Eugene R. Viscusi, M.D.
Curriculum Vitae


Office Address: Department of Anesthesiology
Thomas Jefferson University
111 S. 11th Street, Suite G8490
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
(215) 955-6161


Education:
1981 M.D.
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1977 B.A. - Biology
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1973 Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Postgraduate Training:
1982-1984 Anesthesiology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1981-1982 Internal Medicine
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Practice Experience:
1996-Present Director, Acute Pain Services
Director, Post Anesthesia Care Units
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1993-Present Staff Anesthesiologist
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


1985-1993 Staff Anesthesiologist
Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1988-1993 Medical Advisor, Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1984-1985 Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey

Licensure:
State of Pennsylvania

Certification:
1986 Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
1994 Certificate of Recertification, American Board of Anesthesiology
1998 Certificate in Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Associations:
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists
Philadelphia Society of Anesthesiologists
American Pain Society
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
International Association for the Study of Pain

Professional Activities:
Department Editor. Pain Management. American Journal of Anesthesiology, March 1998.
Initiation of Regional Anesthesia Fellowship (1998)
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologist
Annual Meeting Committee
Pain Management Committee
American Board of Anesthesiology
Write board questions for Pain Management Examination
Member, Institutional Review Board, Thomas Jefferson University
Committee Member: Case time effectiveness subcommittee.
Pharmacy Committee, Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Subcommittee

Publications:
Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: The postoperative pain management of total knee replacement. American Journal of Anesthesiology, May/June 1998, p. 132.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, Huffnagle S: Methadone for postoperative analgesia: a useful choice with methadone maintenance therapy. American Journal of Anesthesiology, September/October 1998, p. 231.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: Axillary brachial plexus block for postoperative analgesia: a continuous catheter technique. American Journal of Anesthesiology 25(5):256-258, 1998.

Viscusi ER, Epstein KR, Correll DJ, Schmidt M: Sickle cell disease and acute postoperative pain management. American Journal of Anesthesiology 26(1):34, 1999.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: Post-dural puncture headache. American Journal of Anesthesiology 26(3):133, 1999.

Kerner MB, Viscusi ER: Phantom Limb Pain: The role of Acute Pain Management. American Journal of Anesthesiology 27(3):361, 2000

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: Anesthesiology News (Special Report) 2G(6), 2000.
Cost Reduction by Outcome Improvement: A case for Epidural Analgesia in Postoperative Pain Management.

Klein GR, Vaccaro AR, Cwik J, Seitchik S, Viscusi ER, Albert TJ: Efficacy of cervical epidural steroids in the treatment of cervical spine disorders. American Journal of Anesthesiology 27:547-550, 2000.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Grunwald Z: Epidural analgesia compared with intravenous morphine patient-controlled analgesia: postoperative outcome measured after mastectomy with immediate tram flap breast reconstruction. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (accepted for publication).

Provenzano DA, Viscusi ER, Adams SB, Kerner MB, Torjman M, Abidi NA: The safety and efficacy of the popliteal fossa nerve block for foot and ankle surgery. (Submitted for publication).

Abstracts:
McGrath TJ, Frank ED, Corba R, Schmidt M, Torjman MC, Viscusi ER: Continuous thoracic epidural analgesia following thoracotomy: a randomized, double blind, prospective study comparing epidural bupivacaine and morphine versus morphine alone.
International Anesthesia Research Society, March 9, 1998

Schwann NM, Leighton B, DiGregorio C, Viscusi E, Schmidt M: A new test accurately identifies the thoracic epidural space. IARS, March 9, 1998.

Jasper EH, Minczak B, Viscusi E, Grunwald Z, Lopez B: Deliberate right mainstem bronchus intubation for verification of proper endotracheal tube placement in the adult patient. American College of Emergency Physicians, May 17, 1998.

Viscusi ER: Treatment of acute pain in the perianesthesia setting. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, June 1998.

Management of Pain through the Stages of Adult Sickle Cell Disease: Chronic, Acute, and Perioperative. American Pain Society, 1997.

Witkowski TA, Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Jan R, Schmidt M: Failure rate of epidurals for postop analgesia: a comparison of epidural alone with combined spinal-epidural. Does success improve with experience? American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1998.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Witkowski TA, Jan R, Schmidt M: Success of epidural catheters placed for postoperative analgesia: comparison of a combined spinal-epidural technique versus a standard epidural technique. American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Pain Society, 1998.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, TA Witkowski TA, Jan R, Schmidt M, Torjman M: Comparison of success rates of epidurals placed for postoperative analgesia by a dedicated pain service versus the operating room anesthesia team. American Pain Society, 1998.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Torjman MC, Witkowski TA, Jan R, Lessin JB, Marr AT, Schmidt M. Safety and efficacy of sustained-release encapsulated morphine (C0401) for total hip arthroplasty. Anesthesia and Analgesia 88(2S):S271, 1999.

Torjman MC, Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, Lessin JB, Marr AT, Witkowski TA, Jan R, Schmidt M: A preliminary report on the postoperative respiratory effects following a single epidural dose of sustained-release encapsulated morphine (C0401). Anesthesia and Analgesia 88(2S):S232, 1999.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, Huffnagle HJ, Huffnagle S, Norris MC: Streptococcus salivarius meningitis following combined spinal-epidural analgesia with an unintentional intrathecal catheter. Anesthesiology 90 (4 Suppl):A49, 1999.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Grunwald Z, Fox JW, Moore JH, Copit SE, Torjman MC: Comparison of PCA to epidural analgesia for breast reconstruction with TRAM flap. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 24 (3 Suppl):A31, 1999.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: Respiratory effects of sustained-release encapsulated morphine (C0401) for total hip arthroplasty: a 30 mg dose. Anesthesiology 91(3A): A946, 1999.

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: Nausea/vomiting and pruritus from sustained-release encapsulated morphine (C0401) for total hip arthroplasty: a 30 mg dose. Anesthesiology 91(3A): A969, 1999.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER: Efficacy of sustained-release encapsulated morphine (C0401) for total hip arthroplasty: a 30 mg dose. Anesthesiology 91(3A): A947, 1999.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Schmidt M, Torjman MC: Intrathecal morphine dose-response for postoperative analgesia following total hip arthroplasty. Anesthesia and Analgesia 90 (2S): S308, 2000.

Correll DJ, Grunwald Z, Viscusi ER, Moore JH, Fox JW, Copit SE, DiDonato MM, Torjman MC: A cost analysis of epidural analgesia in comparison to PCA following mastectomy with immediate TRAM flap reconstruction. Anesthesia and Analgesia 90 (2S): S154, 2000.

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Torjman MC, Marr AT, Lessin JB: C0401: A novel drug delivery system for postoperative pain management. Sixth World Biomaterials Congress May, 2000.

Hartmannsgruber MWB, Correll DJ, Swamidoss CP, Otellin A, Torres J, Bustos A, Viscusi E: 30 mg sustained-release encapsulated morphine (C0401) for total hip arthroplasty. Comparison of spinal versus general anesthesia. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (in press).

Correll DJ, Viscusi ER, Colberg J, Kerner MB, Watkins M, Abramson W, Varner J, Torjman MC: Retrospective outcome comparison of PCA and epidural analgesia following gastric bypass surgery. Regional Anesthesia and Pain 25 (2 suppl): 19, 2000,

Kerner MB, Viscusi ER, Correll DJ: Are all nerve stimulators created equal? Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Regional Anesthesia Pain Medicine 25 (2 suppl): 18, 2000.

Viscusi ER, Kopacz DJ, Martin G, Allgren RL, Hartrick CT: A comparison of sustained-released encapsulated morphine (SKY0401) vs. unencapsulated morphine by the epidural route for postoperative analgesia. Anesthesia and Analgesia 92: S271, 2001. Selected "Ten Best Abstract", International Anesthesia Research Society, 2001

Viscusi ER, Correll D: Safety and efficacy of sightwand guided oral intubation. Anesthesia and Analgesia 92: S130, 2001.

Jan RA, Kerner M, Provenzano DA, Adams SB, Viscusi ER: Popliteal nerve block and its safety in foot and ankle surgery. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 26(2):58, 2001.

Educational Exhibits:
Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, Witkowski TA, Jan R, Bell SD, Schmidt M: The organization of an acute pain management service: an efficient and cost effective model.
American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 1998
New York Postgraduate Assembly, December 1998.
International Anesthesia Research Society 73rd Clinical and Scientific Congress, March 1999
American Society of Regional Anesthesia 24th Annual Meeting, May 1999

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, Witkowski TA, Jan R, Schmidt M, Kane HL: Designing on acute pain service for your institution: emphasizing patient care, education and outcomes research.
American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 1999
International Anesthesia Research Society, March 2000 (awarded prize).

Viscusi ER, Correll DJ, Witkowski TA, Jan R, Schmidt M: Acute Pain Management: Satisfying the JCAHO Standards.
American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 2000
Post Graduate Assembly, December 2000
International Anesthesia Research Society, March 2001

National and Statewide Meeting Presentations:
Management of pain through the stages of adult Sickle Cell Disease. American Pain Society Annual Meeting, October 1997.

Management of acute pain in the perianesthesia setting. American Society of Perianesthesia Nursing Annual Meeting, April 1998.

Case studies in acute pain management. American Society of Perianesthesia Nursing Annual Meeting, April 1998.

Acute pain management. New Jersey Society of Anesthetists Annual Meeting, May 1998.

Brachial plexus anesthesia: the role of continuous catheters. Bermuda Shorts, Bermuda, April 1999.

Orthopedic analgesia: management options for joint replacement. Bermuda Shorts, Bermuda, April 1999.

Treatment of acute pain in the perianesthesia setting. Bermuda Shorts, Bermuda, April 1999.

Managing your patient's pain. Pennsylvania Association of Perianesthesia Nurses, Inc., Sellersville, Pennsylvania, May 1999

Managing your patient's pain. Pennsylvania Association of Perianesthesia Nurses, Inc., Hershey, Pennsylvania, May 1999

Acute Pain Management in the Sickle Cell Patient. (Problem Based Learning Discussion), American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 1999.

Considerations and Implications of Anesthesia. Association of Operating Room Nurses Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 1999

Peripheral Nerve Catheters: New Opportunities for Acute Pain Management. American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Orlando, April 2000.

Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia: A Panel Discussion. American College of
Physicians, Preoperative Evaluation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2000.

Postoperative Pain Management Complicated by Sickle Cell Disease. (Problem Based Learning Discussion), American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 2000.

Total Hip Replacement in an Elderly Patient: Anesthesia and Postoperative Analgesia in the Geriatric Setting (Problem Based Learning Discussion), American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 2000.

Acute Pain Management: Creating Peace From Chaos, American Society of Regional Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, May 3, 2001.

Invited Lectures:
Current Techniques in Ambulatory Anesthesia, American Healthcare Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1996

Acute Pain Management, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, June 24, 1997.

Acute postoperative pain management in the Sickle Cell patient. Duke University, December 1997.

Acute pain management: techniques, issues and outcomes. Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, January 1998.

Review of Regional Anesthesia. Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Nursing, November 1997, and February 1998.

Ropivacaine - clinical use of a new local anesthetic. Wills Eye Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology. February 1998.

Managing your patients' pain. Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Nursing, April 1998.

Orthopedic analgesia: management options for total joint replacement. Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Orthopedics Grand Rounds, October 1998.

Managing your patients' pain. Pennsylvania Association of Perianesthesia Nurses, Inc., Sellersville, Pennsylvania, May 1999.

Managing your patients' pain. Pennsylvania Association of Perianesthesia Nurses, Inc. Hershey, Pennsylvania, May 1999.

Brachial plexus catheters: applications for the hand surgeon. Thomas Jefferson University, Hand Center, May 1999.

Management of Acute Pain. York Hospital, August 1999.

Management of Acute Pain, Taylor Hospital, October 1999.

Acute Pain Management: The New JCAHO Standards and Cost effective Delivery. Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists, November 1999.

Advances in Acute Pain Management in Postoperative and Emergency Room Settings. Virginia Beach, Virginia, December 1999

Recent Advances in Acute Pain Management. Cooper Hospital, New Jersey, December 1999.

Rational Use of Opioids. Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Maryland, January 2000.

Acute Pain Management: Satisfying the New JACHO Standards. Doctors Hospital, Maryland, January 2000.

Orthopedic Analgesia: Management Options for Total Joint Replacement. Reading Hospital, Pennsylvania, February 2000.

Issues in Acute Pain Management. Fairfax Hospital, Virginia, February 2000.

Acute Pain Management. University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, February 2000.

Acute Pain Management Update. Crozer Chester Medical Center, Pennsylvania, March 2000.

Pain Management for Surgeons. Kennedy Hospital, New Jersey, March, 2000.

Update on Acute Pain Management. Department of Nursing Pain Series, Thomas
Jefferson University Hospital, June 2000.

Pain/Management: Techniques and Myths, Cooper Hospital, New Jersey, June 2000.

Acute Pain Management: Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Darby, Pennsylvania, September 14, 2000.

Managing Acute and Postoperative Pain: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Delaware, September 23, 2000.

Postoperative Pain Management: Main Line Health System BiAnnual Surgical Dinner, Malvern, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2000.

Considerations for In-Patient Pain Management, Virtua West Jersey Health System, Voorhees, New Jersey, September 28, 2000.

Organizing Acute Pain Management, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Pennsylvania, December 2000.

Chronic and Acute Pain Management, Elmer Hospital, Elmer, New Jersey, January 16, 2001.

Postoperative Pain Management, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, January 25, 2001.

Rational Use of Opioids: Tumor Board, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, January 25, 2001.

Pain Management in the Hospital Setting, Bridgeton Hospital, Bridgeton, New Jersey, January 26, 2001.

Pain Management in the Hospital Setting, Newcomb Hospital, Vineland, New Jersey, January 26, 2001.

Pain Management 2001, Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, Florida, February 23, 2001.

Pain Management: An Evidence Based Approach, St. Francis, Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, February 28, 2001.

Acute Pain Management Utilizing Regional Anesthesia Techniques, Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania March 3, 2001.

Pain Management for Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 14, 2001.

Myths in Pain Management, Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania, March 27, 2001.

Postoperative Pain Management, Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 30, 2001.

Principles of Pain Management, Kennedy Health Systems (UMDNJ), Stratford, New Jersey, April 11, 2001.

Orthopedic Analgesia, Kennedy Health Systems (UMDNJ), Stratford, New Jersey, April 25, 2001.

Pain Issues in the Emergency Department, Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, May 31, 2001.

Principles of Pain Management, Hazelton General Hospital, Hazelton, Pennsylvania, June 20, 2001.

Preparing for JCAHO Pain Standards, Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton, Pennsylvania, June 21, 2001.

Principles of Pain Management, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27, 2001.

Educational Programs:
Preceptorship in Acute Pain Management for Practitioners (two day) ("Centers of Excellence" Grant)

Preceptorship in Acute Pain Management/Regional Anesthesia for the Pharmaceutical Industry (two day) (Purdue Pharma)

Orthopedic Residents rotation in Acute Pain Management (one month)

Media Coverage
The Doctor's Standing Appointment, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 1998

Is There a Superior Technique for Post-Op Analgesia, Anesthesiology News, November, 1999

New JCAHO Guidelines Require Pain Assessment, Treatment, Anesthesiology News, December 1999

Acute Pain Treatment, (call-in Radio Program) WPEN Radio, Philadelphia, PA, December 2000

Grants Completed:
Grants, Unrestricted Educational
§ Astra - Fellowship Support (1998)
§ B. Braun - Fellowship Support (1998)
§ Astra - Educational Support (1999)
§ AstraZeneca - Fellowship Support (1999).
Grants, Clinical Trials:
§ DepoTech - Open Label Dose Escalation Study of Liposome Encapsulated Morphine (C0401) (1999)
§ AstraZeneca - Preceptorship in Acute Pain Management for Practitioners Support for Program (1999)
§ UPSA- Postoperative Analgesia Trial (1999)
§ Elan- Postoperative Analgesia Trial (1999)
§ Endo- Postoperative Analgesia Trial (1999)
§ Skyepharma- Postoperative Analgesia Trial (2000)
§ Alza- Postoperative Analgesia Trial (2000)

Grants in Progress:
Grants, Unrestricted Educational:
AstraZeneca -Survey on Practice Patterns in Acute Pain Management (2000)
Merck - Unrestricted Grant (2001)
Purdue - Unrestricted Grant (2001)
AstraZeneca - "Centers of Excellence" Grant (continued 2000-2001)
Grants, Clinical Trials:
Skyepharma - Postoperative Pain Trail-Hip (2001)
Skyepharma - Postoperative Pain Trial-Lower Abdominal (2001)
Pharmaca - Postoperative Pain Trial (2001)
Organon - Postoperative Pain Trial (2001)