Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

216.445.8329

Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

Appointed: 1992

Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD
Department: Pain Management
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.8329
DeskDesk:216.445.7370
WorkFax:216.444.0797
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD, holds a joint appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Center and Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve. His treatment interests include pain management, interventional spine pain management, cancer pain and neuropathic pain.

Dr. Mekhail  is a member of the Pain Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Member of the American Pain Society Palliative Care Special Interest Group, Member of the  Board of Directors World Institute of Pain and Examiner for the World Institute of Pain Practice Exam. He is also a member of the Oversight Committee for the Annual American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) and part of the Task Force for "Industry Relations."

He is also a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, an Executive Board member of the World Institute of Pain, Chair of the  Interventional Pain Practice Examination Board of the World Institute of Pain, and an ASA Adjunct Member of the Committee on Pain Medicine and Committee on Physician Resources. He is a member of the Society for Anesthesia Education Committee for the Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine. 

Dr. Mekhail is the former Chair of the Pain Management Fellowship Directors Committee on Training Curriculum of the American Association of Pain Management Program Directors. He is also the former Co-Chair of a Pain Management Fellowship Directors Round Table Discussion on incorporating interventional pain therapy in training fellowship programs.
 
He is a former member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual program Committee, former ASA Adjunct Member of the Committee on Physician Resources, former member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Scientific Review Committee. He also is a former member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Research Committee, Review Course Chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee, a participant in the ASA Refresher Course Lectures/Basic Science Review on Pain Management and Scientific Symposia Chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee.

He became a Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology and Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology, with added qualifications in Pain Management in 1993 and was recertified in 2004. He became a Fellow of the Interventional Pain Practice in 2001.

Professional Highlights

  • Chair of the Interventional Pain Practice Examination Board
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Pain Committee
  • Associate Editor of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal
  • Member of World Institute of Pain  Executive Board
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine, Scientific Review Committee Member
  • Associate Editor of Pain Practice Journal

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1992
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1991
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical
Cleveland, OH USA
1988
Doctorate - Ain Shams University, Cairo,
Egypt
1985
Residency - Ain Shams University Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Cardiology
Cairo Egypt
1982
Graduate - Ain Shams University, Cairo,
Anatomy
Egypt
1979
Internship - Ain Shams University Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Cairo Egypt
1977
Medical School - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo Egypt
1975

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology- Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

Evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, with special interest in the management of spinal stenosis and vertebral compression fractures, cancer pain evaluation and management, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, pelvic pain,Neuromodulation and interspinal drug delivery of pain and spasticity, research, spine, spine pain

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1988
  • The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest, June 1989
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1989
  • The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents, Research Contest, June 1990
  • The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents, Research Contest, June 1991
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1991
  • The Cleveland Clinic William E Lower Fellowship Thesis Prize, June 1992
  • Foundation of Anesthesia Educational Research (FAER) Grant Award, 1992

Additional Training

  • Executive Education Program, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, 1994-1995
  • Health Care Leadership Institute, George Town University, Washington, 2005

Innovations & Patents

  • Pioneered minimally invasive techniques to treat painful degenerative disc disease
  • Innovated use of spinal cord stimulation for peripheral vascular disease
  • Minimally invasive technique of spinal stenting
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Pain Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • World Institute of Pain Executive Board
  • ASRA

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuro Anesthesiology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/27/2014, Dr. Mekhail has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
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