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Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He has served in the Department of General Anesthesiology as a Staff Anesthesiologist since 2001. Currently he leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery and is the Director of the Center for Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation. He frequently performs the Therapeutic Whole Lung Lavage procedure to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis patients.
Dr. Abdelmalak is board-certified in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Critical Care medicine. His many clinical interests include anesthesia for ENT and bronchoscopic surgery, difficult airway management.
He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative glycemic management, and perioperative Biomarkers, and he has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating these topics.
He serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the chair of the committee on residents and medical students, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as the president-elect and its delegate at the American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates and the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia, as a founding member, and its secretary.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers' Research Council of America. A frequently invited lecturer at national meetings, Dr. Abdelmalak authored many scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited a text book titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery. He continues to be heavily involved with the education and training of medical students and residents.
anesthesia for ENT and endotracheal and bronchial surgery, anesthesia for ENT surgery, anesthesia for interventional pulmonology, anesthesia for major abdominal and vascular surgery, anesthesia for patients with difficult airways, clinical research on perioperative inflammation, critical care medicine, difficult airway management, education in anesthesiology, ENT anesthesia, fiberoptic intubation, general anesthesia, jet ventilation, patient safety, preoperative assessment
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University
American Medical Association - July 2006 – 2010
- ASA delegate to the AMA Young Physicians Section - Nov. 2004 – 2009
- ASA Alternate Delegate to the AMA HOD- 2009
- Chair, AMA YPS ad-hoc Committee on Med. Education Science and PH - Nov. 2009
- Chair, AMA YPS ad-hoc Committee on Med. Education and Science - Jun. 2009
- Member; SSS Committee on candidates’ interview - Jun. 2008
- Chair, AMA YPS ad-hoc Committee on Constitution and Bylaws - Jun. 2008
- Chair, AMA YPS ad-hoc Committee on Med. Services, and Insurance - Nov. 2008
- Member, AMA IMG section Committee on Membership - Nov. 2007 – Nov. 2008
- Member AMA IMG section Committee on Resolutions - Nov. 2007 – Nov. 2008
American Society of Anesthesiologists - July 1997 – present
- Chair, Committee on Residents and Medical Students - 2012-15
- Member, Committee on fundamentals of anesthesia educational track - 2012-2014
- Member, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2012-2014
- Member, Committee on Academic Anesthesiology - 2012-2014
- Member, Committee on membership - 2008-2010 & 2012-2014
- Chair, Committee on Young Physicians - 2008-09
- Member, Committee on Young Physicians - 2002-2009
- Member, Committee on PBLD - 2002-2010
- Adjunct Member, ASA Committee on Research - 2000 – 2001
- Member, Committee on Residents and Medical Students - 1998 – 03 & 05 – 14
Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists - July 1997 – present
- Officer, President Elect - 2013 - 2014
- Officer, Vice President - 2012-2013
- Delegate, OSA to ASA HOD - 2011-2014
- Officer, secretary treasurer - 2009-2012
- Officer, Assistant Secretary Treasurer - 2007-2008
- Chair, Committee on Education and Annual Meeting - 2008-2009
- Chair, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Component - 1999 – 2000
- Chair Elect, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Component - 1998 – 1999
- Resident Delegate, ASA Resident Component HOD - 1997 – 1998
Society for Airway Management - October 2002 – present
- Member, Committee on Research - 2009-present
Society for Education in Anesthesia - 2003 – present
- Member, Committee on Annual Meeting - 2009-present
Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia - 2010-present
- Member, Board of Directors - 2014-2016
- Chair; Development Committee - 2012-2015
- Member, Committee on Education and Annual Meeting - 2010-2015
Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia
- Founding Member - 2011
- Officer: Secretary - 2011-2015
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