A Case Series. Pain Physician. 2015 Sep-Oct; 18(5):E917-24. PMID: 26431146.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Stopar-Pintaric T, Vlassakov K, Azman J, Cvetko E. The thyrohyoid membrane as a target for ultrasonography-guided block of the internal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve. J Clin Anesth. 2015 Nov; 27(7):548-52. PMID: 26297210.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. A quest to increase safety of anesthetics by advancements in anesthesia monitoring: scientometric analysis. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2015; 9:2599-608. PMID: 26005336.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. Scientometrics of anesthetic drugs and their techniques of administration, 1984-2013. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2014; 8:2463-73. PMID: 25525336.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  46. Delaney RA, Freehill MT, Janfaza DR, Vlassakov KV, Higgins LD, Warner JJ. 2014 Neer Award Paper: neuromonitoring the Latarjet procedure. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Oct; 23(10):1473-80. PMID: 24950948.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Vlassakov KV, Zinner MJ. Putting the patient first. Ann Surg. 2014 Jun; 259(6):1070-2. PMID: 24814504.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Correll DJ, Vlassakov KV, Kissin I. No evidence of real progress in treatment of acute pain, 1993-2012: scientometric analysis. J Pain Res. 2014; 7:199-210. PMID: 24748816.
    Citations: 23     
  49. Voscopoulos C, Palaniappan D, Zeballos J, Ko H, Janfaza D, Vlassakov K. The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Sep; 60(9):888-95. PMID: 23797663.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Zeballos JL, Voscopoulos C, Kapottos M, Janfaza D, Vlassakov K. Ultrasound-guided retrolaminar paravertebral block. Anaesthesia. 2013 Jun; 68(6):649-51. PMID: 23662765.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Kamen V. Vlassakov, Sanjeet Narang and Igor Kissin. Cutaneous Anesthesia in Neuropathic Pain: Systematic Analysis. J Anesthe Clinic Res. 2012; 3(3). View Publication.
  52. Guidelines for fellowship training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine: Second Edition, 2010. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011 May-Jun; 36(3):282-8. PMID: 21519314.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Vlassakov KV, Narang S, Kissin I. Local anesthetic blockade of peripheral nerves for treatment of neuralgias: systematic analysis. Anesth Analg. 2011 Jun; 112(6):1487-93. PMID: 21372279.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Patricio Leyton, Gian Paolo Volpato, and Kamen V. Vlassakov. Essential Clinical Anesthesia edited by Charles A. Vacanti, Pankaj K. Sikka, Richard D. Urman, Mark Dershwitz, B. Scott Segal. Anesthesia for common orthopedic procedures. 2011.
  55. Abdel-Kader Mehio and Kamen V. Vlassakov, editors. Essential Clinical Anesthesia edited by Charles A. Vacanti, Pankaj K. Sikka, Richard D. Urman, Mark Dershwitz, B. Scott Segal. Part 22 - Anesthesia for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery. 2011.
  56. Vlassakov KV, Bhavani K. The forearm tourniquet Bier block. Logic and authority versus science and experience. Minerva Anestesiol. 2010 Feb; 76(2):91-2. PMID: 20150848.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Peter Gerner, Kamen Vlasakov, Thomas Edrich. In Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach by Slipman CW, Derby R, Simeone FA, Mayer, TG. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics. 2008.
  58. Gerner P, Mujtaba M, Khan M, Sudoh Y, Vlassakov K, Anthony DC, Wang GK. N-phenylethyl amitriptyline in rat sciatic nerve blockade. Anesthesiology. 2002 Jun; 96(6):1435-42. PMID: 12170057.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  59. Corn, SB M.D., Vlassakov, KV M.D., Hsu, L M.D., Concepcion, MA M.D. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Distribution of Local Anesthetics during the Placement of Interscalene Brachial Plexus Blocks. 1999; 3S(24):Supplement 1:55.
  60. Yentis SM, Vlassakov KV. Vassily von Anrep, forgotten pioneer of regional anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 1999 Mar; 90(3):890-5. PMID: 10078692.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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