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Michael S Avidan, MBBCh

Current Position
Professor, Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8054
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest

Board Certification
Anesthesiology -- Certified

Medical Education
MBBCh: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1991
DA: Diploma in Anesthesia, South African College of Medicine, South Africa, 1994
Residency: Anesthesiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2009-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Select Publications
Brambrink AM, Evers, AS, Avidan MS, Farber NB, Smith DJ, Martin LD, Dissen GA, Creeley CE, Olney JW: Ketamine induced neuroapoptosis in the fetal and neonatal rhesus macaque brain. Anesthesiology. 2012 Feb: 1116(2): 372-384.

Kertai MD, Whitlock, EL, Avidan MS: Brain monitoring with electroencephalography and the electrocephalogram-derived Bispectral Index during Cardiac Surgery. Anesth Anag, 2012, March:114(3), 533-46.

Whitlock EL, Villafranca, AJ, Lin N, Palanca BJ, Jacobsohn E, Finkel KJ, Zhang L, Burnside BA, Kaiser HA, Evers, AS, Avidan, MS: Relationship between bispectral index values and volatile anesthetic concentrations during the maintenance phase of anesthesia in the B-Unaware Trial. Anesthesiology 2011 Dec; 115(6): 1209-18.

Graetz, TJ, Tellor, BR, Smith, JR, Avidan, MS. Desirudin: a review of the pharmacology and clinical application for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2011 Sep:9(9): 1101-9.

Avidan MS, Jacobsohn E, Glick D, Burnside B, Zhang L, Villafranca A, Karl L, Kamal S, Torres B, O’Connor M, Evers AS, Gradwohl S, Lin N, Palanca B, Mashour GA for the BAG-RECALL Research Group. Prevention of intraoperative awareness in a high-risk surgical population. New Eng J Med 365:591-600, August 18, 2011.

Avidan MS, Smith JR, Skrupky LP, Hill L, Burnside B, Tymkew H, Jacobsohn E, Eby C, Damiano R, Despotis G. The occurrence of antibodies to heparin-platelet factor 4 in cardiac and thoracic surgical patients receiving desirudin or heparin for postoperative venous thrombosis prophylaxis. Thromb Res 2011, July 25.

Mashour GA, Avidan MS. Pharmacologic approaches to the prevention of intraoperative awareness. Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 May; 11(5): 611-3.

Bottros MM, Palanca BJ, Mashour GA, Patel A, Butler C, Taylor A, Lin N, Avidan MS. Estimation of the Bispectral Index by Anesthesiologists: An Inverse Turing Test. Anesthesiology. 2011 May 114(5) 1093-1101.

Mashour GA, Orser BA, Avidan MS. Intraoperative Awareness: From Neurobiology to Clinical Practice. Anesthesiology. 2011 May 114(5)1218-1233.

Avidan MS, Evers AS. Review of Clinical Evidence for Persistent Cognitive Decline or Incident Dementia Attributable to Surgery or General Anesthesia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2011; 24(2):201-16.

Whitlock EL, Vannucci A, Avidan MS. Postoperative Delirium. Minerva Anestesiologica. 77(4): 448-456, April, 2011.

Kertai MD, Palanca BJ, Pal N, Burnside BA, Zhang L, Sadiq F, Finkel KJ, Avidan MS, B-Unaware Study Group. Bispectral Index Monitoring, Duration of Bispectral Index Below 45, Patient Risk Factors, and Intermediate-term Mortality after Noncardiac surgery in the B-Unaware Trial. Anesthesiology. 2011 March 114(3) 545-556.

Breshears JD, Roland JL, Sharma M, Gaona CM, Freudenburg ZV, Tempelhoff R, Avidan MS, Leuthardt EC. Stable and dynamic cortical electrophysiology of induction and emergence with propofol anesthesia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Nov 15.

Pal N, Kertai MD, Lakshminarasimhachar A, Avidan MS: Pharmacology and clinical application of human recombinant antithrombin. Expert Opin Biol Ther 2010 July(7), 1155-68.

Kertai MD, Pal N, Palanca BJ, Lin N, Searleman SA, Zhang L, Burnside BA, Finkel KJ, Avidan MS, B-Unaware Study Group: Association of perioperative risk factors and cumulative duration of low Bispectral index with intermediate term mortality after cardiac surgery in the B-Unaware Trial. Anesthesiology 2010 May 112(5) 1116-27.

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