Basem Abdelmalak, MD

216.444.3746

Basem Abdelmalak, MD

Appointed: 2001

Basem Abdelmalak, MD
Department: General Anesthesiology
Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code E31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.3746
WorkFax:216.444.9247
Basem Abdelmalak, MD
Department: General Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code E31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.3746
WorkFax:216.444.9247
Basem Abdelmalak, MD
Department: Outcomes Research
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code E31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.3746
WorkFax:216.444.9247
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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.

Professional Highlights

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Anesthesiology- Critical Care Medicine
    Specialty Interests
  • Anesthesia for ENT surgery,  interventional pulmonology, and bronchoscopic surgery.
  • Anesthesia for patients with difficult/critical airways and  flexible fiberoptic intubation
  • Preoperative evaluation , remote anesthesia care and Critical Care medicine
  • Clinical research on perioperative Glycemic Control in noncardiac surgery , perioperative inflammation, and  biomarkers

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000
Medical School - Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University
Zagazig Egypt
1992

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

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

Awards & Honors

  • America’s Top Anesthesiologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2007 – 2013
  • Second place Clinical Bumpus Award with resident Joseph Abdelmalak, Oct. 2009
  • IARS Clinical Scientific Congress. Best of Session Award, Sept.  2003
  • Critical Care Fellow of the Year, Surgical Intensive Care, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, June 2001
  • Second Place Patient’s Safety and monitoring Category. Midwest Anesthesiology
  • Residents’ Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2001
  • Lower Clinical Award Honorable Mention, The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, May 2000
  • First Place, Case Reports Category, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Sept. 1999
  • Resident Scholar, The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Resident Scholar Program Grant, June 1999
  • First Place, Clinical Research Category, Division of Anesthesiology Residents’ Research Day, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, July 1999
  • Second Place, Clinical Case Reports, Division of Anesthesiology Residents’ Research Day, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, July 1999
  • Resident of the Year, Carol Furgerson MD Award, Division of Anesthesiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, June 1999
  • First Place, Safety Oral Category, Midwest Anesthesiology Residents’ Conference, Columbus, Ohio, April 1999
  • Second Place, General/Orthopedics Category, Midwest Anesthesiology Residents’ Conference, Columbus, Ohio, April 1999
  • Third Place, Cardiovascular Oral Category, Midwest Anesthesiology Residents’ Conference, Columbus, Ohio, April 1999
  • Third Place, Transplant Oral Category, Midwest Anesthesiology Residents’ Conference, Columbus, Ohio, April 1999
  • Third Place, Cleveland Society of Anesthesiologists, Cleveland, Ohio, February 1999
  • First Place, Clinical Research Category, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, September 1998
  • First Place, Case Reports Category, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, September 1998
  • First Place, Clinical Case Reports, Residents’ Research Day, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, May 1998

Additional Training

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Medical School - Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University
Zagazig, Egypt
1992

Memberships

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 Presiden - 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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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
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