John G. D’Alessio, MD

Fellowship
Neuroanesthesiology University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA

Residency
Anesthesiology University of Connecticut Farmington, CT

Internship
General Surgery Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Hartford, CT

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CT

Undergraduate
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA

Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Organizations
American Society of Anesthesiologists
CT State Society of Anesthesiologists

Publications

Articles:
Sinha SK, Abrams JH, Arumugam S, D’Alessio JG, Freitas DG, Barnett JT, Weller RS. “Femoral Nerve Block with Selective Tibial Nerve Block Provides Effective Analgesia Without Foot Drop After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Oberver-Blinded Study”, Anesthesia and Analgesia, 115:202-6, 2012.

Mattingly JE, D’Alessio JG, Ramanathan J. “Obstetric Analgesia and the Neonate”, Paediatric Drugs, 5:615-27, 2003.

Jernigan JR., D’Alessio JG “Rapid Infusion and Point-of-Care Chemistry Testing in Massive Transfusion: Avoiding Common Pitfalls”, Seminars in Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain, 20:38-40, 2002.

Jernigan JR, D’Alessio JG. “Rapid Infusion and Point-of-Care Chemistry Testing in Massive Transfusion: Avoiding Common Pitfalls”, Massive Transfusion and Control of Hemorrhage in the Trauma Patient, International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society Monograph, 38-41, October 1999.

D’Alessio JG, Ramanathan J. “Effects of Maternal Anesthesia in the Neonate”, Seminars in Perinatology, 22:350-362, 1998.

D’Alessio JG, Ramanathan J. “Anesthesia for the Parturient with a Difficult Airway Obstetric”, Pain Management, 3:1-9, 1997.

Sanders BJ, D’Alessio JG, Jernigan JR. “Intraoperative Hypothermia Associated with Lower Extremity Tourniquet Deflation”, The Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 8:504-7, 1996.

Bartusch SL, Sanders BJ, D’Alessio JG, Jernigan JR. “Clonazepam for the Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain”, The Clinical Journal of Pain, 12:59-62, 1996.

D’Alessio JG, Weller RS, Rosenblum M. “Activation of the Bezold-Jarisch Reflex in the Sitting Position for Shoulder Arthroscopy using Interscalene Anesthesia”, Anesthesia and Analgesia, 80:1158-62, 1995.

D’Alessio JG, Ramanathan J. “Fiberoptic Intubation Using Intraoral Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block in a Patient with Severe Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome International” Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, 4:168-71, 1995.

D’Alessio JG, Rosenblum M, Shea KP, Freitas DG. “A Retrospective Comparison of Interscalene Block and General Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery Shoulder Arthroscopy”, Regional Anesthesia, 20:162-8, 1995.

Abstracts:
Sinha S, Abrams J, Arumugam S, D’Alessio J, Freitas D, Barnett J, Weller R. “Femoral Nerve Block with Selective Tibial Nerve Block Provides Effective Analgesia Without Foot Drop After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Observer-Blinded Study”, presented at the presented at the 86th Annual International Anesthesia Research Society Congress, Boston, MA, May 2012. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia, 115:1;202-6, 2012.

Sinha S, Abrams J, Arumugam S, Barnett J, D’Alessio J, Freitas D, Joyce M. “Ultrasound Guided Peri-Articular Infiltration Analgesia for Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study”.

Sinha S, Abrams J, Arumugam S, D’Alessio J, Barnett J, Bernstein B, Weller R. “Is An Obturator Nerve Block Required For All Patients Having Total Knee Arthroplasty?”, presented at the 34 th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Phoenix, AZ, May 2009.

Sinha S, D’Alessio J, Arumugam S, Abrams J, Gutierrez K, Barnett J. “Needle Visualization With 3-D Ultrasonography”, Presented at the 34th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Phoenix, AZ, May 2009.

Janicki PK, D’Alessio JG. “Hypertensive Patients Treated with Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors Require Larger Intraoperative Doses of Vasopressors and Fluids to Maintain Normotension During Outpatient Orthopedic Procedures”, presented to New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New York, NY, December 2003.

Siddique NI, D’Alessio JG, Dmochowski RR. “A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Comparison of EMLA Cream for Adult Male Circumcision”, presented at the 22nd Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 1997. Published in Regional Anesthesia, 22:2S; 94, 1997.

Rosen CL, D’Alessio JG, “Anesthesia for Micro-Laryngeal Surgery: A Practical Approach”, presented at the 100th Annual American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 1996. Published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 114:5;109, 1996.

D’Alessio JG, Sanders BJ, Jernigan JR. “Intraoperative Hypothermia Associated with Lower Extremity Tourniquet Deflation”, presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 1995. Published in Anesthesiology, 83:3A;A250, 1995.

Sanders BJ, D’Alessio JG, Jernigan JR. “Intraoperative Hypothermia associated with Lower Extremity Tourniquet Deflation”, presented at the 8th Annual Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 1995.

D’Alessio JG, Weller RS, Rosenblum M. “Activation of the Bezold Jarisch Reflex in the Sitting Position for Shoulder Arthroscopy Using Interscalene Block Anesthesia”, presented at the 19th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Chicago, Illinois, April 1994. Published in Regional Anesthesia, 19:2S;74, 1994.

Patel PM, Drummond JC, Sano T, D’Alessio J. “Effect of Baclofen on Ischemia Induced Glutamate Release and Neuronal Injury in Rats Subjected to Forebrain Ischemia”, presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 1993. Published in Anesthesiology, 79:3A;A744, 1993.

D’Alessio JG, Freitas DG, Rosenblum M, Shea KP. “Is General Anesthesia Superior to Interscalene Block for Shoulder Surgery?”, presented at the 67th Annual International Anesthesia Research Society Congress, San Diego, CA, March 1993. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia, 76:2S;67, 1993.

D’Alessio JG, Freitas DG, Rosenblum M, Shea KP. “Interscalene Block is Superior to General Anesthesia for Shoulder Arthroscopy in Same Day Surgery Patients”, presented at the 8th Annual Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, April 1993. Recipient of SAMBA Travel Award.

D’Alessio JG, Freitas DG, Rosenblum M, Shea KP. “Is Interscalene Block

Superior to General Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery?”, presented at the 31st Annual Western Anesthesia Residents Conference, Sacramento, CA, April 1993.

Chapters:
D’Alessio JG. “Anesthesia for Laryngeal Surgery”, in Ossoff RH, Shapshay SM, Woodson GE, Netterville JL, eds, The Larynx, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003, 89-110.

D’Alessio JG, Ramanathan J, Allen G. “Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy: Pathophysiology and Obstetric Management”, in Norris MC, ed, Obstetric Anesthesia, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999, 103-112.

Ramanathan J, D’Alessio JG, Sibai BM. “Pathophysiology and Obstetric Management of Preeclampsia”, in Norris MC, ed, Obstetric Anesthesia, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999, 89-102.

D’Alessio JG, Ramanathan J. “Obstetric Anesthesia for Complicated Pregnancy”, in Gleicher N, ed., Principles and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy, 3rd edition, Appleton and Lange, Stamford, CT, 1998, 1477 1502.

Ramanathan J, Blalack JS, D’Alessio JG. “Obstetric Anesthesia” in, Gleicher N, ed., Principles and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy, 3rd edition, Appleton and Lange, Stamford, CT, 1998, 1465-1476.

Ramanathan J, D’Alessio JG, Geller E, Rudick V, Niv D. “Analgesia and Anesthesia During Pregnancy”, in Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy, Elkayam U, Gleicher G, eds, 3rd edition, Wiley-Liss, New York, 1998, 285-313.

Ramanathan J, D’Alessio JG. “Drug Interactions in Obstetric Patients”, in Common Problems in Obstetric Anesthesia, Datta S, ed., 2nd edition, Mosby-Year Book, St. Louis, MO, 1994, 133-48.

Correspondence:
D’Alessio JG. The Journal of Trauma, 47:992-993, 1999.

D’Alessio JG, Jernigan JR. “A Crooked Yardstick”, Trauma Care, 7:61, 1997.

D’Alessio JG, Rosenblum M, Weller RS. “In Response to: The Bezold-Jarisch Reflex”, Anesthesia and Analgesia, 83:201-2, 1996.

D’Alessio JG. “The Bullard Laryngoscope as Jet Ventilator”, Anesthesia and Analgesia,81:435, 1995.

Leadership Roles:
Doctor D’Alessio is the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Johnson Memorial Hospital and Johnson Surgery Center. In that role he manages day to day clinical operations and serves as the Chairman of the Perioperative Services Committee and on the Medical Executive Committee.

Prior to this, while at Vanderbilt University, Dr. D’Alessio was the Director of the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Surgery Center, Director Of Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia and Director of Trauma Anesthesia.

Professional Interests
Doctor D’Alessio’s special interest is in neuromonitoring during anesthesia for the complex neurosurgical patient.

Personal Interests
Outside of the clinical environment he enjoys long distance bicycling, running and reading about American history, particularly WWII.

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