Rafi Avitsian

Rafi Avitsian M.D. FASA, is a Professor of Anesthesiology in the department of General Anesthesiology in Cleveland Clinic.

He is the program director of Neuroanestheisology Fellowship and one of the founders, as well as executive board member, of International Council for Perioperative Neuroscience Training (ICPNT). He is the immediate past president of Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC). He is an American Board of Anesthesiologists’ Applied Senior Examiner, as well as a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists & recipient of ASA-SEA Distinguished Education Award.

  • His academic interest is mostly in brain tumors, anesthetic methods for seizure surgery, brain protection and outcomes of spine surgery as well as Difficult Airway Management.
  • His clinical studies are mostly directed to finding ways to improve the outcome of surgery after neurosurgical procedures.
  • He is also interested in medical innovations with already filed as well as published patents.

Dr. Avitsian is on the executive board of International Center for Professional Development (ICPD) in Armenia.

More than 40 published peer reviewed manuscripts, two book chapters and many abstract presentations also highlights his academic achievements.

He is on the editorial board of Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and Journal of Anesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology and an ad hoc reviewer for Anesthesiology, Anesthesia Analgesia, World Neurosurgery journal and International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) annual meeting abstracts.




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