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Basem Abdelmalak, MD

Basem Abdelmalak, MD
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Department General Anesthesiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
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Biography

About Basem Abdelmalak, MD

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F is a professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery and is the Quality Improvement Officer and Director of the Center for Procedural Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation. He also frequently performs the Therapeutic Whole Lung Lavage procedure to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) and lipoid pneumonia 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 recently served as a member of the ASA task forced that updated and published the 2022 ASA practice parameters for the management of the difficult airway.

He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative diabetes, insulin pumps, and hyperglycemia management. He has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating these topics.

He served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as president in 2015, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and president 2017-2019 and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) as president 2019-2020. Currently, he serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as a member of the board of directors representing the State of Ohio, chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia and a member of both the Committee on Practice Management and Quality Management and Departmental Administration.

Dr. Abdelmalak was awarded the distinguished status of Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2017 and Fellow of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia in 2020.

He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers' Research Council of America and Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored many scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited two textbooks titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery and Clinical Airway Management; An Illustrated Case Based Approach by Cambridge University Press. He continues to be heavily involved with the education and training of medical students and residents and recently received the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Medical Education - Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University
Zagazig,
1992

Additional Training

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

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

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

  • Fellow of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) June 2020
  • Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA) August 2017
  • Safety Champion, Cleveland Clinic Enterprise, April 2016
  • Second place award, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologist with resident Dr.Youssef , September 2013
  • Top 10% reviewers, Journal of Hospital Medicine, December 2012
  • Top 10 scientific abstracts (out of 1400) ASA Annual Meeting 2012, October 2012
  • First and Second Place Awards, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologist with Resident Alaa Abd Elsayed, September 2012
  • Second Place Award. MARC Meeting with resident Ankit Maheshwari, April 2011
  • First Place Award, ASA research Contest with Resident Joseph Abdelmalak, MD, October 2010
  • Second place Clinical Bumpus Award with resident Joseph Abdelmalak, October 2009
  • America’s Top Anesthesiologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2007– 2014
  • IARS Clinical Scientific Congress. Best of Session Award, September 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
  • Second Place Clinical Research. Residents’ Research Day, The Cleveland Foundation, June 2000
  • Lower Clinical Award Honorable Mention, The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, May 2000
  • First Place, Case Reports Category, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, September 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 f 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

Memberships

  • American Medical Association - July 2004 – 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. 2009
  • 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 
  • Member, Committee on Quality Management and Departmental Administration 2021-2023
  • Member, Committee on Practice Management - 2021-2023
  • Member Committee on Expert Witness Testimony Review - 2021-2022
  • Member, ASA Board of Directors - 2017-2022
  • Chair, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2020-2022
  • Chair, Committee on Residents and Medical Students - 2012-17
  • Vice Chair, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2017-2020
  • Member, Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters - 2016-2022
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Essentials of Professional Development - 2016-2018
  • Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on FASA - 2015-2017
  • Member, Committee on fundamentals of anesthesia educational track - 2012-2014
  • Member, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2012-2019
  • Member, Committee on Academic Anesthesiology - 2012-2017
  • Member, Committee on membership - 2008-2010 & 2012-2017
  • 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 – 19
  • Member, Committee on Quality Management and Departmental Administration 2021-2023
  • Member, Committee on Practice Management - 2021-2023
  • Member Committee on Expert Witness Testimony Review - 2021-2022
  • Member, ASA Board of Directors - 2017-2022
  • Chair, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2020-2022
  • Chair, Committee on Residents and Medical Students - 2012-17
  • Vice Chair, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2017-2020
  • Member, Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters - 2016-2022
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Essentials of Professional Development - 2016-2018
  • Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on FASA - 2015-2017
  • Member, Committee on fundamentals of anesthesia educational track - 2012-2014
  • Member, Committee on ambulatory anesthesia educational track - 2012-2019
  • Member, Committee on Academic Anesthesiology - 2012-2017
  • Member, Committee on membership - 2008-2010 & 2012-2017
  • 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 – 19
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists - July 1997 – present
  • Alternate Director to the ASA - 2017-present
  • Officer, Past President - 2015-present
  • Officer, President - 2014-2015
  • 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 Head and Neck Anesthesia
  • Founding Member - 2011
  • Officer: Secretary - 2011-2015
  • President –elect - 2015-2017
  • President - 2017- 2019
  • Past President - 2020-present
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia - 2010-present
  • Past President - 2020-present
  • President - 2019-2020
  • President-elect - 2018-2019
  • Vice President - 2017-2018
  • Secretary - 2016-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors - 2014-2016
  • Chair; Development Committee - 2012-2022
  • Member, Committee on Education and Annual Meeting - 2010-2018
  • Society for Airway Management - October 2002 – present
  • Member, Committee on Research - 2009-present
  • Chair, Special project committee on Lower Airway Management - 2019-present
  • Society for Education in Anesthesia - 2003 – present
  • Member, Committee on Annual Meeting - 2009-2019
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/9/2022, Dr. Abdelmalak has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Abdelmalak receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic plc

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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