EDUCATION

Medical School

  • American University of Beirut , 2003 , Beirut , Lebanon

Residency

Anesthesiology
  • American University of Beirut Medical Center , Beirut , Lebanon

Residency

Anesthesiology
  • Tufts Medical Center , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Children’s National Medical Center , Washington , DC

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Boston Children’s Hospital , Boston , MA

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Nasr VG, Guzzetta NA, Mossad EB. Fellowship Training in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia: History, Maturation, and Current Status. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Aug 11. View abstract
  2. Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. Can We Replace Midazolam With Massage Therapy in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug; 19(8):780-782. View abstract
  3. Nasr VG, Raman L, Barbaro RP, Guner Y, Tonna J, Ramanathan K, Federico P, Thiagarajan RR, Alexander PMA. Highlights from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry: 2006-2017. ASAIO J. 2018 Jul 25. View abstract
  4. Burbano-Vera N, Zaleski KL, Latham GJ, Nasr VG. Perioperative and Anesthetic Considerations in Interrupted Aortic Arch. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Sep; 22(3):270-277. View abstract
  5. Bryant ME, Regan WL, Fynn-Thompson F, Hoganson D, Nasr VG, Zaleski K, Faella K, Matte GS. Comparison of two pediatric cases requiring the use of bivalirudin during cardiopulmonary bypass. Perfusion. 2018 Oct; 33(7):525-532. View abstract
  6. Bernier R, Halpin E, Staffa SJ, Benson L, DiNardo JA, Nasr VG. Inclusion of non-English-speaking patients in research: A single institution experience. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 05; 28(5):415-420. View abstract
  7. Nasr VG, Meserve J, Pereira LM, Faraoni D, Brediger S, Goobie S, Thiagarajan R, DiNardo JA. Sedative and Analgesic Drug Sequestration After a Single Bolus Injection in an Ex Vivo Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Infant Circuit. ASAIO J. 2018 Mar 26. View abstract
  8. Brown ML, Nasr VG, Toohey R, DiNardo JA. Williams Syndrome and Anesthesia for Non-cardiac Surgery: High Risk Can Be Mitigated with Appropriate Planning. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Aug; 39(6):1123-1128. View abstract
  9. Nasr VG, Twite MD, Walker SG, Kussman BD, Motta P, Mittnacht AJC, Mossad EB. Selected 2017 Highlights in Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 08; 32(4):1546-1555. View abstract
  10. Zaleski KL, DiNardo JA, Nasr VG. Bivalirudin for Pediatric Procedural Anticoagulation: A Narrative Review. Anesth Analg. 2018 Feb 14. View abstract
  11. Nasr VG, Bergersen LT, Lin HM, Benni PB, Bernier RS, Anderson ME, Kussman BD. Validation of a Second-Generation Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Monitor in Children With Congenital Heart Disease. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jan 09. View abstract
  12. Nasr VG, Guzzetta NA, Miller-Hance WC, Twite M, Latham GJ, Zabala L, Nicolson SC, Mossad EB, DiNardo JA. Consensus Statement by the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society: Milestones for the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship. Anesth Analg. 2018 01; 126(1):198-207. View abstract
  13. Gomez-Morad AD, Cravero JP, Harvey BC, Bernier R, Halpin E, Walsh B, Nasr VG. The Evaluation of a Noninvasive Respiratory Volume Monitor in Pediatric Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2017 12; 125(6):1913-1919. View abstract
  14. Nichols JH, Nasr VG. Sternal malformations and anesthetic management. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Nov; 27(11):1084-1090. View abstract
  15. Barbaro RP, Paden ML, Guner YS, Raman L, Ryerson LM, Alexander P, Nasr VG, Bembea MM, Rycus PT, Thiagarajan RR. Pediatric Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry International Report 2016. ASAIO J. 2017 Jul/Aug; 63(4):456-463. View abstract
  16. Nasr VG, Faraoni D, Valente AM, DiNardo JA. Outcomes and Costs of Cardiac Surgery in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Oct; 38(7):1359-1364. View abstract
  17. Ross FJ, Nasr VG, Joffe D, Latham GJ. Perioperative and Anesthetic Considerations in Atrioventricular Septal Defect. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Sep; 21(3):221-228. View abstract
  18. Nasr VG, DiNardo JA, Faraoni D. Development of a Pediatric Risk Assessment Score to Predict Perioperative Mortality in Children Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2017 05; 124(5):1514-1519. View abstract
  19. Nasr VG, Faraoni D, DiNardo JA, Thiagarajan RR. Adverse Outcomes in Neonates and Children with Pulmonary Artery Hypertension Supported with ECMO. ASAIO J. 2016 Nov/Dec; 62(6):728-731. View abstract
  20. Faraoni D, Vo D, Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. Development and Validation of a Risk Stratification Score for Children With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2016 10; 123(4):824-30. View abstract
  21. Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. Sedation and Analgesia in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 08; 17(8 Suppl 1):S225-31. View abstract
  22. Nasr VG, Faraoni D, DiNardo JA, Thiagarajan RR. Association of Hospital Structure and Complications With Mortality After Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 07; 17(7):684-91. View abstract
  23. Lucas SS, Nasr VG, Ng AJ, Joe C, Bond M, DiNardo JA. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society 2014 Consensus Statement: Pharmacotherapies in Cardiac Critical Care: Sedation, Analgesia and Muscle Relaxant. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar; 17(3 Suppl 1):S3-S15. View abstract
  24. Walsh M, Whitlock R, Garg AX, Légaré JF, Duncan AE, Zimmerman R, Miller S, Fremes S, Kieser T, Karthikeyan G, Chan M, Ho A, Nasr V, Vincent J, Ali I, Lavi R, Sessler DI, Kramer R, Gardner J, Syed S, VanHelder T, Guyatt G, Rao-Melacini P, Thabane L, Devereaux PJ. Effects of remote ischemic preconditioning in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery (Remote IMPACT): a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ. 2016 Mar 15; 188(5):329-36. View abstract
  25. Turan A, Belley-Cote EP, Vincent J, Sessler DI, Devereaux PJ, Yusuf S, van Oostveen R, Cordova G, Yared JP, Yu H, Legare JF, Royse A, Rochon A, Nasr V, Ayad S, Quantz M, Lamy A, Whitlock RP. Methylprednisolone Does Not Reduce Persistent Pain after Cardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2015 Dec; 123(6):1404-10. View abstract
  26. Faraoni D, Nasr VG, DiNardo JA, Thiagarajan RR. Hospital Costs for Neonates and Children Supported with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:69-75.e1. View abstract
  27. Faraoni D, Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. Overall Hospital Cost Estimates in Children with Congenital Heart Disease: Analysis of the 2012 Kid's Inpatient Database. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 37(1):37-43. View abstract
  28. Nasr VG, Davis JM. Anesthetic use in newborn infants: the urgent need for rigorous evaluation. Pediatr Res. 2015 Jul; 78(1):2-6. View abstract
  29. Nasr VG, Kussman BD. Advances in the Care of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Sep; 19(3):175-86. View abstract
  30. Eshraghi Y, Nasr V, Parra-Sanchez I, Van Duren A, Botham M, Santoscoy T, Sessler DI. An evaluation of a zero-heat-flux cutaneous thermometer in cardiac surgical patients. Anesth Analg. 2014 Sep; 119(3):543-9. View abstract
  31. Dagher WI, Nasr VG, Patel AK, Flis DW, Wein RO. An unusual and rare cause of acute airway obstruction in the elderly: Forestier's disease. J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 46(5):617-9. View abstract
  32. Pancaro C, Nasr VG, Paulus JK, Bonney I, Flores AF, Galper JB, Ahmed I. Phenylephrine as a simulated intravascular epidural test dose in pediatrics: a pilot study. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jun; 23(6):502-9. View abstract
  33. Aouad MT, Nasr VG, Yazbeck-Karam VG, Bitar MA, Bou Khalil M, Beyrouthy O, Harfouche D, Terrin N, Siddik-Sayyid S. A comparison between dexamethasone and methylprednisolone for vomiting prophylaxis after tonsillectomy in inpatient children: a randomized trial. Anesth Analg. 2012 Oct; 115(4):913-20. View abstract
  34. Nasr VG, Schumann R, Bonney I, Diaz L, Ahmed I. Performance validation of a modified magnetic resonance imaging-compatible temperature probe in children. Anesth Analg. 2012 Jun; 114(6):1230-4. View abstract
  35. Nasr VG, Hannallah RS. Emergence agitation in children--a view. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2011 Jun; 21(2):175-82. View abstract
  36. Nasr V, Emmanuel J, Deutsch N, Slack M, Kanter J, Ratnayaka K, Levy R. Carbon monoxide re-breathing during low-flow anaesthesia in infants and children. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Dec; 105(6):836-41. View abstract
  37. Nasr VG, Abdallah C. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causing a difficult airway. J Clin Anesth. 2010 Aug; 22(5):389-90. View abstract
  38. Levy RJ, Nasr VG, Rivera O, Roberts R, Slack M, Kanter JP, Ratnayaka K, Kaplan RF, McGowan FX. Detection of carbon monoxide during routine anesthetics in infants and children. Anesth Analg. 2010 Mar 01; 110(3):747-53. View abstract
  39. Dabbous AS, Jabbour-Khoury SI, Nasr VG, Moussa AA, Zbeidy RA, Khouzam NE, El-Khatib MF, Baraka AS. Dexamethasone with either granisetron or ondansetron for postoperative nausea and vomiting in laparoscopic surgery. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2010 Feb; 20(4):565-70. View abstract
  40. Ayoub CM, Sfeir PM, Bou-Khalil P, Azar M, Haddadin AS, Harfouch D, Nasr VG, El-Khatib MF. Prophylactic amiodarone versus lidocaine for prevention of reperfusion ventricular fibrillation after release of aortic cross-clamp. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2009 Dec; 26(12):1056-60. View abstract
  41. Khreiss M, Karam J, Musallam KM, Al Harakeh AB, Nasr VG, Abi Saad GS. Distinctive presentation of a diaphragmatic hernia 15 years after a traumatic insult. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug; 88(2):651-3. View abstract
  42. Siddik-Sayyid SM, Nasr VG, Taha SK, Zbeide RA, Shehade JM, Al Alami AA, Mokadem FH, Abdallah FW, Baraka AS, Aouad MT. A randomized trial comparing colloid preload to coload during spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2009 Oct; 109(4):1219-24. View abstract
  43. Aouad MT, Al-Alami AA, Nasr VG, Souki FG, Zbeidy RA, Siddik-Sayyid SM. The effect of low-dose remifentanil on responses to the endotracheal tube during emergence from general anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr; 108(4):1157-60. View abstract
  44. Nasr VG, Dagher WI, Baraka AS. Iatrogenic severe hyperglycemia in a child undergoing adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Oct; 18(10):1002-3. View abstract
  45. Kanazi GE, El-Khatib M, Nasr VG, Kaddoum R, Al-Alami A, Baraka AS, Ayoub CM. A comparison of a silicone wire-reinforced tube with the Parker and polyvinyl chloride tubes for tracheal intubation through an intubating laryngeal mask airway in patients with normal airways undergoing general anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2008 Sep; 107(3):994-7. View abstract
  46. Nasr VG, Bitar MA, Chehade JM, Dagher WI, Baraka AS. Postoperative severe uvular edema following tonsillectomy in a child with a history of obstructive sleep apnea. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Jul; 18(7):673-5. View abstract
  47. Ayoub CM, Azar MS, Nasr VG, El-Khatib MF, Simaan J. Alcohol spray vs. intradermal lidocaine before intravenous cannulation. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2008 Jul; 25(7):604-6. View abstract
  48. Aouad MT, Yazbeck-Karam VG, Nasr VG, El-Khatib MF, Kanazi GE, Bleik JH. A single dose of propofol at the end of surgery for the prevention of emergence agitation in children undergoing strabismus surgery during sevoflurane anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2007 Nov; 107(5):733-8. View abstract
  49. Ayoub C, Skoury A, Abdul-Baki H, Nasr V, Soweid A. Lidocaine lollipop as single-agent anesthesia in upper GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Oct; 66(4):786-93. View abstract
  50. Siddik-Sayyid SM, Aouad MT, Taha SK, Azar MS, Hakki MA, Kaddoum RN, Nasr VG, Yazbek VG, Baraka AS. Does ondansetron or granisetron prevent subarachnoid morphine-induced pruritus after cesarean delivery? Anesth Analg. 2007 Feb; 104(2):421-4. View abstract
  51. Aouad MT, Siddik-Sayyid SM, Taha SK, Azar MS, Nasr VG, Hakki MA, Zoorob DG, Baraka AS. Haloperidol vs. ondansetron for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting following gynaecological surgery. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2007 Feb; 24(2):171-8. View abstract
  52. Aouad MT, Nasr VG. Emergence agitation in children: an update. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2005 Dec; 18(6):614-9. View abstract
  53. Baraka AS, Haroun-Bizri ST, Nawfal MF, Gerges FJ, Nasr VG. Does pancuronium or cisatracurium delay the rate of arousal following remifentanil-based anesthesia? Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2005 Oct; 18(3):477-84. View abstract
  54. Muallem MK, Azar MS, Gerges FJ, Nasr VG, Baraka A. Muallem endo-tracheal tube introducer: (METTI)--an aid for the difficult airway. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2005 Jun; 18(2):385-9. View abstract
  55. Ayoub C, Nasr V, Jabbour-Khoury S. Difficult airway management. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2004 Feb; 17(4):623-44. View abstract