Faraj Abdallah


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Specific research interests:

  • Rebound pain after nerve blocks
  • Transition from acute to persistent post-surgical pain
  • Prevention of chronic pain following breast cancer surgery
  • The role of regional anesthesia in the management of pain following joint surgery
  • Ultrasound-guided truncal blocks
  • The use of local anesthetic adjuvants to prolong the duration of nerve blocks
  • The effect of regional anesthesia on the quality of recovery following surgery
  • Ultrasound scanning of the airway
  • Observational studies, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses

Recent Publications

  1. Zhou, C, Choi, S, Brull, R, Abdallah, FW. Anterior Suprascapular Nerve Block Versus Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block for Shoulder Surgery in the Outpatient Setting. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2018;43 (1):99-100. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000668. PubMed PMID:29261598 .
  2. Yung, EM, Brull, R, Albrecht, E, Joshi, GP, Abdallah, FW. Evidence Basis for Regional Anesthesia in Ambulatory Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Part III: Local Instillation Analgesia-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Anesth. Analg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002599. PubMed PMID:29200071 .
  3. Ma, J, Martin, R, Chan, B, Gofeld, M, Geary, MP, Laffey, JG et al.. Using Activity Trackers to Quantify Postpartum Ambulation: A Prospective Observational Study of Ambulation after Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Interventions. Anesthesiology. 2018;128 (3):598-608. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001979. PubMed PMID:29135475 .
  4. Sehmbi, H, Brull, R, Shah, UJ, El-Boghdadly, K, Nguyen, D, Joshi, GP et al.. Evidence Basis for Regional Anesthesia in Ambulatory Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Part II: Adductor Canal Nerve Block-A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesth. Analg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002570. PubMed PMID:29064877 .
  5. Hussain, N, Goldar, G, Ragina, N, Banfield, L, Laffey, JG, Abdallah, FW et al.. Suprascapular and Interscalene Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesthesiology. 2017;127 (6):998-1013. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001894. PubMed PMID:28968280 .
  6. MacLean, D, Abdallah, FW. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia, 2nd ed. Anesth. Analg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002347. PubMed PMID:28806212 .
  7. El-Boghdadly, K, Brull, R, Sehmbi, H, Abdallah, FW. Perineural Dexmedetomidine Is More Effective Than Clonidine When Added to Local Anesthetic for Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesth. Analg. 2017;124 (6):2008-2020. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002014. PubMed PMID:28525514 .
  8. Abdallah, FW, MacLean, D, Madjdpour, C, Cil, T, Bhatia, A, Brull, R et al.. Pectoralis and Serratus Fascial Plane Blocks Each Provide Early Analgesic Benefits Following Ambulatory Breast Cancer Surgery: A Retrospective Propensity-Matched Cohort Study. Anesth. Analg. 2017;125 (1):294-302. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001975. PubMed PMID:28328756 .
  9. Abdallah, FW, Yu, E, Cholvisudhi, P, Niazi, AU, Chin, KJ, Abbas, S et al.. Is Ultrasound a Valid and Reliable Imaging Modality for Airway Evaluation?: An Observational Computed Tomographic Validation Study Using Submandibular Scanning of the Mouth and Oropharynx. J Ultrasound Med. 2017;36 (1):49-59. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.01083. PubMed PMID:27914206 .
  10. Abdallah, FW, Brull, R. In Response. Anesth. Analg. 2016;123 (6):1641-1642. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001650. PubMed PMID:27861452 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Anesthesiologist, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto