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Shaheen F Shaikh MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentAnesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    Byramji Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, MH, IndiaMBBSMedicine and Surgery
    Byramji Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, MH, IndiaMD

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    Academic Background

    M.D., Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Poona, India, 1990

    Postdoctoral Training

    St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK, Registrar in Anesthesia
    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK, Registrar in Anesthesia
    Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, Senior Registrar in Anesthesia
    University of Toronto, Fellowship in Neuroanesthesia, 2000-2002
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2002-2006

    Photo: Shaheen Shaikh, M.D.

    My area of special interest is neuroanesthesia. It offers several challenges and much variety. Challenges with patient positioning, the need for fibreoptic intubations for unstable cervical spines, invasive monitoring, and sometimes even having an awake patient. Neuroanesthesiologists sometimes even provide ambulatory anesthesia for microdiscectomy and awake craniotomy. In contrast, some days can be long with complex spine or tumor surgery.

    Since I enjoy teaching, an academic practice was the choice for me. I feel the staff at UMass are awesome and a perfect place for nurturing and growth. The best part of being an anesthesiologist is that we are very interesting. Nearly everyone I know has fascinating hobbies. Who would have ever thought a "nice" Indian girl refuses an arranged marraige and decides to go to England stating, "I want to study further," and then goes skydiving in Switzerland? (I did do my parents proud with the Royal College Fellowship in London). I have travelled to most countries in Europe, as well as Australia and Hawaii, so I can plan a perfect itinery (no charge for that). Sometimes my friends and colleagues even ask me where they should go for their honeymoon.

    So if you like a challenge and are thinking about a career in anesthesiology,UMass is the right choice.

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    1. Shaikh S. Anesthesia considerations for the patient with acute ischemic stroke. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Mar; 14(1):62-3. PMID: 20472630.
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