Viviane Nasr, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Anesthesia

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7737

Medical Services


  • Anesthesia


  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Cardiac Anesthesia Services
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Experience and Education


Medical School

American University of Beirut , 2003

Residency, Anesthesiology; Chief Resident

Tufts Medical Center , 2012-2013

Residency, Anesthesiology

American University of Beirut-Medical Center , 06/03-10/07

Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology Children’s National Medical Center, 07/08-06/09

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Boston Children’s Hospital, 09/13-present

Boston , MA

Fellowship, Anaesthesia

Boston Children’s Hospital, 2013-Present

Boston , MA

Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesia; Chief Cardiac Anesthesia Fellow

Boston Children’s Hospital, 2014-Present

Boston , MA


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  1. 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 Oct; 123(4):824-30.
  2. Nasr VG, DiNardo JA. Sedation and Analgesia in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 17(8 Suppl 1):S225-31.
  3. 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 Jul; 17(7):684-91.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Nasr VG, Davis JM. Anesthetic use in newborn infants: the urgent need for rigorous evaluation. Pediatr Res. 2015 Jul; 78(1):2-6.
  10. Nasr VG, Kussman BD. Advances in the Care of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Sep; 19(3):175-86.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Nasr VG, Hannallah RS. Emergence agitation in children--a view. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2011 Jun; 21(2):175-82.
  18. 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.
  19. Nasr VG, Abdallah C. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causing a difficult airway. J Clin Anesth. 2010 Aug; 22(5):389-90.
  20. 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 1; 110(3):747-53.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Nasr VG, Dagher WI, Baraka AS. Iatrogenic severe hyperglycemia in a child undergoing adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Oct; 18(10):1002-3.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Aouad MT, Nasr VG. Emergence agitation in children: an update. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2005 Dec; 18(6):614-9.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Ayoub C, Nasr V, Jabbour-Khoury S. Difficult airway management. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2004 Feb; 17(4):623-44.
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