Norman Andrew LaCombe, MD
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Society of Anesthesiologists
CT State Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
International Anesthesia Research Society
ASA Grassroots Network
American Medical Association
Calhoun, G, MD.; LaCombe, N., MD.; Chin, M., MD; Amdur, R., MD. Effect of Sub-Anesthetic Doses of Ketamine Infusion on Cognitive Function. American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 21-25, 2017.
Dr. LaCombe has an interest in regional anesthetic techniques as a multimodal approach for surgeries ranging from spine, thoracic, cardiac, vascular, gastroenterology and orthopedic. He strives to maintain optimal ERAS protocols and improve outcomes through education of colleagues and patients with available interventions for acute perioperative pain.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and dogs, Serena and Bruce. He especially enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, camping, jet skiing, rollerblading, and in the winter months, snowboarding.
Why did you decide to become a physician?
I became an anesthesiologist to treat patient’s anxiety and pain perioperatively, through pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches. I always enjoyed physiology and pharmacology, and strive to be current with new developments and research in the field of anesthesiology. I also enjoy collaboration with my peers and delivering the best care possible to my patients.